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Group of NGOs reject ASEAN-EU free trade pact
A group of non-governmental organizations in the regions reject free trade agreement between ASEAN and the European Union.
Asean revives FTA talks with Europe
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 a top focus when S’pore chairs Asean
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, Asean to talk FTA
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.
Hong Kong-ASEAN FTA to tap opportunities under Belt and Road Initiative: experts
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.
RCEP ministers agree on "key elements" to speed up talks on "mega trade pact"
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 to sign ASEAN Free Trade Agreement
Hong Kong has agreed to sign a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
To prevent influx of imports hurting Indian steelmakers, Centre set to raise this shield
India’s steel ministry wants to protect the local steel industry from influx of imports under the proposed RCEP deal
PM urges India to join regional trade pact
Thailand urges India to join RCEP
Asean-Hong Kong FTA set to be signed
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.
Forthcoming ASEAN-HK FTA to connect Myanmar with Belt and Road finances
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.
ASEAN Parliamentarians call for a focus on rights in regional trade talks
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.
PH bats for conclusion of 2 major ASEAN FTA deals
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.
Why workers should reject RCEP
What is the RCEP and why should workers reject it?
EU will resume FTA talks with Malaysia this year
The stalled Malaysia-European Union (EU) Free-Trade Agreement (FTA) talks will be resumed sooner, said EU Ambassador and Head of Delegation to Malaysia.
ASEAN trade expansion and RCEP
Free trade advocates urge more trade liberalization
A trade pact that could hit India hard
There’s a rush to finalise RCEP this year. India is being pushed into covering most tariff lines, which will destroy its economy
Disagreements surface over China-backed Asia trade deal
There are disagreements over targets for countries negotiating the RCEP
RCEP talks: Heat on India to scrap import duty on 90 per cent of goods
New Delhi is wary of giving access to China to its market
Chile promotes rapprochement with Indonesia, ASEAN
Chile expects to increase relations with Indonesia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) starting from the state visit of president Michelle Bachelet.