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Nepal invites US official to sign TIFA
Nepal has invited Deputy US Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis for signing Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA), which the two countries negotiated out last month.
Nepal: Experts look askance at TIFA draft
Experts today suggested some changes in the draft of the Nepal-US Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA). “The TIFA draft has not mentioned a word about preferential market access or reducing tariff, each of which is a key to the Nepali export sector,” they said.
US offers Dhaka alternative to controversial trade tie
A TIFA with the US and an FTA proposed by India have met political opposition from different quarters in Bangladesh. For Washington, "an alternative could be a US-Bangladesh Economic and Trade Cooperation Forum," US Ambassador James F. Moriarty said Thursday.
US less enthusiastic for TIFA negotiations
At a time when Nepali delegation is making last-hour preparations for the negotiations with US government for proposed Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA), it has been learnt that Washington is not enthusiastic in initiating the negotiations.
EAC-US Council on Trade and Investment holds inaugural meeting
Member countries of the East African Community and the US Trade and Investment Council held their first meeting Monday in Kampala to set policy guidance that would enable implementation of the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement signed by the two sides 16 July 2008.
TIFA: Where is our homework?
The media is abuzz with reports that Nepal is planning to sign a bilateral FTA (BFTA) with the US and to this end a high-level delegation from Nepal is leaving for the US in three weeks’ time to sign Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) – a precursor to the BFTA.
FBCCI chief’s comment on TIFA contested
The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) is not clear about what it knows of the proposed Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) between Dhaka and Washington.
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