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A proposal to liberalize US trade with six Central American and Caribbean nations has received broad support from US agricultural groups. But the fate of the US-Central America-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement remains uncertain.
Hong Kong-based auto dealer Triangle Motors will become the first wholly overseas invested company to sell vehicles on the mainland when it opens a dealership in Guangzhou.
Trade agreements between the European Union and Africa Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries could undermine the integration project in East Africa, a civil society lobby group has said.
Clarity Consultancy said the three EAC countries - Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania - could lose their preferential treatment in other economic blocs since the new pact does not allow affiliate parties to participate in other economic arrangements.
Taiwan’s Minister of Economic Affairs Ho Mei-yueh called on Japan to strike a bilateral free trade agreement, saying such a pact will be "very beneficial to Japan."
As 2005 proceeds, some Caribbean nations may find themselves faced with an unusually specific strategic choice: Europe may suggest the need to consider the relative weight they intend to give to the development of sectors such as tourism in preference to the role presently afforded to traditional agriculture.
As the outlook for the Free Trade Area of the Americas continues to be shrouded in uncertainty, CARICOM is looking to bilateral Free Trade Agreements as a means of improving market access for countries in the region.
India and Chile have signed a Framework Agreement on Economic Cooperation to promote expansion of trade by providing limited preferential access to each other initially.
The European Union has advised Tanzania to either retain membership in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) and withdraw from the East African Customs Union (EACU), or vice versa.
Peter Mandelson outlined plans yesterday for new trade deals between Brussels and 77 of the world’s poorest countries but immediately ran into flak as development campaigners accused Europe’s trade commissioner of liberalisation "by the back door".
India will adopt the Indo-ASEAN FTA criterion for Rules Of Origin (ROO) for all the other trade pacts with Asian countries, including Thailand and Singapore.
Morocco’s parliament approved a free-trade accord (FTA) with the United States, paving the way for its implementation in two months and bringing Washington closer to its goal of sealing a free trade agreement covering most of the Middle East and North Africa by 2013.
Documents the progress of “competitive liberalization,” a strategy advanced by the United States Trade Representative to establish a network of bilateral international trade agreements as steps toward the multilateral GATS agreement.
The government wants to have it both ways with its trade diplomacy this year, focusing on bilateral free trade agreements in the first half and multilateral negotiations at the World Trade Organization in the second.
While the media and the public focus on the deadly turmoil in Iraq, business lobbyists have turned their attention to another side of the fragile Middle East region.
The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Finance and Industry has contracted an international consultancy firm, Maxwell Stamp, to undertake an impact analysis of the effects a US-UAE Free Trade Agreement (FTA) on the local economy.
Israel has expressed keen interest in forming state-corporation bilateral investment pacts with Samsung and LG apart from the inter-state BIT between Seoul and Jerusalem.
After picking South Korea, India, Malaysia, New Zealand and Egypt as potential FTA partners, the National Association of Manufacturers of America (NAM) will soon recommend the Bush administration and US lawmakers to seek free trade accords with the countries.
The Ethio-Turkey Economic Commission has taken deliberations on Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
Malaysia and India have agreed to undertake a joint feasibility study on the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA), which includes the possibility of having Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the two countries.