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Table 2. FTAs by WTO Notification(cumulative)

Year Enabling Clause GATT Art. XXIV GATT Art. XXIV & GATS Art. V Early Announcement Total Notified Total Not Notified
1976 1 1 0 0 2 0
1981 2 1 0 0 3 0
1983 2 2 0 0 4 0
1991 3 2 0 0 5 0
1992 5 2 0 0 7 0
1993 5 3 0 0 8 2
1994 5 3 0 0 8 4
1995 5 3 1 0 8 7
1996 5 3 1 0 8 10
1997 5 3 1 0 8 12
1998 5 3 1 0 8 13
1999 6 8 1 0 14 13
2000 6 8 1 0 14 14
2001 6 16 2 1 23 14
2002 7 17 3 1 25 16
2003 7 22 8 2 31 19
2004 8 30 11 4 42 25
2005 8 32 13 7 44 30
2006 8 36 17 10 50 38
2007 8 42 22 16 61 39
2008 13 49 26 18 75 39
2009 14 59 34 19 87 41
2010 18 63 40 20 96 44
2011 19 69 47 22 105 50
2012 19 74 52 24 112 55
2013 20 82 55 26 122 59
2014 20 89 62 26 129 64
2015 22 94 68 27 137 71
2016 22 95 69 27 138 75
2017 22 95 69 27 138 80
2018 22 95 69 27 138 86


Notes:

WTO rules for trade in goods are found in Article XXIV of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and for trade in services, in Article V of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS). Enabling Clause refers to preferential trade arrangements in trade in goods among developing member countries (from the the 1979 Decision on Differential and More Favourable Treatment, Reciprocity and Fuller Participation of Developing Countries).
Early Announcement is where participating members inform the WTO Secretariat (under the Transparency Mechanism) of new negotiations aimed at the conclusion of an RTA.
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