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India and Australia are on track so far for signing an interim free trade agreement (FTA) next month with officials from both sides engaged in exchanging lists of demands and offers in the goods, services and investments sectors, a source has said.
Farmers, nongovernment organizations, and some members of the private sector said they oppose the ratification of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement.
As India goes into firming up trade deals with developed nations like Australia, the UK and the regional bloc, and the EU, it will have to be well prepared to negotiate on new-generation issues, such as data protection regulation, e-commerce, and environment.
When Taiwan aimed to join the first incarnation of the CPTPP, the US-led Trans Pacific Partnership, it garnered little support due to concerns about China.
President Xi Jinping on Thursday pledged a raft of economic reforms as part of China’s efforts to join a Pacific Rim trade pact abandoned four years ago by the US and warned against efforts to “draw ideological lines” in the Asia-Pacific region.
Senior officials and experts from the Southern African Customs Union and the European Free Trade Association Member States met through videoconference on 3 and 4 November 2021 to continue their negotiations on an updated and expanded Free Trade Agreement.
The UAE signed a historic investment pact with Jersey to “help facilitate” financial flows between the two and offer investors “better protection”.
Joining the pact is a smart move for Beijing, but will it abide by the rules?
Any new entry in the CPTPP requires the unanimous support of all the trade bloc’s members.
The US intends to increase trade and investments through the TIFA agreement.
The cabinet yesterday approved the negotiation framework for the Asean-Canada free trade agreement (FTA), hoping the pact will help open a gateway for Thailand into North America.
Kelag, one of the most important energy holding companies in Austria, referred Romania to the World Bank’s ICSID, accusing the country of violating the so-called Energy Charter Treaty.
South Korea and Mexico have "closely discussed" the possible resumption of negotiations for a bilateral free trade agreement.
Japan and Colombia have agreed to proceed with negotiations on a bilateral economic partnership agreement swiftly.
While there are clear benefits for large companies to joining the pact, there are also clear drawbacks that could make life harder for the average Thai.
South Korea and Singapore agreed to conclude their digital trade pact in 2021 in a move to deepen broader trade and economic ties, Seoul’s trade ministry said.
Iran and Pakistan are going to implement a free trade agreement within the next three months, Iranian Industry, Mining, and Trade Minister announced.
European Parliament’s committee President said that he would continue to push for closer ties between the EU and Taiwan, and advocate for a bilateral investment agreement.
In a significant step forward in the campaign against Investor-State Dispute Settlements (ISDS), Australia has announced its withdrawal from its signatory status to the Energy Charter Treaty.
The country’s agricultural groups urged the government to step on the brakes and review the condition of the farm sector before signing up to a new Asia-Pacific free trade deal that will worsen the already dire state of domestic food producers.