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The potential China-Uruguay trade deal risks fracturing Mercosur
Montevideo is pushing ahead with FTA talks with China – ignoring warnings from neighbors about possible legal and trade action if Uruguay negotiates outside the bloc.
Why Britain joining the CPTPP is clearly not about the economy
‘Global Britain’ needs new friends and trading partners as the economic harm from Brexit becomes clear.
PNG-China relationship must be built on trade and investment: Minister
A consultant committee has been selected to take the lead in completing a feasibility study into the viability of having a free trade agreement between the two countries.
Uruguay-China’s FTA is “improving” at a slower pace, President Lacalle says
The President of Uruguay stated that negotiations with Chinese authorities are “progressing”. However, the processes of the Asian country advance at a “slower” pace, the head of the South American Government said.
China’s trade in goods with BRI countries doubled in past ten years
China aims to promote the signing of free trade agreements with more countries and accelerate the development of a free trade zone network covering the entire BRI-related region.
Ministry preps mini-FTA with Shenzhen
The Thailand Commerce Ministry clinched a memorandum of understanding to form a deeper trade partnership through a mini-free trade agreement (mini-FTA) with Shenzhen in China.
China pushes for resurrection of EU investment deal
China has stepped up lobbying of European Union decision-makers to revive a planned investment deal in its latest effort to improve ties with the Brussels-based bloc, but big hurdles remain to put the accord back on track.
China, Ecuador conclude FTA negotiation; both sides will strive to sign the deal as soon as possible: MOFCOM
China has concluded free trade agreement (FTA) negotiation with Ecuador, and the two sides will continue following works involving legal document review, translation, and implement domestic procedures needed by each country to sign the FTA as soon as possible.
China to accelerate negotiations on version 3.0 of China-ASEAN FTA
China will accelerate the negotiations on version 3.0 of the China-ASEAN free trade agreement, and make new contributions to the establishment of the China-ASEAN comprehensive strategic partnership.
Cautious China approves GMO alfalfa import after decade-long wait
Beijing promised to speed up access to its market under the Phase 1 trade deal concluded with the United States in 2020.
China’s South America free-trade deal to have ‘clear impact’, but may irk US by seeking opportunities in its ‘backyard’
The election of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as president of Brazil has raised the possibility of a free-trade deal between China and the Southern Common Market (Mercosur).
China willing to accelerate FTA talks with Nicaragua: senior official
China is willing to accelerate comprehensive FTA negotiations with Nicaragua, promoting bilateral development in deepening mutually beneficial cooperation.
China-ASEAN negotiations enter next round
The first round of consultations on the 3.0 version of the China-ASEAN Free Trade Area negotiations was launched between China and the bloc, according to China’s Ministry of Commerce.
Why a China-GCC free trade agreement might be a game changer
It would open up opportunities in sectors such as renewables, technology, manufacturing and tourism, analysts say.
China-Gulf states free trade pact high on agenda
Foreign Minister Qin Gang called for a China-Gulf free trade zone to be established as soon as possible in a telephone conversation with his Saudi Arabian counterpart Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud.
Lula urges EU-South America regional trade deal before China talks
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva called for the South American trade bloc Mercosur to urgently seal a free trade agreement with the European Union before negotiating with China.
Brazilian foreign minister: Uruguay’s agreement with China would ’destroy’ Mercosur
Free-trade agreement between Uruguay and China would destroy Mercosur by contradicting the bloc’s integration policies, declares Brazilian Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira.
US to aggressively push for digital trade rules in Asia in 2023
The goal is to quickly create shared rules for the region, particularly in the digital sector, and to regain the initiative in the US-China contest for economic leadership in Asia.
How Chinese companies are challenging national security decisions that could delay 5G network rollout
A relatively new strategy for China is to challenge national security decisions before international tribunals using a method called investor-state dispute settlement.
US, Taiwan talks raise hopes for free-trade pact, analysts say
Talks under way in Taipei between Taiwanese and US officials could pave the way for the two sides to sign a free-trade agreement in four areas, according to analysts.