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US-Australia FTA: Furniture makers fear they may take a big hit
The US free trade agreement is getting a mixed response from manufacturers, writes Ian Porter. The prospect of Australian manufacturing going toe to toe with the giant American industrial base might sound like an abject mismatch.
Indo-US FTA on services mooted; Govt yet to take view
A free trade agreement (FTA) on services between India and the US could be on the cards, a move which can give a big leap to the country’s IT industry.
Indian officials deny groundwork on FTA with US
Commerce Minister Kamal Nath’s interest in entering into a free trade agreement (FTA) in services with the US may not prove to be a smooth affair. According to senior ministry officials, there are serious reservations, both within the US and India, over liberalising the services sector.
Morocco gets US free trade deal
A free trade agreement between Morocco and the United States has come into immediate effect.
Korea, American CEOs Call for BIT
South Korean and American business leaders on Friday agreed to urge their respective governments to step up efforts to form a free trade agreement (FTA) between the two nations and seek growth engines.
US FTA fever may be overrated
The trade-pact fever seems to be in full swing around the world, and Asia is in the thick of it.
US and Mongolia sign bilateral TIFA
The United States and Mongolia today further enhanced their growing economic and trade partnership by signing a bilateral Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA).
In New Trade Pacts, U.S. Seeks To Limit Reach of Generic Drugs
As public-health groups urge wider use of generic drugs to lower the cost of treating AIDS and other diseases in developing countries, U.S. trade negotiators — prodded by the drug industry — are taking the opposite stance in new trade pacts, seeking to strengthen protections for costlier brand-name drugs.
UN human rights expert urges Peru, US to protect health in any trade deal
As the United States and Peru negotiate a bilateral trade pact, a United Nations human rights expert has urged them to ensure any agreement includes public health safeguards so that essential drugs do not become unaffordable for millions of Peruvians.
US-Thailand FTA opponents plan rally
A leading senator and civic groups are planning to hold a demonstration today against what they call the government’s rush to conclude free-trade negotiations, which they say would have great ramifications on many people in the agricultural sector.
CKUT Radio: From Thailand to Chile Resisting Capitalist Globalization
Radio documentary on bilateral free trade and investment agreements
US-Korea BIT likely by end 2004
A bilateral investment treaty between the United States and Korea appears likely by the end of this year, paving the way for a free trade agreement between both the nations, said Maurice R. Greenberg, chairman of the U.S.-Korea Business council.
Salvadorean opposition urges Congress to reject FTA with US
The Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) and social organizations of El Salvador urged the Congress to reject the ratification of the free trade agreement (FTA) inked with the United States.
Big FTA stoush brewing on copyright
A full-scale political stoush is brewing over intellectual property provisions in the Australia-US free trade agreement following the passage of enabling legislation last week.
US ready to pursue FTA with Sri Lanka
The United States says it is keen to pursue a trade pact with Sri Lanka and agreed to meet in October to iron out issues.
Doctors urge US to oppose FTA
A doctors group has written to American lawmakers urging them to oppose the Australia-United States free trade agreement (FTA).
Scepticism in Jordan Over Benefits From FTA With US
Jordanian and US officials meet in Washington today to review the terms of a Free Trade Agreement signed between the two countries three years ago.
US Bilateral Investment Treaties with EU Accession States
We are pleased that on September 2 the European Commission endorsed a political Understanding preserving U.S. bilateral investment treaties with eight countries that are acceding, or are candidates for accession, to the European Union (the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, the Slovak Republic, Bulgaria and Romania).
US bilateral treaties & agreements in force (January 2006)
Full list of bilateral treaties and agreements in force between the US and other countries as of 1 January 2006
US bilateral science & technology cooperation agreements
S&T agreements are renewed in five year increments with the exception of Armenia & Russia, which are renewed every ten years.