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Consultations ending on restart for Thai-EU trade talks
The Thai Commerce Ministry is preparing to wrap up consultations with relevant agencies and organisations to resume free-trade talks with the European Union.
Swiss release more details over EFTA - Mercosur deal
Concessions in the agricultural sector went too far. In the area of beef the Swiss had made more concessions than their EU counterparts, says Swiss Farmers’ Union.
Brazilian free trade deal ignites fury
Norway and its fellow members of the European Free Trade Association have entered into a free trade agreement with Brazil and several other South American countries.
Mercosur and EFTA move closer to finalisation of their FTA negotiations
With some chapters of the free trade agreement already concluded, the working groups convening this round included trade in goods and in services, investment, intellectual property.
Mercosur to finalize trade agreement with EFTA; Bolsonaro also targets US
Mercosur expecte trade agreement with the European Free Trade Association, a rich-country club, which includes Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland, to be finalized by August.
IE-CEPA ratification expected to be completed in 2020: Deputy Minister
After a seven-year negotiation, Indonesia and the four EFTA countries — Switzerland, Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein — signed the IE-CEPA last December.
Argentina’s Macri flags free trade deal talks with United States, China
Argentina is talking with Brazil about free trade deals with the United States and China, Macri said, also underlining progress on trade deals with Canada, South Korea and Europe.
Free trade agreement reviewed
The Namibian mines and energy ministry has called on trade experts to find innovative ways to contribute to the success of the review process of the free trade area agreement between the European Free Trade Association (Efta) and the Southern African Customs Union (Sacu).
Namibia and SACU review FTA
The Ministry of Mines and Energy has called on trade experts to find innovative ways to contribute to the success of the review process of the Free Trade Area (FTA) agreement.
Indian dairy under threat from new trade deals
Several new trade pacts that cater to transnational corporations, like the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership or the proposed deals pending with Europe, threaten to radically change the map and wipe out India’s small dairy producers.
Norway keen to expand trade after PHL-EFTA deal
Norway said Philippine exporters should to tap its market by taking advantage of the country’s trade deal with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).
Switzerland expedites Indonesia-EFTA CEPA ratification
The Swiss Federal Council issued an official document related to the CEPA between Indonesia and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) member states and proposed it to the Swiss Parliament for endorsement.
Malaysia might continue suspending FTA talks with EU and EFTA
Malaysia may continue to suspend FTA talks with the EU and EFTA until the issue of unfair and discriminatory practices against palm oil is resolved.
How palm oil sparked a diplomatic row between Europe and southeast Asia
From threats to cancel UK defence deals to pledges to stop imports of Norwegian salmon, European moves to restrict palm oil have enraged Malaysia and Indonesia.
EFTA shows interest to sign Free Trade Agreement with Pakistan
The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) – comprised of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland - has shown interest to sign Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Pakistan.
Swiss-Malaysian free trade talks back on track
Swiss Economics Minister has re-started negotiations with Malaysia over a proposed FTA. Talks had previously broken down over the contentious topic of palm oil.
Boosting bilateral trade with Norway, India to sign agreement on Tuesday
India and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries are working on the nuts and bolts of their free trade agreement
Civil society letter on EFTA-Indonesia comprehensive economic partnership agreement (CEPA)
CSOs stress that the EFTA-Indonesia trade deal must not include any obligation that requires Indonesia to join or implement the UPOV 1991
EFTA-Indonesia FTA (Dec 2018)
As released by the EFTA secretariat
Indonesia, EFTA sign long-delayed free trade deal
Indonesia signed an economic agreement with EFTA, tariffs and non-tariff barriers would be eliminated for thousands of products between Indonesia and the EFTA countries.