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Sri Lanka to fast-track FTA with Thailand in bid to boost exports
Sri Lanka’s cabinet of ministers has approved a proposal to fast-track a free trade agreement with Thailand in the hopes of increasing exports to the Asian nation.
Sri Lanka to fast-track FTA with Thailand in bid to boost exports
Sri Lanka’s cabinet of ministers has approved a proposal to fast-track a free trade agreement with Thailand in the hopes of increasing exports to the Asian nation, Cabinet Spokesman Minister Bandula Gunawardana said.
Govt. resumes measures to operationalise FTA with Singapore
The government has resumed measures to operationalise the Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (SLSFTA) that came into effect in May 2018 which covers goods, services, investment, intellectual properties, telecommunications, e-commerce, trade facilitation, government procurement, competition and economic and technical co-operation.
China-Sri Lanka FTA: Will it benefit Sri Lanka in the long run?
The Chinese Minister of Commerce, Gao Hucheng, and the Sri Lankan Minister of Economic Development, Basil Rajapaksa, signed a memorandum on the launch of the free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations, officially announcing the launch of bilateral FTA negotiations.
Thai-Sri Lanka FTA talks to resume after 4 years
Thailand will launch the second free trade area (FTA) negotiations with Sri Lanka, in a bid to strengthen the economic partnership between the two countries, according to the Department of Trade Negotiations.
Sri Lanka to restart trade deal talks with India, China and Thailand - official
Officials from Thailand are scheduled to arrive in Sri Lanka on Monday to start the third round of talks after negotiations were suspended in 2018, said K.J. Weerasinghe, Sri Lanka’s Chief Negotiator of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs).
Sri Lanka to resume negotiations on stalled trade agreement with India
Sri Lanka will soon resume talks with India on the stalled Economic and Technological Cooperation Agreement (ETCA), authorities said, as Colombo looks to trade pacts and foreign direct investments to rebuild its crisis-hit economy.
Sri Lanka ‘in a hurry’ to resume China free-trade deal talks to get ‘back on the radar’ after recent unrest
Talks between Beijing and Colombo over a free-trade agreement that began in 2014 have resumed, according to Sri Lankan ambassador to China, Palitha Kohona.
Despite Chinese pressure, Sri Lanka wary of entering into free trade agreement
The ongoing economic crisis and challenges of penetrating the Chinese market are making Sri Lanka cautious about concluding a Free Trade Agreement with China, despite pressure.
Sri Lanka looks to revive free trade deal with Singapore
Sri Lanka will step up efforts to revive a stalled free trade pact with Singapore, President Ranil Wickremesinghe told the city state’s premier.
President meets Singapore PM, says ready to implement FTA
Sri Lanka is ready to implement the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Singapore, President Ranil Wickremesinghe said.
Japan keen to ink FTA with Sri Lanka - Embassy official
Japan is keen to ink a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Sri Lanka to increase bilateral trade between the two countries, said Deputy Head of Mission Embassy of Japan in Sri Lanka Katsuki Kotaro.
Sri Lanka – India FTA to be revived; Intl Trade Office in Sri Lanka
President Ranil Wickremesinghe said that Sri Lanka – India Free Trade Agreement would be revived and upgraded into a comprehensive economic and technological partnership.
Sri Lanka, China free trade agreement negotiations at a standstill
A senior government spokesperson of Sri Lanka said that there has been no positive response from China for the proposed debt restructuring programme despite taking steps to hasten the free trade agreement (FTA).
Indonesia-Sri Lanka trade Talks soon
Negotiations on the Indonesia-Sri Lanka Preferential Trade Agreement (ISL-PTA) will begin soon as both countries see the enormous potential to boost bilateral trade, said Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia, Dewi Gustina Tobing.
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.