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US scholars see WTO as best path to resolving beef dispute
By taking the case to the WTO, the US will be able to "depoliticize" the issue, a CSIS fellow argues
US official says no basis for renegotiation of beef issue
The US Trade Representative Office said Friday that Taiwan has destroyed its bilateral agreement with the United States on beef imports and there is no basis for renegotiation of the issue.
New trade platform to boost EAC ties with the US
The signing of a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement has been necessitated by the absence of a formal platform where the EAC can engage the US
Taiwan, US to resume trade talks next year: envoy
Taiwan and the United States are expected to resume their dialogue on a key trade and investment pact in the new year, a US envoy said Wednesday.
Nepal: US floats TIFA for zero-duty facility
The US Trade Representative has floated an option of Washington and Kathmandu signing a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement and it has forwarded a text of the TIFA to the Commerce Ministry for necessary study for further negotiations.
Liser urges firmer ties between US, COMESA
US assistant trade representative for Africa Florizelle Liser yesterday said there is need to strengthen her country’s relationship with the COMESA region through various trade and investment agreements.
US, Taiwan may resume trade talks this year
US-Taiwan Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) talks are expected to be resumed by the end of this year now that the issue of beef imports from the US has been resolved, Minister of Economic Affairs Shih Yen-shiang said Friday.
Maldives signs agreement with US on trade
The Maldives signed a framework agreement with the United States to open up the discussion on trade between the two countries.
Experts unaware of Tifa details
Businesspeople, economists and trade experts are unaware of what are in the draft of the proposed Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (Tifa) between Bangladesh and the US.
US presses for TIFA
Visiting US assistant trade representative Michael J Delaney has stressed that Dhaka sign a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) with his country to increase bilateral trade. But it’s a controversial issue in Bangladesh.
Sri Lanka pressed by USTR on IP protection, GM food
The United States has asked Sri Lanka, ranked high for software piracy in Asia, to better enforce intellectual property rights and also lift restrictions on American imports like genetically modified food.
US businessmen perceive RP a ‘protectionist’ market
"When the USTR tried to have discussion with the Philippines on TIFA (Trade and Investment Facilitation Agreement) not much happened there because there is a perception that the Philippines is a protectionist and not really interested in opening up and that makes it so difficult," says the US Chamber of Commerce.
Vietnam calls on US trade to treat Vietnam fairly
Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang has asked US trade representatives to consider antidumping lawsuits on Vietnamese products fairly and without prejudice
Angola, United States sign Trade and Investment Framework Agreement
On 19 May, US Trade Representative Ronald Kirk and Angola Minister of External Affairs Assunção Afonso de Sousa dos Anjos signed a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) that will provide a forum to address trade issues and help enhance trade and investment relations between the United States and Angola.
Pak-US study group to accelerate talks on ROZ
Pakistan and the US have agreed to set up a joint study group for accelerating bilateral negotiations on Trade and Investment Facilitation Agreement and Reconstruction Opportunity Zones (ROZs)
Rwanda: US trade to be strengthened
In 2006, Rwanda and the United States signed a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA), aimed at giving Rwanda the opportunity to take advantage of the US market through duty-free exports. Results: Rwandan exports to the USA have grown by 8%, while imports from America went up by 27%.
Faruk now too critical of Tifa
Bangladesh’s Commerce Minister Faruk Khan yesterday said the proposed latest draft of Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (Tifa) would be detrimental to Bangladesh’s interests.
Dhaka examines sensitive deals with Washington, New Delhi
Bangladesh leaders on Thursday discussed two politically sensitive deals it will be negotiating with the United States and India on trade and investment, triggering strong reactions from domestic political and civic groups.
CPB speaks against ’anti-people’ trade deals
The Communist Party of Bangladesh has said it will protest any kind of "anti-people" agreements including a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) with the US.
Tifa yet not on table: Boucher
US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Richard A Boucher today said till now Dhaka and Washington did not have an active negotiation on Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (Tifa).