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EU-Japan deal on data flows enters into force
With its inclusion in the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement, the agreement promotes the concept of ‘Data Free Flow with Trust’, a guiding principle for international cooperation on data flows.
3-way FTA talks back on agenda
After a hiatus of over four years, negotiations for the China-Japan-South Korea Free Trade Agreement have returned to the table, with the focus on a higher level of liberalization that goes beyond the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement, particularly in areas such as automobiles and key components, analysts said.
US, Indo-Pacific partners holding talks in Singapore on clean energy
The US-led Indo-Pacific Economic Framework is holding a ministerial meeting this week in Singapore, including major firms joining a "Clean Economy" investor forum to boost infrastructure and climate investments across the region.
Bangladesh, Japan begin formal talks to sign trade deal
Bangladesh and Japan have formally begun the negotiation to strike a trade deal to allow manufacturers to keep enjoying duty-free export benefits in the post-LDC era and draw investments from the Far East nation.
China, Japan and South Korea to revive FTA talks
Japan, South Korea and China held their first joint summit in more than four years on Monday, seeking deeper commercial ties to bolster their economies, including by aiming for progress in stalled negotiations toward a free trade agreement (FTA), but with Seoul and Tokyo also using the occasion to criticize North Korea over a planned satellite launch.
Dhaka, Tokyo hold 1st round of negotiations on Economic Partnership Agreement
Firing the five-day first round of negotiations for the Japan-Bangladesh Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) held in Dhaka from 19 May to 23 May, both sides decided to work on scheduling the dates of the second round of negotiations through diplomatic channels.
RCEP members encouraged to harmonize rules
Members of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership can further improve the alignment of operational guidelines across key sectors such as competition policy and trade in services to elevate mutual openness, said trade experts and foreign scholars on Sunday.
Japanese PM discusses Mercosur FTA with Paraguay’s President
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida visited Paraguay to strengthen bilateral ties and counter China’s regional influence. The visit resulted in signed memorandums on climate change, trade, investment, and space cooperation.
PH hopes for trilateral trade agreement with US, Japan
The Philippines is hoping to have a trade agreement with Japan and the United States, as leaders of the three countries are set to hold a trilateral summit.
Japan to start talks with Bangladesh on free trade pact: gov’t
Japan will start negotiations with Bangladesh toward signing a bilateral free trade agreement as part of efforts to boost economic cooperation with the South Asian nation, the government said.
Mercosur ‘ready’ to resume FTA talks with Japan, Paraguay foreign minister says
After a seven-year hiatus, Japan and Mercosur — Latin America’s largest trading bloc — plan to resume talks next month to decide whether to launch formal negotiations on a major, bilateral free trade agreement (FTA), according to Paraguay’s top diplomat.
EU-Japan economic partnership agreement: EU and Japan sign protocol to include cross-border data flows
The Belgian Presidency of the Council has signed the protocol to include provisions on cross-border data flows in the agreement between the EU and Japan for an Economic Partnership.
Japan and Bangladesh to negotiate economic partnership agreement
Japan and Bangladesh are set to agree to launch negotiations for an economic partnership agreement as early as end of the month, with the countries aiming to seal the deal in 2025.
Japan eyes Latin America for mega-FTA to secure minerals, food security
Japan is gearing up to enhance its economic ties with Central and South America in 2024 by pursuing an Economic Partnership Agreement deal with the Southern Common Market known as Mercosur.
Philippines pressing for expedited resolution to Japan FTA talks
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) of Philippines is pressing for a swift conclusion to the renegotiation of the PJEPA. Concerns include improved market access for Philippine bananas and Japan seeking better market access for its industrial goods.
Brazil’s Lula, Japan’s Kishida discuss potential Mercosur trade deal
Brazil President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva discussed with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida a potential trade deal between Japan and South American bloc Mercosur, the Brazilian government said.
Indonesia, Japan to implement amended economic partnership agreement
In recent years, Indonesia has sought several changes to the IJEPA, aiming to facilitate the access of its processed seafood, including canned tuna, to the Japanese market.
Tsai seeks support for Taiwan joining TPP in talks with Japan envoy
Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen called for Japan’s support for the island to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact.
China, Japan, South Korea seek summit in latest bid to ease relations
Chinese foreign minister called on the three countries to restart negotiations on a trilateral free trade agreement as soon as possible.