On Monday 12 September the General Affairs Council approved negotiating mandates for investment
protection chapters in free trade agreements with Canada, India and Singapore.
Following his meeting with Lee Hsien Loong, prime minister of Singapore, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso confirmed that the ongoing negotiations on a free trade agreement (FTA) with the Asian country are on track and “can be finalised successfully very soon”.
Negotiation for an EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA) is progressing well.
China is key to Singapore diversifying its risks in an uncertain global economy, and that is why the Republic also supports China’s intention to promote the use of the yuan in the global market, said Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean yesterday.
Talks on a free trade agreement (FTA) between the European Union and Singapore are progressing well.
Singapore is set to be the first country in the world to have a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the European Union (EU), that will promote the green technology sector.
The European Union (EU) may look into the possibility of allowing Myanmar to join its Association of South-East Asian Nations (Asean) peers to negotiate for a free trade agreement (FTA).
The EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (FTA) discussions is anticipated to conclude over the next few months and will come into effect by the second-half of 2012, says Chief European Union Negotiator Rupert Schlegelmilch.
Trade and Industry Minister Lim Hng Kiang said Singapore’s negotiations for Free Trade Agreements with the European Union and the nine-member Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) are progressing well since talks began last year.
Taiwan and Singapore will begin formal negotiations on a free trade agreement early next year after completing feasibility studies, representatives of both governments announced in a joint press release Wednesday.
Singapore has begun negotiations with Colombia on a free trade agreement (FTA), Colombian press said on Monday.
Colombia’s trade minister told business newspaper La Republica that recently-started talks on initiating a free trade agreement with Singapore could clear the path to Colombia’s membership of the APEC Pacific Rim trading bloc.
The proposed free trade (FTA) -like economic cooperation agreement with Singapore will not be a free lunch, but as long as Taiwan has the mettle to overhaul its economy, the deal could be a sumptuous feast.
Taiwan and Singapore announced a plan last week to explore the feasibility of a bilateral economic cooperation agreement on a par with a free trade agreement (FTA).
It has been announced that Taiwan and Singapore will initiate talks later this year on the feasibility of signing a bilateral economic cooperation agreement under the framework of the World Trade Organization. It was said that the trade agreement would not be called an FTA in order to avoid giving any problem to China.
“We also hope to sign FTA with countries in South East Asia and even Japan,” Taiwan’s top negotiator with China, Chiang Pin-kung, said.
Trade negotiations between Singapore and the European Union are on track with an agreement expected by next year, an EU official said Tuesday.
Singaporean firm Oceanus, the world’s leading producer of abalone, is counting on Taiwan’s trade deal with Beijing to expand in China.
The government of India wants a change in the India-Singapore Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (Ceca), to explicitly bar the city state’s investment companies Temasek and GIC from having a combined equity stake of more than 10% in any Indian listed company.
Taiwan has made strides in negotiating free trade agreements with the Philippines and Singapore, the United Evening News reported yesterday, citing an unnamed high-level source within the government.