Bilateral Agreement Advantages And Disadvantages

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Multilateral agreements can create international standards and create the benefits of a wider market. Since tariffs on products are relatively low in most product categories in countries of the trading economy, non-tariff barriers have become a priority in trade negotiations. Indeed, there is international competition for standard-setting, with competition in areas as diverse as energy and environmental legislation, as well as information and communication technologies. Where countries unite around common standards, they can give their producers advantages of scale and competitiveness. This standardization function has been one of the main benefits invoked by U.S. trade officials in supporting the TPP. The twelve bilateral agreements have all had a significant impact on reducing tariffs, increasing U.S. exports, protecting intellectual property, and improving efficient labor standards and enforcing the environment. None of these agreements faces intractable litigation for violation of the signed agreement. In fact, the distinction between bilateral and multilateral agreements is unclear. In addition to the central multilateral agreement, TPP provides for a series of bilateral agreements between different TPP partners.

These bilateral agreements take the form of annexes and letters. A good example of such a bilateral agreement was between the United States and Japan. Although the United States and Japan were part of the TPP group, the two countries entered into an ancillary agreement specifically for the automobile. In 2015, Japan produced a total of 9,278,238 automobiles. Although Japan is one of the largest automakers, it restricts imports of automobiles produced in other countries. The ancillary bilateral agreement, as well as multilateral provisions, should open the Japanese market to US producers by removing non-tariff barriers by increasing regulatory transparency and reducing rules on standards and technologies. The United States has 20 bilateral free trade agreements and has existing bilateral agreements with all Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries except Brunei, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand and Vietnam, and has a regional multilateral agreement with Canada and Mexico. Bilateral and multilateral approaches have both advantages and disadvantages and can be used strategically in the interests of the parties.

Under a bilateral trade agreement, the countries concerned grant each other access to their markets, resulting in trade and economic growth. The agreement also creates an environment conducive to fairness, as a number of rules are followed in business. . . .