Overview of Global FTA Implementaions
Based on the publications of the World Trade Organization, a total of 424 regional trade agreements (RTAs) have been reached as of June 2016. The number is generally on the rise despite the yearly fluctuations.
Status of the RTAs in the world
|1958년 ~ 1995년||43||48|
|1995년 ~ 2000년||1995년||12||100|
|2001년 ~ 2005년||2001년||19||190|
|2006년 ~ 20012년 12월||2006년||26||계||348|
* Source : WTO (www.wto.org) > Regional Trade Agreements > List of all RTAs
Since the establishment of the WTO in 1995, the global trend towards trade liberalization has emerged distinctively and the number of RTAs have greatly increased. To date, 374 agreements or 88.3% of the total 424 RTAs went into effect after the establishment of the WTO. As of 2016, the free trade agreements account for 56.2% of the global trade.
Status of the FTAs and customs unions in the world
* Source : WTO (www.wto.org) > Regional Trade Agreements > List of all RTAs includes FTAs, customs unions and agreements among developing countries.