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Geopolitcs of Economic Blocs

A trade bloc is a group of country agreeing on specific terms to stimulate international trading between countries that are part of the bloc.

We find that wikipedia does a pretty good job at defining, in simple terms, trade bloc and providing a good geographical representation of existing trade bloc and their boundaries.

It is very important to know and understand, for anyone wishing to do business internationally and create strategic alliances, the terms of the agreement impacting their trade effort.

We find the Wikipedia a good reference if you are looking for a starting point. Avoid bad surprises and contact TapionExIm’s expert to get advise on your trade endeavor. Better be safe than sorry!

The map above and additional information can be found at https://www.diploweb.com/Etats-Unis-Carte-des-accords-de.html

Source: Wikipedia – Trade Bloc (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trade_bloc)


Trade bloc

Zones ou Communautés Économiques

Customs Union

Union douanière

Lists of Free-trade agreements (FTA)

List of bilateral FTA

List of multilateral FTA

The McGill Faculty of Law Preferential and Regional Trade Agreements Database

APEC Official site

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

Southern African Development Community (SADC)

North American Free Trade Agreement


UQAM-CÉIM Publications NAFTA/Dossier ALÉNA (les articles publiés sur le site web est bilingue française et anglaise)

Mercosur or Mercosul (Spanish: Mercado Común del Sur, Portuguese: Mercado Comum do Sul, Guarani: Ñemby Ñemuha, Southern Common Market)

Observatorio Latinoamericano de Geopolitica

Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)

Official website : https://rcepsec.org/

RECEP UNCTAD : A new centre of gravity: The regional comprehensive economic partnership and its trade effects https://unctad.org/webflyer/new-centre-gravity-regional-comprehensive-economic-partnership-and-its-trade-effects

Press Material : https://unctad.org/press-material/asia-pacific-partnership-creates-new-centre-gravity-global-trade-unctad-says


Source : wikipedia Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), or the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA)

Accord de partenariat économique (APE) conclu entre les États de l’Afrique-Caraïbes–Pacifique (ACP) et les pays membres de la communauté européenne (CE)

Bureau de Coordination et Suivi des Accords de la CARICOM, de l’OMC et de la ZLEA – Haïti (BACOZ)