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China elbowing US out of Pacific tuna trade
A political battle is brewing in the Pacific over tuna as rising competition from Chinese vessels sours long-standing fishing arrangements between the US and Pacific island nations.
S. Korea, Central America to begin FTA negotiations
South Korea and six Central American countries will hold their first round of free trade agreement talks in Seoul for five days beginning Monday.
Mooted free-trade area seen boosting intra-African minerals trade flows
Formal negotiations are taking place among the 54 member States of the African Union to create a free-trade zone on the continent by 2017.
Sri Lanka pitches for inking CEPA by next year
Sri Lanka today sought finalisation of the long-pending Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) with India by next year, saying it will significantly enhance two-way trade besides opening up new areas for economic engagement.
Regional integration, private sector to help South Asia boost growth: Report
Increasing regional integration through enhanced role of private sector and cooperation in areas like trade, energy security and connectivity will help South Asian nations boost economic growth, says a report.
PACER re-entry was vital
While Fiji has rejoined the Pacific agreement on closer economic relations (PACER) Plus negotiations after a lapse of more than five years, the road to reaching a mutual agreement has not been easy.
TPP could have ’catastrophic effects’ on Canada’s economy: Unifor president
The president of Canada’s largest private sector union says the Trans-Pacific Partnership could have "catastrophic effects" on the nation’s economy.
Pacific leaders want EPA negotiations to resume
Explore all options is the instructions Pacific leaders have told officials who are negotiating an economic partnership agreement with the European Union.
Wither BIMSTEC FTA
Members of the Trade Negotiating Committee of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), a regional bloc of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Thailand, are going to meet in Bangkok between 7-9, September 2015, for working on a functional Free Trade Agreement (FTA) among member countries.
China to deepen ties with ASEAN by upgrading free trade agreement
China has said it will finish negotiations on upgrading the China-ASEAN Free Trade Area called CAFTA by the end of this year, said Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli on Friday.
DHB backs off on TPP letter
The Whanganui District Health Board has acknowledged a letter sent to Dr Chris Cresswell expressing concerns over his views on the Trans-Pacific Partnership was "inappropriate", the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists says.
TPP protest arrest ’could cost doctor his job’
A doctor who jumped on a car carrying the deputy prime minister during a TPP protest and had to be forcibly removed could lose his job.
Trans-Pacific Partnership: Harper says auto industry won’t like it all
Conservative Leader Stephen Harper warned the Canadian auto industry it may not be happy with elements of a proposed Pacific trade pact during Thursday’s Globe and Mail leaders’ debate.
Georgia negotiates with EFTA to establish free trade area
Georgia is taking another step forward cementing its relationship with the European Union (EU) and fulfilling its obligations regarding the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) to establish a free trade area with European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries.
Pakistan-Korea FTA likely to be finalised by 2017
A free trade agreement (FTA) between Pakistan and Korea is likely to be finalised by 2017, said a Korean diplomat.
Senior hospital doctor silenced on TPPA
Whanganui DHB tries to stop senior hospital doctor talking about the TPPA
MOVIE: System change not climate change
The greatest challenges of our time is to end the unjust distribution in the world and to fight climate change.
Biz bodies urge quick parliamentary approval of FTAs
More than 40 South Korean business bodies urged parliament Sunday to quickly approve free trade agreements with China, Vietnam and New Zealand to help prop up Seoul’s slumping exports.
New Aussie PM Turnbull staunch supporter of China-Australia FTA
Australia’s new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has only been in the job for four days but has already made it clear that one of his most important tasks is to have the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) pass through the parliament.
UN expert says ’no’ to free trade deals ignoring Human Rights treaty obligation
United Nations Independent Expert Alfred de Zayas Thursday urged the UN system and Governments across the world to radically reform the international investment regime