Always known as a fiercely non-aligned leader, Malaysia’s Prime Minister has changed his tune on the Belt and Road.
Malaysian minister warned that Malaysia would adopt retaliatory measures to penalise European products if the ban goes ahead as planned. Furthermore, the ASEAN will not sign a partnership agreement with the EU unless palm oil is allowed again.
As part of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Hong Kong andASEAN, tariff reduction and services market access between Hong Kong and three ASEAN members will come into force in June
Thailand has forwarded a list of 100 products to Pakistan to include in the proposed free trade agreement (FTA) with the South East Asian country.
Australia keep up its process of integration with the ASEAN, even though it now has bilateral agreements with four ASEAN members.
Malaysia has signed the Asean Trade in Services Agreement (ATISA) and the Fourth Protocol to Amend the Asean Comprehensive Investment Agreement (ACIA).
An Asiawide free trade deal involving 16 countries will likely be concluded in November at a summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to be held in Thailand.
ASEAN members will need to resist the new normative regime proposal if they are to maintain their regulatory sovereignty and the policy space to capitalize on the 21st century digital revolution.
The ASEAN and Japan signed the first protocol to amend the Asean-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement.
The South American trade bloc Mercosur hopes to become a main food supplier of the ASEAN in the next 50 years
Myanmar’s Union Parliament approved an agreement on investment between the ASEAN and China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR).
ASEAN is considering the possibility to start negotiations with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) on creation of a free trade agreement
India is hoping that better connectivity will help boost trade ties with ASEAN and decrease its trade deficit with the 10-member bloc
Japan and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are finalizing updates to their economic partnership agreement to resolve shelved issues on liberalizing the investment and service fields, completing a deal that took effect over a decade ago.
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The ASEAN – Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is now in its final stage and is hoped to take effect within 2019.
Concluding the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will be the biggest challenge during Thailand’s Asean chairmanship this year.
Malaysian Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI) Datuk Darell Leiking is hopeful that the ongoing negotiations on the RCEP will be concluded by the end of the year.
Thailand, as Asean chair, will push for conclusion of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations by the year-end in order to counterbalance the negative impacts of the US-China trade war.
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.