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APEC pursues new approaches to reignite FTAAP
APEC member economies are considering innovative and improved approaches to revitalize the Free-Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP) as a major instrument to further APEC’s regional economic integration agenda.
US and Thailand hold Trade and Investment Framework Agreement joint council meeting
The United States and Thailand met under the US-Thailand Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA).
Apec hails progress on free-trade area
All 21 leaders from Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation member countries and economic zones have decided to push the Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific, a regional economic integration.
Ministry to host Apec trade talks
Talks on the long-delayed Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP) and open economies topping the agenda of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) trade ministers meeting.
Economic diplomacy: APEC’s future, digital trade deals, and green debt
Malaysian PM Mahathir controls the credibility of APEC, and China controls how emerging economies cut carbon emissions.
Asian countries open to, but baffled by UK TPP interest
After it emerged that the UK was seeking membership of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), trade figures in Asia have expressed openness to the idea, but confusion as to how realistic it is.
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.