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Africa: Trade still prime engine for prosperity in Africa, official says
The United States is doubling the number of its trade and investment framework agreements (TIFAs) in Africa.
United States, Mauritius sign trade agreement
The United States and Mauritius signed a trade and investment framework agreement (TIFA) on September 18. It provides a formal mechanism to address bilateral trade issues and help enhance trade and investment relations.
ASEAN framework deal with US may be disastrous to economy, warns IBON
The recently-signed trade and investment framework agreement (TIFA) between the US and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will sooner or later lead to a free trade agreement (FTA), and this will prove disastrous to the vulnerable sectors of the region, according to independent think-tank IBON Foundation.
US signs trade pact with ASEAN
The United States on Friday signed a trade and investment pact with Southeast Asia in a bid to bolster its influence in the region, which is growing closer to China.
US trade chief comments on ASEAN pact
The United States trade chief said Wednesday a trade pact to be signed with ASEAN nations this week is a great boost to economic relations, but she urged the bloc to do more to push Myanmar toward democracy.
US-Asean TIFA likely to be concluded
The Asean-United States Trade Investment Framework Agreement (Tifa), which is likely to be concluded Friday, is a well-timed development given the growing trade and investment between the two, a US senior congressional aide said here Monday.
US-ASEAN deal won’t address Myanmar
The United States will sign a pact with Southeast Asia next week to boost trade and investment, but the plan has been scaled down because of Myanmar, whose poor human rights record has hindered trade relations, officials said Saturday.
US, Cambodia sign trade, investment framework
The United States and Cambodia signed an agreement on Friday to increase trade and investment flows as part of a broader American initiative in the region, the US Trade Representative’s office said.
United States and Rwanda sign agreement to deepen trade and investment relations
The United States and Rwanda today signed an agreement aimed at deepening and strengthening trade and investment ties between the two countries.
Taiwan president urges US to consider free trade pact
President Chen Shui-bian urged the US government Friday to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) with Taiwan, saying that an FTA would allow US agriculture and automobile exports to Taiwan to grow by 100 per cent.
New US-Asean trade framework ready soon
The United States Trade Representative Office (USTR) said a trade and investment framework agreement with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) would be concluded soon.
US and Asean agree on stronger links
Kantathi Suphamongkhon, the Thai foreign minister, said the partnership, known as the Asean-US Trade and Investment Framework, could lead to a regional free trade area agreement between the 10 members and the US.
US, Iraq sign trade and investment framework pact
The United States and Iraq have signed a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) to promote bilateral trade and help Iraq expand and diversify its economy.
Malaysia should improve IPR protection, says US
The protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) has been identified as being one of the main concerns for US investors to come into Malaysia, said the United States ambassador to Malaysia, Christopher J LaFleur.
United States and Mozambique sign TIFA
US Trade Representative Rob Portman and the Mozambican Minister of Industry and Commerce Antonio Fernando signed a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) today that will provide a forum to address trade issues and will enhance trade and investment relations between the United States and Mozambique.
US-Mozambique TIFA (2005)
US, Indonesia build on Trade and Investment Agreement
US and Indonesian officials met in Washington June 20-21 for the second time in three months to discuss ways to deepen their trade relationship, according to a June 22 press release from the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR).
Zoellick hits RP violations of IPRs
Washington said it would use the bilateral Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) and the out-of-cycle review to assist the Philippine government in strengthening its IPR regime.