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Zero chance’ of Thailand FTA under junta, Commission official says
The suspended Free Trade Agreement with Thailand will “never be ratified” whilst the country is under a military dictatorship, a top aide to EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom admitted
S2B statement on EU-Myanmar investment treaty
The Seattle to Brussels Network call upon the European Commission not to push through with the negotiations for an investment treaty with Myanmar as it will not help but hurt democratic transition.
Protecting profits over people
Burma is in the process of formulating an investment law which would give investors full compensation if government regulations impact their profits
Myanmar and Israel sign an agreement to cement bilateral trade
Israeli Ambassador to Myanmar Hagay M Behar and DICA director general Aung Naing signed a reciprocal promotion and protection of investments agreement in Yangon yesterday.
A practical look at the 2013 Myanmar-Japan bilateral investment treaty
On 25 December 2013, Japan and Myanmar signed their first bilateral investment treaty.
S2B statement and Burmese CSO letter against EU-Myanmar Investment Treaty
A letter by over 70 Burmese CSOs plus a statement by the Seattle to Brussels Network on the EU-Myanmar bilateral investment treaty negotiations.
EU Trade Commissioner travels to SE Asia to boost trade ties with Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar
De Gucht’s arrival in Hanoi will coincide with the start of the 7th round of talks for an EU-Vietnam free trade agreement, while in Burma the Commissioner is expected to launch negotiations for an EU-Burma investment protection agreement.
Korea and Myanmar sign investment guarantee treaty
The governments of Myanmar and Korea have signed an investment guarantee agreement to protect companies like POSCO and Daewoo International operating in Burma.
Experts warn Myanmar about risks with investment treaties
International experts have warned that the use of investment treaty ‘Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS)’ for attracting foreign investments into Myanmar is risky as it grants the investors the right to initiate dispute settlement proceedings against the government under international laws.
US, Myanmar sign trade, investment framework deal
The US and Myanmar signed Tuesday a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA), creating a platform for "ongoing dialogue and cooperation" on trade and investment issues between the two countries.
US could waive duties on imports from Burma
The United States is reviewing trade relations with Burma in a move that could end import duties on thousands of goods from the Southeast Asian country
Burma hopes for end of EU tariffs
Burmese authorities are now discussing the lifting of tariff taxes with European countries under the EU-Asean Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
India, Myanmar agree to step up trade & economic ties, fight terrorism
New Delhi/India today extended a $ 500 million line of credit to the Government of Myanmar as the two countries signed 12 agreements for cooperation in various areas and agreed on a vision for the future in the pursuit of the common good - bilaterally, regionally and globally.
Can Burma re-open Asean free trade talks with EU?
From pariah state to pivotal partner in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean)—that’s the emerging view among many members states who see a liberalizing Burma as holding the key to better access to markets outside the region.
ASEAN’s newer members and the Asian noodle bowl: coming to grips with multilateralism
Jayant Menon discusses the trade policy challenges faced by Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Viet Nam (CLMV)—the newest members of ASEAN. The paper concludes that the multilateralised single-rate system is a better alternative to the multiple-rate system and thus suggests that CLMV countries should follow the original ASEAN members and multilateralize their CEPT tariff preferences. It encourages both old and new members to do the same, especially in the context of proliferating ASEAN+1 FTAs
Expectations, Burma case derail FTA
Continuing political turmoil in the military-ruled Burma have caused major hurdles in the proposed free-trade deals being negotiated by members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations with the European Union, Canada and the United States.
India, Myanmar ink bilateral agreements
India and Myanmar have signed Bilateral Investment Promotion Agreement (BIPA) and agreements on banking arrangements.
India-Myanmar trade and investment talks
Union Minister of State for Commerce and Power Jairam Ramesh is heading an official delegation for trade and investment talks with the Government of Myanmar in Mandalay today where he will take up the issue of expanding trade centres along the 1600-kms India-Myanmar border.
India seeks expansion of border trade with Myanmar
India would seek to expand border trade by opening more trading points along the 1,600-km border it shares with Myanmar during the two-day talks to be held at Mandalay in that country beginning Tuesday.