The two sides meet annually to discuss trade, including in the framework of the EU-GCC Joint Cooperation Committee in Riyadh or Brussels. The EU and the GCC are cooperating ongoing in the areas of trade and investment, macroeconomic issues, climate change, energy and environment, and research. The EU and the Gulf Cooperation Council started negotiations for a free trade agreement in 1990. The free trade agreement must provide for progressive and reciprocal liberalisation of trade in goods and services. Negotiations faced several challenges and virtually ceased in 2008, when the GCC countries suspended all ongoing negotiations in which they participated. IIA Mapping Project The IIA Mapping Project is a cooperative initiative between UNCTAD and universities around the world to represent the content of IIAs. The resulting database serves as a tool to understand trends in the development of the IIA, assess the prevalence of different policy approaches and identify examples of contracts. The “Mapping of IIA Content” allows you to browse the results of previous projects (the page will be updated regularly when the new results are updated). Please cite as: UNCTAD, Mapping of IIA Content, available under investmentpolicy.unctad.org/international-investment-agreements/iia-mapping For more information: Mapping Project page Project description & Methodology Document Despite the large oil revenues, the economy has been hit hard by the global financial crisis. Kuwait has been a member of the WTO and a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council since 1995. It has also signed free trade agreements with Jordan, the United States and Singapore.
Use the drop-down menu to search for agreements by group of countries, by type of agreement, or by state. Or use the filter option to search for keywords. With the expansion of global trade, investment and technology in recent decades, international investment is an important reference point for policymakers in the formulation of investment policies and the negotiation of investment agreements. Learn more about Canada`s trade and investment agreements: types of contracts and how trade and investment agreements are gradually evolving. Discover new ways to expand your international presence. Canada`s broad (and growing) trade network provides Canadian businesses with preferential access to various markets around the world. On this page, you will find out about Canada`s Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements (FIPA), Plurilateral Agreements and World Trade Organization (WTO) agreements. Note: The texts of the Treaty on this page are for information purposes only; The official texts of the treaty are published in Canada`s Treaty Series. IiA Navigator This database of IAs – the IIA browser – is managed by UNCTAD`s IIA Section. You can browse the IIAs concluded by a particular country or group of countries, view the recently concluded ais or use the extended search of a contract for demanding research tailored to your needs.. . .