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Prime Minister proposes immediately initiating bilateral discussions on an FTA with China
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has suggested to the Cabinet that bilateral talks with China on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) be resumed immediately.
Bangladesh wants to sign CEPA with India in a year
Bangladesh is keen to clinch a Free Trade Agreement not only with India but also with Indonesia and Sri Lanka in a year.
China makes signing FTA a condition for helping Sri Lanka
While China has empathy for Sri Lanka’s economic plight and is keen on helping it, there ought to be “an early start of the negotiation and signing of the Free Trade Agreement, so as to enhance mutually beneficial cooperation.
Govt. to revisit proposed FTA with China
The balance of trade between the Srilanka and China has been heavily in favour of China. the Srilanka government has decided to revisit the proposed free trade agreement (FTA) with China.
China – Sri Lanka FTA to be fast-tracked
The Cabinet Sub Committee on China agreed to fast-track the possible next steps in consultation with the relevant stakeholders at the earliest.
Indonesia, Sri Lanka agree to push for PTA negotiations
Indonesian Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Sri Lanka Trade Minister have agreed to push for immediate negotiations on Preferential Trade Agreement between the two countries.
Dhaka likely to sign PTA with Colombo in April next
Final offer lists of products from both sides will be sent virtually later in January, said a senior official of the commerce ministry in Bangladesh.
China backs resumption of stalled FTA with Sri Lanka
China has signaled the desire to re-start a stalled Free Trade Agreement talks with Sri Lanka, during a visit of Foreign Minister Wang Yi.
Dhaka likely to ink PTA deal with Colombo by March next year
Dhaka wants to conclude preferential trade agreement (PTA) with Colombo on March 4th next, now that Bangladesh begins to arm itself with trading tools for its graduation into competitive-market regime.
Bangladesh eagerly waiting for preferential trade agreement with Sri Lanka
Bangladesh is eagerly awaiting a preferential trade agreement with Sri Lanka and requires feels some kind of facilitation was necessary to take bilateral trade to the next level.
Dhaka to start negotiations with Colombo to sign PTA
The government will soon start negotiations aiming to sign a preferential trade agreement (PTA) between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka by July, in a bid to increase bilateral trade volume between the friendly nations.
Sri Lanka explore ways to enhance bilateral trade under FTA
Pakistan and Sri Lanka are exploring ways to enhance the bilateral trade under the Free Trade Agreement between the two countries.
Dhaka eager to sign free trade agreement with Colombo
Dhaka has expressed its keen interest to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) with Colombo to exploit the huge potential of bilateral trade between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Govt. to review ETCA and other trade agreements
The Economic and Technology Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) with India is among the bilateral trade agreements to be reviewed by the Sri Lankan government to decide on the next step, a Minister said.
Sri Lanka to eyes re-negotiating trade deals amid import controls
Sri Lanka has given the nod for the Ministry of Trade to examine ways of re-negotiating existing free trade agreements and enter into new ones, the government said.
Sri Lanka hope to revive free trade talks with Thailand
Sri Lanka and Thailand have expressed hope to revive talks on a free trade deal, after two rounds of negotiations.
China and Sri Lanka to resume FTA talks and work on Hambantota industrial zone
China and Sri Lanka are to resume talks on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and expedite work on the proposed Hambantota industrial zone.
Pakistan seeks to boost trade with Sri Lanka to US$ 2 billion
The High Commission of Pakistan in Colombo held the first virtual business forum in collaboration with Sri Lanka Export Development Board (SLEDB) to enhance awareness regarding trade and investment opportunities between the two countries.
BOI eyes five new trade agreements with key trading partners
Sri Lanka’s apex investment promotion body, Board of Investment (BOI), is eyeing five new trade agreements with key trading partners—Japan, China, European Union (EU), United States and United Kingdom (UK)— over the next three years.
Petition against Singapore FTA taken up before SC
The Attorney General has informed the Supreme Court that the content of the Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (SLSFTA) still under the study of the Presidential Committee appointed to review the agreement.