The China-Pakistan Free Trade Agreement (FTA) officially entered into force in July 2007. The two countries signed the agreement on 24 November 2006. During former Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao`s visit to Pakistan, negotiations began in April 2005. The free trade agreement between China and South Korea officially entered into force on December 20, 2015. Under the agreement, South Korea will eliminate tariffs on 92% of all Chinese products within 20 years of implementation, in exchange for China`s abolition of tariffs on 91% of South Korean products. After joining the WTO in 2001, China concluded a number of trade agreements. Those currently being considered are much more important than the first. More than any other major economy, China must strive to increase its export growth, which turned negative in 2013. This section examines some of the trade agreements with China and summarizes the negotiating strategy implemented.
The impact of these trade agreements on China`s economic growth also deserves to be addressed. Afghanistan has bilateral agreements with the following countries and blocs: Note: WTO statistics on ATRs are based on reporting obligations and not on physical RTA figures. For an ATR that includes both goods and services, we therefore have two notifications (one for goods and one for services), although it is physically an ATR. The United Kingdom indicated that the provisions of the EU`s regional trade agreements would continue to apply to trade with the United Kingdom during the transitional period of the withdrawal agreement. For more information, see WT/GC/206 and the EU Note (WT/LET/1462), which informs WTO members that the UK will be treated as a member state of the European Union for relevant international agreements during the transition period. China`s efforts to promote international trade diplomacy did not end with WTO accession in 2001. China is increasingly active in pursuing regional trade agreements (RTA). China and New Zealand formally began free trade negotiations in December 2004 and concluded negotiations in December 2007 after 15 rounds of negotiations. In the early days, China focused on agreements with local (Hong Kong) or small nations. B Iceland, which were easier to negotiate.
The agreements envisaged today are much more important. These include possible participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations with 12 other Pacific countries, a bilateral agreement with India, a trilateral agreement between China and Japan and Korea, a RCEP (Regional Economic Partnership) with ten members of ASEAN, Australia, India, Japan, Korea and New Zealand, and a possible free trade agreement between China and the United States. The Free Trade Agreement between China and Switzerland (FTA) officially entered into force on 1 July 2014. Free trade negotiations between the two countries were officially launched in 2011. After nine rounds of negotiations, the two sides signed the agreement in July 2013. China is not the only country seeking a network of bilateral trade agreements. But China, more than any other major economy, reflects the need to try to improve access to exports in this way, given the weak movement of the WTO.