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Australia, New Zealand, ASEAN agree to FTA talks next year
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Australia and New Zealand agreed on Sunday to launch negotiations on a free trade agreement next year, Australia’s Trade Minister Mark Vaile said.
Megawati urges SE Asia to embrace FTA
Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri has urged ASEAN to move ahead in forging free-trade agreements with non-members, including Australia.
ANALYSIS: Japan, Asia face bumpy road toward free trade
Japan, keen not to lose ground to China, is stepping up its pursuit of regional and bilateral free trade pacts, but the path to success will be bumpy and some experts question how committed Tokyo really is.
RP vows to fasttrack tariff cuts under Asean-China FTA
The Philippines will accelerate the timetable for its tariff reduction program involving certain agricultural products under the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)-China Free Trade Area (AFTA) Agreement.
Japan eager to push for FTA with ASEAN
The Japanese Government on Tuesday gave the go-ahead to start negotiations with ASEAN member countries on a Japan-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
TWN: Call to review bilateral trade deals
With a deal being struck at the World Trade Organisation on 31 July to revive negotiations, will the move towards bilateral trade agreements slow down?
China-ASEAN agro trade on fast track
The trade of agricultural produce between China and her ASEAN neighbours has benefitted from an early-harvest programme that was put in place earlier this year.
M’sia to assess free trade deal prospects with Australia
Australia and Malaysia will examine the possibility of a free trade agreement today at a meeting of senior government officials, Trade Minister Mark Vaile’s office said.
Indonesia hopes FTA will boost export to China
The government said on Thursday that Indonesian exports to China could double in three years following the gradual implementation of a free trade agreement (FTA).
Free trade agreements and the transformation of global trade
The Cancun round of WTO negotiations in Mexico last year ended in disarray, prompting countries to seek other means of freeing up trade.
My vision of China free trade role: academic
China should become the focal point of an East Asian free trade zone to rival other blocks such as the European Union and the North American Free Trade Area (Nafta), a leading academic claims.
China-ASEAN FTA to be concluded soon
Negotiations on the establishment of a free trade area (FTA) between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) are now expected to be concluded soon.
Multilateral, Regional, Bilateral: What Is The Way?
The Chicago Conference on the Global Economy ’The Future of the Global Trading System’
Why Asian countries are racing to sign bilateral trade deals with each other
With everyone but Mongolia and North Korea doing it, even South Korea’s protectionists could not resist any longer. After three failed attempts, the National Assembly finally ratified the country’s first-ever free-trade agreement (FTA) last week.