INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTinternational agreement. A treaty or other contract between different countries, such as GATT or NAFTA. See GENERAL AGREEMENT ON TARIFFS AND TRADE; NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT. [Cases: Treaties 1¨C14. C.J.S. Treaties ¡ì¡ì 2¨C17.]
¡°Though international agreements are known by a variety of titles, such as treaties, conventions, pacts, acts, declarations, protocols, accords, arrangements, concordats, and modi vivendi, none of these terms has an absolutely fixed meaning. The more formal political agreements, however, are usually called treaties or conventions.¡± Oscar Svarlien, An Introduction to the Law of Nations 261 (1955).
What is the preferred translation of the term INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENT by Chinese lawyers?