South African businesses are asleep as to how Free Trade Agreements (FTA) would impact on their business and their competitive position, says Standard Bank group economist Iraj Abedian.
The five-nation Southern African Customs Union (SACU) and the United States on Tuesday began talks in the tiny kingdom of Lesotho to finalise a free trade agreement due to be drawn up by the end of this year.
The ministers of 34 American countries, that are negotiating the scope and extent of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAAs) met mid November 2003 to finalize agreement on a number of issues, notably on intellectual property and agriculture.
Desde 1994, todos los gobiernos del hemisferio americano, con la excepción del cubano, han estado negociando lo que puede constituir el acuerdo de libre comercio más importante del planeta, el ALCA (o Área de Libre Comercio de las Américas).
Negotiations on a free trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and the Mercosur countries (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay) have entered their decisive stage.
Through an extensive and intimate participation in the political process behind economic reforms, U.S. monopoly capital is able to shape the contours of U.S.-Philippine "special relations" for its own avaricious ends.
The United States announced today that Peru and Ecuador will join with Colombia in the first round of negotiations on a U.S.-Andean Free Trade Agreement (FTA) scheduled for May 18-19.
U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick and Pakistan Minister of Finance Shaukat Aziz signed an agreement today that provides a forum for Pakistan and the United States to examine ways to expand bilateral trade and investment.
The difference between what Bush officials say to Congress and the pap they feed foreign audiences makes interesting reading for anyone trying to figure out US government rhetoric on Latin America.
The U.S. Congress established the private sector advisory committee system in 1974 to ensure that U.S. trade policy and trade negotiation objectives adequately reflect U.S. commercial and economic interests.
A representative of the American sugar industry cautioned the Office of the United States Trade Representative today that a proposed trade agreement with Panama cannot be viewed in isolation.
The Bush Administration has made bilateral and regional free-trade agreements
(FTAs) more important elements of U.S. trade policy, a strategy known as “competitive liberalization.” This strategy is designed to push forward trade liberalization simultaneously on bilateral, regional and multilateral fronts.
US Government Accounting Office’s January 2004 assessment of US’s FTA negotiating plans and whether it has the means to carry them out.
Trinidad & Tobago’s Constitution has to remove from the Executive the power to make unilateral decisions on trade and investment.
A review, published by the right-wing Project for a New American Century, of reasons why the US should go into an FTA with Taiwan.
The Thai government is facing a growing chorus of outrage over its plans to ink a free trade agreement (FTA) with the United States by next year.
Bangladesh needs bilateral free trade agreements (FTAs) with major south Asian nations to get maximum trade benefits from South Asian Free Trade Area (Safta), Commerce Minister Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury said yesterday.
The government has decided to expand the scope of its free trade agreement negotiations with several Asian countries, including South Korea, Thailand and Malaysia, aiming to conclude comprehensive economic partnership agreements (EPAs), government officials said Wednesday.