• Bangkok agreement is signed as an initiative of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the pacific (UNESCAP). The six founding nations are Bangladesh, India, the Republic of Korea, Laos, and Sri Lanka.
  • China becomes a member to the Bangkok Agreement.
  • Bangkok agreement formally renamed the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA).
  • Mongolia becomes a member of APTA.


United Nations ESCAP Trade and Investment