The trade agreement database provided by THE ITC Market Access Card. Given that hundreds of free trade agreements are currently in force and are being negotiated (approximately 800 according to the rules of the intermediary of origin, including non-reciprocal trade agreements), it is important for businesses and policy makers to keep their status in mind. There are a number of free trade agreement custodians available at national, regional or international level. Among the most important are the database on Latin American free trade agreements, established by the Latin American Integration Association (ALADI) , the database managed by the Asian Regional Integration Center (ARIC) with information agreements concluded by Asian countries and the portal on free trade negotiations and agreements of the European Union.  In Britain, free trade became a central principle practiced by the repeal of the maize laws in 1846. The League of The Anti-Corn Law was sponsored by the Anti-Corn League. Under the Nanjing Treaty, China opened five contract ports for world trade in 1843. The first free trade agreement, the Cobden-Chevalier Treaty, was put into force in 1860 between Great Britain and France, resulting in successive agreements between other European countries.  Many anti-globalist groups oppose free trade, based on their assertion that free trade agreements generally do not increase the economic freedom of the poor or working class and often impoverish them. The market access card was developed by the International Trade Centre (ITC) to support companies, governments and market access researchers. The database, which is visible through the market access map online tool, contains information on tariff and non-tariff barriers in all active trade agreements that are not limited to those that are officially notified to the WTO. It also documents data on non-preferential trade agreements (for example. B generalized preference regimes).
Until 2019, Market Access Map has provided downloadable links to text contracts and their rules of origin.  The new version of the Market Access Map, which will be released this year, will provide direct web links to relevant contract sites and connect to other ITC tools, particularly the rules of the original intermediary. It is expected to become a multi-purpose instrument to help companies understand free trade agreements and qualify for the original requirements under these agreements.  The benefits of free trade were outlined in On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation, published in 1817 by economist David Ricardo. Domestic industry often opposes free trade on the grounds that lower prices for imported products will reduce its profits and market share.   For example, if the United States reduced tariffs on imported sugar, sugar producers would receive lower prices and profits, and sugar consumers would spend less on the same amount of sugar because of the same lower prices. David Ricardo`s economic theory says that consumers would necessarily earn more than producers would lose.   Given that each of the domestic sugar producers would lose a great deal, while each of the large consumers would earn little, domestic producers are more likely to mobilize against tariff reductions.  In general, producers often prefer domestic subsidies and import tariffs in their home countries, while refusing subsidies and tariffs on their export markets. Singapore, with its wealth of financial and other services, also has a free trade agreement with China. This contract, signed in 2009, focuses on the services sector, in addition to individual income tax benefits.
Singapore intends to increase its population by an additional 2 million people and many of them are expected to be prosperous Chinese nationals on the continent. Among the benefits to businesses is the reduction in withholding tax for many of the companies