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African and European farmers say no to EPAs and no to a WTO agreement in HKG | 7-December-2005

Farmers organizations from West Africa and the European Union are convinced that the EPA talks will lead to an agreement which will be detrimental to family farming unless strong corrective measures are taken.


Thailand will not sign ASEAN-S. Korea FTA: spokesman | 7-December-2005

Thailand will not sign a free trade agreement (FTA) between the Association of South East Asian Nations and South Korea because it does not include rice, government spokesman Surapong Suebwonglee said on Tuesday.


Getting SAARCastic | 6-December-2005

While the temptation exists to conclude as many FTAs as possible - in line with the global trend - India’s aspirations to become a global power will not amount to much unless it defends its exclusive zone of influence in South Asia against China.


Timely demise for Free Trade Area of the Americas | 6-December-2005

When the Bush cabinet announced intentions to revive the moribund Free Trade Area of the Americas at the Fourth Summit of the Americas in Mar del Plata, the countries of the Southern Common Market closed ranks to prevent it. What followed was a diplomatic melee that reflects not so much divisions within Latin America, as a growing resistance to the current free trade model throughout the developing world.


US-Taiwan FTA not likely within next few years: USTR official | 6-December-2005

A ranking US Trade Representative Office (USTR) official said Tuesday it is not likely that the United States and Taiwan will be able to reach a free trade agreement within the next couple of years as talks on many bilateral trade issues have yet to be completed.


COMESA members told to keep eye on globalisation | 6-December-2005

ZANIS-Vice President Lupando Mwape has advised the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) to take into account the global, regional and local developments in all its endeavours.


Ecuador exec - Govt skirting FTA issue | 6-December-2005

The Ecuadorian executive and congress have been accused of politicking around a referendum on whether to sign a Free Trade Agreement with the US.


Panama questions FTA with US | 6-December-2005

Panamanian farmers on Monday called for a mass demonstration December 11 to analyze the state of the negotiations on the Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which their government plans to sign with the United States.


FTA with ASEAN benefits Kaesong products | 6-December-2005

Goods made in the North Korean border city of Kaesong will likely benefit from a free trade agreement (FTA) to be signed between South Korea and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) next year, a senior presidential aide said Tuesday.


M’sia-US FTA can conclude within given timeframe, says US official | 6-December-2005

The possibility Malaysia signing a Free Trade Area (FTA) agreement with the United States before June 2007 is possible as both governments are seriously undertaking a study on the pact.


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    SADC signs EPA with EU | 11-August-2014
    Marc Maes: The above article makes the common mistake to confuse 'siging" and "initialling": initialling is done by the chief negotiators, signing by the governments and ratification by the heads of state usually after the approval of the p ...
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