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US-led Asia trade pact eyes clean energy, supply chains
US President Joe Biden has announced a new economic framework deal for Asia-Pacific designed to boost investment in clean energy infrastructure, drive decarbonisation efforts and strengthen regional supply chains.
EU wants to sign stalled trade agreements, but with Mercosur objections persist
The European Union aims to finalize and sign at least three stalled trade agreements this year as the bloc looks to reinforce strategic alliances amid the turmoil caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Meat from cows kept in cruel conditions to be imported from Australia under UK trade deal
Cattle transported for up to 48 hours without eating and drinking included in post-Brexit deal hailed by Boris Johnson.
Russian war leads EU bloc to push for faster trade deals
A group of European Union countries are pushing to kick start negotiations on stalled free-trade agreements as Russia’s war with Ukraine threatens the bloc’s economic and security interests.
No duty concession on 29.8% of India’s product categories under FTA with Australia
Some of the products India has kept in the exclusion category without offering any concession to Australia in the Free Trade Agreement include milk and other dairy products, walnut, chickpeas, pistachio nut, wheat, rice, most medical devices, etc.
Australia-India FTA (Apr 2022)
Australia hopes digital trade agreement with India by the year-end
Australia expects to sign a Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement with India by the year-end, which will include a deal on digital trade that it said will further facilitate bilateral trade.
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.
After India-Aus FTA, Indian pharma industry sees global opportunities
After the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement signed between India and Australia, the domestic pharmaceutical industry is seeing a plethora of opportunities for international trade.
India’s trade pacts: A toss-up between strategic interests, economic gains
After a long hiatus, India has resumed its engagement with trade pacts. To what extent do these deals weigh on economic considerations? More importantly, how similar are they to strategic alliances?
India-Australia trade pact pushes back against ’panda in the room’
Both members of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue along with the U.S. and Japan, look to manage difficult relations with China and promote a "free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific."
Australia-India Free Trade Agreement cheered by wine exporters and sheep farmers, but dairy and grain miss out
Australian wine exporters and sheep farmers are among those who will see tariffs significantly reduced but the dairy and grain industries are calling for better deals.
Morrison government’s trade deal with India leaves workers at risk of exploitation, unions say
Australian unions have raised fears the Morrison government’s trade deal with India will fuel the growth of temporary, employer-sponsored migration – a trend they say leaves workers “highly vulnerable to exploitation”.
Australia, India sign trade deal in virtual ceremony
Australia formally signed a trade deal with India as the two nations signalled an intention to forge closer trade ties.
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.
S. Korea, Australia discuss US-proposed economic framework, supply chains
Top trade officials of South Korea and Australia vowed to boost cooperation on the US-led economic initiative in the Indo-Pacific region and other trade issue.
Govt urged to adapt its approach to secure trade deal with India
There are calls for the government to adapt its strategy to reach a free trade deal with India - after Australia reached a deal with the nation.
Negotiations to begin on US Indo-Pacific trade pact, but more details needed
It remains unclear as to whether the agreement will be legally binding, whether it will contain dispute resolution mechanisms, and whether it will be an ‘all in’ agreement or allow parties to choose what they sign up to.
UK farmers must compete with ‘cruel and unsustainable’ farming practices due to Australia trade deal
Post-Brexit agreement contains ‘no safeguards’ for environmental protections or animal welfare, campaigners warn.
Australia says ’very close’ to finalising free-trade agreement with India
A free trade agreement between India and Australia has been more than 10 years in the making, with negotiations beginning in 2011 before being suspended four years later in 2015