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    Trade Treaties - Where Does Your Country Stand?


    © International Trade Centre, International Trade Forum - Issue 4/2005

    This table shows the state of ratification by UN member countries, as of 1 January 2005, of 205 major multilateral trade treaties covering contracts, customs, dispute resolution, environment and products, finance, illicit trade, intellectual property, investment, transport, treaty law and WTO agreements.

    Countries can see their situation in terms of the number of treaties ratified ("Rank by ratifications"); and by ratification "score". Because all treaties do not have the same importance for trade, ITC has given each a different weight. This results in a ratification score, which helps assess whether, in a particular country, the ratified treaties are those of greater or lesser impact. For example, Lesotho ranks 111th out of 192 countries for the number of treaties it ratified. But it scores 79th out of 192 countries because those treaties are significant.

    Source (table): http://www.legacarta.net