"In many ways, South Africa’s role in sub-Saharan Africa is analogous to the role of the US in the world." — US Ambassador Jendayi E Frazer
THE joint committee of the Capital Governorate and the Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and Industry will meet next week to outline programmes for new business ventures following the formalisation of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Bahrain and the USA.
Maqbool bin Ali Sultan, minister of commerce and industry, will lead the Sultanate’s delegation to the first meeting of the Omani-American Council for Trade and Investment scheduled to be held in Washington today.
Taipei, Sept. 20 (CNA) The first round of talks on a Taiwan-Nicaragua free trade agreement (FTA) started in Taipei Monday. Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) officials said that a 20-member Nicaraguan delegation is visiting Taipei to negotiate with its Taiwanese counterparts.
Notwithstanding border and other political problems and the low base, India’s trade with China has increased phenomenally. A preliminary study has been done on a possible free trade agreement (FTA) with China.
Mexico signed a free trade agreement Friday with Japan, reconfirming its world record in free trade accords — which have failed, however, to bear the promised fruits.
After months of drawn-out negotiations, Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi Friday signed an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with Mexican President Vicente Fox.
In the face of the rapidly growing Chinese economy and a rising number of free trade agreements, Japan is scrambling to reinforce its flagging leadership status in Asia by accelerating FTA negotiations with regional trading partners.
Although FTAs have both trade-creating and -diverting effects, overall they serve the objective of multilateral trade liberalisation.
Briefing Paper on the so-called EPA negotiations between EU and ACP countries within the framework of the Cotonou Agreement
American businessmen have given the thumbs up to President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s move to undertake "painful" reforms in solving the fiscal crisis and a projected power crisis, Philippines-US Business Council chairman Ramon del Rosario Jr. said Thursday.
A tandem bicycle with a loudspeaker moves back and forth from one end of the massive indigenous protest march to the other, as the 50,000 demonstrators make their way along the Pan-American highway to the city of Cali in southwestern Colombia.
The politicization of the U.S. trade policy process regarding free trade agreements has created a
complex landscape requiring careful navigation by U.S. trading partners. This report provides a
comprehensive analysis of contemporary U.S. trade policy and of obstacles and opportunities
Taiwan is expected to sign an investment protection pact with Israel and start bilateral negotiations on a free trade agreement (FTA) soon, Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD) officials said Friday.
President Vicente Fox of Mexico and Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi of Japan will sign a free trade agreement Friday that Mexico hopes will attract more investment from Japanese manufacturers and spur exports across the Pacific.
Fonterra is the main exporter behind the "New Zealand" push for free trade with Thailand
Mexico’s tequila industry is expecting a sudden surge in shipments to Japan when the tariff of 25.2 yen per liter is completely removed under a Mexico-Japan free-trade pact that takes effect April 1.
The free trade agreement the United States plans to negotiate with the Andean countries of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru should contain an investor-state dispute settlement mechanism, witnesses at a Trade Policy Staff Committee hearing on the Andean FTA said March 17.
In the course of consultations with services industries on the Model BIT, a number of serious concerns have been raised. These relate to (1) the prospective nature of the Model BIT; (2) the breadth of the BIT’s prudential carve-out; (3) the limitations on recourse to investor-state dispute settlement mechanisms in certain cases; and, (4) the dispute settlement process itself.