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Iran says free trade pact with GCC to benefit region
A proposed free trade agreement (FTA) between Iran and the six Gulf states would help boost the regional economy, Iran’s ambassador to the UAE said yesterday.
Middle East: Bridging the Shia-Sunni divide with free trade
While Iran and the United States exchange aggressive statements, the Arab countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have been busy building trade relations with Tehran and charting an economic course with a potential of mending ties in a tough neighbourhood.
Iran ready for FTA talks with PGCC
Tehran is ready to hold talks with the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council on a free trade pact.
Iran to join Cuban-Venezuelan trade agreement
Iran plans to join a Latin American initiative designed to counter US-led efforts for free trade in the region, the official Web site of Iran’s president office reported on Sunday.
Iran mulling FTA with PGCC
Iran is planning to sign a free or preferential trade agreement with the member states of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council.
Iran, S.Korea to pursue joint trade
Iran and South Korea have signed an agreement to create an exploratory committee aimed at boosting trade and investment between both countries.
US asked to suspend free trade talks with Malaysia over Iran deal
A key US lawmaker on Wednesday called on the administration of President George W Bush to suspend free trade talks with Malaysia in protest over its mega energy deal with Iran.
Chavez, Morales, Correa bypass US in deals with Iran, China
Presidents including Ecuador’s Rafael Correa, Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez and Bolivia’s Evo Morales are bypassing the US in reaching trade accords and strengthening diplomatic and commercial ties with nations that compete with, or are hostile toward, US interests.
Iraq, Iran set up free-trade zone
The southern Province of Basra now has a free-trade zone with neighboring Iran, signaling yet another boost in commercial ties.
P5+1 nuclear package of incentives offered to Iran (2006)
The elements of a proposal to Iran as approved on 1 June 2006 at the meeting in Vienna of Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia, the United States and the European Union, including the commitment to achieve an EU-Iran Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement on trade and investment.
Dhaka to sign preferential trade accord with Tehran
Bangladesh is going to sign a Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) with Iran may lead to signing of Free Trade Agreement between the two Muslim nations.
RI envisions free trade among D-8 member countries
After breaking the ice by launching the preferential trade agreement among Developing Eight (D-8) countries, Indonesian Trade Minister Mari E. Pangestu envisions that the agreement would lead to a free trade arrangement for member countries in less than 15 years.
Energy concerns fueling Japan’s drive to pursue free trade pact
Energy resource-poor Japan is turning to a free-trade agreement, or FTA, with oil and gas-rich trading partners to secure stable supplies to fuel the world’s second largest economy.
Iran, Cuba sign investment, trade MoU
Iran and Cuba also have plans to finalize a preferential trade agreement to boost mutual trade exchange.
Iran, Syria close to free trade agreement
Syrian Minister of Economy and Trade Dr. ’Amir Lutfi, and Iran’s Minister of Housing and Cities’ Construction Muhammad Said Kya met on Sunday to discuss issues connected with the Free Trade Zone agreement and the agreement of Differential Trade, reports the official Syrian news agency SANA.
EU proposals to Iran (summary 2005)
On 5 August 2005, the E3/EU passed to Iran a "Framework for a Long-term Agreement". Under it, the E3/EU would work for an early conclusion of negotiations on a draft EU/Iran Trade & Co-operation Agreement.
ECO Trade Agreement (ECOTA, 2003)
D-8 sets target for final draft of PTA
D-8 region consisting of eight Muslim countries — Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey — has set the end of 2005 as the target for the finalisation of the last draft of the Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA).
Bilateral agreement on trade likely today: Iran to recruit docs, engineers
Iran is likely to offer Bangladeshi doctors, engineers and professionals jobs in their country. Iran has already prepared a list of 150 exportable products of Bangladesh, which it will import through negotiations.