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HK’s 1st European FTA to enter into force
The Free Trade Agreement between Hong Kong and the Member States of the European Free Trade Association, namely Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, will soon enter into force, a spokesman of Hong Kong’s government announced Friday.
Chile signs free trade agreement with Hong Kong
President Sebastián Piñera signed a free trade agreement with Hong Kong on Friday at the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit. Piñera also concluded free trade negotiations with Thailand, an agreement he hopes to implement “as soon as possible.”
HK accession means opportunities
If Hong Kong accedes to the China-Asean Free Trade Area (CAFTA), Malaysia would find opportunities to expand its services sector through Hong Kong’s established service-based economy.
City state will remain testing ground for mainland reforms
The Hong Kong Government forged a Closer Economic Partnership agreement (CEPA) because it admired New Zealand’s free trade credentials.
Big Tobacco vs Australia: Philip Morris scores an own goal
It appears as though Philip Morris Asia only acquired its Australian companies in order to be able to launch a claim against the government under the Australia-Hong Kong BIT.
HK and Chile to begin negotiations on Free Trade Agreement
Hong Kong and Chile have agreed to start negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement between the two sides in early 2012, a Government spokesperson announced today
Cigarette plain packaging laws pass Parliament
The Federal Government’s plain packaging laws for cigarettes have now passed both houses of Parliament but are facing their first legal challenge.
World-first plain packaging for tobacco products becomes law in Australia
Legislation requiring tobacco products to be in plain packaging was passed by Australia’s House of Representatives last night. This is the first such measure in the world to become law.
Julia Gillard stands firm on cigarette plain packaging
Prime Minister Julia Gillard says she won’t be intimidated by big tobacco after Philip Morris launched legal action to try to force the government to back down on introducing plain packaging for cigarettes.
Hong Kong and member states of the European Free Trade Association sign Free Trade Agreement
Hong Kong and the member states of the European Free Trade Association, namely Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, signed a Free Trade Agreement today (June 21) in Liechtenstein.
New Zealand launches Hong Kong trade agreement
New Zealand and Hong Kong launched a Closer Economic Partnership (CEP) Monday which New Zealand Trade Minister Tim Groser said was part of a regional drive towards trade growth through liberalisation.
NZ-Hong Kong FTA (2010)
As signed on 29 March 2010
HK, NZ sign economic partnership pact
Hong Kong and New Zealand have signed a closer economic partnership agreement — Hong Kong’s first free trade pact with a foreign economy.
Trade deal with Hong Kong signed
New Zealand and Hong Kong will today sign a closer economic partnership(CEP) agreement, building on the free trade agreement with China.
Hong Kong free trade agreement to be signed
Trade Minister Tim Groser will sign a free trade agreement with Hong Kong when he visits there on Monday.
HK, Europe to start trade talks
Hong Kong and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), which comprises Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, are set to begin talks aimed at hammering out a free trade pact in early 2010.
New Zealand - FTA with Hong Kong signed
New Zealand (NZ) and Hong Kong have signed a free trade agreement (FTA) on the back of recently concluded trade talks.
Hong Kong a new link in our free trade agreements
New Zealand has added Hong Kong to its patchwork of free trade agreements.
Free-trade deal with Hong Kong announced
New Zealand has negotiated yet another free-trade agreement with an Asian economy, the latest being with Hong Kong.
Taiwan, Hong Hong, Macao companies seek new chances as CAFTA approaches
Companies from China’s Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao tried to seek new chances at China-ASEAN Expo as the operation of China-ASEAN free trade area (CAFTA) approaches.