Bafta Trade Agreement

“Intellectual property rights”: all intellectual and future rights of copyright and neighbouring rights, design rights, basic rights, patents, patents, inventions, trademarks and intellectual property rights (and the right to sue for disclosure and unfair competition), know-how rights, confidential information rights , rights to computer software and semiconductor topographies, as well as all other intellectual or industrial property rights, or equivalent forms of protection, registered or not, as well as any extension or extension of these rights, whether known or exist in the future in any part of the world. OFFTA was part of the general cooperation between the three countries of the Baltic Assembly, modelled on Nordic cooperation (see Nordic Council). In addition to the free trade area, they have established a common visa zone. Heads of state and government continue to meet regularly, but the Assembly is now focusing on international issues, including economic development and military cooperation due to its proximity to Russia. [4] 15.5 These terms and conditions, as well as all contracts and contracts made under these contracts, constitute the whole agreement between the parties and replace all previous agreements and agreements between them with respect to their purpose. The ALECE has spread to southern Europe with members of the Western Balkans and Moldova. All the new COUNTRIES of the CTA, with the exception of the Republic of Moldova, are potential members of the EU and, therefore, EFTA is the only free trade area with a long-term future, as there is no immediate plan for these countries to change their current status. However, CeFTA can attract new members in the form of neighbouring countries of the current EU. [1] [2] The European Union (EU) has always created more than one free trade area with its predecessor, the European Economic Community (EEC), as a customs union. The EU has free trade agreements at different levels with most other European countries.

The EU shares its internal market with three EFTA members on the European Economic Area agreement and the rest of the EFTA member, Switzerland, on bilateral agreements. BAFTAs were created to prepare countries to join the EU. That is why the BAFTAs were more than an EU initiative than a willingness to trade between the Baltic States: they were more interested in access to other European markets. [3] Following the fall of the Iron Curtain, two free trade zones were created in Central Europe, the Baltic Free Trade Area (BAFTA) and the Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA) to stabilise these countries for EU membership. With the enlargement of the EU in 2004, the initial members of both agreements left these agreements and joined the EU. The Commonwealth of Independent States negotiated a CIS free trade area in 1994 and eight countries agreed on the creation of a free trade area in 2011.