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Disagreement over data protection holding up US-Andean FTA | 30-September-2005

Ecuador’s opposition to US demands on access to test data for clinical drug trials has emerged as a primary obstacle in the ongoing free trade agreement (FTA) talks between the US and a group of three Andean countries.


Democrats press labor ahead of Bahrain FTA vote | 30-September-2005

US Democrats pressed Bahrain on Thursday to change its labor laws before an expected vote in Congress this year on a bilateral free trade pact with the tiny kingdom known as the Gulf’s banking hub.


EU, Caribbean begins new round of trade talks | 29-September-2005

EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson is in St Lucia today to launch the third phase of an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) negotiations between the European Union and the Caribbean region.


SA signs free trade pacts in Middle East | 29-September-2005

South African exporters will now have more access to Kuwait’s market after trade and industry minister Mandisi Mpahlwa yesterday signed a free trade agreement with the oil-rich Middle East country. The deal with Kuwait was concluded a day after Mpahlwa signed a free trade agreement with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), also an oil producer.


The price of going to market | 29-September-2005

Last year was the tenth anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and nearly all evaluations of the agreement conceded that the period showed negligible or negative results for Mexico. As the developing country partner of the agreement, Mexico’s experience under NAFTA has major implications for other developing nations negotiating FTA’s, particularly with the United States.


Proposed RP-US FTA may center on telecom and financial sectors | 29-September-2005

In a recent round table discussion sponsored by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies, the service industries - specifically the telecommunication and the finance sectors - were tackled as two of the crucial areas where the Philippines can have the best potential if the FTA agreement with the US pushes through.


EUA admite dificultad TLC andino | 28-September-2005

La negociadora jefe de Estados Unidos para América Latina, Regina Vargo, indicó que su meta es lograr un TLC con Perú, Colombia y Ecuador a finales de noviembre, puesto que en la primera mitad de 2006 será muy difícil negociar


Arrasa el TLCAN con el campo mexicano | 28-September-2005

El campo mexicano fue arrasado en una década de vigencia del Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte (TLCAN) ante la falta de acciones gubernamentales para evitar y revertir esta situación, vigente hasta hoy


SE Asian nations hasten push for integration on oil price fears | 28-September-2005

Southeast Asian economic ministers knuckled down here Wednesday to thrash out free trade agreements (FTA), with historically high oil prices intensifying calls for greater regional cooperation.


The trade escape | 28-September-2005

The free trade Economic Partnership Agreements
(EPAs) proposed by the European Union would have a
devastating effect on African, Caribbean and Pacific
(ACP) countries if they go ahead as planned.


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