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RCEP members encouraged to harmonize rules
Members of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership can further improve the alignment of operational guidelines across key sectors such as competition policy and trade in services to elevate mutual openness, said trade experts and foreign scholars on Sunday.
The hidden costs of the US-Singapore Free Trade Agreement
There are many downsides for Singaporeans that are never mentioned. For consumers, the clause on Intellectual Property Rights has been the most damaging.
Sri Lanka begins implementing Singapore free trade deal
Sri Lanka has begun implementing a free trade agreement with Singapore as part of efforts to improve market access, diversify market and draw investments, the island’s top trade negotiator said.
EAC set to negotiate trade agreements with UK, UAE after EPA flops
At least seven countries have requested free trade arrangements with the East. African Community (EAC), as the bloc also intensifies efforts to expand the markets for its products.
Singapore ratifies UK’s accession to transpacific free trade pact
Singapore has formally approved the United Kingdom’s accession to the CPTPP, marking it as the second current member to endorse the UK’s membership following Japan’s approval last year.
’GCC-China FTA soon; plans afoot to upgrade pact with Singapore’
The Gulf Co-operation Council will soon enter into free trade agreement with China and the region is in advanced stage of negotiations with South Korea; while it seeks to upgrade agreement with Singapore.
Singapore signs free trade deal with four-nation Latin American bloc to boost trade, investment
The deal with Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay – a group known by the Spanish acronym Mercosur – is Singapore’s first trade pact with these states and the bloc’s first such deal with a South-east Asian nation.
China, Singapore upgrade FTA to expand trade, investment
China signed an upgraded free trade agreement with Singapore to further boost trade and investment liberalization between the two countries and solidify their economic ties, the Ministry of Commerce said.
India seeks early review of Asean, Korea trade pacts
India has urged Singapore and South Korea to speed up the review of trade agreements for concluding the process at the earliest.
UK, Singapore partner to boost economic growth, strengthen security
British and Singaporean prime ministers will meet at the G20 Summit in India to work to conclude a bilateral investment treaty.
Kenya ratifies trade treaties with Singapore after fete
Kenya’s ratification of a bilateral investment treaty with Singapore is set to enhance trade and investment relations between the two nations.
Singapore and Kenya BIT enters into force
The Singapore and Kenya bilateral investment treaty (BIT) came into force on 20 August.
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
Bangladesh, Singapore agree to expedite free trade deal process
The foreign ministers of Bangladesh and Singapore have agreed to accelerate the process of signing a free trade agreement (FTA).
EU and Singapore open negotiations on digital trade agreement
The agreement will have legally binding rules and provisions that give certainty to end-to-end trade, facilitate trusted data flows and promote a connected and secure digital environment.
Lula says Mercosur eyeing fresh trade deals, increased regional commerce
Brazilian President wants the Mercosur trade bloc to advance in talks for deals with Canada, South Korea and Singapore, while aiming to increase commerce with other countries in Latin America and Asia.
South Korea joins DEPA as first non-founding partner
South Korea has officially acceded to the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement, becoming the first member country outside of its founding partners, Seoul’s Trade Ministry said.
Kenya and Singapore agree to implement trade, investment treaty
Kenya and Singapore have agreed to operationalize a treaty they signed five years ago to improve trade and investment between the two countries.
Singapore and EU sign digital trade agreement
Singapore and the EU signed a digital trade agreement in February, making it the fifth of its kind signed by the city-state.
How Clive Palmer is suing Australia for $300 billion with the help of an obscure legal clause (and Christian Porter)
Australian business figure Clive Palmer is suing the Australian government for almost A$300 billion in an international tribunal, having lost a case against the Western Australian government he took all the way to the High Court.