Information on tariff and trade agreements comes from the Market Access Map (www.macmap.org), which has been constantly maintained and updated by ITC since 2006. The Organization of American States` SICE database contains information on trade policy in North and South America, including comprehensive drafts of trade agreements applicable to the 34 OAS member countries, new and ongoing trade developments, information on national trade laws and links to international sources of information , regional and national trade policy. The IMF provides access to trade and investment data through the following databases: Directorate of Trade Statistics (DOTS), Balance of Payments Statistics (BOPS) and International Financial Statistics (IFC). The data cover all 188 IMF members from 1948 onset and include transnational trade flows, international economic transactions and the international investment positions of member states. October 29, 2019 – The World Trade Organization is working with the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the World Customs Organization (WCO) on an initiative that will enable businesses to take full advantage of free trade agreements and preferential trade agreements by helping them comply with the rules of origin. Learn more about the rules of origin and the resources needed to qualify your shipment for your preferred FTA rate processing. Agreements are generally written in English and French and sometimes in other national languages in which they are negotiated. The database currently contains more than 300 agreements. Access to the information database is free for WCO members and will be available to the private sector from March 2011 for a small annual fee. The database allows users to access and study preferred commercial texts and associated rules of origin, either by selecting a country from a drop-down list, on a world map, or by selecting a list of agreements in alphabetical order. The database also has a feature that allows users to compare the basic texts of the rules of origin from two to four different agreements. In addition, the database will reproduce copies of original evidence (certificates of origin) used in the agreements.
More recently, WTO members have adopted additional disciplines on the rules of origin for least developed countries on non-reciprocal preferences (the 2013 Bali Ministerial Decision on Rules of Origin for Least Developed Countries and the 2015 Nairobi Ministerial Decision on Rules of Origin for Least Developed Countries). Once you have applied your rule of origin and know that your product is eligible for a preferential free trade tariff, you can certify the origin of the goods. From 1962 on, Wits provided access to international merchandise trade indicators and market access for 199 countries and 20 pre-defined groups. WITS allows users to retrieve and analyze business and tariff data. Convert data between different nomenclatures (harmonized system (SH) and standard International Trade Classification (CTCI). WiTS also includes a simulation tool to calculate the impact of tariff changes on trade flows, customs revenues and consumer well-being using partial balance modeling tools. In the Rules of Origin Agreement, WTO members agreed to negotiate harmonised non-preferential rules of origin. As a result of this `harmonization programme`, all WTO members would apply identical rules of origin for all non-preferential purposes (rules of origin applicable in regional and preferential trade agreements would not be harmonised). However, these negotiations are not yet complete and not all WTO members apply original requirements for non-preferential purposes. See technical information about rules of origin. StatsAPEC provides trade and investment data for the 21 members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), including