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No TIFA without US beef solution: lawmaker
The de facto United States envoy to Taiwan has made it clear that the island’s restrictions on the import of certain US beef products have complicated the bilateral trade situation and could jeopardize the restarting of trade pact talks
Pig farmers plan protest against US beef on March 8
Some 20,000 pig farmers will take to the streets of Taipei on March 8 to protest against any move to lift the bans on imports of US beef that contain residues of feed additive ractopamine
Nepal-US TIFA meeting postponed to Sept
At the upcoming meeting, Nepali entrepreneurs are expecting that the Government would work out a bilateral Free Trade Agreement (FTA) to improve garment and Pashmina item exports to the US, exports of which have been declining since 2000.
Group vows to protest if ban on ractopamine lifted
An association of hog growers threatened Friday to mobilize its members in protest outside the Presidential Office if the government buckles under pressure and allows the entry of US beef imports containing a banned leanness-enhancing drug.
Pakistan: Faces further delays in US trade talks
As the fifth round of talks on the Pak-US Trade Investment Facilitation Agreement (TIFA) began in Islamabad on Tuesday (20 September), Pakistani delegates have taken a tough stance to demand better trade arrangements with the US.
Labour issue blocking TICFA deal: Faruk
Disagreement on the issue of workers’ union in EPZs is standing in the way of Bangladesh signing the Trade and Investment Cooperation Forum Agreement (TICFA) with the US, according to the commerce minister.
Officials indicate ractopamine ban remains in place
Taiwan is in no hurry to lift the ban on a lean growth-enhancing agent, the cause of a major trade dispute with the US, as the international food standards setting body again failed to advance maximum residue limits (MRLs) for the additive, government officials said yesterday.
US business team in Nepal looking for investment opportunity
The visit — by a team including Johnson & Johnson, GE Healthcare, Rockwell Automation, Monsanto, and Bell Helicopter — demonstrates renewed US interest in Nepal’s economy building on the recently-signed US-Nepal Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA).
US, South Africa relaunch bilateral TIFA
The Deputy US Trade Representative, Demetrios Marantis, has co-chaired a recent meeting with the SA Trade and Industry Minister, Rob Davies, of the US-South Africa Trade and Investment Council (TIFA Council), at which there was a re-launched discussion of a full range of trade issues.
US ties visa waivers to progress on beef exports to Taiwan
Taiwan has been informed that the import ban on US beef products containing ractopamine residue could have repercussions for the nation’s long-standing request to be included in the US visa-waiver program
TIFA talks shelved over beef dispute
The US has decided to postpone a trade meeting with Taiwan later this month amid a dispute over US beef, the Central News Agency reported yesterday, citing unnamed Taiwanese officials.
ANCA welcomes AmCham call for new US-Armenia trade agreement
The American Chamber of Commerce in Armenia’s public call for a US-Armenia Trade and Investment Agreement was welcomed on Jan. 18 by the Armenian National Committee of America as a meaningful step toward putting in place a much-needed bilateral accord aimed at creating new export-driven jobs and economic growth in the US and Armenia.
Wu talks of possibilities in TIFA talks
With the US and South Korea close to signing a free-trade agreement (FTA), Premier Wu Den-yih yesterday said Taiwan and the US could negotiate item by item in the next round of talks for the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA).
RP notifies US of intention to join TPPA
The Philippines has formally informed the United States Trade Representative of its intention to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, an aggressive free trade deal among a few countries that seeks not only to open up trade but also the country’s highly protected services sector.
Talk of the day — New model for cross-strait negotiations
A new model patterned after the Taiwan-US Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) will be introduced in negotiations across the Taiwan Strait
Govt decides not to sign Tifa
The US administration has taken the decision of the Bangladesh government rather easily despite the fact that the two countries had been engaged in negotiations on Tifa for about six years since 2003
Bangladesh rejects US trade pact
Bangladesh has decided against signing a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) with the United States after six years of negotiations, fearing the draft pact suggested by Washington might affect its business interests
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.