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PM okays major trade deal negotiations with India
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has given her seal of approval to a proposal to begin formal negotiations towards signing the CEPA with India, according to sources in the know about the development.
Ecuador to sign a free trade agreement with China this year
Ecuador’s Production, Trade, and Investments Minister Julio Jose Prado announced that the administration of President Guillermo Lasso seeks to achieve a free trade agreement (FTA) with China this year.
The New U.S. Africa Strategy Breaks From the Status Quo—With Some Perplexing Stumbles
U.S. positioning for the great power competition with China and Russia for influence in Africa.
Taiwan-US trade deal talks to start soon: John Deng
The Taiwan and US will hopefully reach an agreement before an APEC summit in the US late next year, Taiwan’s chief trade negotiator said.
NEDA pushes RCEP ratification
The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) is pushing for the immediate ratification of the RCEP agreement to send a clear signal that the country is open to investments that will help generate more jobs.
Pakistan, Turkey sign Preferential Trade Agreement
Pakistan and Turkey on Friday signed the Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) aimed at boosting trade in goods between the two countries.
India, UK working intensively to meet Diwali deadline for FTA
India and the UK will continue to work intensively to meet the Diwali deadline at the end of October for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) announced during the India visit of outgoing British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, a U.K. government statement said.
Switzerland keen on closing free trade agreement talks with India
Switzerland advocated for the quick completion of negotiations regarding the free trade agreement between the EFTA and India in a recent meeting held between Swiss federal councillor Ueli Maurer and Indian finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi.
Bangladesh for securing SAFTA benefits in CEPA pact with India
Bangladesh will push for securing the benefits it enjoys under the SAFTA deal when negotiations on Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) start with India soon, officials say.
Rushed FTA between UK and India may pose big health threat
A newly published report has outlined several recommendations for a safe trade deal with India, which it says if rushed could threatened UK pesticide standards and farming.
Vietnam, Israel make progress in FTA negotiations
Vietnam and Israel have made progress during the recently eleventh round of negotiations on a free trade agreement (FTA) between the two countries.
KAM says home hurdles will hurt Kenya in Africa trade deal
Kenya which is among the 49 member states that have ratified the agreement, lacks product competitiveness due to quality challenges, high trade investment and trade costs.
India, Australia may begin comprehensive FTA talks from next month
Negotiations between India and Australia towards a comprehensive trade agreement are expected to begin from September, with focus on chapters such as digital trade, government procurement, among other areas, said people in the know.
Morocco, only country in Africa having FTA with USA, State department report
The FTA supports Morocco’s goals to develop as a regional financial and trade hub, providing opportunities for the localization of services and the finishing and re-export of goods to markets in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East, says the report.
UAE, Kenya to commence talks over comprehensive economic partnership
The UAE-Kenya CEPA will be the first bilateral trade deal that the UAE seeks to sign with an African nation. Such an agreement will deepen trade and investment ties between Africa and the Middle East and boost the total value of UAE-Kenya non-oil bilateral trade,...
Trade deal with AfCFTA can open vast market for Indian textiles
Last year (2021), India shipped $0.743 billion of apparel to Africa, which was 4.99 per cent of its total exports of $14.912 billion, and in January-April 2022, apparel exports to Africa stood at $231.328 million.
AfCFTA secretariat commences pilot trading with seven countries
Seven countries, including Rwanda, Cameroun, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius and Tanzania have been selected among countries to start trading under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) framework in a pilot phase.
Policymakers, businesses stress D-8 PTA implementation
Policymakers and business leaders on Tuesday emphasised the implementation of a preferential trade agreement the member countries of the Developing-8 (D-8) signed to facilitate trade and investments among the eight countries.
Uruguay-China FTA negotiations raise tensions over Mercosur’s future
The recent Mercosur summit revealed strains in the bloc. As Uruguay moves for a free trade agreement with China, other members discuss consequences and call for unity.
Joint UK and Indian civil society statement on the proposed Free Trade Agreement
We, as organisations representing Indian and UK civil society, call on the Indian and UK Governments to rethink the Free Trade Agreement currently being negotiated.