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Analyzing China’s TPP bid
China applied to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and some analysts see it as a Chinese declaration that even with the elimination of tariffs, the country’s products can hold their own now.
Parliamentary committee recommends that UK and Taiwan should join the CPTPP, but not China
Australian trade committee recommends that Australia support the applications of the UK and Taiwan, but places conditions on support for China’s accession.
China to further open services sector
China’s commitments under RCEP will will usher in a new era of liberalization in the country’s services industry.
Serbia to sign free trade deal with China by year-end - Vucic
Serbia and China will sign a free trade agreement by the end of 2022 at the latest, Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic said.
China, Pakistan ink new CPEC agreement
China and Pakistan on Friday signed a new agreement on industrial cooperation as part of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) plan during Prime Minister Imran Khan’s on-going visit to Beijing.
Pakistan renegotiates terms and tariff for 2nd phase of FTA with China
Pakistan has started deliberations with China to renegotiate the terms and tariff lines for the second phase of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA), this was revealed by officials of the Ministry Of Commerce.
Xi meets Middle East leaders, vowing to enhance cooperation with GCC and accelerate FTA talks
Chinese President Xi Jinping met up with leaders from the Gulf countries, underlining strengthening the cooperation with the regional countries in speeding up free trade negotiation.
Chinese customs to trial some CPTPP rules in pilot free trade zones
Chinese customs will trial part of the rules of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership in some of China’s pilot free trade zones, according to the country’s customs authority.
US calls for ’concrete action’ from China to meet Phase 1 purchase commitments
US officials called for "concrete action" from China to make good on its commitment to purchase $200 billion in additional US goods and services under the "Phase 1" trade deal signed by former President Trump.
Ecuador sees trade deal with China at end of year, debt talks to begin
Ecuador expects to pull together a trade deal with China at the end of this year and will begin formal debt re-negotiations with the Asian country.
RCEP: A geopolitical gain for China
China has won a big geopolitical win with the RCEP as the deal improves Asia’s economic connectivity closing to China’s economic orbit as a result of tighter integration.
Taiwan’s dual challenges in joining the CPTPP
Since both Taiwan and the People’s Republic of China announced their intentions to join the CPTPP in September 2021, discussions about their relative chances of success have largely centered around a binary construct.
Huawei takes Sweden to court following 5G ban
Huawei said that it has initiated arbitration proceedings against Sweden under the World Bank Group after the Nordic country banned the Chinese tech giant from rolling out its 5G products.
What’s next for the long-awaited China-Japan-South Korea FTA?
Will RCEP be able to accelerate the negotiation process for the China-Japan-South Korea free trade agreement?
China, Ecuador explore FTA talks, sign MOU on investment and economic cooperation
China and Ecuador are actively exploring the negotiation of a free trade agreement and have completed a feasibility study on the issue.
OTE calls for revision of trade agreements disadvantageous to Tunisia
The worsening trade deficit with China and Turkey is contributing to the draining of foreign exchange reserves and seriously threatens local production, according to a review.
China misses trade deal targets, raising pressure on Biden
The landmark trade deal signed in 2020 between the world’s two largest economies failed to reduce the bilateral trade deficit.
As Manila deliberates on RCEP, China looms large
In the Philippine, RCEP ratification was distracted by the pandemic and typhoon response. The coming May polls may present some hurdles in fast-tracking accession to RCEP.
CPEC phase-II much broader
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor phase-II is much broader in scope and focuses on relocation of industries, agriculture sector modernisation, cooperation in science and technology, said Pakistan’s Ambassador to China.
China and Gulf states pledge to ’inject new impetus’ into talks on free trade agreement
Beijing and Gulf states say they are committed to reviving long-dormant talks aimed at reaching a free trade agreement, as they look to strengthen ties and deepen economic cooperation in the face of strained relations with the West.