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Trying to prepare scoping paper to quickly start FTA review with Japan, ASEAN: Goyal
The Commerce and Industry Ministry is trying to prepare a roadmap and a scoping paper to quickly start review of respective free trade agreements with Japan and ASEAN, Union minister Piyush Goyal said on Tuesday.
China set to expand free trade network
China will step up efforts to expand its free trade area network with trading partners across the world to enlarge its “circle of friends”, while eliminating more tariffs on goods and broadening market access for services trade and investment, according to commerce minister Wang Wentao.
Japan, Mexico agree to expand membership of TPP free trade pact
Britain, China and South Korea have recently shown interest in joining the TPP, while Japanese officials are keeping close tabs on whether Washington will return to the framework.
With eye on China, Japan refuses to ease TPP rules for new members
TPP-11 has suddenly turned into something of an exclusive club that nations are clamoring to get in. But next year’s chair of the trade pact, Japan, will be the gatekeeper upholding the strictest standards.
Asia’s historic trade pact to open oil-supply route to China
South Korea and Japan look set to be the biggest winners in the Asian oil and chemicals marketplace as the world’s largest regional free-trade agreement paves the way for a gradual reduction in tariffs.
China’s push for FTA with S. Korea, Japan appears aimed at checking US influence
China’s renewed pursuit of a free trade agreement with South Korea and Japan appears aimed at undercutting US influence and shaping regional economic cooperation on terms favorable to it.
Cambodia’s aim in trade deals: keep the US and Japan close, but China closer
Phnom Penh is negotiating a raft of free-trade agreements, but the pacts are not expected to lessen its reliance on Beijing.
Second report of Session 2019–21, UK - Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement
Second Report of Session 2019–21, together with formal minutes relating to the report of UK - Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreeement
Japan aims to expand CPTPP trade pact as UK, China eye membership
Japan aims to expand a major regional free trade pact called the CPTPP, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Friday, potentially catering for China’s and Britain’s interest in joining the deal.
Japan aims to expand CPTPP trade pact as UK, China eye membership
Japan aims to expand a major regional free trade pact called the CPTPP, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Friday, potentially catering for China’s and Britain’s interest in joining the deal.
China-Japan-SK FTA to speed up with RCEP push
In the wake of the successful signing of the world’s largest trade deal - RCEP that encompasses a third of the global economy, a higher level trilateral free trade agreement(FTA) among China, Japan and South Korea is likely to be reached sooner than expected.
New UK-Japan trade agreement could be disaster for data protection
One prominent digital-privacy group is warning that a new trade deal between the United Kingdom and Japan could result in an “existential threat” to British data privacy.
Japan to keep tariffs on sensitive farm product imports in RCEP deal
Japan will exempt its key farm products including rice and wheat from being subject to tariff cuts or elimination in a mega regional trade deal between Asia-Pacific countries including China, a draft of the agreement showed Tuesday.
Japan’s cabinet approves new economic pact with UK
The Japanese government has finalized a bill on Wednesday for a new economic partnership agreement with the United Kingdom. The government aims to seek swift Diet approval so that the deal will take effect on January 1, 2021.
China’s Xi says country will speed up trade talks with EU, Japan and South Korea
In a major speech on Wednesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping talked up his country’s plans for playing a greater role in global trade, without mentioning ongoing tensions with the US.
Searching for value in the Japan–UK trade agreement
The UK has taken the first step in its post-Brexit FTA agenda by signing the Japan–UK CEPA on 23 October. Although the UK government called the deal a ‘historic free trade agreement’, its main value appears to be political — especially for UK domestic politics.
UK-Japan trade deal will provide political cover - but only a limited trade boost
UK-Japan trade deal contains very limited improvements relative to the trade deal the UK enjoyed with Japan through its EU membership - the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), which entered into force in February 2019.
Finance not fish: The trade deal with Japan focuses on what matters for the City
Trade talks with the EU remain uncertain, with negotiations focused on issues like fishing that have little bearing for the City. But in the meantime, Japan has given “global Britain” — and particularly the City — something to celebrate.
Japan, UK to sign first post-Brexit bilateral trade deal
Praising the agreement as a "historic moment," both countries are eager to strengthen their economic ties. Tokyo is also hoping the UK will play a stronger role in Indo-Pacific security to contain Chinese expansion.
India pulls out from Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership – Japan considers to do same
India’s pullout from the RCEP, like the prior U.S. withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, has made a situation for Japan.