Bangkok Agreement

[3] The main objective of APTA is to accelerate economic development among the seven Participating Countries that opt for trade and investment liberalization measures that contribute to economic trade and strengthening through the coverage of goods and services, a synchronized investment regime and free transfer of technology, which allows all participating States to participate in an economic situation. The aim is to promote economic development and cooperation by adopting trade liberalization measures. APTA is open to all members of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, which is the secretariat of APTA. APTA members are currently participating in the fourth round of tariff concessions, which is expected to be completed in October 2009. .