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Asia & Pacific

Bilateral deal-making involving governments of Asia and the Pacific region.


UK FTA could be on horizon
Cambodia and the UK have vowed to boost their bilateral trade as the Kingdom looks to establish a bilateral free trade agreement with the country.
Iran, Azerbaijan hold expert-level talks on preferential trade deal
Iran and Azerbaijan held the first round of expert-level talks on clinching a preferential trade agreement.
PM pushes ministry to improve regional trade
Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen committed to gain an advantage in upcoming trade deals with China, South Korea, Japan and other nations.
Turkey aims to sign agreement on free trade with Azerbaijan
Turkey aims to sign an agreement on a free trade with Azerbaijan, said the Turkish Ministry of Trade.
Economic diplomacy: Borders, barriers and obstacles
The big reshoring question is still about how much foreign investment will shift from China due to a combination of rising production costs and more fractious diplomatic relationships.
Cambodia loses EU trade privileges as it rushes FTA with China
The European Union enforced trade sanctions against Cambodia in response to human rights violations, prompting the government to turn to China.
’Turkey should aim for free trade deal with US’
Ankara should seek a free trade agreement with the US, the head of Turkey’s Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK) said on Wednesday.
The risk of investor-state disputes in Asean in the aftermath of Covid-19
The current pandemic, and the treaty claims which are likely to stem from it, are a reminder of the importance for ASEAN to be engaged in ongoing discussions at the United Nations of possible reform of the system of investment treaty arbitration.
Hong Kong-ASEAN FTA to enter into force for Indonesia: HK gov’t
The part relating to Indonesia under the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and the Investment Agreement (IA) between China’s Hong Kong and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will enter into force on July 4.
US says Hong Kong’s autonomy is gone, sowing China trade doubt
Under the US-Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992, Washington agreed to treat Hong Kong as fully autonomous for trade and economic matters even after China took control.

    Links


  • ABAC
    APEC Business Advisory Council is pushing for an FTA among APEC members
  • ASEAN Briefing
    ASEAN Briefing is a platform dedicated to the various and increasing number of trade treaties and agreements throughout the ASEAN region, produced by tax and legal professionals Dezan Shira & Associates.
  • Asia Regional Integration Center
    Database of bilateral and plurilateral FTAs with at least one of Asian Development Bank’s 48 regional members as signatory.
  • Australia-ASEAN-New Zealand FTA
    An Australian government webpage on the Australia-ASEAN-New Zealand FTA negotiations, agreed to end 2004 and begun early 2005.
  • Macau-China FTA
    Official website on the Macau-China Closer Economic Partnership Agreement
  • PANG
    The Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG) plays the role of the Pacific regional “peoples’ watchdog on trade issues”.