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Integration of the Czech Republic in International Organizations

The Czech Republic now belongs to numerous international organizations. Of these, the most important are:

World Bank (WB) and International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Integration in these organisms, which is a testament to the economic credibility to foreign partners and, above all, to their creditors, was in 1989.

Organization of the United Nations (UN)

Czechoslovakia was an original member of the United Nations since October 24, 1945. In a letter dated December 10, 1992, its Permanent Representative informed the Secretary General of the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic would cease to exist on December 31, 1992 and the Czech Republic and Slovakia, as successor states, would require registration formal UN membership. They were finally admitted as Member States on January 19, 1993.

Free Trade Agreement Central European (CEFTA)

This agreement focuses its efforts in promoting trade among its members regarding the remanufacturing and goods, while services are excluded. The CEFTA members include Poland, Hungary, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, the latter built in 1993.

World Trade Organization (WTO)

The Czech Republic was one of the 123 countries that actively participated in the negotiations of the Uruguay Round, which took place between 1986 and 1994. He joined the WTO on January 1, 1995 and is currently a member with full participation in the organization and members rights and obligations as other members, currently 145. This has provided the benefit of credibility in its relations with the international community.

European Free Trade Association (EFTA)

The Czech Republic and the EFTA (comprising Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Switzerland) signed an agreement in Geneva on March 20, 1992, which came into force on 20 March of that year. The main objective of the agreement was to establish a free trade area of industrial materials, agricultural goods and fish.

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

The incorporation occurred in 1995. This was a breakthrough for the country as it is an organization that brings together the most industrialized market economy, which benefits their development.

Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

From March 12, 1999, the Czech Republic belongs to the organization responsible for promoting defense and mutual cooperation among its members, currently 19.

European Union (EU)

On October 6, 1993, the Czech Republic signed the so-called "Europe Agreement", so that was configured legal framework for partnership between the country and the European Union to be able to create an appropriate context for a gradual integration. The formal request for accession took place on January 17, 1996, being the definitive incorporation on May 1, 2004.