Bilateral deal-making involving governments of Asia and the Pacific region.
- EU-ACP EPAs
- New Zealand
- New Zealand-China
- New Zealand-Thailand
- PACER & PICTA
- Sri Lanka
9-Jan-2017 Bangkok Post Thailand to take lead in Asean CommunityAs the Asean Community enters its second year, Thailand, as one of the founding countries of the bloc, is planning to spearhead various economic opportunities to benefit the region.
2-Jan-2017 Armenpress Launching FTA talks with a number of countries approved by EAEUThe Presidents of Armenia, Russia, Kazakhstan, and Kirgizstan have approved the proposal to launch FTA talks with Iran, Egypt, India and Singapore.
12-Dec-2016 Bloomberg Southeast Asia advances in talks to dismantle trade barriersThe Association of Southeast Asian Nations is making progress on reducing non-tariff barriers as threats to global trade rise,
1-Dec-2016 Anadolu Moldova added to Turkey’s roster of free trade dealsTurkey now boasts free trade pacts with 19 countries and blocs, with more coming in the pipeline.
28-Nov-2016 Eurasia Review The new trade future in Asia Pacific – analysisWhile the dream of free trade was born in the prosperous West, it will be completed in the emerging East.
28-Nov-2016 Asia Pacific Report Indonesia proposes ‘ASEAN-Pacific axis’ alternative to TPP and Chinese initiativeIndonesia has proposed the setting up of a new trade bloc that could counterbalance the dominance of the United States and China.
28-Nov-2016 Global Times Singapore, Russia agree to enhance cooperationSingapore and Russia reaffirmed their commitment to the expeditious conclusion of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Singapore and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU)
24-Nov-2016 Business Mirror Asean integration at the end of 2016The launch of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) in December 2015 was a milestone for Asean economic integration, which is, however, an ongoing process.
21-Nov-2016 L’Express L’Asie-Pacifique veut approfondir le libre-échange, avec ou sans TrumpLe sommet de l’Apec s’est déroulé dans un climat d’inquiétudes quant aux intentions réelles, encore floues, du futur locataire de la Maison Blanche.
18-Nov-2016 RTBF Sommet de l’Apec: la Chine en force après l’élection de TrumpPékin devrait en profiter pour refaçonner le paysage des échanges économiques en Asie en poussant ses propres traités commerciaux
18-Nov-2016 The Guardian Labor joins Coalition in backing larger trade deal to replace TPPConsensus in Canberra as leaders prepare to attend Apec summit and confront the death of the Trans-Pacific Partnership
15-Nov-2016 Business Standard APEC summit opens reaffirming commitment to free tradeThe Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Leaders Week started off promising free trade "with or without" the US support.
14-Nov-2016 Manila Bulletin APEC week kicks off in Peru with regional free trade area high on agendaA creation of Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP), which would include all APEC states, is one of the main topics on the agenda of the 2016 APEC Summit.
4-Nov-2016 Armen Press Armenia initiated EAEU-Iran talks on free trade agreementThe Eurasian Economic Union began discussions on having a privileged trade agreement with Iran at the initiation of Armenia
5-Oct-2016 Financial Express Myanmar government seeks parliament nod for Asean protocolThe Myanmar government is seeking parliament approval to ratify the protocol to the Asean Charter on Dispute Settlement Mechanisms
19-Sep-2016 Conventus Law Hong Kong - New milestone in liberalisation of trade in services under CEPAUnder the framework of the Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (“CEPA”), several developments have been made in the area of trade in services.
7-Sep-2016 El Nuevo Diario ASEAN centra su cumbre en la economía y seguridadLa Asociación de Naciones del Sudeste Asiático (ASEAN) inauguró ayer en Laos una cumbre dedicada a avanzar en la integración del bloque regional, que tratará de evitar exponer sus diferencias en el conflicto del mar de China Meridional.
20-Aug-2016 Tasnim News Iran urges implementation of Free Trade Agreement with IraqHead of the Trade Promotion Organization of Iran Valiollah Afkhami Rad called for efforts to implement a free trade agreement with Iraq that officials from the two countries signed two years ago.
5-Aug-2016 New Straits Time NTBs progressively reduced in Asean : MustapaNon-tariff barriers – regarded as the main stumbling block in the shaping of the Asean Economic Community – have been progressively reduced.
21-Jul-2016 Myanmar Times New industrial law drawn up ahead of AECAn industrial policy to bring Myanmar into the 21st century will be presented to parliament, with the aim of updating the law to equip the country to better compete in the ASEAN Economic Community.
ASEAN Briefing is a platform dedicated to the various and increasing number of trade treaties and agreements throughout the ASEAN region, produced by tax and legal professionals Dezan Shira & Associates.
Papers from an APEC conference in Hong Kong, May 2004
An Australian government webpage on the Australia-ASEAN-New Zealand FTA negotiations, agreed to end 2004 and begun early 2005.
Maintained by Joseph Tsang 曾錫堯
Official website on the Macau-China Closer Economic Partnership Agreement
The Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG) is a campaign network of concerned individuals and organisations responding to economic justice issues and the impact of globalisation and free trade on Pacific communities.
May 2004 article by Focus on the Global South associate Raghav Narsalay on the politics of regional trade negotiations in South Asia. A PDF version with table and graph is available for download here