Plurilateral Agreement

Plurilateral Agreement

A treaty between more than two, but not very many, countries. There is no set number that differentiates a plurilateral agreement from a multilateral agreement, though a plurilateral agreement has fewer parties. For instance, the World Trade Organization considers agreements between more than two members to be plurilateral, while agreements between all WTO members are multilateral.
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He said Pakistan is the only country from Asia, which is negotiating the plurilateral agreement on trade in services to get market access for its services providers and exporters.
Other projects Ukraine plans to facilitate while at the helm of the BSEC include the signing of the plurilateral agreement regarding multimodal shipments and introduction of the direct ferry-railway transportation for cargo.
This plurilateral agreement is now all but approved and is designed to protecting knitwear and other manufacturers against illicit copies through tough criminal penalties for counterfeiters.
109) The GPA is a plurilateral agreement that binds only member nations.
A number of countries decided that it was better to have a plurilateral agreement rather than multilateral nothing,'' Lamy added, citing the example of a previous agreement on government procurement under which WTO member states took the same approach as the commission now plans to introduce.
In line with our open policy, Singapore is also a member of the 1994 World Trade Organization (WTO) plurilateral agreement on government.
Also, the WTO has the institutional infrastructure and capacity to cater to negotiating and monitoring an agreement on international competition rules (possibly in the form of a plurilateral agreement between a more limited number of signatories than full WTO membership).
While the concessions made as a result of the basic telecommunications negotiations are similar to those made in a plurilateral agreement (in that only those Members that were part of the negotiations are bound), MFN is not granted on a "conditional" basis as with the plurilateral agreements.
However, in order for our agricultural sectors to benefit from these opportunities, we need to ensure that a plurilateral agreement is in place.
There was also broad agreement that governments should establish preferential policies within the scope of the World Trade Organization's plurilateral Agreement on Government Procurement to target more sourcing from companies owned by women.
This plurilateral agreement protects cosmetics, soaps, scent and other consumer product manufacturers against illicit copies through tough criminal penalties for counterfeiters.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is inviting submissions ahead of negotiations on a plurilateral agreement to remove tariffs on a range of environmental goods.