The Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry Taipei (JCCIT) supported Taiwan’s bid to join the CPTPP trade group, but it also wanted it to end an import ban on food from areas affected by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.
When it comes to their position on the applications, CPTPP members are divided. The CPTPP operates on unanimous consent, so if even one country is against an application, membership will not be granted.
Free trade talks ongoing with Japan, Thailand and Indonesia in Asia-Pacific region, says trade minister.
Swiss President stressed the need to upgrade the 2009 bilateral free trade agreement, notably to improve market access for Switzerland, now that Japan has a trade deal with the European Union
Thailand is scheduled to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) today to form a deeper trade partnership through a "mini-FTA" with Kofu city in central Japan.
Japan on Friday evening (June 25) ratified the RCEP, the world’s biggest Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which comprises 15 Asia-Pacific countries including China and 10 members of Asean, the Foreign Ministry said.
Taiwan’s CPTPP entry would not be a minor development that Tokyo can skate past China. Beijing has actively worked to ensure that Taiwan remains outside regional and global multilateral setups and agreements.
The 11 members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership decided Wednesday to start negotiations for Britain’s entry into the regional free trade agreement, a Japanese minister said.
In this competition over standards, whichever nation first strikes a trilateral deal with technology leaders Japan and South Korea will secure a strategic chokepoint in the digital architecture of Asia.
Japan’s parliament approved joining the RCEP to aim for it to come into effect from the start of next year. The approval by Japan’s upper house comes after China called for the deal to be ratified to shore up the economy in the Asia-Pacific.
Japan’s parliament approved Wednesday the world’s largest free trade deal, signed by 15 Asia-Pacific countries including China and the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations, raising the possibility for the pact to enter into force later this year.
New Delhi is keen on a review of the India-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) to improve market access for Indian goods.
Japan has shown its reluctance to take forward a proposal by Bangladesh for conducting a joint feasibility study on the possibility to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) between the two countries.
The Diet, Japan’s parliament, on Friday started debates on whether to approve the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership free trade deal, which was agreed on by Japan and 14 other nations in November last year.
The government of Ghana has expressed its interest in concluding the negotiations with Japan on the Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT), which has been pending since April 2014.
Ukraine is interested in starting negotiations on the conclusion of a free trade agreement with Japan.
India has sought a review of the India-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) to improve market access for Indian goods and check the growing bilateral trade imbalance.
Britain’s trade deal with Japan settled the nerves of a lot of Japanese businesses in the United Kingdom and gives them confidence about their future prospects there, a senior Honda executive said.
The Japanese government adopted at a cabinet meeting Wednesday a plan to approve a deal to forge the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, which was agreed on by Japan and 14 other nations in November last year.
Ukraine looks forward to starting negotiations with Japan on a free trade agreement and updating the convention on the avoidance of double taxation.