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India’s US trade gamble
Following a series of unpublicized negotiations with the US Department of Commerce, the Treasury Department, Department of State and the Pentagon, India feels the time has come for a comprehensive bilateral treaty with the US in the service sector.
Patchwork of FTAs won’t do - Doha Round crucial
World Trade Organisation (WTO) members have finally established a framework for negotiations to conclude the Doha Round. This is good news. Failure would have crippled or even killed the round, and marginalised the WTO as a negotiating forum.
Some Latino Groups Oppose Free Trade Agreement, L.A. Times Says
Some Latino groups, such as the League of United Latin American Citizens, oppose the Central American Free Trade Agreement because they say it will export U.S. jobs and lead to the exploitation of Central American workers and the environment, the Los Angles Times reported.
Manila, Beijing hope for China-ASEAN free trade zone soon
Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Chinese President Hu Jintao expressed hope on Wednesday for the early establishment of a planned free trade zone linking China and the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Debate over S.Korean film quota
South Korea’s increasingly successful movie industry is at a crossroads — officials want to phase out protectionism that angers trade partners while other people say films still need to be shielded from Hollywood hits.
US-Pak: Market access unlikely to be increased
In talks scheduled to be held with the US on September 30, Pakistan is unlikely to succeed in having market access increased or the travel advisory imposed by US after 9/11 removed, a commerce ministry official told Daily Times.
China-NZ: Opportunities beckon through trade door
China needs to secure a supply of natural resources and that’s where a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with New Zealand comes in, Chinese Ambassador Chen Mingming says.
China-Chile FTA talks switched to fast track
China and Chile are fast-tracking negotiations over the establishment of a free trade agreement (FTA), with the conclusion of feasibility studies to be announced in early October, according to a Chilean diplomat.
Ambassador Comments on China Trade Deal
China would secure crucial supplies of natural resources under a proposed free trade agreement with New Zealand, the communist nation’s ambassador said Wednesday.
FTA with China puts jobs at risk - CTU
A free trade agreement (FTA) with China puts thousands of manufacturing jobs and the future of the sector at risk, Council of Trade Unions (CTU) president Ross Wilson said yesterday.
Protest against NZ/China FTA: GPJA Press Release
Global Peace and Justice Auckland are holding a protest outside a business promotion for a New Zealand/China Free Trade Agreement.
Open source joins electioneering
Within 24 hours of a federal election being called, Communications and IT minister Helen Coonan has swapped her contentious campaign to offshore government IT services for a warm and fuzzy embrace of home-grown open source software to woo the penguin vote.
Free Trade Pacts With Central American Allies In 18 Months: Official
Economic Affairs Vice Minister Chen Ruey-long claimed Thursday that Taiwan will be able to sign free trade agreements (FTAs) with three of its diplomatic allies in the Caribbean and Central America within 18 months. According to Chen, the Ministry of Economic Affairs will launch negotiations with Honduras, the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua in the near term, as arrangements are proceeding smoothly.
Taiwan-Panama: President Chen Offers to Help Panama Widen Canal
President Chen Shui-bian said Tuesday he hopes to expand Taiwan’s economic footprint in the Americas through the recently signed free trade agreement (FTA) with Panama and offered to assist with the Central American country’s plan to widen the Panama Canal.
China-NZ: Exporters hope while unions worry
While exporters hope a free-trade agreement with China will reduce non-tariff barriers to trade, the union movement worries about jobs.
TWN: Call to review bilateral trade deals
With a deal being struck at the World Trade Organisation on 31 July to revive negotiations, will the move towards bilateral trade agreements slow down?
EU-SA trade deal set for a tune-up
It has been almost five years since SA and the European Union (EU) last sealed a bilateral trade agreement and the current deal comes up for review in November.
FTA leaves us second among equals
Access to the US market will be valuable, but Aussie consumers will lose, not gain, from the copyright provisions.
US ITC report on CAFTA
U.S.-Central American-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement: Potential Economywide and Selected Sectoral Effects
RP proposes selective FTA with US
The government will try a novel approach in securing a free trade agreement (FTA) with the United States since the US does not believe that the Philippines is ready for a full bilateral FTA.