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China to deepen ties with ASEAN by upgrading free trade agreement
China has said it will finish negotiations on upgrading the China-ASEAN Free Trade Area called CAFTA by the end of this year, said Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli on Friday.
EEU aims to strengthen trade with ASEAN
Russian Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said the EEU acknowledged Southeast Asia’s vast economic potential and was looking at expanding free trade agreements (FTAs) with ASEAN member states.
ASEAN govts should consider incentives for flexible employment arrangements
ASEAN governments should consider giving further incentives for expenses incurred by employers in implementing flexible employment arrangements.
Taiwan and Vietnam to start talks on new investment agreement
Vietnam has agreed to start talks on a new Taiwan-Vietnam Bilateral Investment Agreement to provide more protection for Taiwanese businessmen investing in the Southeast Asian country.
ASEAN and China to strive to end talks on upgraded FTA
Chinese commerce minister Gao Hucheng said that both China and ASEAN have agreed to strive to bring to an end their negotiation on an upgraded version of the China-ASEAN Free Trade Area (FTA) before the end of this year.
RCEP on track as China, Japan reach a deal
Southeast Asian countries and their trading partners will continue their talks on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) as China and Japan eventually agreed on certain thresholds for import duties
ASEAN wants AJCEP to be signed soon
ASEAN hopes to conclude and sign the ASEAN-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (AJCEP) soon
EU keen to resume trade talks with Asean, says business council
The European Union (EU) is keen on resuming Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations with Asean as it views the region as a growing economic powerhouse.
Relations Maurice/Singapour : vers un accord de partenariat économique
Les deux pays se dirigent vers un accord de partenariat économique afin d’établir un mécanisme collaboratif dans plusieurs domaines.
ASEAN puts last touches to economic community
With most of the high-priority measures in the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) blueprint already adopted, policymakers and businesses need to work closely on the remaining challenges to achieve benefits of full economic integration beyond 2015
Norway partners with ASEAN free trade bloc
ASEAN foreign ministers accepted Norway as a Sectoral Dialogue Partner following Norway’s application early this year to establish a formal partnership with the Asian bloc.
Efta states asked to make PH their gateway to Asean
The Philippines is willing to “provide more openings” in the local services sector for the four-member states of the European Free Trade Association (Efta) under a proposed free trade agreement (FTA), if the bloc makes the country its hub in or main gateway to the Asean.
Q&A: How Southeast Asian economic zone could change region
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations aims to establish an economic community known as the AEC whose ultimate goal is said to allow free trade, investment and movement of workers between the 10 nations that make up the grouping
Malaysia-Pakistan trade set to improve this year
Malaysia-Pakistan tradeis expected to improve this year with the revival of Malaysia-Pakistan Closer Economic Partnership Agreement (MPCEPA)
Sri Lanka could join TPP, think of trade and investment as one: Razeen Sally
Sri Lanka could apply to be part of an evolving Trans-Pacific Partnership while pursuing a free trade agreement with the US
RCEP - draft IP text from ASEAN (Oct 2014)
As published by KEI
EU, Vietnam reach deal on free trade
The European Union and Vietnam reached an agreement in principle for a free trade agreement after two and a half years of negotiations
Indonesia raises non-tariff barrier to protect local batik against imports
Cheaper fabrics from Malaysia and China are flood in thanks to the ASEAN-China free-trade agreement.
China-ASEAN trade negotiations to be completed by year-end
Negotiations to upgrade the China-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement are expected to be concluded by the end of this year. China will expand two-way investment in major sectors involved in the Belt and Road Initiative, including big-ticket projects involving global production, industrial parks and other cross-border projects.
Govt contemplates keeping gold jewellery out of all FTAs through re-negotiations
The move is expected to act as a damage control after gold jewellery from third countries under the India-Thailand FTA and the India-ASEAN FTA has flooded the Indian markets