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Trade agreements: EU grows bilateral and regional FTAs
Free trade agreements (FTAs) between the European Union (EU) and its trading partners worldwide have mushroomed in recent years and more are in the pipeline.
TPP, TTIP, organic equivalencies — trade...
TPP, TTIP, organic equivalencies — trade agreements have been all over the headlines for the past few months. But what is the impact for food and beverage companies in the U.S.?
How regional trade agreements can spark a fight over Feta cheese
While the European Union and Canada agree that Feta cheese must come from Greece, the deal underscores the problems with regional trade deals not giving other countries a say.
Mali : commerce et industrie: les mesures de défenses commerciales au centre des débats
Un atelier de formation à Bamako pour combattre des politiques commerciales agressives des entreprises à la recherche de marchés d’exportation
FTA completion depends on unification of origin rules, customs: Abdel Nour
The completion of the Free Trade Area (FTA) procedures among the three African blocs, SADC, COMESA and the East African Community (EAC), depends on the unification of the rules of origin and tariff, according to Egypt’s Minister of Industry and Trade Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour.
Vietnamese exporters need to plan for FTA lawsuit liability
New free trade agreements (FTA) will help Vietnamese companies improve access to markets and diminish costs, but they will also require strategies and policies to minimise the probability of trade lawsuits, speakers said at a seminar on global trade late last week in HCM City.
Rules of origin TPP dispute blocking Japan-US auto deal
Rules of origin for automobile parts have emerged as a key stumbling block in Japan-US auto trade talks held as part of efforts to conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, according to informed sources.
TPP, TTIP could alter US textile & apparel trade
From the view of the textiles and apparel industries, all eyes will be on whether a yarn-forward provision has been included or not in the final documents.
Will Asia’s largest FTA make a difference?
Unless there is enough political will to close potential loopholes disguised as “flexibility” and pursue reforms deeper than those ever before attempted, RCEP may be seen as serving the geopolitical interests of a few players, to little economic effect.
Export flexibility with ROO
The rules of origin (ROO) in the context of Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) provides Fijian exporters the maximum flexibility to export Fijian Made and Fijian Grown products into the European Union.
Oilsands not a sticking point in EU trade talks
Canada’s oilsands aren’t a sticking point in trade talks with the European Union, Denmark’s trade minister said today in Ottawa.
CAFTA-DR partners agree to fix technical flaws in agreement
The Dominican Republic-Central America-United States (CAFTA-DR) Free Trade Commission has approved several changes to CAFTA-DR rules of origin that are expected to benefit the Western Hemisphere textile/apparel supply chain.
Free trade is costing millions: report
A year-long investigation of Australia’s free trade agreements has found they are often nothing of the kind.
Rules of Origin under US trade agreements with Arab countries: Are they helping and hindering free trade?
This article analyzes in details rules of origin in the US-Arab countries FTAs.
NTA sees danger in administrations plans for TPP Agreement
The US National Textile Association is worried that the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement could undermine the basis for textile rules of origin in US FTAs and that if more APEC members join the US will be outvoted.
EU: Free trade area around the Mediterranean a priority at trade ministers’ meeting
The EuroMed meeting in Brussels today adopted a roadmap for the establishment of a free trade area around the Mediterranean starting in 2010. Support was also given for a regional convention with uniform rules on the origin of goods.
Trade blocs agree to simple rules of origin
Three leading regional trading blocs in Africa — EAC, COMESA and SADC — have simplified the rules of origin to be applied by all member states in a move aimed at boosting intra-continental trade.
S. Korea, EU to Hold Free Trade Talks in Vienna
South Korea and the European Union will hold a meeting in Vienna this week to resolve contentious issues such as auto trade and rules of origin in their free trade negotiations, Yonhap News reported Sunday quoting officials.
Rules of Origin and EPAs: What has been agreed? What does it mean? What next?
This paper provides an analysis on the significance of changes made to rules of origin during the EPA negotiations