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Prime Minister proposes immediately initiating bilateral discussions on an FTA with China
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has suggested to the Cabinet that bilateral talks with China on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) be resumed immediately.
China makes signing FTA a condition for helping Sri Lanka
While China has empathy for Sri Lanka’s economic plight and is keen on helping it, there ought to be “an early start of the negotiation and signing of the Free Trade Agreement, so as to enhance mutually beneficial cooperation.
What is IPEF, and will it help the US counter China’s influence in the Asia-Pacific?
The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework seeks to establish trade rules and is widely seen as an effort by the US to counter China’s influence in the Asia-Pacific region.
India-Australia trade pact pushes back against ’panda in the room’
Both members of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue along with the U.S. and Japan, look to manage difficult relations with China and promote a "free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific."
Israel-China free trade deal to be accelerated after foreign ministers call
Israel hopes that by the end of 2022, it will have free trade agreements with several nations, including China and India.
Upgraded China-New Zealand FTA formally takes effective
China formally implemented the upgraded China and New Zealand free trade agreement (FTA) on Thursday in a move to promote deeper cooperation between the two sides.
China to cut paper and wood tariffs from New Zealand from April 7
China will implement an upgrade to the free trade agreement between Beijing and Wellington to eliminate tariffs of 12 wood and paper products imported from New Zealand.
Chinese companies exploit Indonesia’s natural resources under BRI Initiative
The operations of Chinese companies under the Belt and Road Initiative in Indonesia have become a hazard for the country’s environment, disturbing its ecological equilibrium resulting into population displacement.
Govt. to revisit proposed FTA with China
The balance of trade between the Srilanka and China has been heavily in favour of China. the Srilanka government has decided to revisit the proposed free trade agreement (FTA) with China.
China – Sri Lanka FTA to be fast-tracked
The Cabinet Sub Committee on China agreed to fast-track the possible next steps in consultation with the relevant stakeholders at the earliest.
Pakistan, China may renegotiate FTA benefits
Islamabad wants more concessions exclusive to its products.
Beijing for expediting Sino-Bangladesh FTA
The Chinese side said that after graduating from the LDC status, Bangladesh would face a lot of challenges like withdrawal of many trade-related facilities, and in that scenario FTA with China could be a major cushion to offset the shocks.
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.