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Re-branding the EU-South Mediterranean Relations: What Comprehensive FTAs?
The European Union’s Foreign Affairs Council decision of 14 December 2011 to grant the European Commission a negotiation mandate to study and launch negotiations for Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreements (DCFTA) with Morocco, Jordan, Tunisia and Egypt, which would extend current partial free trade areas in goods to incorporate services and public procurement and some regulatory harmonization with the EU, are part of the Union’s broader trade strategy.
Free-trade agreement with Canada to open up new markets in Jordan
Mohammed Abu Hassan owns a small shoe factory in the Sahab Industrial Zone on the eastern edge of Jordan’s capital, Amman. He is struggling to keep his factory open and is worried that the government’s new FTA with Canada could put him out of business.
FM, Canadian trade minister discuss ties
Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh on Saturday discussed with Canadian minister of International Trade Ed Fast economic ties between the two countries as a Jordanian-Canadian Free Trade Agreement FTA goes into force early next month.
Access to medicines and intellectual property in Jordan
Delayed market entry of generics due to enhanced intellectual property protection cost Jordanian private consumers approximately 18 million US dollars annually
EU agrees to start trade negotiations with Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia
The European Commission welcomes today’s decision of the EU Foreign Affairs Council to authorise the opening of trade negotiations with Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia as soon as the necessary preparatory process is completed.
President Zardari, King Abdullah for early conclusion of Pak-Jordan FTA
President Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan and King Abdullah of Jordan on Saturday called for an early conclusion of a Free Trade Agreement and holding of the second round of talks soon for this purpose.
EU seeks to begin FTA negotiations with S. Mediterranean countries
The European Union Foreign Affairs Council on Trade Monday agreed to begin negotiations on "direct and comprehensive" free trade agreements with Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia.
Jordan firm accused of sexual abuse supplied clothes to Sears, Target and others
Since 2007, at least 300 young female employees have been raped and brutalized by Classic managers while sewing clothes for giant retailers, including Hanes, Target, Sears, Macy’s and Land’s End. These garments enter the US duty-free under the US-Jordan Free Trade Agreement.
Trade in Services in US FTA with Jordan
The US-JO FTA includes a provision for trade in services in article 3
Jordanian-Canadian FTA in final stages of approval - envoy
The implementing legislation for the Jordanian-Canadian Free Trade Agreement (FTA) - and the side agreements on environment and labour - is currently in the final stages of approval in the Canadian parliament, according to Canada’s ambassador in Amman.
Jordan-Canada FTA sailing smoothly in final process of endorsement
The free trade agreement between Jordan and Canada is moving through the Canadian approval process with very little resistance compared to FTAs signed with other countries.
Jordan seeks Saudi support for free trade agreement with GCC states
Jordan will ask Saudi Arabia to intervene with the Secretariat of the Gulf Cooperation Council to help it sign an agreement on economic cooperation and free trade with GCC member states.
Economic Council for Establishing Free Trade Zone between Syria, Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan
Syria, Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan announced the establishment of an economic council to follow up on creating a free trade zone among these countries.
Syria, Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan sign quadripartite FTA
Turkey will join an economic bloc comprising of the Middle Eastern states such as Syria, Lebanon and Jordan ahead of the protracted accession to the EU.
Business council supports Jordan’s aspirations for free trade with GCC
The Saudi Jordanian Businessmen Council supported Jordan’s request for a free trade agreement with Gulf states, according to the council’s Chairman Mohammad Al Audah.
Turkey turns east to form free trade zone
Turkey has embarked on the road to a “Middle Eastern Union” as an alternative to the European Union, according to some observers, after Ankara unveiled its vision for a giant free-trade zone spanning from the Bosphorus to Sudan and Morocco.
Davutoğlu proposes regional trade alliance at TAC meeting
Turkey aims to create a free trade zone without visa restrictions with Syria, Lebanon and Jordan, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu told the Turkish-Arab Cooperation Forum (TAC), which began in İstanbul on Thursday.
Lebanon, Syria Jordan and Turkey to set up FTA
Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria agreed yesterday to set up a free trade zone based on “existing bilateral agreements and practices on free trade and visa exemption” between the parties, adding that Turkey and Lebanon were required to complete a bilateral arrangement before the four-way process could go ahead.
Israel dominates Turkey-Arab forum
Turkey’s prime minister has urged Arab nations to unite and step-up efforts to end Israel’s blockade on the Gaza Strip.
King, Brazil’s Lula discuss means to boost bilateral ties
King Abdullah and the Brazilian president agreed to work intensively to wrap up talks towards the signing of a free trade agreement between Jordan and the Mercosur trade bloc, which comprises several Latin American countries, including Brazil.