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Update: Progress on 6 Thai FTAs now under negotiation
Thailand is negotiating 11 free trade agreements, including five related to upgrading existing FTAs along with developing six new FTAs as the kingdom aims to expand trade and investment with key trading partner countries near and distant.
UAE FM stresses signing of Cepa, activating JBC for economic partnership with Bangladesh
United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister emphasized the importance of signing the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement and activating the Joint Business Council for economic partnership with Bangladesh.
EAC set to negotiate trade agreements with UK, UAE after EPA flops
At least seven countries have requested free trade arrangements with the East. African Community (EAC), as the bloc also intensifies efforts to expand the markets for its products.
Malaysia to seal free trade deal with UAE by June, minister says
Malaysia expects to conclude a free trade agreement with the United Arab Emirates by the end of June, the country’s trade minister said, adding the deal could boost investment in Malaysia by the Gulf state’s sovereign wealth funds.
UAE, Peru announce free trade talks
The UAE and Peru have announced that they will start talks for a free trade agreement later this year.
India-Oman FTA may be reality soon; legal vetting of deal’s text underway
India is keen to finalise the trade pact before the model code of conduct (MCC) kicks-in ahead of its general elections, making the timing of the finalisation of the proposed deal crucial
Govt signs bilateral investment treaty with UAE to promote investments
India and the UAE signed the Bilateral Investment Treaty, which will be a key enabler for further promoting investments in both countries.
UAE’s Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement with Cambodia enters into force
The agreement will do so through the removal or reduction of tariffs on more than 92% of product lines, eliminating unnecessary barriers to trade, and improving market access for service exports
India, UAE to take economic ties to next level with bilateral investment treaty
Building on their close personal friendship, PM Modi is going to sign big ticket deals with President Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan during his trip to UAE.
Vietnam, UAE speed up negotiation for comprehensive economic partnership agreement
Officials from Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) and the UAE Ministry of Economy agreed to speed up the negotiation for a comprehensive economic partnership agreement (CEPA) between the two countries.
FG approves investment agreement with UAE
The Federal Government has approved the ratification of the Investment Promotion and Protection (IPPA) agreements between Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Islamabad accepts Riyadh-Doha term to allow international arbitration incase of dispute
Pakistan has negotiated to include a graduated approach for settlement of investment disputes between the state and investors.
Australia announces trade deal negotiations with UAE, despite human rights and labour concerns
Critics have highlighted that the UAE is only Australia’s 19th largest trading partner, and have said that the economic benefits are outweighed by the reputational risk Australia takes by implicitly endorsing the UAE’s poor human rights and labour practices through an FTA.
Thailand forges ahead with free trade pacts to ignite economic growth
Thailand is actively negotiating 11 free trade agreements (FTAs) in a bid to expand trade, attract investment and bolster the country’s revenue streams. Thai government also plans to hold hearings among stakeholders to ensure advantages extend to the Thai population.
UAE, Costa Rica agree terms on a comprehensive economic partnership agreement
The UAE Minister of State for Foreign Trade and his Costa Rican counterpart have signed a joint statement confirming the conclusion of negotiations toward a comprehensive economic partnership agreement.
UAE concludes CEPA negotiations with Congo-Brazzaville
The UAE has completed bilateral trade negotiations with Congo-Brazzaville, the second Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) agreement with an African state in a week.
Al Habtoor group issues a notice of an investment dispute against Lebanon
Emirati conglomerate Al Habtoor Group served a notice of an Investment Treaty Dispute against the Lebanese Republic in connection with Lebanon’s breaches of the Bilateral Investment Treaty between the United Arab Emirates and Lebanon.
Indonesia implemented three trade agreements in 2023: Minister
The Indonesian government started implementing three international trade agreements involving the United Arab Emirates, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, and South Korea in 2023.
UAE and Congo-Brazzaville finalise terms of a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement
The UAE and the Republic of Congo-Brazzaville have concluded the terms of a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (Cepa)
GCC inks free trade deal with South Korea
The GCC deepens economic ties with major Asian partners, signing its second FTA this year, highlighting commitment to investment and economic diversification.