The UK is currently going through a transition period with the EU, which means that it still respects EU rules and that trade remains the same. Since 2001, WTO members have been conducting a broad round of multilateral trade negotiations, known as the Doha Round or the Doha Development Agenda (DDP), the main objective of which is to place development at the centre of the global trading system. The Doha negotiations aim to give developing countries a growing role and strengthen their capacity to take advantage of international trade and help them fight poverty. The WTO system contributes to development. On the other hand, developing countries need flexibility in the time it takes to implement system agreements. And the agreements themselves inherit the previous provisions of the GATT that allow special aid and trade concessions for developing countries. The parliamentary conference on the WTO is jointly organised by the European Parliament and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IU) and aims to strengthen democracy at the international level by giving a parliamentary dimension to multilateral trade cooperation. The United States, for example, has at least 20 agreements with the EU that help regulate certain sectors, ranging from wine and bananas to insurance and energy efficiency labels. Since the creation of the GATTs in 1947-48, there have been eight rounds of negotiations. A ninth round is currently under way as part of the Doha Development Agenda. These initially focused on reducing tariffs (tariffs) on imported products.
As a result of the negotiations, tariffs on industrial products continued to fall to less than 4% in the mid-1990s. Although less ambitious than the initial agenda of the Doha Round, these positive developments, particularly the entry into force of the Trade Facilitation Agreement in February 2017, confirm the commitment to the multilateral trading system. They pave the way for an overhaul of the WTO to address new global trade challenges and help support multilateral trade rules. The European Parliament has been closely following the WTO negotiations. It has adopted several reports that assess the progress of the deliberations. Updated because the EU has informed countries with which it has trade agreements that EU trade agreements can continue to apply to the UK during the transition period. Negotiated agreements, meetings, fact sheets, circular reports WTO rules stipulate that all WTO members must be subject to the same trade conditions, unless there is a trade agreement between two or more countries. This is known as the Most Favored Nation Treatment (MFN). Full approval, exports to EU regions, fact sheets, assistance to exporters Some exceptions are allowed. For example, countries may enter into a free trade agreement that applies only to goods traded within the group that discriminate against goods from outside. Or they can give developing countries special access to their markets.
Or a country can erect barriers against products that are considered unfair in some countries.