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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
ASEAN and Japan to ink revamped economic pact in March
Japan and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are finalizing updates to their economic partnership agreement to resolve shelved issues on liberalizing the investment and service fields, completing a deal that took effect over a decade ago.
How the CPTPP could widen inequality
The ways that the CPTPP could harm developing countries and widen inequality
ASEAN – Hong Kong FTA likely to come into force in 2019
The ASEAN – Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is now in its final stage and is hoped to take effect within 2019.
Asean credibility at stake if RCEP not concluded this year, forum hears
Concluding the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will be the biggest challenge during Thailand’s Asean chairmanship this year.
Leiking hopes RCEP talks can be concluded by year’s end
Malaysian Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI) Datuk Darell Leiking is hopeful that the ongoing negotiations on the RCEP will be concluded by the end of the year.
Thailand to push RCEP deal
Thailand, as Asean chair, will push for conclusion of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations by the year-end in order to counterbalance the negative impacts of the US-China trade war.
Laos cuts import tariffs on over 8,000 ASEAN goods
Lao authorities have reduced import tariffs on 8,536 items to zero as part of efforts in establishing the ASEAN Free Trade Area, which currently Laos is already flooded with foreign product.
India’s FTAs with ASEAN, Japan and Korea have widened trade deficit: Study
Over the past decade, India’s trade imbalance vis-à-vis its existing CEPA partners has steadily increased, says a study by Third World Network.
Canada wants free trade deal with southeast Asian nations: Trudeau
Canada wants to walk down the path towards a free trade agreement with a bloc of 10 Asian nations as early as next spring.
Beijing, ASEAN upgrade FTA protocol
China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have upgraded the protocol of their free trade agreement to build the largest free trade zone among developing countries.
Korea seeks trade pacts with ASEAN members, agrees to cooperate for regional pact
Seoul agreed to launch a feasibility study on a free trade agreement with Malaysia and resume stalled trade pact negotiations with Indonesia.
17th AEC Council meeting held in Singapore
ASEAN Economic Ministers and AEC Ministers signed the ASEAN Agreement on e-Commerce, concluded the ASEAN Trade in Services Agreement (ATISA) and finalised the fourth protocol to amend the ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement (ACIA).
Lack of FTA reciprocity, non-tariff barriers have hit India’s refined copper exports: Study
Lack of reciprocity in India’s existing free trade agreements (FTA), inverted duty structure, hidden subsidies in Asean economies like cheap electricity provision and non-tariff barriers in developed countries have hit India’s exports of refined copper, a study has said.
Singapore, EU ink landmark free trade agreement
Singapore and the European Union (EU) on Friday (Oct 19) inked a landmark trade deal that will eliminate tariffs and give businesses across various sectors, especially small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), better market access.
EU - S’pore FTA on track for ratification
Ahead of Singapore and the European Union signing a landmark free trade pact today, Europe’s top trade official is confident that it will be ratified by the European Parliament and enter into force by early next year.
TPP takes back seat as Malaysia sets sights on early conclusion to RCEP trade deal
Malaysia is putting a premium on a free trade deal led by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, its trade minister told The Japan Times in a recent interview, while also apparently relegating the Japan-backed Trans-Pacific Partnership to the back burner for the time being.
PM Lee Hsien Loong to visit Austria, Belgium, and sign EU-Singapore FTA
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong arrives in Austria on Wednesday (Oct 17) for an official visit, and will travel on to Belgium for a biennial summit of leaders from Asia and Europe.
Plan to upgrade China-ASEAN trade agreement unveiled
Chinese Vice-Premier announced that China will work with ASEAN to upgrade the China-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement signed in 2004 and accelerate talks for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.