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P4 Economic Partnership Agreement - key outcomes
Press release from NZ government outlining key features of the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement between Brunei, Chile, New Zealand and Singapore.
The rise and rise of Asian trade
A mammoth regional grouping involving Asean and other countries and groups is in the works.
Media info note: Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement
On 3 Jun 05, the trade ministers of Brunei, Chile, New Zealand and Singapore announced the substantive conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (“Trans-Pacific SEP”) on the sidelines of the APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade (MRT) meeting in Jeju (Korea).
S’pore, Brunei, Chile, NZ sign trans-Pacific trade pact
New Zealand, Brunei, Chile and Singapore announced a trans-Pacific free trade pact to improve market access between the countries.
Interview: Chile turns to Australia in Asia Pacific push
On Friday, Chile will formally unveil free trade agreements with New Zealand, Singapore and Brunei, building on existing agreements with South Korea, Canada, the US and the European Union. Next on Chile’s FTA hit list are Asian giants China, Japan and India.
Korea-Singapore FTA: Bridge to SE Asian markets, cornerstone for services liberalization
The KSFTA was promoted by Korea under two main strategies. One is to use Singapore as a bridge to gain more market access in Southeast Asia and strive further towards regional integration, and the other is to use external ‘stimulus’ from Singapore to “strengthen competitiveness” (restructuring and liberalization) of the services industry.....
Singapore and Pakistan to start FTA talks next month
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has said that Singapore and Pakistan will begin negotiations next month on a bilateral Free Trade Agreement.
Singapore, SA eye trade pact
Singapore and South Africa have agreed to begin free trade talks later this year, as the wealthy city-state seeks to expand its economic access to African states.
Saudi Arabia, Singapore to promote bilateral trade and investments
Saudi Arabia intends to sign an Investment Guarantee Agreement with Singapore.
The regional free trade juggernaut - A poisoned chalice
Last week saw both the signing of a Free Trade Agreement between New Zealand and Thailand and another round of negotiations with Chile and Singapore on a Closer Economic Partnership, (P-3) probably now ’successfully’ concluded. "Yet few New Zealanders know about these agreements and their negative implications for many of the worst off citizens in all the countries involved", says the Action Research and Education Network of Aotearoa (ARENA).
Singapore, Brunei, Chile and NZ complete 5th round of FTA talks
Singapore, Chile, New Zealand and Brunei have completed their fifth round of Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations.
Singapore, South African Customs Union to discuss FTA
Singapore and the South African Customs Union will begin talks on a free trade agreement later this year.
Singapore, Kuwait discussing Investment Chapter as part of FTA
Singapore and Kuwait are discussing an Investment Chapter as part of the free trade agreement that’s currently being negotiated between the two countries.
South Korea, Singapore initial free trade accord
Negotiators from South Korea and Singapore have initialed a free trade agreement which will likely take effect in the second half of this year, the South Korean foreign ministry said.
Leading on free trade
The Roh administration has not had an easy time handling the foreign policy file. But for all its faults and foibles, there is one very important portion of that file in which the president has provided some strong leadership: free trade.
Singapore and Panama hope to sign FTA later this year
Singapore and Panama have successfully concluded negotiations for a free trade agreement which both countries hope to sign later this year.
Singapore-Jordan FTA (2004)
India-Singapore FTA to be ready in weeks
A Free Trade Agreement between India and Singapore should be ready during the next couple of weeks, India’s finance minister said Monday.
Losing out in Asia: The perils of principle
Europe is on the high road to big business losses. As the US races to make trade deals with nations across the world, Europe has held back, on lofty principle. That, in any event, is the message European businesses in Singapore will deliver to EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson when he arrives in the city-state in April.
Singapore, UAE ink economic cooperation pact, eye FTA
Singapore and the United Arab Emirates signed Friday an economic, trade and technical cooperation pact that could lead to the launch of negotiations for a free trade deal between the two countries, Singapore’s Trade and Industry Ministry said Friday.