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China urges RCEP members to include India in trade bloc
A Chinese state-run English daily said, “the countries involved in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership shouldn’t lose the chance to include India."
Australia still in the cold while NZ lands plum trade deal with China
Australian businesses in China have praised a New Zealand trade deal which overcomes prohibitive red tape and any unofficial go-slow at Chinese ports that can plague Australian exporters.
Japan seeks to keep India in China-backed regional trade pact
China aims to press ahead with 15 remaining RCEP members. Japan had sought to balance China by involving India.
CTU concerned with "upgrade" of China Free Trade Agreement
The CTU is concerned that the "upgrade" of the New Zealand-China Free Trade Agreement has not removed the threat of investor suits against the New Zealand government.
China presses Trump for more tariff roll-backs in ’phase one’ trade deal
China wants the US to drop 15% tariffs on about $125 billion worth of Chinese goods that went into effect on Sept. 1. It is also seeking relief from earlier 25% tariffs on about $250 billion of imports.
Free trade zones with the EAEU
The Eurasian Union is working diligently to sign FTA agreements with interested countries. Such agreements bolster the EAEU’s positions in the regional and global economy.
Europe ‘pushed off Beijing’s radar’ in China’s drive to seal US trade deal
China’s all-consuming focus on sealing a US trade deal forced its top trade negotiator to cancel a trip to Brussels, raising the risk of Europe being pushed “off a cliff”.
Opinion: The China-NZ FTA upgrade - why now?
New Zealand being granted an FTA upgrade right now rubs it in to Australia that only those who play nicely with China can expect rewards.
Navarro: US-China trade deal will take 3 phases
White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said the United States’ trade deal with China will require three phases.
NZ-China FTA upgrade negotiations conclude
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker have announced the conclusion of negotiations to upgrade New Zealand’s existing free trade agreement with China.
RCEP deal: Japan tries to convince China to relax demands on India
Sections of Indian industry, farmers and dairy sector have expressed concerns over the mega trade deal.
EAEU-China trade and economic cooperation agreement takes effect
The agreement on trade and economic cooperation between the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and China came into force on 25 October.
RCEP: Govt under pressure to abort the pact, if not delay it
Those who oppose RCEP fear the pact will allow China to get access to the Indian market, especially because 90 per cent of the products are expected to have tariff free movement in the region over the next 15 years.
At RCEP meet, India seeks 10% advantage over China in tariff removal
India has bargained a nearly 10% advantage over China in tariff elimination during the ongoing RCEP discussions in a move aimed to placate the domestic industry and pave the way for New Delhi to conclude negotiations.
US-Japan free-trade deal puts pork producers back on track
Implementation of the new US-Japan free trade agreement is expected to put US pork producers back on a level playing field in that market and help set the tone for future US free trade agreements.
China’s top diplomat says ’confident’ of investment deal with EU
Leaders on both sides agreed that the negotiations will lead to decisive progress by the end of the year, allowing a high-quality agreement to be concluded in 2020.
China inks several new deals with Samoa ahead of Pacific Island economic forum in Apia
The new agreements cover a range of areas, including education, e-commerce, investment, infrastructure and agriculture.
China, Mauritius sign free trade agreement
China and Mauritius signed a free trade agreement (FTA), the first FTA between China and an African country, according to the Ministry of Commerce (MOC).
Amid US-China truce, the Philippines and Taiwan are forging a progressive partnership
At the center of the intensifying rivalry are the Philippines and Taiwan, and the rest of other states in Southeast Asia, that will eventually face the tough choice between the US and China.
China says it’s working on trade agreement text with US
Chinese officials are working on the text of an agreement on trade in close contact with US negotiators, and have begun discussions on the next stage.