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India looks at FTA with non-EU nations
India is considering a Free Trade Agreement with non-EU members called the EFTA, which comprises four countries — Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland and Norway.
Swiss minister promises a favour
Switzerland’s Economics Minister, Joseph Deiss, led a business delegation comprised of senior officials from Novartis, Credit Suisse, SACC and Economy Swiss, to Malaysia.
EFTA to pursue FTA with Malaysia
The European Free Trade Association (EFTA), comprising Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein, intends to pursue a free trade agreement (FTA) with Malaysia and will decide on it by year-end.
First EFTA free trade agreement in sub-Saharan Africa
The Member States of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA, comprising Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) and the Southern African Customs Union (SACU, comprising Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland) signed a free trade agreement on 1 July 2006.
EFTA free trade relations
An overview report on EFTA’s free trade agreements with non-EU countries.
NGOs take aim at free-trade accords
Developing countries risk losing out under agreements struck with Switzerland and its European Free Trade Association (Efta) partners, say campaigners.
Signature of an investment protection agreement and a Declaration on Cooperation with Colombia
Switzerland and Colombia signed two agreements in Bern on 17 May 2006. The first was an agreement on the promotion and reciprocal protection of investments between Switzerland and Colombia. The second was a Declaration on Cooperation between the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and Colombia.
Romania to withdraw from free trade agreements
Following EU accession, Romania will gradually withdraw from all free trade agreements.
Swiss set course to free trade
Parliament is due to discuss a free-trade accord between Switzerland and South Korea - the latest such deal aimed at liberalising economic ties abroad.
Korea wants rice out of FTA
Improving the quality of locally grown agricultural products will be a key government goal this year as more imports are expected to be sold on the South Korean market, the country’s agriculture minister said Monday.
NGOs urge EFTA countries not to endanger public health, food security and development in Thailand
In a letter addressed to the trade and foreign ministers from EFTA states, 50 organisations urged the trade association’s member states to drop provisions from a free trade agreement with Thailand that would restrict access to cheap medicines and credit and limit farmers rights.
Korea, EFTA ink free trade deal
South Korea’s trade minister and his counterparts from the European Free Trade Association, or EFTA, signed a free trade agreement yesterday at the World Trade Organization ministerial conference in Hong Kong.
AELE: Accord de libre-échange signé avec la Corée du Sud
Le ministre de l’économie fédéral Joseph Deiss et ses homologues de l’AELE ont signé jeudi à Hong Kong un accord de libre-échange avec la République de Corée. L’accord entrera en vigueur le 1er juillet prochain
South Africa: trade beat
Trade talks appear to have picked up pace in the latter part of the year. SA has another free-trade deal in the bag and talks with the US are scheduled to resume after a year-long stall.
S. Korea, EFTA initial free trade accord
South Korea and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) initialed a free trade agreement (FTA) on Tuesday, a deal that should give domestic companies a beachhead in the European market, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade said.
S. Korea, EFTA seal free trade accord
South Korea and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) signed a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) on Tuesday, a deal that could give domestic companies a beachhead in the European market, the Foreign Affairs and Trade Ministry said.
Deiss seals free trade deal with Seoul
The European Free Trade Association (EFTA), of which Switzerland is a member, has concluded a free trade agreement with South Korea.
EFTA-Thailand negotiations: NGOs appeal to UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health
17 NGOs from Switzerland, Norway and Liechtenstein submitted today a request to the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health. They urge him to warn the four member states of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA: Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) not to restrict access to affordable generic medicines in Thailand.
Korea sees progress in FTA talks with EFTA
Korea made progress in talks for inking a free trade agreement with the four countries of the European Free Trade Association, the government said yesterday.
Deiss calls for trade accord with Indonesia
Swiss Economics Minister Joseph Deiss, ending a trade visit to southeast Asia, has invited Indonesia to enter an agreement with the European Free Trade Association.