Indonesia has said twelfth round of negotiations on forming a comprehensive economic partnership agreement with the European Free Trade Association are on the right track.
Switzerland is pushing for tighter patent protection, data exclusivity and dropping compulsory licencing under a new free trade agreement.
In this note, Switzerland is proposing that India agree to broader patentable subject matter, particularly as regards biologic products.
MSF and civil society urge Swiss negotiators not to undermine the ‘pharmacy of the developing world’
Negotiations between EFTA and Malaysia have been ongoing since March 2014. The two sides have held eight rounds of negotiations, as well as intersessional expert meetings.
The European Free Trade Association states – Iceland, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and Norway – and Ecuador have continued discussions towards a free trade agreement.
Delegations from the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) states and MERCOSUR met to prepare for the upcoming negotiations of a comprehensive Free Trade Agreement.
EFTA states and Mexico met in Switzerland mid-month for a third round of negotiations on the comprehensive review of the free trade agreement
Both parties are now “undertaking their respective domestic processes for the ratification and entry into force of the agreement.
The trade pact talks had started in October 2008. So far, 14 rounds of negotiations have been held at the level of chief negotiators.
Colombia and the member states of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) have discussed making improvements to their bilateral free trade agreement.
As Indonesia accelerates talks with 15 Asia-Pacific nations, it is prioritizing the conclusion of five trade deals to open access to foreign markets and lure inflows of investment.
Delegations from the European Free Trade Association states and Indonesia held the 11th round of negotiations on a proposed free trade agreement.
The long-stalled negotiations for a free trade agreement between India and the EFTA, a bloc of four European countries including Switzerland, are expected to resume this month.
Delegations from the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) states and Mexico met recently for a second round of negotiations on a comprehensive review of their bilateral free trade agreement.
Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs Jawad Anani said that Jordan will revisit all its free trade agreements to assess their benefits to the Kingdom.
Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg said she saw some advantages if Britain joined the four-nation European Free Trade Association (EFTA) after quitting the EU
Next October Ecuador is to begin the negotiations for a comprehensive trade agreement with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).
The signing took place on the sideline of Georgian PM Giorgi Kvirikashvili’s two-day official visit to Switzerland and on the margins of EFTA ministerial meeting.
India and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) agreed to resolve the outstanding issues for resumption of negotiations for a proposed free trade agreement that were stuck on issues related with intellectual property rights.