bilaterals.org logo
bilaterals.org logo

All articles


Doctors urge US to oppose FTA
A doctors group has written to American lawmakers urging them to oppose the Australia-United States free trade agreement (FTA).
Proliferation of Bilateral Agreements Subject to Criticism
The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (Cepal) and the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) criticized the US strategy of multiplying bilateral trade agreements before multilateral negotiations collapsed.
US-Colombia: FTA without biopiracy?
Biopiracy could be a sticking point in the free trade negotiations that the United States is pursuing with three of the countries with greatest biodiversity in the world: Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.
Investment and Sustainable Development: A Guide to the Use and Potential of IIAs
The International Institute for Sustainable Development has just released a new book: Investment and Sustainable Development: A Guide to the Use and Potential of International Investment Agreements.
FTA With Mercosur group shouldn’t hit domestic veg oil, food industries
Ahead of India preparing to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) with the Mercosur group of countries, the vegetable oil and food industries have cautioned the government to work out the arrangement keeping in mind the interests of domestic industry.
THAI-AUSTRALIA FTA: 1,500 dairy farmers to protest
Around 1,500 farmers from 10 dairy co-operatives will gather at Kasetsart University today to repeat their call for the government to withdraw dairy products from the free-trade agreement with Australia.
Thai-NZ talks kick off today
Thailand and New Zealand start formal talks in Wellington today on a free-trade deal that encompasses comprehensive cooperation in trade, goods, investment, services, trade facilitation and the movements of people.
Scepticism in Jordan Over Benefits From FTA With US
Jordanian and US officials meet in Washington today to review the terms of a Free Trade Agreement signed between the two countries three years ago.
Aus-NZ Closer Economic Relations: Sutton welcomes proposal to liberalise CER rules
Trade Negotiations Minister Jim Sutton today welcomed a new report saying rules governing trans-Tasman trade should be liberalised as they are too restrictive.
EU-Egypt: Exporters See Gains in EU Partnership
A trade agreement between Egypt and the European Union has opened new markets to exporters and paved the way towards the establishment of a Euro-Mediterranean free trade zone.
Excerpts from keynote speeches on Japan’s "economic partnerships": June 2004
Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi proposed concluding economic partnerships with East Asian countries as part of the nation’s future policy during his tour of Southeast Asian countries in January 2002.
Lamy says EU-Mercosur trade talks in Buenos Aires are crucial
European Trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy said Tuesday a new round of talks between the European Union and Mercosur in Buenos Aires will be crucial if the negotiations are to be concluded as planned by October.
US Bilateral Investment Treaties with EU Accession States
We are pleased that on September 2 the European Commission endorsed a political Understanding preserving U.S. bilateral investment treaties with eight countries that are acceding, or are candidates for accession, to the European Union (the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, the Slovak Republic, Bulgaria and Romania).
US bilateral treaties & agreements in force (January 2006)
Full list of bilateral treaties and agreements in force between the US and other countries as of 1 January 2006
US bilateral science & technology cooperation agreements
S&T agreements are renewed in five year increments with the exception of Armenia & Russia, which are renewed every ten years.
Draft Environmental Cooperation Agreement (US-DR-CAFTA)
This draft Environmental Cooperation Agreement (ECA) has been negotiated in the context of, but is separate from, the U.S.-Central America Free Trade Agreement. This draft ECA represents the results of negotiations by delegations representing the Parties listed in the title below. This draft ECA is subject to further revision, and has not been signed by the Parties.
Taiwan: New Cabinet gets policy lesson from Chen, Yu
President Chen Shui-bian and Premier Yu Shyi-kun gave speeches to more than 40 members of the new Cabinet during a two-day orientation program in picturesque Ilan County in late May. The educational trip was arranged to familiarize the new appointees with government policy for the next four years.
Divide and conquer: bilateral trade agreements
The free trade agreements that are being vigorously negotiated by the US are empowering corporations in a manner that places them at the top of a global hierarchy, matching their economic might with political rights that bypass processes of democratic decision making.
US and Central Asia sign regional TIFA
U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick and representatives from the five Central Asian countries, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, signed a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) today that will provide a forum to address trade issues and will help enhance trade and investment between the United States and Central Asia.
Thailand: FTA talks planned with Chile
Thailand will hold talks on forming a free-trade agreement (FTA) with Chile on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) trade ministers meeting on June 4-5.