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RCEP to enter into force on March 18
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the world’s largest free trade agreement, will finally be effective for Malaysia on March 18.
Groups, mayors oppose RCEP trade agreement
Over 60 groups of farmers, fishers, workers, civil society organizations and 186 mayors oppose the Senate’s concurrence to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement.
Traders eye key trade talks that may boost Mideast oil to Korea
Oil traders are turning their focus to a potential trade agreement between South Korea and some major Persian Gulf producers that may reduce prices of Middle Eastern crude in the months to come.
Morocco denies a revision of free trade agreements with Tunisia and Egypt
Moroccan Minister of Trade denied the information published according to which Rabat was working on a revision of the free trade agreements (FTA) signed with Tunisia and Egypt.
‘Breakthrough’ as Pakistan, TCC agree over share in Reko Diq case
Pakistan and Tethyan Copper Company (TCC) have agreed over 50 percent shares, likely paving way for averting a multi-billion-dollar fine imposed on Pakistan.
S. Korea, Egypt agree to conduct joint study on free trade deal
South Korea and Egypt agreed to conduct a joint feasibility study on a bilateral free trade agreement.
‘Turkey’s goal in its relations with Latin America is to deepen cooperation’
Turkey and Mercosur need to move economic relations further and sign free trade agreements, said Turkish Foreign Minister.
Govt hopes to conclude trade deals with EU, UAE this year
Indonesia Trade Minister said that at least three trade deals were slated for completion or near completion this year as part of government efforts to diversify export markets.
As Manila deliberates on RCEP, China looms large
In the Philippine, RCEP ratification was distracted by the pandemic and typhoon response. The coming May polls may present some hurdles in fast-tracking accession to RCEP.
Fears UK-India trade deal could undermine sweatshops fight
A UK agreement with India, the negotiations for which begin this week, could worsen conditions in the clothing sweatshops of South Asian neighbors, according to labor rights campaigners and a major industry group.
AfCFTA is an attractive venture for American investors – Stephanie Sulivan
The AfCFTA can truly make Ghana a gateway for the African market. US companies already see the opportunity, said US Ambassador to Ghana.
Korea, GCC to resume free trade talks after 12-year hiatus
A potential free trade agreement between the two sides will increase mutual benefits in the fields of goods, service, investment, intellectual property and energy, said Korean President.
Biden admin seen ‘no appetite’ for bilateral FTA
The Biden administration is perceived not interested in forging bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) with the Philippines, which was pushed during the Trump administration.
CPEC phase-II much broader
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor phase-II is much broader in scope and focuses on relocation of industries, agriculture sector modernisation, cooperation in science and technology, said Pakistan’s Ambassador to China.
New Zealand cheers Canada’s loss in dairy dispute and calls for ’significant reform’
Canada has repeatedly broken its promise to let foreign cheese and butter flow more freely into the country, officials say
Energy Charter Treaty claim pushes Slovenia to weaken fracking rules
A new example of how this secretive corporate court system is undermining climate and environmental policies of EU member states has been brought to light.
Cop26 targets pushed back under threat of being sued
Countries party to the Energy Charter Treaty are under yet more pressure to reform the agreement following the Cop26 climate summit, as they weigh the benefits of climate action against the likelihood of getting sued.
S. Korea to submit application for CPTPP in April: finance minister
South Korea will push to submit an official application to join a mega Asia-Pacific free trade agreement in April.
China and Gulf states pledge to ’inject new impetus’ into talks on free trade agreement
Beijing and Gulf states say they are committed to reviving long-dormant talks aimed at reaching a free trade agreement, as they look to strengthen ties and deepen economic cooperation in the face of strained relations with the West.
The EU narrative around trade with Vietnam
The EU managed to avoid mass protest by creating an ethical narrative around its trade negotiations with authoritarian Vietnam.