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Korea calls for digital pact with ASEAN under FTA framework
Korea suggested a new agreement on digital technology and systems with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries under their free trade pact in a move to further bolster bilateral economic ties, Seoul’s trade ministry said.
‘Indo-Pacific Economic Framework’ not a blessing to Asia
The US has been trumpeting that its IPEF will bring prosperity to the region. But its sole purpose is to advance the “Indo-Pacific Strategy” and key interests of the U.S. instead of driving post-pandemic recovery, development and prosperity of the region.
Fisherfolk face eviction threats in West Bengal, says AIFFWF
The AIFFWF, in its organisational report, also highlighted the eviction of 2,250 families of fisherfolk, involved in small-scale fishing, from a lake spread over 10,187 acres.
Bangladesh may hold talks with ASEAN countries to sign FTA: Philippine envoy
After the graduation to a developing nation, Bangladesh may take the initiative for holding discussions with ASEAN countries to sign free trade agreement, Philippine Ambassador said.
Canada-ASEAN trade deal touted as gateway to North American markets
The proposed ASEAN-Canada free trade agreement holds the potential to broaden Philippine goods’ access to North American markets, the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry said.
Farmer union rep vows Indian people will resist FTAs
Interview with Vijoo Krishnan, joint secretary of All India Kisan Sabha (or All India Peasants Union) regarding current India FTAs negotiations.
ASEAN-Canada FTA negotiations expected to conclude during next Presidential term
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said the conclusion of negotiations with Canada for a free trade agreement (FTA) with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is expected to come some time after the Duterte administration steps down on June 30.
Bangladesh agog to sign FTA with ASEAN
Bangladesh now works vigorously to sign free-trade agreement (FTA) with ASEAN before LDC graduation to make up for loss of preferential trading facility following exit from the poor-country club.
Cambodia picks up pace on improving ASEAN-NZ-Oz FTA
Cambodia has been accelerating negotiations on remaining issues to revamp the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA) to meet its 2022 year-end deadline.
Joint statement on EU trade agreements
Orgalim, along with a wide coalition of European industry stakeholders, urges the EU institutions and Member States to open new markets for trade and investment and promoting rules-based free trade.
India is in discussion with ASEAN to start FTA review: Patel
India is in discussion with the 10-nation bloc ASEAN for initiating the review of the free-trade agreement in goods between the two regions to seek more market access for domestic products.
Palm oil attacks? Why EU’s latest sustainability plans risk alienating Indonesia amid free trade talks
Palm oil industry experts have warned that the European Union’s (EU) latest proposed regulations on deforestation carry major risk of upsetting Indonesia amidst ongoing free-trade negotiations.
Lopez pushes PH-EU FTA for more stable economic relations
Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon M. Lopez cited the need to elevate the Philippine-EU trade and investment relations to new heights via a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) to give the two parties’ bilateral relations more stability.
Canada, South Asian bloc to begin free-trade talks in effort to diversify from China
Canada is launching free-trade talks with a major group of southeast Asian countries as it seeks to diversify from China and find new ways of coping with a snarled global supply chain.
Cabinet okays Asean-Canada FTA framework
The cabinet yesterday approved the negotiation framework for the Asean-Canada free trade agreement (FTA), hoping the pact will help open a gateway for Thailand into North America.
Prime Minister calls for early review of India-ASEAN FTA
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for an early review of the ASEAN India Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in goods that the country has been insisting on to help Indian businesses gain better market access in the region.
FTAs need to be reworked
India is currently faced with the challenge of rebalancing its trade strategies because of some significant changes occurring in the global economic environment. Further, India is looking to fast-track its FTA negotiations with countries such as the US, the UK, Australia, the EU, Canada and the UAE.
The Asia-Pacific’s Free Trade Disagreements
While competition among FTA styles can drive innovation, it does present a key problem for non-super-sized economies: knowing which one to adhere to. For all the new ideas they offer, the various deals available within the Asia-Pacific are often inconsistent and cannot exist comfortably side by side.
China, Brunei call for RCEP trade agreement’s early entry into force at Asean meeting
Leaders of China and Brunei called for bringing the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) into force at an early date.
Canada wants to deepen trade ties with ASEAN
A free trade agreement between the ASEAN and Canada will be a win-win for all sides, particularly in the context of economies that are struggling to come out of the pandemic, Canada’s Prime Minister said.