Most-favoured nation clause financial definition of most-favoured nation clause
most-favoured nation clause
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most-favoured nation clause an underlying principle of the WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO) whereby each country undertakes to apply the same rate of TARIFF to all its trade partners. This general principle of non-discrimination evolved out of earlier WTO endorsement of bilateral trade treaties, whereby if country A negotiated a tariff cut with country B, and subsequently country B negotiated an even more favourable tariff cut with country C, then the tariff rate applying in the second case would also be extended to A.
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According to the report, a settlement could also void so-called most-favoured nation clauses
in Apple's contracts that require book sellers to provide the maker of the iPad with the lowest prices they offer competitors.