BILATERAL ARRANGEMENTS

The Government of Maldives has establishedbilateral trade relations with several countries, for the promotion anddevelopment of trade and economic relations.

Maldives has signed bilateral agreements with the followingcountries:

Agreement Type

Bilateral

Agreement Name

Trade agreement between the Government of India and the Government of Maldives

Purpose

To improve trade and economic relations

Date Signed

31st March 1981

Countries Involved

Maldives, India

Status

Signed, In effect, (or other standard states of an agreement eg: in dispute, waiting to be implemented)

Agreement Name

Agreement on Trade and Economic Cooperation between China and Maldives

Purpose

To achieve and enhance coordination and cooperation in the fields of standardization and conformity assessment and develop harmonised standards for the region

· Tofacilitate intra-regional trade and to facilitate better access to the globalmarket

Date Signed

28th March 2004

Countries Involved

Maldives, China

Status

Signed, In effect, (or other standard states of an agreement eg: in dispute, waiting to be implemented)

Agreement Name

Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA)

Purpose

· To enhancethe spirit of cooperation

· To expandtrade

· Tostrengthen economic relations between the two countries

Date Signed

17th October 2009

Countries Involved

Maldives, USA

Status

Signed, In effect, (or other standard states of an agreement eg: in dispute, waiting to be implemented)

Agreement Name

USA Investment Incentive Agreement (OPIC)

Purpose

· Tofacilitate financial resources for investments by US companies in othercountries

Date Signed

15th March 2010

Countries Involved

Maldives, USA

Status

Signed, In effect, (or other standard states of an agreement eg: in dispute, waiting to be implemented)

Agreement Name

Agreement on Economic, Commercial and Technical Cooperation

Purpose

· To expandand strengthen the relationship between the two countries in the areas ofeconomic, commercial and technical cooperation fields for the mutual benefitof two countries

· promotesand facilitates export and imports of industrial and agricultural products,services, as well as raw materials

· JointCommission on Economic, Commercial and Technical Cooperation to beestablished

Date Signed

15th April 2013

Countries Involved

Maldives, Qatar

Status

Signed, In effect, (or other standard states of an agreement eg: in dispute, waiting to be implemented)