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Amid the delay in DDA [Doha Development Agenda] negotiations, in 2003 FTA movement by major nations, in particular was very brisk. As for newly concluded FTAs in 2003, Asia let the world with seven agreements, followed by America region with six. Meanwhile, FTAs were under negotiation in America (17), Asia (12), Europe (12) and Oceania (4).
Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi on Tuesday ordered his Cabinet ministers to work together to accelerate free-trade negotiations with other Asian nations.
A report released October 21 by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) concludes that a free trade arrangement between the United States and Taiwan would likely have a "very small" impact on the overall U.S. economy, but trade flows for certain trade sectors would probably "increase substantially."
The purpose of this USAID-funded Trade Capacity-Building (TCB) Needs Assessment is to
identify Morocco’s trade-related needs and prioritize among those needs as part of a technical assistance strategy to be considered by the Government of Morocco, USAID, other U.S. Government agencies, and other development donor organizations in Morocco.
Bilateral agreements are made between two countries, or a grouping of countries (like the European Union) and another country. Throughout the world, many governments have signed, are negotiating, or contemplating new bilateral free trade and investment agreements.
The option of forging separate bilateral free-trade agreements (FTAs) with various countries could put the Philippines at a tighter disadvantage than it presently is under the World Trade Organization (WTO), government negotiators and economic experts admitted.
As befits a man whose very surnames are enough to conjure up images of Latin American radicalism, Fabio Chaves Castro is threatening to derail an ambitious plan to open up trade between the United States and the five small republics of Central America.
The government yesterday announced a proactive policy thrust to reach
comprehensive free trade agreements with the United States of America,
Japan and China.
Following is the text of Agreement on South Asian Free Trade Area (Safta) signed at the 12th Saarc Summit, concluded here on Tuesday: Agreement on South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA)
A free trade agreement with the United States would lead to a broader
application of intellectual property rights that could hurt Thais —
from farmers to internet users — an expert has warned.
You are conducting your sister city partnership during an extremely timely week, for it was just days ago that the United States and Morocco elevated their already robust and vibrant bilateral relationship to a new level by completing a bilateral free trade agreement.
Morocco’s communication minister, Nabil Benabdellah, deplored on Thursday the "false ideas being circulated" about the free-trade agreement (FTA) that Morocco is currently negotiating with the USA.
A group of senators yesterday called for the government to seek parliamentary approval before signing any more free-trade agreements (FTAs).
A large Thai delegation led by Commerce Minister Watana Muangsook yesterday opened crucial preliminary talks in Washington aimed at reaching a free trade agreement (FTA) with the United States by the end of the year.