Lao authorities have reduced import tariffs on 8,536 items to zero as part of efforts in establishing the ASEAN Free Trade Area, which currently Laos is already flooded with foreign product.
Over the past decade, India’s trade imbalance vis-à-vis its existing CEPA partners has steadily increased, says a study by Third World Network.
Canada wants to walk down the path towards a free trade agreement with a bloc of 10 Asian nations as early as next spring.
China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have upgraded the protocol of their free trade agreement to build the largest free trade zone among developing countries.
Seoul agreed to launch a feasibility study on a free trade agreement with Malaysia and resume stalled trade pact negotiations with Indonesia.
ASEAN Economic Ministers and AEC Ministers signed the ASEAN Agreement on e-Commerce, concluded the ASEAN Trade in Services Agreement (ATISA) and finalised the fourth protocol to amend the ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement (ACIA).
Lack of reciprocity in India’s existing free trade agreements (FTA), inverted duty structure, hidden subsidies in Asean economies like cheap electricity provision and non-tariff barriers in developed countries have hit India’s exports of refined copper, a study has said.
Singapore and the European Union (EU) on Friday (Oct 19) inked a landmark trade deal that will eliminate tariffs and give businesses across various sectors, especially small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), better market access.
Ahead of Singapore and the European Union signing a landmark free trade pact today, Europe’s top trade official is confident that it will be ratified by the European Parliament and enter into force by early next year.
Malaysia is putting a premium on a free trade deal led by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, its trade minister told The Japan Times in a recent interview, while also apparently relegating the Japan-backed Trans-Pacific Partnership to the back burner for the time being.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong arrives in Austria on Wednesday (Oct 17) for an official visit, and will travel on to Belgium for a biennial summit of leaders from Asia and Europe.
Chinese Vice-Premier announced that China will work with ASEAN to upgrade the China-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement signed in 2004 and accelerate talks for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.
A deal with the ASEAN bloc would give Canada access to 650 million consumers.
Pakistan would evaluate its trade policy according to modern trends, and implement the strategic policy framework 2015/19 in letter and spirit to boost the country’s exports.
The escalating trade war between the US and China has prompted the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to call for accelerated negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, a free trade framework involving ASEAN and six partner countries.
Vietnam’s Ambassador to India Ton Sinh Thanh said bilateral ties were on an upswing with several visits of dignitaries exchanged between the two countries recently and an expected "high-level" visit from India slated for later this year.
The EU-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry is hopeful that the new government will resume talks on the EU-Malaysia free trade agreement.
The European Union and ASEAN have agreed to restart the process of establishing a Free Trade Agreement between them, said Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
The Kerala government is reaching out to other south Indian States in a bid to create lobbying power to influence the Central government policy on international trade treaties and to cushion the impact of Free Trade Agreements on various domestic sectors.
16 members meg trade deal Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is being held in Toyko, Japan. This is 23rd round of negotiations.