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China-Chile FTA talks switched to fast track
China and Chile are fast-tracking negotiations over the establishment of a free trade agreement (FTA), with the conclusion of feasibility studies to be announced in early October, according to a Chilean diplomat.
Ambassador Comments on China Trade Deal
China would secure crucial supplies of natural resources under a proposed free trade agreement with New Zealand, the communist nation’s ambassador said Wednesday.
FTA with China puts jobs at risk - CTU
A free trade agreement (FTA) with China puts thousands of manufacturing jobs and the future of the sector at risk, Council of Trade Unions (CTU) president Ross Wilson said yesterday.
Protest against NZ/China FTA: GPJA Press Release
Global Peace and Justice Auckland are holding a protest outside a business promotion for a New Zealand/China Free Trade Agreement.
China-NZ: Exporters hope while unions worry
While exporters hope a free-trade agreement with China will reduce non-tariff barriers to trade, the union movement worries about jobs.
China-ASEAN agro trade on fast track
The trade of agricultural produce between China and her ASEAN neighbours has benefitted from an early-harvest programme that was put in place earlier this year.
Why We Want an FTA with China (Australia)
Last week in Sydney, a valuable conference co-sponsored by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade revealed one Government priority that is hardly its best-kept secret. Now that the US free trade agreement has been pocketed, the Government is determined to negotiate a free trade agreement with China, and will pay what it takes to get it.
Sino FTA raise job loss concerns: Downer
A free trade deal between Australia and China would generate controversy because of its possible impact on Australian manufacturers, Foreign Affairs Minister Alexander Downer said.
China-NZ: Trade deal rivalry heats up
New Zealand’s "first-mover" advantage with China will be put to the test in coming months as other countries try to jump the queue and open free-trade negotiations with the world’s most populous nation.
Mandatory checks on Chinese fruit
The Agriculture Ministry will soon require selected lots of apples and pears from China to pass mandatory tests for chemical residues, pests, micro-organisms and heavy metals before they can enter the country.
China agrees to a new GCC deal
China is to sign a trade and economic cooperation pact with the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
NZ-China FTA: FTA with China: a cautious but necessary approach
Whatever the risks for New Zealand in a free-trade agreement with China, it would be hard to justify letting the opportunity to explore that possibility slip by.
Indonesia hopes FTA will boost export to China
The government said on Thursday that Indonesian exports to China could double in three years following the gradual implementation of a free trade agreement (FTA).
Free trade agreements and the transformation of global trade
The Cancun round of WTO negotiations in Mexico last year ended in disarray, prompting countries to seek other means of freeing up trade.
China-New Zealand trade framework agreement signed
China’s Commerce Minister has described the first formal step towards a Free Trade Agreement with New Zealand as a historic moment for his country.
China-Chile mining agreement, FTA on cards?
China and Chile, the world’s largest copper consumer and supplier respectively, signed a memorandum of understanding to create a joint commission on mining, which paves the way for more Chinese miners to explore the lucrative mining market in the South American nation, said a visiting Chilean official.
NZ-China: Free trade deal with China an insurance policy, Cullen says
A free trade agreement with China is an insurance policy against the collapse of World Trade Organisation talks, Finance Minister Michael Cullen said today.
China-Australia: Free trade foreplay to speed up
Australia and China have agreed to accelerate overtures that could lead to a free-trade agreement, after talks between Trade Minister Mark Vaile and top-ranking Chinese ministers in Beijing.
My vision of China free trade role: academic
China should become the focal point of an East Asian free trade zone to rival other blocks such as the European Union and the North American Free Trade Area (Nafta), a leading academic claims.
China-ASEAN FTA to be concluded soon
Negotiations on the establishment of a free trade area (FTA) between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) are now expected to be concluded soon.