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Indonesia, Japan in free trade talks
Under an agreement inked with Japan during Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s visit to Tokyo in June, senior officials from the two nations are to open the first round of free trade talks here on Thursday.
Indo-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement favourable to Lanka and exports to India increased in many folds
The purpose of India-Sri Lanka CEPA is to widen and deepen their bilateral FTA.
Govt, Bechtel ink Dabhol deal
The Indian government and Bechtel have reached an agreement on ‘‘all issues’’ related to the Dabhol project. The settlement agreement between the two was signed on Tuesday thereby completing the entire settlement process with both stakeholders - GE and Bechtel - in the Dabhol power venture.
GCC-EU Free Trade Agreement: a political imperative
The way to counter the momentum of the US bilateral push would be to quickly bring to conclusion the deal between the GCC and the EU and through such a mechanism reinvigorate the multilateral approach to regional relations.
S. Korea, EFTA seal free trade accord
South Korea and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) signed a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) on Tuesday, a deal that could give domestic companies a beachhead in the European market, the Foreign Affairs and Trade Ministry said.
Deiss seals free trade deal with Seoul
The European Free Trade Association (EFTA), of which Switzerland is a member, has concluded a free trade agreement with South Korea.
Caricom/Costa Rica free trade agreement being held up
The Caricom/Costa Rica free trade agreement is being held up while Costa Rica debates what is, essentially, a model for future trade pacts.
Enterprises should know trade pact rules
From July 20, China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are scheduled to lower tariffs on more than 7,000 industrial goods. But according to a recent survey carried out by the China-ASEAN Business Council, 99% of Chinese entrepreneurs had not yet read the Agreement on Trade in Goods while concepts like FTA, ASEAN and ASEAN 10 plus one were new to some respondents.
Peru sees its chances boosted for US trade deal
Peru is moving faster in free-trade talks with the United States than Andean partners Colombia and Ecuador, and it will seek to sign a bilateral deal if an accord among all the countries cannot be reached, Economy Minister Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said Monday.
US, Iraq sign trade and investment framework pact
The United States and Iraq have signed a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) to promote bilateral trade and help Iraq expand and diversify its economy.
The price of free trade
As the struggle for regional economic dominance in Northeast Asia heats up, the battle for free trade agreements (FTAs) has reached a new level, which may not only see the weakening of the multilateral trade system, but also the cancerous growth of geopolitical influence in regional trade.
FTA partners unhappy with Indian ROR rider
India is under pressure from the Asian countries for relaxation in the rules of origin, commonly referred to as RORs.
Free trade pacts turning a tool to dump spices
Ever since the Free Trade and Preferential Trade Agreements (FTA/PTA) between India and its neighbours have come in to force, spices that are not even grown in these countries are landing here as produce of those nations.
Indonesia happy with CAFTA with China, sees no need for FTA
Indonesia will not seek to sign bilateral agreements with China outside the China-Asean Free Trade Area (CAFTA) scheme when President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono visits that country later this week.
CAFTA and the legacy of free trade
Passage of CAFTA is not guaranteed because of splits within the US corporate elite over the proper pace and focus of free trade.
Legal implications of Thailand-US FTA
Even though potential commercial gains are expected from this FTA agreement, domestic industries and US companies are equally sceptical of the legislative changes in Thailand.
Free or even fair?
As the 4th round of Thailand-US free-trade negotiations start today in Montana, a key issue will be the shape of any future intellectual-property regime. The survival of Thai jasmine rice, and the people who grow it, may very well depend on whatever system is finally agreed upon.
US-Thai FTA: Final trade deal not expected in Montana round
The fourth round of trade negotiations between Thailand and its single largest trading partner, the United States, is not expected to yield any significant outcome, although both parties hope the talks starting today will help the two better understand each other and bring them closer to solving respective concerns.
Progress made in talks with Tokyo
Free-trade talks between Thailand and Japan may be edging toward a conclusion, thanks to better-than-expected results in the most recent round of discussions in Tokyo last week, according to a source close to the bilateral negotiations.
S. American group ready for PTA talks with Pakistan
MERCOSUR, a trading zone of South American countries, has agreed to initiate a preferential trade agreement (PTA) with Pakistan.