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The new geopolitics of trade in Asia
The APEC Leaders’ summit meeting, which took place in Danang, Vietnam, crystallized the new geopolitics of trade in Asia.
Duterte calls for stronger ties between APEC, ASEAN
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks at an informal dialogue that is the first of its kind between APEC and ASEAN.
Putin voices support for Asia Pacific FTA
Russia supports the idea of establishing a free trade area (FTA) in the Asia Pacific region, which is believed to enhance the country’s position in the region’s market, President Vladimir Putin said.
Quick signoff on TPP trade deal far from sure at Asia-Pacific meeting
Continuing disagreements over the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal mean 11 remaining members may not be ready to give it a wholehearted go-ahead at a summit this week, officials said.
Spotlight: FTAAP, post-2020 vision to top APEC summit agenda
Experts believed an envisaged Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific, which includes all 21 APEC economies, is an effective way to reduce the "spaghetti bowl effect" of overlapping regional trade agreements and fragmentation risk in the Asia-Pacific.
Mexico says TPP countries seek consensus on market access at APEC meeting
The remaining countries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) hope to agree on how to preserve the market access enshrined in the trade deal, Mexico’s economy minister said.
TPP reps meet in Japan ahead of APEC
Countries that signed up to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are to send representatives to Japan to work on an agreement - without the United States.
’TPP 11’ make show of unity, but members remain far apart
Negotiators will reconvene in Japan, continue push to win back US.
Trade pact dumped by Trump could be revived at Asia-Pacific meeting
Japan and other remaining members of the Trans Pacific Partnership will decide at the APEC meeting in Vietnam how to revive the trade agreement ditched by U.S. President Donald Trump.
Getting back to basics in Vina Del Mar
Countries should look to Fair Trade for guidance, and even further to their own domestic policies, for a sustainable way to build the global economy.
Non-tariff barriers in agriculture and food trade in APEC: Business perspectives on impacts and solutions
A report commissioned by the APEC Business Advisory Council, based on interviews with four hundred business people & others, argues for harmonising food standards and labelling across Asia.
The new trade future in Asia Pacific – analysis
While the dream of free trade was born in the prosperous West, it will be completed in the emerging East.
The Donald Trump effect: India faces prospect of integrating deeper with Asia-Pacific if RCEP expands into FTAAP
As a major non-APEC member of the RCEP, India faces the prospect of integrating deeper with the Asia-Pacific if the RCEP expands into the FTAAP
Hong Kong, Chile sign bilateral investment agreement
Hong Kong and Chile confirmed that they have signed a bilateral investment agreement at the APEC summit.
Labor joins Coalition in backing larger trade deal to replace TPP
Consensus in Canberra as leaders prepare to attend Apec summit and confront the death of the Trans-Pacific Partnership
Amid dying TPP, APEC summit to focus on China’s trade deal
In a blow to the suspended U.S.-backed TPP, several countries in the Pacific Rim are now looking to join China’s free trade agreements.
APEC summit opens reaffirming commitment to free trade
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Leaders Week started off promising free trade "with or without" the US support.
APEC week kicks off in Peru with regional free trade area high on agenda
A creation of Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP), which would include all APEC states, is one of the main topics on the agenda of the 2016 APEC Summit.
RCEP participating countries call for swift conclusion of negotiations
Negotiations for the RCEP are increasingly making progress towards crafting a future trade and investment deal.Whether talks will be concluded this year is less clear
China pushes Asia-Pacific trade deals as Trump win dashes TPP hopes
China will seek support for a Beijing-led Asia-Pacific free trade area at a regional summit in Peru, Chinese officials, after Donald Trump’s U.S. election win dashed hopes for a U.S.-led free trade pact.