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Asia & Pacific

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


Maldives financially devastated by BRI
New Maldives President offered the opportunity for India to revive relations with the Maldives after former government deepened cooperation under the Belt and Road initiative and signed the China-Maldives free trade agreement.
US-Nepal trade and investment forum
The United States engaged with Nepal to identify ways to increase intellectual property protections and facilitate foreign investment, as well as greater market access and reform in Nepal’s agricultural sector.
17th AEC Council meeting held in Singapore
ASEAN Economic Ministers and AEC Ministers signed the ASEAN Agreement on e-Commerce, concluded the ASEAN Trade in Services Agreement (ATISA) and finalised the fourth protocol to amend the ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement (ACIA).
Singapore, Indonesia ink pact to offer protection, global arbitration access to investors
Singapore and Indonesia signed an agreement to promote and protect investments, with the treaty promising Singapore companies operating in Indonesia protection and access to international arbitration in the event of investment disputes.
Indonesia concludes negotiations on FTA with Australia
The Indonesia-Australia agreement provides preferential access for a number of Australian agricultural products. It also provides a framework for addressing non-tariff measures.
Briefer: Mega-FTAs and its implications on Asian Workers
Cross-regional mega-FTAs are now being preferred over bilateral and plurilateral trade agreements as imperialist powers compete for cheap labor, sources of raw materials, and markets.
Bid to explore Fiji-PNG free trade agreement
Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill says he would like to explore the possibility of a free trade agreement between Fiji and PNG.
Belt and Road and Hong Kong free trade deals offer wider opportunities for local business
As Hong Kong is expected to actively participate in the Belt and Road Initiative, these trade deals are going to play an even more important role.
Hong Kong and Georgia sign FTA deal
The FTA is comprehensive in scope, encompassing trade in goods, trade in services, investment, dispute settlement mechanism and other related areas.
Mongolia, Russia to seek free trade deal
Mongolia and Russia have agreed to work toward a free trade agreement to expand bilateral economic cooperation.

    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”.