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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.


SACU/US trade negotiations on | 28-September-2005

Botswana’s Ministry of Trade and Industry will host a meeting of the Southern African Customs Union and United States (SACU/US) Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations this week in Gaborone.


Agreement with EU could hurt Kenya | 28-September-2005

Kenya’s chances of fighting poverty and growing its economy will be harmed if it signs a new economic agreement with the European Union in 2008, a human rights group said.


El Salvador negociará TLC con Taiwán | 28-September-2005

El presidente de El Salvador anunció ayer en Managua la negociación de un tratado de libre comercio con Taiwán, nación que ya tiene un acuerdo comercial con Panamá y Nicaragua, y recién el jueves lo firmó con Guatemala.


US congressional report on trade mission to Colombia, Ecuador and Peru | 28-September-2005

On July 3-9, 2005, a bipartisan delegation of Members of the Committee on
Ways and Means of the US House of Representatives traveled to Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru regarding the ongoing negotiations for a free trade agreement with
the countries and to discuss investment and security issues in the region.


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