Marrakesh Agreement

The Marrakesh Agreement, manifested by the Marrakesh Declaration, was an agreement signed in Marrakesh, Morocco, by 124 nations on 15 April 1994, marking the culmination of the 8-year-long Uruguay Round and establishing the World Trade Organization, which officially came into being on 1 January 1995. The agreement developed out of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), supplemented Read More …

Agreement on Trade-Related Investment Measures

The Agreement on Trade-Related Investment Measures (TRIMs) are rules that apply to the domestic regulations a country applies to foreign investors, often as part of an industrial policy. The agreement, concluded in 1994, was negotiated under the WTO’s predecessor, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), and came into force in 1995. The agreement was Read More …

World Customs Organization

The World Customs Organization (WCO), established in 1952 as the Customs Co-operation Council (CCC) is an independent intergovernmental body whose mission is to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of Customs administrations. Today, the WCO represents 182 Customs administrations across the globe that collectively process approximately 98% of world trade. As the global Read More …

Global Trade-Related Technical Assistance Database (GTAD)

Trade-related technical assistance (TRTA) and capacity-building (CB) are recognized as core elements of the multilateral trading system (MTS). Trade capacity-building, which provides direct support to beneficiary countries in enhancing their human and institutional capacities to deal with the challenges emerging from the MTS, is a key component of the Aid-for-Trade work Read More …

iSTARS

The integrated Safety Trend Analysis and Reporting System (iSTARS) is a web-based system on the ICAO Secure Portal.  iSTARS provides a quick and convenient interface to a collection of safety and efficiency datasets and web applications to make safety, efficiency and risk analyses.