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Free trade worries at Nadi meeting
Nadi - There has not been enough public discussion on the creation of a Pacific free trade area, Fiji interest groups said yesterday. The issue was led by Stanley Simpson, of the Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG).
FTA talks with US to start in June
Washington has made another step toward the Thai-US free trade area by convincing its Bangkok counterparts that the first round of negotiations can start in the next three months.
Accords need House approval
Prime Minister Thaksin says he can "differentiate between Hell and Heaven." That is well and good, but I don’t think he can apply his personal thinking to matters concerning the best interests of the country and the public at large.
Moroccans unsettled by free-trade deal with US
The debate over the bilateral free-trade agreement (FTA) signed March 2 between Morocco and the US took the Moroccan national scene by storm. Never did the choice of a foreign commercial policy generate such a controversial reaction in the Moroccan public opinion.
Laissez Unfaire
At the risk of destroying local industry, India has to tread the free trade pact route.
China, Chile to launch FTA feasibility study
Visiting Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu and Chilean Foreign Minister Soledad Alvear declared Friday that their countries will soon launch a feasibility study on a free trade agreement (FTA) between them.
South Korea Passes Chile Free Trade Pact
South Korea’s parliament braved the wrath of a powerful farm lobby on Monday to pass a free trade agreement with Chile, the Asian trading powerhouse’s first bilateral market-opening deal.
Reassess free trade agreements
Recent experience with the implementation the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Free Trade Area Agreement effectively illustrates how Pacific leaders sign regional and international agreements without adequate consultation and assessment at national and local level.
Proposal with the US to be highlighted
The government will spend 10 million baht this year on advertisements to inform the public about the benefits of free trade area (FTA) agreements, in particular the one proposed between Thailand and the United States.
Can We Do A Deal With China?
Dairy, meat and forestry exporters stand to gain the most if the government cuts a free trade deal with China and its market of 1.3 billion people.
MierScope: FTA with the US makes good sense
A US-Malaysia FTA will demand strong obligations from Malaysia. It will push us towards greater liberalisation. Complain as we may that such an FTA will be an instrument of economic imperialism, it will not be pragmatic to deny it.
Japan and Mexico agree on conclusion of free-trade agreement
On March 12 Japan and Mexico reached virtual accord on the conclusion of a bilateral free-trade agreement following 16 months of negotiations.
US-Ukraine BIT (1996)
Thailand Trade Talks with Australia Wraps Up
Thailand and Australia have completed talks on establishing a bilateral free trade area (FTA) agreement, and the pact will go before the Thai cabinet for approval within the next two weeks, according to Deputy Commerce Minister Pongsak Raktapongpaisal.
Regionalism and the multilateral trade system
Regional trade agreements (RTAs) are an integral part of international trade, accounting for almost half of world trade and expected to grow further in the next few years. These agreements operate alongside global multilateral agreements under the World Trade Organization (WTO), and have both positive and negative effects.
Big Brothers Behaving Badly: The Implications for the Pacific Islands of the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations
The Implications for the Pacific Islands of the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations by Prof. Jane Kelsey - commissioned by the Pacific Network on Globalisation - interim report - April 2004
NAFTA Tribunals Stir US Worries
After the highest court in Massachusetts ruled against a Canadian real estate company and after the United State Supreme Court declined to hear its appeal, the company’s day in court was over.
Bilateral Investment Treaties and Disputes
Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) have greatly proliferated in the last two decades, and play an increasingly significant role in global trade and investment protection.