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Asia & Pacific

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


Macao, HK sign CEPA for closer cooperation
Macao and Hong Kong signed a Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement to advance liberalization of trade and service, and create favorable conditions for regional integration.
Indonesia, Turkey sign document on trade talks
Indonesia and Turkey signed a document leading to negotiation rounds of Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between the two countries.
China reaches Belt Road milestone with Eurasian Economic Union trade agreement
Agreement directly meets Belt Road objectives by liberalizing trade and investment along Eurasian landmass.
Dhaka-Kathmandu agree to remove trade barriers
Bangladesh and Nepal have agreed to examine existing tariffs and remove non-tariff barriers and para-tariff measures to reverse the very low level of bilateral trade.
Papua New Guinea eyes new era of trading
A new trade policy looks set to shift Papua New Guinea’s focus towards the development of bilateral ties and away from multinational agreements as part of broader efforts to create a more balanced trading environment.
E-commerce a top focus when S’pore chairs Asean
E-commerce and the digital economy will be the key points of focus when Singapore takes over the chairmanship of the Association of South-east Asian Nations (Asean).
Taiwan conditionally lifts import ban on Japanese beef
Taiwan has conditionally lifted a 16-year-old ban on beef imports from Japan, clearing a major roadblock in negotiations on an economic partnership agreement.
Lighthizer presses Thailand on AG trade barriers
Lighthizer stressed the need to address longstanding trade barriers, including on U.S. meat and other agriculture exports.
Canada, Asean to talk FTA
Canada has agreed to commence exploratory discussions on a Free Trade Agreement with the 10 member nations that make up Asean, according to an announcement by the Canada-Asean Business Council.
Hong Kong-ASEAN FTA to tap opportunities under Belt and Road Initiative: experts
A free trade agreement to be signed by China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will help businesses better explore opportunities under the Belt and Road Initiative.

    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”.