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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.
India-Japan FTA: Rules of origin, product specific rules to be reviewed
India’s long-pursued demand for a review of the India-Japan Free Trade Agreement may be met with the two sides preparing to take a relook at the rules of origin and product specific rules for greater market access for goods.
EU, Japan conclude agreement on data flows, EU says
The European Union and Japan concluded an agreement on cross-border data flows, which should drive business and may help shape global rules for data, the European Commission said.
GCC, Japan to resume free trade deal talks -Omani minister
Gulf Cooperation Council countries will resume talks on a free trade pact with Japan, Oman’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs said.
Israel and Japan explore potential free trade agreement
In a move reflecting their robust $3.3 billion trade relationship, Israel and Japan will be actively exploring the possibility of forging a landmark free trade agreement.
Major progress towards Israel-Japan free trade agreement
With an Israel-Korea free trade agreement signed last year and an Israel-China agreement near completion, Japan is concerned that exports to Israel will be hit.
Japan eyes foreign ministers meeting with 6 Gulf nations in September
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida met with GCC Secretary General Jasem Mohamed al-Budaiwi and agreed to resume negotiations on a free trade deal.
How a dispute over whaling could spur Japan’s exit from US Indo-Pacific trade pact: ‘Kishida has zero leeway’
Washington is pressuring Tokyo to accept a passage that’s critical of whaling in the charter for the new Indo-Pacific Economic Framework trade deal.
Sri Lanka serious on laws to honour deals after diplomatic hiccups with India, Japan, US
Sri Lanka is seriously moving with a new laws which will prevent any of its future governments from backtracking bilateral and multilateral deals signed without the consent of the relevant parties involved
India asking for renegotiation of FTAs with Japan, S.Korea -trade minister
India has asked Japan and South Korea to renegotiate their free-trade agreements (FTAs) with the South Asian nation to make it “more balanced and equitable”, India’s trade minister said amid a widening trade gap with the countries.