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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.
ASEAN, Canada agree to enhance role of SMEs
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.
Asean Minus X formula to fast-track RCEP–PHL
Philippines has asked fellow RCEP negotiating countries to consider the use of “opt out and reciprocity” flexibilities to speed up the negotiations
Beyond investment protection: group warns of intensified corporate attacks vs people’s rights as ASEAN leaders meet in PH
The People Over Profit network together with local civil society organizations in the Philippines warn of intensifying corporate attacks on people’s rights and join calls for an independent, sovereign and peaceful Southeast Asian region.
Negotiations this week on EU-Myanmar Investment Protection Agreement
Negotiators discussed the EU’s reformed approach to investment protection and investment dispute resolution.
RCEP to boost global economic growth: ASEAN leaders
Leaders from the ASEAN have said that the RCEP will boost global trade
Difficult trade-offs necessary for RCEP to be worthwhile: PM Lee Hsien Loong
Asean is keen to conclude a region-wide trade agreement with its key partners, but the pact must have substance to be worthwhile, said Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong