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Japan’s painful choice on RCEP
There are those in Japan who insist that the RCEP agreement must be signed even without Indian participation. The signing is scheduled for November in Hanoi.
Argentina nears China hog deal it hopes could turbocharge local pork production
Argentina is nearing an initial agreement with China that could pave for the way for potential investments by the Asian giant in local pork production for export, Argentina’s undersecretary of trade and investment promotion told Reuters.
Free trade deal with China finally finalised
Cambodia has listed around 340 more commodities to export to China under the Cambodia-China bilateral free-trade agreement (FTA), bringing the total to more than 10,000. Most of the products are in agriculture and agro-processing and are in addition to what Cambodia has received from the Asean-China FTA, according to a senior official of the Ministry of Commerce.
India will resist China’s economic imperialism
By opting out of RCEP, PM Modi had already shown the way. This is an opportunity for the domestic economy.
Cambodia, China to sign bilateral FTA before August 12
Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Hor Nam Hong said on July 23 that Cambodia and China will sign a free trade agreement before August 12 ahead of the European Union’s partial withdrawal of the Everything-but-Arms (EBA) trade status.
Experts warn Cambodia’s trade deal with China is poor substitute for EU scheme
Cambodia’s bid to offset the partial loss of a European Union preferential trade scheme by pursuing a free trade agreement (FTA) with China will leave the country poorer and beholden to Beijing.
China and Cambodia reach free trade agreement
Chinese Commerce Minister Zhong Shan and his Cambodian counterpart Pan Sorasak have announced the completion of China-Cambodia Free Trade Agreement talks. The FTA comes half a year after the two sides launched the negotiations.
Africa free trade area to create new opportunities for China-Africa cooperation: expert
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will create new opportunities for China-Africa cooperation, an Ethiopian expert said on Tuesday.
Joining China-backed RCEP not in New Delhi’s interest – Indian Foreign Minster
The top minister said that the trade deficit of countries part of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) has nearly doubled over the past 15 years, while their manufacturing levels also remain abysmally low.
The RCEP talks and India’s anxieties
The biggest concern of India with RCEP at this juncture is not merely the economic reasons, but more geopolitical: the existence of China.
First bilateral trade agreement signed between EU and China
The first significant bilateral trade agreement has been signed between the European Union (EU) and China this morning, Monday, July 20.
Cambodia-China FTA talks conclude, to be signed this year
Chinese commerce minister Zhong Shan and Cambodian counterpart Pan Sorasak announced the conclusion of the talks via a video conference yesterday. The FTA is expected to be signed this year.
S. Korea, China to hold virtual FTA talks starting Monday
South Korea and China will hold a new round of negotiations on their free trade agreement(FTA) regarding the service and investment sectors this week.
Calls for Australia to axe free trade deal with Hong Kong amid China crackdown
The Federal Government is facing calls to axe its free trade deal with Hong Kong after suspending Australia’s extradition agreement with the city.
Australia keen on penning RCEP trade pact this year despite disputes with China
Australia has reaffirmed its commitment to signing the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement despite rising political tensions with China.
Cambodia to sign FTA with China to boost agro exports, potentially offset EBA losses
Prime Minister Hun Sen is scheduled to be in Beijing on August 12 to sign a free trade agreement with his Chinese counterpart.
China’s interest in trans-Pacific trade deal met with scepticism by those who helped negotiate it
A series of high profile officials in Beijing have recently voiced openness about China joining a trans-Pacific trade pact abandoned by the United States in one of the first acts of Donald Trump’s presidency.
PM to oversee China FTA signing in August
Prime Minister Hun Sen will lead a delegation of high ranking officials to sign the Cambodia-China Free Trade Agreement (FTA) next month, the Ministry of Commerce said.
US trade groups urge China to increase purchases of US goods, services
The US Chamber of Commerce and over 40 trade associations on Monday urged top American and Chinese officials to redouble efforts to implement a Phase 1 trade agreement.
Chinese investments enjoy treaty protection. Beijing can drag New Delhi to tribunals
India has a Bilateral Investment Treaty with China since 2007. The treaty provides foreign investors the right to fair and equitable treatment.