The Doha Round would have been the world`s largest trade deal if the US and the EU had agreed to cut their agricultural subsidies. After its failure, China gained ground in the global economy by adopting profitable bilateral agreements with countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. A free trade agreement focuses primarily on economic benefits and promoting trade between countries by making it more efficient and cost-effective. Agreements generally remove tariffs on goods, simplify customs procedures, remove unjustified restrictions on what can be traded, and facilitate the movement or life of businessmen in the other`s country. However, free trade agreements can also benefit from political, strategic or development benefits.