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ASEAN finalises common position on RCEP
ASEAN is ready for the next move to negotiate the remaining 13 chapters of the trade deal together as a bloc at the upcoming senior economic officials’ meeting to be held at the end of this month in Melbourne, Australia.
ASEAN masses behind China as it pushes world’s biggest free trade pact
Southeast Asian leaders look determined to make progress on the world’s largest commercial pact, the China-led Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership during the two-day Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit which gets underway in Bangkok, Thailand, on Saturday.
Iswaran: RCEP will unite region, bring opportunities for all
He notes India’s concerns over trade deal, says it would be a loss if it was not part of pact.
ASEAN seeks conclusion of China-led trade deal this year: Thai PM
Southeast Asian leaders are eager to sign a sweeping China-led trade pact by the end of this year, Thailand’s prime minister said Friday, with further talks expected at a Bangkok summit on the world’s biggest commercial deal.
Thailand hopeful of RCEP deal despite scant progress
Thailand maintains the RCEP historic deal involving 16 economies can be finalised by November.
Asean-Hong Kong FTA enters force to begin intra-regional tariff removals
Five members of the ASEAN have implemented a FTA with Hong Kong to remove tariffs, improve access for intra-regional service providers and eliminate pervasive non-tariff barriers to trade.
Thailand seeks restart of trade negotiations with EU
Thailand is ready to resume negotiations for a free-trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union (EU) once the new government is established, as officials seek to offset the decline in global trade, according to a leading trade official.
Mahathir’s tilt to China smooths the way for Beijing in Southeast Asia
Always known as a fiercely non-aligned leader, Malaysia’s Prime Minister has changed his tune on the Belt and Road.
Malaysian minister: ‘Palm oil is a deal-braker for EU-ASEAN trade relations’
Malaysian minister warned that Malaysia would adopt retaliatory measures to penalise European products if the ban goes ahead as planned. Furthermore, the ASEAN will not sign a partnership agreement with the EU unless palm oil is allowed again.
FTA between China’s Hong Kong, 3 ASEAN nations to take effect in June
As part of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Hong Kong andASEAN, tariff reduction and services market access between Hong Kong and three ASEAN members will come into force in June
Thailand forwards 100 tariff lines to include in proposed FTA
Thailand has forwarded a list of 100 products to Pakistan to include in the proposed free trade agreement (FTA) with the South East Asian country.
Economic diplomacy: ASEAN trade, BRI deals and ageing Asia
Australia keep up its process of integration with the ASEAN, even though it now has bilateral agreements with four ASEAN members.
Malaysia signs Asean trade in services agreement
Malaysia has signed the Asean Trade in Services Agreement (ATISA) and the Fourth Protocol to Amend the Asean Comprehensive Investment Agreement (ACIA).
RCEP trade pact likely to be concluded in November: ASEAN chief Lim Jock Hoi
An Asiawide free trade deal involving 16 countries will likely be concluded in November at a summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to be held in Thailand.
The risk of e-commerce provisions in the RCEP
ASEAN members will need to resist the new normative regime proposal if they are to maintain their regulatory sovereignty and the policy space to capitalize on the 21st century digital revolution.
Asean, Japan sign protocol revising regional free trade treaty
The ASEAN and Japan signed the first protocol to amend the Asean-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement.
Mercosur hopes to become main food supplier of ASEAN
The South American trade bloc Mercosur hopes to become a main food supplier of the ASEAN in the next 50 years
Myanmar parliament approves Asean-Hong Kong investment agreement
Myanmar’s Union Parliament approved an agreement on investment between the ASEAN and China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR).
ASEAN mulling possibility to start talks over free trade deal with EAEU - Sergey Lavrov
ASEAN is considering the possibility to start negotiations with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) on creation of a free trade agreement
India seeks better trade, connectivity with ASEAN
India is hoping that better connectivity will help boost trade ties with ASEAN and decrease its trade deficit with the 10-member bloc