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S. Korea eyes more FTAs with emerging countries in 2020
South Korea said it plans to expand its global network of free-trade agreements in 2020 by establishing deeper ties with emerging countries.
Emission intensity of Irish beef vs. Brazilian beef outlined by MEP
The high emission intensity of beef production in the Mercosur countries can reach levels that are more than double the emission intensity of Irish beef.
Trump adviser hints at next big trade deal
The Trump administration is setting its sights on another trade agreement with India.
Taiwan and Vietnam to sign new bilateral investment deal: report
Taiwan is expected to sign a new bilateral investment agreement with Vietnam in Taipei to reinforce protection for Taiwanese enterprises operating in the Southeast Asian country by establishing an intergovernmental mechanism to provide assistance and support.
The FTA between Peru and Australia will enter into force in February 2020
FTA between Peru and Australia will enter into force in February 2020, stated the head of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur), Edgar Vasquez.
Trade, not aid, is the way to persuade Pakistan to buck China’s influence
As with many other countries, Pakistan’s FTA with China has had a devastating impact on its domestic SMEs. Beijing and Islamabad have a strategic partnership, but the Chinese remain cutthroat competitors in trade.
Officials look to jump-start EFTA talks
The European Free Trade Association (Efta), a regional trade bloc and free trade area consisting of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, is keen to revive free trade agreement (FTA) talks with Thailand.
New Nafta teed up by US House Committee for floor vote
The trade accord to revamp Nafta cleared the Ways and Means Committee, sending the measure to the full House.
China calls for opening free trade talks with the EU
Chinese foreign affairs minister Wang Yi called for the launch of free trade talks with the EU, in parallel with ongoing negotiations on an investment deal.
RI wants to resolve issues in RCEP negotiations
The Indonesian negotiating committee for the establishment of the RCEP wants the “Indian issues” to be resolved early 2020.
US may boost tariffs on EU goods, wants lower trade deficit-Lighthizer
Lighthizer also said that a US-UK trade deal is a priority for Washington and negotiations will be launched as soon as Britain is in a position to do so.
Is there an EU-ASEAN trade deal on the horizon?
the EU will no doubt push for FTAs with further ASEAN states. But with each bilateral trade agreement, the need for a regional agreement recedes. As each nation opens up to tariff-free trade with the EU, the need for an overarching regional FTA diminishes.
HKSAR, Australia to put in force free trade, investment agreements in January
The Free Trade Agreement and Investment Agreement signed between China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and Australia in March will enter into force on Jan. 17, 2020.
Indonesia warns on EU trade deal, dairy imports amid palm oil spat
Indonesia is prepared to walk away from talks on a free trade deal with the European Union over the bloc’s stance on palm oil, while also launching a probe into subsidies on dairy imports from the EU.
Struggling Missouri farmers question ’bonanza’ promised under trade deal with China
Some farmers are skeptical with a tentative agreement easing trade restrictions with China, who’ve been pummeled by the trade war.
Chinese envoy in Maldives pushes back on ‘debt trap,’ free trade agreement concerns
The Chinese envoy rejected the characterization of a 2017 free trade agreement between Male and Beijing by the incumbent speaker of the house and former president.
Trump, Boris Johnson discuss ’ambitious free trade agreement’
President Trump and Boris Johnson spoke about negotiating a free trade agreement between the United States and the United Kingdom.
Factbox: What is actually in the US-China ’Phase One’ trade deal?
Neither side has released many specific details of the agreement, which the United States says is 86 pages.
Johnson uses threat of Brexit cliff-edge to demand EU trade deal by end of 2020
The EU hopes to start trade talks with Britain by March, leaving just 10 months to strike a deal and get it approved by London and the EU, including member states’ parliaments.
The US-China trade deal phase two – digital trade, intellectual property, cyber intrusions, and a bilateral investment treaty
The phase two agreement is to be digitally focused and could include a US-China bilateral trade agreement.