Korea to halve screen quota | 26-January-2006
South Korea on Thursday decided to halve its 40-year-old screen quota, the mandatory period for theaters to show domestic films a year, to 73 days to clear the way for its free trade agreement (FTA) with the United States.
US, South Korea near free-trade talks | 26-January-2006
The United States and South Korea are very close to launching negotiations for a free-trade agreement, which would be the most economically significant free-trade pact for Washington since the North American Free Trade Agreement, according to people familiar with the matter.
US-NZ FTA prospects dip | 26-January-2006
New Zealand’s chances of securing free trade talks with the United States have taken a knock.
S Korea to cut screen quota to boost FTA talks with US | 26-January-2006
South Korea said it would reduce by half its screen quota for domestically produced films, in a move aimed at facilitating talks with the United States on a free trade agreement (FTA).
US pressures Peru on free trade deal | 26-January-2006
The United States said on Wednesday it would not renew a favorable tariff pact with Peru unless the country ratifies a free trade pact agreed on between the two sides in December.
Trade deal sought with Arab states | 25-January-2006
China wants closer ties with Saudi Arabia and other Arab states, and is working toward a free-trade agreement with countries in the region, according to Premier Wen Jiabao.
Japan, Indonesia agree to accelerate FTA negotiations | 25-January-2006
Japan and Indonesia agreed Wednesday to accelerate ongoing bilateral talks aimed at sealing a free trade accord, with the goal of striking a basic accord by mid-2006 at earliest, a Japanese official said.
Colombia trade benefits seen at risk without US deal | 25-January-2006
US Senate Finance Committee Chairman Charles Grassley warned that agricultural market access terms of the Colombia agreement must be at least as good as the CAFTA. If Colombia can’t agree to those terms, "there’s really not much point in continuing negotiations" a Committee aide said.
Ecuador-Colomb-US resume FTA talks | 25-January-2006
Ecuador, along with Colombia, is reopening Wednesday in Washington joint negotiation over the copyright issue in the Free Trade Agreement with the US, despite growing refusal in Quito.
Uganda urged to sign free trade pacts with neighbors | 25-January-2006
Uganda has been urged to sign free trade agreements with Rwanda and Burundi in order to waive customs duties.
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