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London’s 2022 CPTPP accession hopes fade
Many CPTPP members believe that the UK government has under-estimated the scale of the challenge of acceding to the 11-nation bloc. Discussions have also revealed problems with the scale of the UK market access offers.
CETA: An attack on health, the environment, consumer protection and democracy
The trade agreement disempowers the European Parliament and strengthens the influence of corporations.
Dhaka wants revised list of products from Jakarta before signing PTA
Dhaka has sought a revised list of goods on which Jakarta can offer tariff concessions for Bangladeshi products before signing the proposed preferential trade agreement (PTA.)
Bangladesh keen to sign FTA with Malaysia: Finance Minister
Bangladesh is keen to sign a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Malaysia, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said at a bilateral meeting with a Malaysian delegation.
CETA still not fully delivering
The Canadian agriculture sector wants the federal government to make progress on removing technical barriers, five years after the deal was signed.
Despite Chinese pressure, Sri Lanka wary of entering into free trade agreement
The ongoing economic crisis and challenges of penetrating the Chinese market are making Sri Lanka cautious about concluding a Free Trade Agreement with China, despite pressure.
Israel-South Korea free trade deal to take effect Dec. 1
A free trade agreement between Israel and South Korea will go into effect on Dec. 1, Israel’s Economy Ministry said, in a move expected to lower the prices of Korean-made cars, toys, video game consoles and soy sauce.
Govt urged to ratify trans-Pacific trade deal soonest possible
The Malaysian Rubber Products Manufacturers Association has urged the government to ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership as soon as possible.
UK wants closer ties with Indo-Pacific region - foreign minister
Britain is seeking to join the trans-Pacific trade pact known as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, which removes 95% of tariffs between its 11 members.
Brussels looks to evade EU capitals to get Mercosur deal done
The European Commission is trying to split the trade agreement to shorten the lengthy ratification process. Countries won’t like it.
Nigeria to commence AfCFTA participation in Q4 – Committee
It will be recalled that the AfCFTA agreement has been tipped to create the largest free trade area in the world measured by the number of countries participating.
Fears Kenya deal with US could hurt regional trade
The pursuit of a new trade pact between Washington and Kenya is eliciting old fears on whether it could hurt adherence to obligations under the East African Community, and hence continental ambitions for more commerce.
Australia, India start FTA negotiations
Indian and Australian negotiators have met for talks toward a full-fledged free trade agreement even as a mini-pact remains unratified by the Australian parliament.
Sri Lanka looks to revive free trade deal with Singapore
Sri Lanka will step up efforts to revive a stalled free trade pact with Singapore, President Ranil Wickremesinghe told the city state’s premier.
AFL-CIO requests USMCA labor complaint at Saint-Gobain glassmaker in Mexico
The biggest US labor federation asked the US government to open a complaint at a Saint-Gobain glass plant in Mexico, the latest in a series of petitions alleging worker rights violations in Mexico under a regional trade pact.
Korea ratifies free trade deals with Israel, Cambodia
Korea’s National Assembly on Tuesday ratified a respective free trade agreement with Israel and Cambodia, wrapping up the final domestic procedure needed for their implementation.
Kenya exports batteries to Ghana in first AfCFTA trading deal
Kenya officially began trade under the Africa Continental Free Trade Area when Exide batteries made in Kenya arrived in the Port of Tema, Ghana.
Georgia, UAE launch first round of free trade talks
Georgia and the United Arab Emirates have launched the first round of talks for establishing a free trade agreement between them as part of a visit of UAE officials in capital Tbilisi.
US farmers urge Washington to challenge Mexico’s looming ban on GM corn
Farmers in the United States are urging their government to challenge a looming Mexican ban on genetically modified corn under a regional free trade agreement.
India and Australia will sign a temporary free trade agreement on Saturday
Australia and India will sign a temporary free trade agreement on Saturday, removing an 85% tariff on exports of Australian goods to India.