“Immediately after the Second World War, multilateralism and regionalism replaced bilateralism… The situation has changed and economically powerful nations have reached agreements between and between them. The current negotiations are the United States-European Union (EU) and China-Japan-Korea. These blockbusters have been finalized, such as the United States, Korea and Korea, as well as the Canada-EU agreement, which has not yet entered into force. “[A free trade agreement] is a comprehensive agreement to remove barriers to substantial trade expansion by eliminating tariffs and quotas, improving market access, improving investor processing standards, strengthening the enforcement of intellectual property rights, improving health and safety standards and limiting certain public measures such as subsidies. EU trade outlook: www.vieuws.eu/eutradeinsights/category/dossiers/trade-agreements/ Free Trade Negotiations (Journal of International Economics): scholar.harvard.edu/files/antras/files/negotiatingfreetrade.pdf Free Trade Agreement – Boost for Brexit as SIX MORE wealthy countries seek free trade deals with the UK: www.express.co.uk/news/uk/708266/Boost-Brexit-six-wealthy-countries-free-trade-deals-UK?_ga=1.226068767.486536026.1473337135 Regional trade agreements (RTAs) appear to compete with the WTO, but they can often effectively support the WTO`s multilateral trading system. THE ATRs, which have been defined within the WTO as reciprocal preferential trade agreements between two or more partners, have enabled countries to negotiate rules and commitments that go beyond multilaterally. In return, some of these rules have paved the way for an agreement within the WTO. Services, intellectual property, environmental standards, investment policy and competition policy are topics discussed in regional negotiations and subsequently developed on agreements or topics for discussion within the WTO. Free Trade Agreement – U.S. Department of Commerce: www.trade.gov/fta/ report on the treatment of medical devices in regional trade agreements (ASA) Trans-Pacific Partnership (FDFA) – text and related documents): dfat.gov.au/trade/agreements/tpp/official-documents/Pages/official-documents.aspx Norway`s free trade agreement: www.regjeringen.no/no/tema/naringsliv/handel/nfd – innsiktsarler / frihandelsavtaler / norways-free-trade-agreements / id457017 / “Physical barriers, which occur at the borders between nations concern both goods and individuals.