1. Select an Agreement to Explore

Free-trade agreements (FTAs) have become increasingly common since the European Common Market was established in 1958. By reducing trade barriers such as tarriffs and quotas, FTAs encourage economic development and the strengthening of international ties. This tool allows you to explore the impact that these FTAs have had on the value of imports and exports among their member states, broken out by product category.

To begin, either choose an FTA or use the map to find FTAs in which a particular country is a participant.

2. Refine the Data You’ve Selected

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To select a time span of interest, click and drag the mouse over the time line to the desired dates. Release the mouse for the selected dates to take effect. The shaded area may be moved by clicking on it and dragging it left ot right, to a new time span. The time span may be enlarged by clicking and dragging on the edges of the shaded area.

Filter data by either:

When you are ready, click Explore Products to continue.

3. Explore the Products Being Traded

Products traded among signatories to this agreement, over the timespan of interest, are depicted here. The size of each area indicates total trade volume (in USD), while the color indicates the degree of growth of trade over the timespan. You may select one or more product categories (by clicking on them) if you wish to reveal relationships regarding specific product categories.
When you are ready, click Reveal Relationships to continue.

4. Reveal the Flow of Goods Between Countries

The flow of goods can be considered in several ways. The trade among all signatories over time shows the growth that flows from most free trade agreements, while the specifics of how the flow of specific product categories between each pair of partners in a given year can reveal specific relationships.