Commerce Ministry officials continued their three-day talks on the ETCA to iron out differences on the upgraded Free Trade Agreement of 2000 to include services, investment and technological trade.
Sri Lanka expects to deepen existing FTA with India and to sign a FTA with Singapore and another with China. Sri Lanka also hopes to talk to Japan, Indonesia and other ASEAN countries with regards to FTAs.
Fear of economic domination by the ‘Big Brother’ has replaced the earlier fear of political and military dominance.
Sri Lanka aims to finalise a free trade agreement (FTA) with China later this year, said the country’s ambassador to Beijing
With China too eyeing a similar agreement with Colombo, New Delhi aims to sign expanded FTA this year.
Fonterra has welcomed the announcement that New Zealand and Sri Lanka will progress discussions on new trade and investment opportunities.
New Zealand and Sri Lanka will open diplomatic posts in each other’s nations and are considering a free trade agreement
The European Commission proposed that the bloc reinstates a trade concession to Sri Lanka as an incentive to the government to promote human rights and good governance.
Sri Lanka is keen to establish a tripartite arrangement for trade and investment with India and Singapore, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Harsha de Silva has said.
Sri Lankan side is pressing the Indians to make certain concessions explicitly to enable it sell the pact to the Sri Lankan masses
Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have discussed signing a free trade agreement between the two countries
Negotiations have become tougher and tougher as both sides are keen on clinching a good deal without unrealistic compromises.
Malaysia and Sri Lanka have agreed to explore the possibility of initiating the Malaysia-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement in efforts to promote trade between the two countries.
Senior officials of India and Sri Lanka will meet to discuss broadening of the existing trade deal by including services and investments.
Bangladesh and Sri Lanka have agreed to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) to boost bilateral trade.
European parliamentarians asked Sri Lanka to step up reforms and abolish draconian anti-terror laws to qualify for lucrative trade concessions from the 28-member bloc.
Financial companies have figured out how to turn a controversial global legal system to their own very profitable advantage.
While India is looking at the Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement as a mechanism to increase Indian investment in Sri Lanka, the Sri Lankan government is wanting to use ETCA to become part of the Indian supply chain
Negotiations for a Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (SLSFTA) are underway, Singapore’s Ministry of Trade and Industry said on Monday (Jul 18).
China after having successful free trade agreement with Pakistan, now agreed to reach similar arrangements with Sri Lanka for free trade regime.