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Pakistan: FTAs with 4 states likely in 2005-06
China, Malaysia, Thailand and Turkey have agreed to separately sign Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with Pakistan preferably during the current fiscal year.
Chine, Thailand to wipe out trade obstables
Thailand and China have begun a joint meeting in the former’s northern city of Chiang Rai to strengthen ties and wipe out trade obstacles, hoping to increase bilateral trade under the free trade area (FTA) framework.
Avoid marginalization by China, analysts urge
While it’s too early to judge the prospects for the "pan-Asian" free trade community mentioned in the inaugural East Asia Summit (EAS), Taiwan, which has been excluded from participating, should devise a strategy to avoid being marginalized before it’s too late, analysts said.
Chiang Rai meeting probes Thai-China trade barriers
Thailand and China have begun a joint meeting here to strengthen ties and remove trade barriers, hoping to increase bilateral trade under the free trade area (FTA) framework.
GCC chief hails improving S.N. Korea relations
GCC Secretary General HE Abdulrahman bin Hamad al-Attiyah has said that negotiations are now under way between GCC and China for earlier conclusion of Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and that a legal framework is now being made in preparation for the FTA agreement with Korea.
GCC chief expects free trade talks with China to end soon
Secretary-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Abdul Rahman al-Attiya said here on Sunday that he hoped talks between the GCC and China on a free trade agreement will be concluded soon.
China to begin FTA deals with trading partners from next year
China will honour its free trade area (FTA) agreements with its trading partners, levy negotiated tariffs on some Indian goods and will also offer special preferential tariff rates to about 30 least developing countries next year, finance minister Jin Renqing said.
China talks going well, Clark says
Prime Minister Helen Clark says talks on a free-trade agreement with China are going pretty smoothly.
ASEAN+3 leaders urge efforts for regional free trade bloc
South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun and leaders of the 10 ASEAN countries, Japan and China held a one-day "ASEAN Plus Three Summit" in the Malaysian capital on Monday and adopted a joint statement calling for redoubled efforts for the formation of the so-called East Asia free trade agreement.
China, Pakistan harvest ties
Pakistani mangos and oranges will be imported into China at zero tariff from January 1, 2006, while Chinese-made textile machinery and organic chemicals will enjoy free duty in Pakistan at the same time.
Comment: "Smug calculations" lack sincerity, analysis
Japan is craving a "return to Asia", and the kernel of its regional strategy is to "Japanize" regional policies, legal system, industrial division and financial and monetary fields. It mainly targets some ASEAN countries, at the same time avoiding Free Trade Agreement (FTA) but bending on Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).
Pak-China sign agreement to enforce EHP from January next
Pakistan and China signed an agreement to enforce Early Harvest Programme (EHP) reducing tariff on a number of industrial and agriculture products from January 1, 2006.
Second round of Pak-China FTA talks on
Pakistan and China on Wednesday started second-round of negotiations on Free Trade Agreement (FTA), with a pledge to make it an effective document, giving boost to their bilateral trade and establishing mutually beneficial cooperative partnership.
Free trade, but not fair trade
Early results of the free trade agreements (FTAs) Thailand made with China, Australia, New Zealand and India are quite worrying for the country.
Clark talks China FTA at Apec
Free trade talks with China are "going very well" but will run on into next year, Prime Minister Helen Clark said after meeting Chinese President Hu Jintao at the Apec summit in Busan, South Korea, at the weekend.
China, Chile sign free-trade agreement
China and Chile signed a free-trade agreement Friday, the first between China and a Latin American country.
ADB, RBI for FTA between India and Mekong nations
Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday advocated that India should go in for a free trade agreement (FTA) with China and five other nations in the Mekong region to sustain high growth.
China, Australia discuss free trade agreement
China and Australia have concluded the third round of talks on a free trade agreement (FTA), ending the first phase of bilateral negotiations.
US official urges Taiwan to do more on FTA
"The ball is in Taiwan’s court. It’s not enough simply to say that we want an FTA."
Trade deals mushroom, with or without WTO
A World Trade Organization ministerial meeting in Hong Kong in December is looming as key to the shape of free trade in Asia in the 21st century as countries within the region intensify their interest in integrating their markets.