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Sweden eyes stronger relations with UAE, supports EU-GCC FTA agreement
Swedish officials have expressed their country’s desire for wider trade and investment relations with the UAE and for a stronger presence in the Gulf country for Swedish businesses seeking to further expand into the whole Gulf region.
Malaysia can become a gateway for Emirati investors, Deputy Governor Bank Negara Malaysia
Dato’ Mohd Razif Deputy Governor of Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) said that Malaysia has ample investment opportunities in various fields and can become a gateway for Emirati investors to access Asian Markets, expressing his resolve to open joint ventures between Malaysia and United Arab Emirates to enhance economic and trade ties between them.
UAE, S Korea sign economic cooperation pact
South Korea said on Sunday it had signed an enhanced economic cooperation agreement with the UAE as the two get set to mark their 30-year relationship anniversary next year.
UAE advises Indonesia to sign FTA with GCC
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has proposed to Indonesia to enter into a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), Indonesian Ambassador to the UAE M Wahid Supriyadi said.
S. Korean Investments into the UAE to Rise after FTA with GCC
South Korea’s investments into the UAE will rise by 400 per cent while trade volume will expand by 50 per cent in next one year, once the free trade agreement is signed between the GCC and Seoul, a senior official said.
Pakistan seeks UAE’s help for FTA with GCC
Pakistan has sought market access from Canada and help from UAE for early completion of Free Trade Agreement with Gulf Cooperation Council.
VAT and trade pacts clash
Imposing a value added tax (VAT) on GCC and Arab products in the UAE would be against the agreements signed by the country with other Gulf and Arab states, according to the Ministry of Economy.
UAE-Japan to benefit from FTA
A UAE-Japan FTA should focus on bridging the gap in trade between the two sides and encourage Japan to pump more investment into the UAE to enable it to acquire technology, which is needed for its economic diversification programme, said the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research.
Sheikha Lubna hopes to sign FTA with US soon
Minister of Foreign Trade Sheikha Lubna Al Qassimi said on Tuesday that she hoped the UAE would soon sign a free trade agreement (FTA) with the US.
Tecom land dispute risks damaging US FTA
A $1 billion lawsuit between Tecom Investments and a US company could hinder free trade talks between the US and the UAE, a US Congressional document shows.
Emirates persists on US trade agreement
The UAE has taken a second route to an FTA with the US after failing to meet the time frame originally established by the Trade Promotion Authority granted by Congress: the Tifa-Plus (Trade and Investment Framework Agreement) process, which provides a framework for further discussions on the FTA and on short-term issues.
Emirates persists on US trade agreement
The United States has not dropped the ball on a free-trade agreement with the UAE, Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister of Foreign Trade, told delegates at the Middle East-Asia Leadership Forum in Dubai.
Singapore to sign FTA with Gulf countries
The Singapore-UAE bilateral FTA talks have been abandoned for a broader GCC-Singapore FTA. The negotiations were progressing for some time but now they have shifted to the GCC level and we are about to sign an agreement.
Australia-UAE: Third round of FTA talks in March
The third round of talks for a possible free trade agreement (FTA) between the UAE and Australia is likely to take place next month
US puts UAE free trade deal on ice
Negotiations for a free trade agreement between the US and the UAE will not be resumed under the current US administration, according to the US Trade Representative office
Free Trade Agreement with the US likely to be delayed further
A top United States official on a two-day visit to the UAE has indicated the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two countries is likely to be delayed further.
Blow to UAE-US FTA hopes
The June 30 expiration of the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which allowed the Bush administration to negotiate trade agreements that cannot be amended by Congress, has shattered all hopes of a revival of the stalled US free trade negotiations with the UAE and other GCC countries.
Shaukat for early signing of FTA with GCC
Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz has emphasised the need to expedite the process of signing a free trade agreement (FTA) between Pakistan and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), saying that the attractive demographics of Pakistan have created growing economic opportunities.
Japan-UAE joint economic committee set up
President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed their firm determination to develop bilateral relations between the UAE and Japan at all levels.
GCC on course to meet 2010 monetary union deadline
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is on course to meet a 2010 deadline to form a monetary union, the UAE Central Bank Governor, Sultan bin Nasser Al Suwaidi, said yesterday. "There is no delay to forming a currency union," he said, speaking to reporters on the sidelines of an Islamic Banking Conference held in Dubai.