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Despite Chinese pressure, Sri Lanka wary of entering into free trade agreement
The ongoing economic crisis and challenges of penetrating the Chinese market are making Sri Lanka cautious about concluding a Free Trade Agreement with China, despite pressure.
UK wants closer ties with Indo-Pacific region - foreign minister
Britain is seeking to join the trans-Pacific trade pact known as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, which removes 95% of tariffs between its 11 members.
Advancing the free trade agreement strategy
China will advance its free trade agreement strategy to effectively connect domestic and foreign markets and relevant resources, in terms of “expanding scope, improving quality and raising efficiency”, according to the Commerce Ministry.
Belarus, China eager to sign free trade in services agreement
Belarus and China are interested in signing an agreement on free trade in services and on making investments.
Iran eyes free trade with SCO member states
Head of Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization said that President Ebrahim Raisi has stressed the need for establishing Free Trade Agreements with members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
Chinese firms skip over US tariffs by setting up shop in Mexico
Thanks to the country’s free-trade pact with the US and Canada, goods from Mexico can travel across the border duty-free, whereas one shipped to the US from China would be hit with a 25% tariff.
Trade agreement: Why India made a U-turn on free trade deals
Increased collaboration between countries like India, Australia, Japan and the US reflect their growing anxiety over China’s control over supply chains and its ability to disrupt them.
Chinese premier calls for quick progress in follow-up FTA talks with Korea
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang called for quick progress in follow-up free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations with Korea as he described the two countries as "inseparable" neighbors that should work together to defend supply chain stability.
China to implement negative list for cross-border trade in services
China will implement a negative list for cross-border trade in services, expand opening-up in the services sector and bolster digital trade to shore up economic growth, said government officials.
State of play in EU trade policy
After a slow year, the EU’s free trade agenda is picking up speed under the Czech EU Council presidency. Nevertheless, more momentum still seems to be on the unilateral trade measures currently being negotiated in the bloc.
Taiwan should abolish the ECFA
With China threatening waves of economic sanctions, whether to continue with the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement or abolish it has once more become the subject of debate.
Ecuador to sign a free trade agreement with China this year
Ecuador’s Production, Trade, and Investments Minister Julio Jose Prado announced that the administration of President Guillermo Lasso seeks to achieve a free trade agreement (FTA) with China this year.
Uruguay-China FTA negotiations raise tensions over Mercosur’s future
The recent Mercosur summit revealed strains in the bloc. As Uruguay moves for a free trade agreement with China, other members discuss consequences and call for unity.
China, Nicaragua begin talks for FTA; textile trade may get boost
China and Nicaragua are moving ahead for a comprehensive free trade agreement (FTA) and have formally established a bilateral intergovernmental economic and trade cooperation mechanism.
China, S Korea made substantial progress for 2nd phase FTA talk: MOFCOM
China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) said on Thursday that China and South Korea have made substantial progress in second-phase China-South Korea FTA talks.
Sri Lanka, China free trade agreement negotiations at a standstill
A senior government spokesperson of Sri Lanka said that there has been no positive response from China for the proposed debt restructuring programme despite taking steps to hasten the free trade agreement (FTA).
Uruguay, China to start formal negotiations on free trade agreement
Uruguay and China have decided to enter formal negotiations on a free trade agreement, Uruguayan President Luis Lacalle Pou said.
Nicaragua and China speed up implementation of free trade deal
This Central American country signed the "Early Harvest Agreement", a trade instrument whose objective is to facilitate the bilateral exchange of agriculture-related goods by establishing preferential tariffs.
Africa: Weaponizing Free Trade Agreements
In April 2021, Secretary of State Antony Blinken confirmed US-Kenya FTA talks would resume. Observers believe the US-Kenya FTA, initiated by Trump in 2020, would help expand US ’carrot and stick’ trade and security policies on the continent to counter China.
Will Biden’s proposed Latin America deal seek to repair past ‘free trade’ failures?
President Joe Biden announced the launch of a new economic proposal called the Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity to deepen economic ties in the hemisphere.