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Economic diplomacy: ASEAN trade, BRI deals and ageing Asia
Australia keep up its process of integration with the ASEAN, even though it now has bilateral agreements with four ASEAN members.
Malaysia signs Asean trade in services agreement
Malaysia has signed the Asean Trade in Services Agreement (ATISA) and the Fourth Protocol to Amend the Asean Comprehensive Investment Agreement (ACIA).
RCEP trade pact likely to be concluded in November: ASEAN chief Lim Jock Hoi
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.
The risk of e-commerce provisions in the RCEP
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.
Asean, Japan sign protocol revising regional free trade treaty
The ASEAN and Japan signed the first protocol to amend the Asean-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement.
Mercosur hopes to become main food supplier of ASEAN
The South American trade bloc Mercosur hopes to become a main food supplier of the ASEAN in the next 50 years
Myanmar parliament approves Asean-Hong Kong investment agreement
Myanmar’s Union Parliament approved an agreement on investment between the ASEAN and China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR).
ASEAN mulling possibility to start talks over free trade deal with EAEU - Sergey Lavrov
ASEAN is considering the possibility to start negotiations with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) on creation of a free trade agreement
India seeks better trade, connectivity with ASEAN
India is hoping that better connectivity will help boost trade ties with ASEAN and decrease its trade deficit with the 10-member bloc
ASEAN and Japan to ink revamped economic pact in March
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.
How the CPTPP could widen inequality
The ways that the CPTPP could harm developing countries and widen inequality
ASEAN – Hong Kong FTA likely to come into force in 2019
The ASEAN – Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is now in its final stage and is hoped to take effect within 2019.
Asean credibility at stake if RCEP not concluded this year, forum hears
Concluding the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will be the biggest challenge during Thailand’s Asean chairmanship this year.
Leiking hopes RCEP talks can be concluded by year’s end
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 to push RCEP deal
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.
Laos cuts import tariffs on over 8,000 ASEAN goods
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.
India’s FTAs with ASEAN, Japan and Korea have widened trade deficit: Study
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 free trade deal with southeast Asian nations: Trudeau
Canada wants to walk down the path towards a free trade agreement with a bloc of 10 Asian nations as early as next spring.
Beijing, ASEAN upgrade FTA protocol
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.
Korea seeks trade pacts with ASEAN members, agrees to cooperate for regional pact
Seoul agreed to launch a feasibility study on a free trade agreement with Malaysia and resume stalled trade pact negotiations with Indonesia.