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Trade agreements are a powerful piece in the geopolitical chess game
Trade agreements can be as powerful as military force for achieving a country’s strategic objectives.
Taiwan’s representative to US calls for expedited trade talks
Taiwan’s de facto ambassador to the United States Hsiao Bi-khim urged the US to initiate bilateral trade talks.
China ramps up imports from US as trade deal target looms
Purchases of soybeans, oil surge in September, data show. China is still lagging its full-year target agreed with US.
Major US trade deal with Brazil unlikely: USTR
The US administration is holding talks with Brazil on trade in ethanol and sugar, but a broader free trade deal is unlikely in the near future, US trade representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer said.
US, Britain upbeat as trade talks enter new round
The United States and Britain expressed optimism about the prospects of a trade deal as they launched the latest round of talks focused on goods and tariffs.
Why Modi govt’s FTA policy for India must turn to ‘natural allies’ US, UK and Europe now
Narendra Modi government is also proactively stepping up its efforts to rejig India’s trade relations with the rest of the world by overhauling its Free Trade Agreement or FTA strategy.
US to sign limited trade deal with Brazil
The new pact is expected to ease trade barriers, strengthen regulation and crack down on corruption.
US chemical industry overreaches by invoking USMCA
The plastics industry is using the promise of its future voluntary cooperation to postpone or bar more effective regulatory measures - relying on language in the USMCA to make its case.
Uruguayan Foreign Minister talks trade with US’ Pompeo
Uruguayan Foreign Minister Francisco Bustillo and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have met in Washington to discuss deepening commercial ties, the Uruguayan Foreign Ministry said
Virtual signing of the USA-Fiji TIFA
Apart from being the first trade and investment agreement signed between the United States and Fiji, the US-Fiji TIFA is also the first Agreement signed by the US with a Pacific Island Country.
Bangladesh and US begin discussions in Dhaka to explore FTA option
Bangladesh and the US have begun discussions to explore possibilities of a Free Trade Agreement as part of efforts on economic recovery from the depths of the coronavirus pandemic.
Campaigners in last-ditch push to protect farming standards post-Brexit
Farmers say UK food safety and animal welfare could be compromised as agriculture bill returns to parliament
US rush to Bangladesh revs up economic race with China
The US has ratcheted up economic diplomacy with Bangladesh, holding its first high-level dialogue virtually and signing an open sky agreement in Dhaka as part of Washington’s blueprint to challenge China’s presence in the region.
Rethinking trade: Kenya and the environment
So-called “trade agreements” such as the US-Kenya trade deal have nothing to do with trade. But rather they impose new limits on government regulatory authority.
Day of action against the US trade deal
Saturday 24 October: Take action against the US trade deal to protect services, standards, rights and democracy!
Petition: No to poisonous pork, fight for health and democracy
People cannot accept the sacrifice of democratic values, people’s health, and farmers’ interests in exchange for the opportunity of trade negotiations between Taiwan and the US.
Taiwan trade deal on Trump administration’s radar, lawmaker says
A group of Republican lawmakers seeking to counter national security and economic threats from China is calling for the United States to open trade talks with Taiwan.
US-China trade: soybeans, corn and cars surge, but Beijing still not close to meeting demands of deal
Despite the spending spree during the summer months, China is nowhere near meeting the overall targets set out in the phase one trade deal.
The more the merrier in Indo-Pacific
As of last week, there are at least 8 distinctive cooperative frameworks relating to the Indo-Pacific region, which reflects the region’s growing economic and strategic importance within the rapidly-changing international stage.
US seeks to stop Kenya’s digital taxation plans in FTA deal
Kenya’s plans to tax digital services could hit a brick wall following its negotiations for a free trade deal with the US.