A working group representing the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and the European Union (EU) would meet to explore the possibility of having a free trade agreement (FTA) between the two large economic blocs, a top official said.
E-commerce and the digital economy will be the key points of focus when Singapore takes over the chairmanship of the Association of South-east Asian Nations (Asean).
Canada has agreed to commence exploratory discussions on a Free Trade Agreement with the 10 member nations that make up Asean, according to an announcement by the Canada-Asean Business Council.
A free trade agreement to be signed by China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will help businesses better explore opportunities under the Belt and Road Initiative.
The economic ministers of 16 Asia-Pacific countries have endorsed a set of "clear key elements" that will guide the negotiations to establish a Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)
Hong Kong has agreed to sign a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
India’s steel ministry wants to protect the local steel industry from influx of imports under the proposed RCEP deal
Thailand urges India to join RCEP
The free trade agreement between Asean and Hong Kong will be signed at the 31st Asean Summit in November in the Philippines, according to Thailand’s Department of Trade Negotiations.
Hong Kong’s new chief executives ays that the ASEAN-HK Free Trade Agreement negotiations are expected to conclude by year-end, and that the city will pursue closer ties with ASEAN to echo China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
Officials from ASEAN member states and other countries meeting in India this week for negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) should take steps to ensure that the trade deal safeguards human rights, Southeast Asian lawmakers said today.
The Philippines, which chairs ASEAN this year, is looking at the conclusion of two major free trade deals – ASEAN-Hong Kong and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.
What is the RCEP and why should workers reject it?
The stalled Malaysia-European Union (EU) Free-Trade Agreement (FTA) talks will be resumed sooner, said EU Ambassador and Head of Delegation to Malaysia.
Free trade advocates urge more trade liberalization
There’s a rush to finalise RCEP this year. India is being pushed into covering most tariff lines, which will destroy its economy
There are disagreements over targets for countries negotiating the RCEP
New Delhi is wary of giving access to China to its market
Chile expects to increase relations with Indonesia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) starting from the state visit of president Michelle Bachelet.
The Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, along with Canadian experts, are currently conducting a preliminary feasibility study of the ASEAN-Canada FTA.