Chile and Panama signed a tree trade agreement that severs 98 percent trade tariffs, 15 years in Panama and 10 years in Chile.
New Zealand and Singapore are encouraging other countries to join the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement, dubbed the "P4" that also includes Chile and Brunei.
"I felt like I was negotiating with US interest groups, not with the US government," says Alicia Frohmann, one of Chile’s chief negotiators on the US-Chile FTA, to Korean negotiators.
The Ministers of Health of ten South American countries issued a
joint declaration on intellectual property committing themselves to
avoid "TRIPS plus" provisions in bilateral and regional trade agreements,
to facilitate the use of compulsory licensing and parallel importing and to
avoid broadening the scope of patentability and the extension of
The Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (P4) is the latest attempt to bind the policy options of present and future New Zealand governments to a global liberalisation agenda that is facing a crisis.
South Korea hopes to establish free trade agreements (FTAs) with other Latin American and Caribbean countries following one with Chile, Vice Finance and Economy Minister Kwon Tae-shin said Sunday.
Some experts like Choi Sei-kyun, a research director at the Korea Rural Economic Institute, underlined in his latest research report that it is still too early to gauge the effect of the bilateral free trade deal on domestic farmers, despite the relatively rapid rise in Chilean agricultural imports.
Thailand and Chile have agreed to complete a feasibility study this year to help pave the way for a free trade agreement (FTA) between the two countries. Thailand and Colombia have also agreed that developing an FTA was a possibility.
Speech by Rt Honorable Helen Clark of the New Zealabd government
Chilean President-elect Michelle Bachelet and Hidenao Nakagawa, policy chief of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party, agreed Friday that the two countries should accelerate efforts toward signing a bilateral free trade agreement.
Chile, the world’s top copper producer, signed a partial trade deal with India on Wednesday, obtaining easier access for the red metal to Asia, where more copper is used than anywhere else.
India today signed a Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) with Chile, which, in the words of Shri Kamal Nath, Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, marks a “watershed in ties between the two countries as it will impart a new dimension to our trade relations in the times to come”.
Chile and Peru began another round of negotiations on Economic Complementation Agreement (ACE) on Monday, and discussed in particular cross-border services and investments.
India and Chile will sign a preferential trade agreement (PTA). The two sides will sign the agreement tomorrow in the presence of the commerce and industry minister, Mr Kamal Nath.
Japanese and Chilean officials agreed to continue talks aimed at forging a free trade accord swiftly, government officials said Friday.
The Union Cabinet today approved signing of Preferential Trade Agreement between India and Chile which will pave the way for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two countries.
Free Trade Agreement (FTA) initiatives with Pakistan, Australia and New Zealand are expected to be completed this year, Malaysia’s International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Rafidah Aziz said Tuesday. She also said that FTA negotiations with the US and India would also begin this year, followed by the launch of a joint feasibility study for a possible FTA between Malaysia and Chile.
Japan and Chile will hold their first official negotiations aimed at sealing a bilateral free trade agreement on Feb. 23-24 in Tokyo.
Panama and Chile signed a free trade deal here on Saturday, ending their 15th round of Free Trade Agreement (FTA) talks.
Chile and Thailand held their first round of pre-free trade talks in Santiago in January 2005, and are set to hold the next round Monday through Friday next week in Bangkok.