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Negotiators representing 16 countries have been tasked with arriving at an agreement on the controversial Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership by October 19 but trade unions say the deal has grave consequences.
The agreement will have positive spin-offs for the SA beef industry, said one of South Africa’s leading beef producers.
Negotiations between the Philippines and South Korea on the planned free trade agreement (FTA) is “smooth sailing”, South Korean Ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Lim Sung-nam said Wednesday.
Trade ministers to meet again on 1 Nov as India’s tough talk on market access continues and negotiators have been asked to resume talks to bridge differences by 19 October.
The Australian red meat industry is calling on the government to ratify the free trade agreements with Indonesia and Hong Kong without delay.
President Trump oversaw the signing of two limited trade deals with Japan, slashing tariffs on $7.2 billion worth of America’s agricultural exports, but avoiding thorny issues such as auto tariffs.
As published by the Office of the United States Trade Representative
European health standards too costly and complicated for Albertan beef exporters.
A new poll shows that the vast majority of Europeans oppose the EU’s trade deal with the South American bloc Mercosur.
The deal offers worse access to Japan for some US agricultural goods than the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Trade ministers of the 16-nation RCEP grouping will meet in Bangkok on October 10-12, in what could be the last ministerial before a potential deal is sealed in November.
Ag leaders believe a new free trade agreement with Japan should put billions of dollars back in the pockets of American farmers.
New Zealand and Australia were negotiating "very hard" with India at RCEP-FTA to reduce duty on dairy products so that they can get access to the world’s largest market of dairy products.
India’s bilateral trade talks with the US will continue when commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal meets US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross on the sidelines of the India Economic Summit later this week.
South Korea’s free trade agreement with five Central American countries becomes partially effective on 1 Oct, putting the country on path to enjoy near tariff-free access to markets across the Latin and South American map.
To sign the RCEP and start negotiations on a FTA with the US when the Indian economy is on the brink of economic downturn and needs strong domestic policies is a decision that is not in national or public interest.
The proposed agreement will have far-reaching consequences on dairying, agriculture and fishery sector sectors, says State Agriculture Minister
New Zealand beef and cheese exporters to Japan will be robbed of the recently acquired advantage over US producers, who will gain access to the high-value market on the same terms as CPTPP signatories.
Japanese Prime Minister and US President signed off on a bilateral trade agreement that cuts tariffs on farm and industrial products.
Both countries are frantically working on ways to resolve long-disputed trade issues, especially relating to medical devices, agriculture, and e-commerce.