China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is expected to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) with the Association of Southeastern Asian Nations (ASEAN) by 2016, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said on Sunday.
The European Union and a Southeast Asian bloc will reevaluate the possibilities of a regional free trade agreement (FTA) at the end of this year, officials said Sunday.
The launch of the Asean Economic Community this year will see an increase in trade flows, but also more problems such as money laundering and fraud, OCBC Bank chief executive Samuel Tsien said on Wednesday.
Pakistan’s National Assembly was informed that the government is in process to ink Free Trade Agreement–II with China and also efforts were in process to sign Free Trade Agreements with ASEAN countries.
ASEAN will officially call itself a single market by year’s end, but “big things” like seamless travel within the 10-nation bloc would only come in 2020, Malaysia’s trade minister told AFP in an interview.
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India’s free trade agreement (FTA) in services and investments with 10-member ASEAN Grouping will come into force from July this year, paving the way for freer movement of professionals and further investment opportunities.
While bilateral free trade agreements, as a means to further the market-opening and rule-making agenda, have been globally picking up steam, there have also been parallel efforts to usher in a plethora of regional trade agreements and economic unions.
It is projected that ASEAN could face an annual trade deficit with China as high as US$30 billion within five years under the ASEAN-China Free Trade Agreement
The Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) between Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan may establish a free trade zone with the Asia-Pacific countries, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday.
China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will accelerate negotiations on upgrading the China-ASEAN Free Trade Area in 2015, a Chinese government official said on Thursday.
Hong Kong expects to have a free trade agreement with Asean economies in place by 2016, government officials said yesterday as they sketched out a timeline for progress on trade talks that began in July.
In line with the recently concluded EU-Singapore free trade agreement and reflecting the growing importance of Asean as an economic entity, the EU-Asean Business Council (EU-ABC) today formally announced its constitution as an independent body.
If you thought India’s services trade agreement with Asean is going to open the doors for Indian professionals to work in the 10-member trading bloc, you may be in for a surprise. Similar agreements with Japan and South Korea — which the government said will help Indian nurses, architects and even yoga professionals have not resulted in any visas.
Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong thinks more FTAs between Asia and Europe would bring out linkages, especially an EU-ASEAN free trade pact.
the peasant group Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) picketed the Department of Agriculture opposing the planned participation of the Philippines to next year’s ASEAN integration, calling it “a mockery of World Food Day and gateway to intense land-grabbing, hunger, and poverty.”
EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht has said the EU-ASEAN free trade agreement negotiations could be revived once the ASEAN Economic Community is in place (end 2015).
Barely a month after the government sealed the trade pact in services and investments with the Asean, an internal assessment of the deal that has been placed before the Cabinet Secretariat concludes that India has got “almost nothing” by signing the agreement.
Indonesian fishermen will suffer more when the ASEAN Economic Community is implemented in 2015, the environmentalist organization Walhi said.
India has signed the free trade agreement (FTA) in services and investments with 10-member ASEAN, paving the way for freer movement of professionals and further opening opportunities for investments.