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RCEP members encouraged to harmonize rules
Members of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership can further improve the alignment of operational guidelines across key sectors such as competition policy and trade in services to elevate mutual openness, said trade experts and foreign scholars on Sunday.
Trans-Pacific trade deal in effect in all member states
A major trans-Pacific trade deal has come into force in all 11 countries that originally signed it. This comes after the Southeast Asian nation of Brunei completed its ratification process.
Brunei ratifies CPTPP trade deal
Brunei Darussalam has ratified the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
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.
Brunei becomes sixth country to ratify RCEP
Brunei has ratified the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, the world’s largest free trade agreement, almost one year after signing the 15-nation pact.
Brunei to host the RCEP Interim Joint Committee meeting
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Interim Joint Committee is to hold a virtual meeting on 30 January 2021 and will be the first joint committee meeting since the formal signing of the RCEP agreement.
Trade commitments between Brunei and Hong Kong to take effect
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government said that the commitments relating to Hong Kong and Brunei member state, under the trade and and investment agreements between Hong Kong and ASEAN, will enter into force on Oct 20.
As Western banks leave, China adds Brunei to new silk road
Total Chinese investment in Brunei is now estimated at $4.1 billion.
US amenable to trade talks with Japan, 4 other TPP members: USTR
In 2018, the Trump administration will continue efforts to build stronger, better and fairer trading relationships with Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia, New Zealand and Brunei.
Pakistan exploring PTA prospects to boost garment exports
Eyeing to boost its garment and other textile items exports, the Government of Pakistan is exploring the prospects of Preferential Trade Agreements (PTAs) with various countries.
Free Trade Agreement
Yang Berhormat Dato Paduka Haji Idris stated that Brunei Darussalam has joined several Free Trade Agreements or FTAs, which bring benefits such as the exemption of import tax to relevant countries and threw open opportunities for export markets.
Acting Chief Justice attends forum in China
Acting Chief Justice/High Court Judge, Justice Datin Paduka Hayati of Brunei Darussalam Supreme Court represented Brunei at the China-Asean High-Level Judges Conference on the invitation of the President of the High People’s Court of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region was the
EU plans two-track approach for FTA
The European Union (EU) under the French presidency will focus on bilateral approaches in parallel with a bloc-to-bloc discussions with Asean on a free trade agreement, according to the French ambassador to Thailand.
India, Brunei to sign bilateral investment agreement
India and Brunei Darussalam will be signing an agreement on bilateral investment and protection and three other MoUs in different areas to further strengthen their bilateral cooperation.
US working on new Pacific trade accord, people say
The Bush administration is preparing to negotiate an agreement linking the US, Chile, Singapore, Brunei and New Zealand in a Pacific-region accord to reduce barriers to trade and foreign investment, according to lobbyists briefed by the US trade office.
Japan-Brunei FTA (2007)
Japan inks FTA with Brunei for stable energy supply
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah signed a free trade agreement between their countries in Tokyo on Monday, with Japan seeking stable energy supply from the resource-rich Southeast Asian nation.
Japan, Brunei to sign FTA in Tokyo
Japan and Brunei will sign a free trade agreement next week aimed at cutting tariffs and ensuring a stable supply of natural gas to Japan from the Southeast Asian country, an official said Friday.
US holds talks with Philippines, Brunei to improve market access
The United States held separate talks with the Philippines and Brunei this week on steps to enhance market access for a range of products. The talks were held under the bilateral Trade and Investment Framework Agreements (TIFA) between the United States and the two Southeast Asian nations.
Brunei, US officials study ways to expand bilateral trade
The United States trade representatives and Brunei government officials yesterday discussed how trade relations can be further expanded as well as what the US can do to support the sultanate’s efforts to diversify its economy.