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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.
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.