This article explains the importance of multilateral trade agreements, the importance of multilateral trade agreements in the global trade scenario, the goal of unity behind multilateral trade agreements and the benefits of multilateral trade agreements. Currently, WTO members are engaged in a round of multilateral negotiations known as the Doha Development Agenda. Negotiations are currently stagnating; the four main players in the food trade (Brazil, the EU, India and the United States) have held discussions but have not yet reached an agreement. The fourth advantage is that countries can negotiate trade agreements with more than one country at the same time. Trade agreements are subject to a detailed authorisation procedure. Most countries would prefer to ratify an agreement covering many countries at the same time. Unlike the Pacific, Europe generally has a well-developed parking system and a series of European laws and multilateral agreements to protect them. However, the effectiveness of this protection is not uniform and the main idea of the IUCN European Programme (2005-2008) is to improve this protection in the most vulnerable areas. The MAI has attracted widespread criticism, particularly from non-governmental workers` and environmentalists, which has led to numerous demonstrations and protests around the world. In countries such as Canada and France, the MAI has been seen as a threat to local cultures and national sovereignty. This finally led, in 1998, to France`s withdrawal from the MAI negotiations. After France`s withdrawal, many countries followed and the draft treaty was rejected in 1999.
Today, the TRIM agreement remains the most important legal framework within the WTO for the EU directly at the multilateral level. Attempts to establish a legal framework for the management of direct investment at the global level have been less successful, as expressed by the problems encountered by the WTO in its search for a new agreement on trim systems. So far, the TRIMs negotiations have not reached more than one small compromise. The main outcome of the TRIPS agreement in the WTO was to reaffirm that the existing GATT/WTO rules are now applicable to the most pressing problem in establishing a global regulatory framework for foreign direct investment, the question of the extent to which the regulation of foreign direct investment should reconcile the aspirations of the “open economy” with the desire to protect the special interests of states, labour and the environment. The third drawback is common to each trade agreement. Some businesses and parts of the country are suffering from the disappearance of trade borders. The number of bilateral investment agreements increased rapidly during the 1990s. countries and investors are inspired by increased regulation of the safety, security and mobility of their investments, after it became clear that the Uruguay Round Trade Investment Measures (TRIMS) Agreement, the Trade-Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement and the General Trade in Services Agreement (GATS) only took into account some of the investment concerns and did not provide investors with sufficient security and strong controls from host governments.  In addition to these instruments, the World Bank adopted guidelines in 1992 for the treatment of foreign direct investment.  In 1994, the Energy Charter Treaty set an example of a multilateral investment agreement, but limited to the energy sector.
A multilateral treaty is a particular form of multilateral treaties. A multilateral treaty is a contract between a limited number of states that have a particular interest in the subject of the treaty.  The main difference between a multilateral treaty and other multilateral treaties is that the availability of reserves is more limited by a multilateral treaty.