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PH, EFTA to sign free trade pact
The Philippines and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) will sign anytime this week the free trade agreement between the two, the country’s second bilateral FTA after the one with Japan.
Switzerland’s largest city declares “Tisa-Free Zone”
Zurich joins a growing number of Swiss cities, including Lausanne and Geneva, to declare themselves TISA-free.
US-Europe trade pact adds to Switzerland’s pain
"TTIP is going to affect Switzerland very much. There is a fear we’re going to be locked out and some of our companies discriminated," a government official told the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday
Switzerland to upgrade existing trade agreements
Switzerland has expressed interest to upgrade its Bilateral Investment Treaty with Sri Lanka.
Free trade agreement between UAE and Switzerland this year
Free Trade Agreement between Switzerland and the UAE has been signed and will be implemented from July this year, a dignitary from Switzerland said on Thursday.
Switzerland expects to sign FTA with India soon
Bullish about its companies making huge investments in India, Switzerland expects the long-delayed Free Trade Agreement between the two countries to be signed soon.
Big Tobacco puts Uruguay on trial
Uruguay files its defence against Philip Morris, a test case for big business lawsuits that could hit the EU through the transatlantic trade and investment deal with the US.
Switzerland hopes to resume India-EFTA free trade pact talks
Switzerland today expressed hope that negotiations along with three other countries on broad-based trade and economic partnership agreement with India would resume at the earliest.
The international implications of the Philip Morris branding battle in Uruguay
Long-running litigation between Uruguay, which has some of the toughest anti-smoking laws in the world, and cigarette giant Philip Morris could have direct consequences for plain packaging legislation globally. Could it also pave the way for legal action in Europe?
Swiss face tough US-EU trade deal decisions
A free trade agreement between Brussels and Washington could shave billions off the Swiss economy, if Switzerland is left sitting on the sidelines. That’s the conclusion of a government-sponsored study.
Swiss-Chinese free trade agreement takes effect
A watershed free-trade deal between China and Switzerland came into force on Tuesday, the first such accord between the Asian giant and a mainland European economy.
FTA btw China, Switzerland to enter into force in July
The free trade agreement (FTA) between China and Switzerland will enter into force on July 1 with internal approval procedures completed, the Swiss Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER) said on Wednesday.
China welcomes Swiss parliament’s FTA approval
The decision by the Swiss parliament to approve the Chinese-Swiss Free Trade Agreement (FTA) last week was welcomed by China on Monday.
Possible retard de l’accord de libre-échange entre la Suisse et l’Inde
Le conseiller fédéral suisse Johann Schneider-Ammann a laissé entendre samedi dans la presse alémanique que la question de la protection des brevets pourrait retarder l’accord de libre-échange avec l’Inde.
Un accord de libre-échange est-il éthique?
Le Gouvernement suisse planche sur un projet d’alliance économique avec la Russie. Mais celle-ci s’appliquerait aux pays signataires de l’union douanière avec Moscou, dont la controversée Biélorussie.
Swiss National Council ratifies FTA with China
The lower house of Swiss parliament approved a free trade agreement (FTA) with China Tuesday.
Swiss govt reacts to termination of investment treaty with SA
The Swiss government says it regrets South Africa’s decision to terminate the bilateral investment treaty between the two countries.
Thailand mulls restoring FTA talks with Switzerland
The Thai government is considering to restore free trade agreement (FTA) talks with Switzerland, the second largest trading partner of the Thai economy in Europe.
’Indo-Swiss FTA likely by 2015’
A Free-Trade Agreement between India and Switzerland, which is currently under negotiations, could materialise some time in 2015, said Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Switzerland, Martin Strub.