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India, Iceland agree to facilitate trade and economic partnership
India and Iceland on Tuesday agreed that a trade and economic partnership agreement between India and the EFTA countries would facilitate more economic relations between the two countries.
Mexico and the European Free Trade Association to update free trade agreement
The document, signed by the parties, establishes the terms for the negotiations to update and expand the FTA between Mexico and the EFTA.
Georgia begins round two of free trade talks EFTA
The third round of negotiations between Georgia and EFTA will be held in February 2016.
DTI consultations to help set EFTA deal agenda
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is to meet members of business groups and nongovernment institutions to discuss the state of trade negotiations with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).
Georgia negotiates with EFTA to establish free trade area
Georgia is taking another step forward cementing its relationship with the European Union (EU) and fulfilling its obligations regarding the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) to establish a free trade area with European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries.
Efta states asked to make PH their gateway to Asean
The Philippines is willing to “provide more openings” in the local services sector for the four-member states of the European Free Trade Association (Efta) under a proposed free trade agreement (FTA), if the bloc makes the country its hub in or main gateway to the Asean.
PH wants agri products included in European free trade pact
The Philippines is negotiating for the inclusion of processed tropical fruits and durable fresh products as part of the ongoing negotiations for a free trade agreement with the European Free Trade Association. EFTA, in turn, wants zero tariff market access for fish.
EFTA, Philippines hold first FTA negotiations
The first round of free trade agreement talks between the Philippines and the members of the European Free Trade Association – Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland – was held last week in Makati, Philippines.
East Africa wants deal with non-EU countries
The East African Community (EAC) wants to expand its European market for horticultural products (flowers, vegetables and fruits) through a new trade partnership with Norway, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Iceland.
EFTA, Mercosur moot free trade agreement
The European Free Trade Association (Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein) and Mercosur (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Venezuela) have agreed to initiate an exploratory dialogue with a view to possible future trade negotiations, EFTA said.
Vietnam completes negotiations for 3 of 6 major free trade pacts
Vietnam says it has completed negotiations for FTAs with the Customs Union, the EU and South Korea, while remaining are the TPP, RCEP and EFTA.
EFTA states plan response to TTIP
The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries could be faced with important challenges from the proposed European Union-United States free trade agreement known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, Swiss Federal Councillor Johan Schneider-Amman has said.
European states, Malaysia seek free trade agreement
A third round of negotiations towards a broad-based free trade agreement between the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) states – Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland, and Norway – and Malaysia took place in Geneva from November 25 to 28, 2014.
Georgia, EFTA to hold talks on free trade
The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) has decided to follow the EU and start talks with Georgia on a free trade agreement.
Switzerland hopes to resume India-EFTA free trade pact talks
Switzerland today expressed hope that negotiations along with three other countries on broad-based trade and economic partnership agreement with India would resume at the earliest.
EU-ASEAN FTA Network statement on the signing of Joint Declaration on Cooperation between the Philippines and EFTA
The signing of the Joint Declaration on Cooperation between the Philippines and the European Free Trade Association is a prelude to an ambitious and comprehensive free trade agreement with EFTA and eventually with the European Union as well.
Philippines pursues free trade talks with European bloc
Tthe Philippines and EFTA member countries — Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway — signed last June 23 a joint declaration of cooperation that paves the way for free trade talks.
Norway ratified free trade agreement with Costa Rica and Panama
Free trade agreement with Costa Rica and Panama has been ratified by the Norwegian Parliament, granting Norwegian fish exporters the same terms and conditions as their competitors in the region, which implies they will operate on equal footing with countries such as Chile.
Philippines, EFTA sign deal this week to explore possible free trade accord
The Philippine government and EFTA (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) will sign a Joint Declaration on Cooperation on 23 June, setting the stage for negotiations on a free trade agreement.
PHL weighs impact of possible free-trade agreement with EFTA
The Philippines is set to undertake a study on the impact of a free-trade agreement with a European economic bloc as the country is scheduled to sign a declaration of economic cooperation with the European Free-Trade Association ministers this June.