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No carrots, all stick
The tentative agreement reached between the EU and Iran yesterday on uranimum enrichment hinges on an EU pledge to resume suspended negotiations on a Trade and Cooperation Agreement [read: FTA] between Iran and the EU.
Pakistan keen for FTA with Bangladesh: Shaukat Aziz
Pakistan is keen to enter into a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Bangladesh to foster bilateral trade and economic cooperation, Pakistan Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz said here on Thursday.
Bosnia Ready For FTA With Kosovo
The Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina expressed readiness to start the negotiations on Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Kosova, UNMIK officials said in press conference.
Indonesia stays committed to FTA with Japan
Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono expressed his commitment Saturday to continue talks for an economic partnership with Japan, the head of a visiting delegation of Japanese business leaders said.
Japan, Malaysia end free-trade talks without agreement
Japan and Malaysia ended three days of talks on a free-trade agreement (FTA) on Saturday still divided over removing import duties on certain products such as Japanese cars, a news report said.
Indonesia courts the Dragon
Trade liberalization and a push toward enhancing trade and economic cooperation between the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China are high on the agenda of the new administration of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
Greater Opportunities Revealed for Zambian Exports in Comesa
A comprehensive report on research undertaken by a London-based consultancy firm has revealed tremendous export opportunities for export of Zambian products into selected countries of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Free Trade Area.
INDIA LOOK AHEAD: Have a free trade agreement in services
A better way for India might be to pursue an FTA on services with a developed country.
To stay healthy, US-Saudi ties need attention
Over the past year, the George W. Bush administration has prepared a comprehensive political and economic reform initiative aimed at promoting democracy in the Middle East.
Algeria joins Arab Free Trade Zone
Algeria has inked an agreement for improving trade and facilitating commercial exchanges among Arab countries that constitute the basis for the Arab Free Trade Zone
Bush better for Asia...
The United States must come to grips with the China juggernaut and assert its role as a stabilising force in the region, say analysts
Key free-trade deal deadline missed
Australia and the United States have missed a key deadline for their free trade agreement but Australian Trade Minister Mark Vaile remains confident the deal will start as planned on January 1.
Sri Lanka to enter into free trade agreement with Egypt
Sri Lanka will enter into a free trade agreement with Egypt in January next year.
Cabinet approves FTA with Yemen, Mauritius
Federal Cabinet has approved the summary for Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Pakistan, Yemen and Mauritius. The summary was presented before federal cabinet after a trade delegation headed by Federal Commerce Minister Humayun Akhtar Khan attended a joint Ministerial Commission conference in Yemen and Mauritius in March 2004 and inked a Memorandum of Understanding about FTA.
Central America is Not for Sale
A call for organizational sign-ons from the Central America is Not For Sale Coalition
The Wrong Ointment
CAFOD is asking the UK government to hold the EU to drop all ‘offensive interests’ in the EPA negotiations in Africa and provide African countries ‘alternative’ non-reciprocal trade relationships that are not free trade areas
T Shinawatra, Aust partner await FTA
T Shinawatra Thai Silk (Thailand) Co Ltd, a family business of Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, is negotiating with an Australian fashion designer to form a joint venture that benefits from low import tariffs under the Thai-Australia free-trade agreement.
NZ ready to talk to Bush Govt about free trade
New Zealand will again put its case to the United States to negotiate a bilateral free-trade agreement, after the election of President George W. Bush for a second term.
Bush Election May Pave Way for Americas Free Trade Talks
U.S. President George W. Bush’s election to a second four-year term paves the way for the resumption of negotiations for a free trade agreement spanning the Americas.
Govt begins consultations with industries on SAFTA, BIMSTEC benefits
The government has started a series of consultations with industries to have a clear-cut idea about the sectors that can enjoy the benefits of the SAFTA and BIMSTEC deals.