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US restarts Egypt trade talks
The Bush administration in its second term is continuing its drive for closer economic ties with the Middle East, restarting trade-related talks with Egypt this week and formally opening free-trade agreement negotiations with Oman and the United Arab Emirates next month.
Egypt must resist pressures from American pharmaceuticals
The current government seems so eager to reach a free-trade agreement with the US that we fear it might be willing to forfeit Egyptian citizens’ right to health.
US congressional report on trade mission to Tunisia, Jordan, Oman, and Egypt
From November 4-13, 2004, a bipartisan delegation of Members of the Committee on Ways and Means of the US House of Representatives traveled to Tunisia, Jordan, Oman, and Egypt regarding trade, investment, and security issues in the region.
Egypt, US consider free trade talks
The United States and Egypt are studying the possibility of opening talks for Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in 2005, a U.S. Trade Representative release said.
The quest for the holy grail
The push is on once again to secure an Egypt-US free trade agreement (FTA) with the usual optimism in the state press, but few are buying it this time.
New session of talks to set up FTA with Turkey
Egypt and Turkey agreed yesterday to discuss mechanisms to promote trade and investment cooperation between them, said Foreign Trade Ministry Under-Secretary Sharqawi Hefni on yesterday.
Egyptians protest trade accord with Israel
Scores of Egyptians protested across the country on Tuesday against the signing of a strategic trade and industry accord between Egypt and Israel, slamming the agreement as a form of colonialism.
Egypt-Israel-US trade pact sparks demonstrations
As the first Arab nation, the government of Egypt yesterday signed a trade pact with its neighbour Israel that will help breaking the latter’s economic isolation. After the controversial trade agreement was made known, demonstrations broke out throughout the Egyptian capital, Cairo.
Signing of Qualified Industrial Zones Agreement (QIZ)
On December 14, Israel, Egypt and the United States will sign the agreement leading to the establishment of Qualified Industrial Zones in Cairo, Egypt.
Egypt, Israel sign deal on free trade with US
Egypt and Israel will sign a joint free-trade agreement with the United States in Cairo today
Egypt, Israel, US sign partial free trade deal
The agreement on Qualified Industrial Zones (QIZs) opens the US market to goods produced in Egypt with Israeli inputs, promises jobs for Egyptians while offering Israel a symbolic economic foothold in the largest Arab nation.
Tefron’s Yosef Shiran: Free trade agreement a death blow to local textile industry
Delta Galil Industries chairman Dov Lautman, currently in London, told "Globes" this morning that the free trade agreement with Egypt was not only an economic achievement, but also a major political one. "The agreement will contribute to Israel’s economy, and to political reality in the Middle East."
Euro-Med Association Agreements: the Partnership is moving forward
An essential feature of the implementation of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership has been the negotiation of Association Agreements between the European Union and nine of its Mediterranean Partners to replace the 1970s Co-operation Agreements.
US Senator: Egypt, US free trade agreement negotiations begin soon
Chairman of the US Congress Budged Committee Senator Bill Thomas said Egypt-US Free Trade Area (FTA) talks would soon begin.
Sri Lanka to enter into free trade agreement with Egypt
Sri Lanka will enter into a free trade agreement with Egypt in January next year.
Bangladesh to sign free trade agreement with Morocco
Bangladesh is set to sign its first bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) - with Morocco - despite reservations by its own research wing.
Hold your breath
Arabs have been trying for decades to establish some sort of economic cooperation between them, but without much luck.
EU bilateral trade negotiations: state of play
Overview of Bilateral Negotiations 2004 involving Trade Agreements: State of Play 27 July
EU-Egypt: Exporters See Gains in EU Partnership
A trade agreement between Egypt and the European Union has opened new markets to exporters and paved the way towards the establishment of a Euro-Mediterranean free trade zone.