Volume 12 (2017) / Issue 11/12
As technology evolves and global commerce soars, both governments and businesses need to think critically and creatively about the new issues that should be included in free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations. Chapters on e-commerce, cryptography, and genetically modified foods are just some of the issue now addressed in trade agreements. Other emerging issues include small and medium size enterprises (SMEs), investment facilitation and gender, which have been proposed in recent FTAs. This article presents a deep dive into the elements of a FTA, from tariffs and agriculture, to e-commerce and investment. It will look at current developments taking place in FTA negotiations, citing different examples with a focus on Europe.
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