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New Zealand renews push to secure Gulf FTA
New Zealand Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges will make a further push to secure a long-stalled trade agreement with Arab states on a visit to the United Arab Emirates.
3rd round of Pak-GCC FTA talks expected after GCC ministerial level meeting
Bahrain would play a pivotal role in negotiating with other GCC countries to finalise the framework for Pak-GCCs FTA.
Pakistan invited to conclude FTA with GCC: Dastgir
Minister for Commerce, Khurram Dastgir Khan says Pakistan has been invited to conclude a Free Trade Agreement with Gulf Cooperation Council.
Gulf Arab states push for UK free trade deal after Brexit: officials
Gulf Arab states are pressing for an early deal on free trade with Britain to secure preferential arrangements after Brexit, and could have a draft agreement ready within months.
New Zealand FM optimistic on finalising stalled Gulf trade deal this year
New Zealand is optimistic it will complete its stalled free trade deal with the Gulf states this year as part of efforts to deepen economic ties with the region
Malaysia-GCC trade deal on hold for now
International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said Malaysia is keen to revive the framework agreement but there have been challenges.
Talks for South Korea-GCC FTA to be resumed soon
Three rounds of negotiations for the South Korea-GCC FTA were underway in 2007 to 2009 but the talks came to a halt when the GCC withdrew from the negotiating table in the wake of the global financial crisis at that time.
China, Saudi Arabia vow to enhance cooperation
China sees Saudi Arabia as an important strategic partner and stands ready to speed up the China-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) FTA talks with Saudi Arabia.
Qatar Chamber hopes to resume EU-GCC FTA talks
Private sector leader Qatar Chamber is hoping that talks on a free trade agreement (FTA) between the European Union and the Gulf Cooperation Council would resume.
New Zealand, Gulf states renew efforts to seal free trade pact
New Zealand and the Gulf Cooperation Council will work to get a stalled free trade pact back on track after trade ministers from the Pacific nation and Saudi Arabia agreed to deepen trade ties.
India chasing free trade agreements with Israel, Gulf & Eurasia
India is eyeing trade deals with the European Union, Israel , Gulf countries and Eurasian region to deepen its trading engagement and revive exports.
Free trade agreement talks between GCC & China gain momentum
The talks between GCC countries and China to reach a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) have gained momentum. Once implemented, the agreement will further boost cooperation and the volume of trade between the two sides.
10 years of the US-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement
In purely commercial terms, American manufacturers gained access to regional Gulf Cooperation Council markets and beyond.
China, Gulf to speed up free trade talks
China and the oil-dependent Gulf monarchies said they would accelerate talks on a free trade deal which has been under negotiation for more than a decade.
The case for free trade in the GCC
It has been 240 years since Scottish economist Adam Smith made the then-outrageous suggestion that nations could improve their wealth by removing tariffs on imported goods. At the time, 1776, not only did these taxes — invariably more than 40 percent on certain goods — inflate prices for consumers, they often accounted for the majority of government revenues.
La coopération économique au premier plan
La diplomatie économique du Royaume du Maroc fait de la promotion des échanges Sud-Sud un choix stratégique du pays
Malaysia, GCC To Resume FTA Talks
Malaysia and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will resume talks on a free trade agreement this year, said International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.
Saudi sheep farm sparks "bribery" calls in New Zealand Parliament
New Zealand’s Auditor General has been asked to investigate government spending of 11 million NZ dollars (US$7.96m) on a sheep farm in Saudi Arabia in what has been labeled a bribe to secure a free trade agreement with the Arab Gulf states.
GPCA urges free trade deal between GCC and Europe
A comprehensive Free Trade Agreement between the Gulf Cooperation Council and the top 10 trading partners, including the European Union, could result in substantial GDP increases says Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association.
GCC leaders to meet with President Obama
Leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council will be meeting with President Barack Obama this week at the White House and at Camp David. The six member nations of the GCC include Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and Oman.