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Letter to USTR, State and Commerce on the threat to bilateral investment treaties posed by EU enlargement
Letter to USTR, State and Commerce on the threat to Bilateral Investment Treaties posed by E.U. Enlargement.
USCIB Applauds Free Trade Agreement With Morocco
The United States Council for International Business (USCIB) welcomed completion of a comprehensive U.S.-Morocco free trade agreement.
Pakistan, US to sign investment treaty soon
Pakistan and the United States will soon sign a bilateral investment treaty. Officials at the Board of Investment (BoI) disclosed this at a meeting with Alan Larson, the US under secretary, who called on Dr Hafeez Shaikh, federal minister for privatisation and investment, on Monday.
EU puts on hold free-trade deal with ASEAN bloc
The proposed free-trade agreement (FTA) between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the European Union (EU) have temporarily been placed on the back burner after European countries have made it clear that they would father pursue a multilateral trade scheme under the auspices of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
European Imperialism and Free Trade
The European Union is on the verge of implementing a series of free trade agreements and is leading a trade policy that can hold its own against the American policy.
PROSPECTIVE FTA WITH INDIA: Firms mull Thai bases
India’s private sector is welcoming the Thai-Indian free-trade agreement (FTA), with an increasing number of Indian companies planning to set up their manufacturing bases in Thailand prior to the deal being signed.
Does EFTA scare SADC?
Tralac’s Hilton Zunckel comments on the Free Trade Agreement negotiations between the Southern African Customs Union and the European Free Trade Area.
China-ASEAN free trade area: Origins, developments and strategic motivations
This 2003 paper is a political study of the origins, developments and motivations on the Chinese side of the FTA, demonstrating its political, strategic, intellectual and economic basis.
Fashionable trade agreements all the rage in Asia
From Tokyo to Mumbai, FTAs - free-trade agreements - seem to be every Asian politician’s favorite new phrase these days.
Saif leaves to sign FTA deal
Finance and National Economy Minister Abdulla Saif left for Washington DC, US, yesterday to sign a Free Trade Agreement between Bahrain and the US tomorrow. Signing on behalf of the US will be Trade Representative Ambassador Robert Zoellick.
AmCham lauds IPR law revisions
In light of Taiwan’s efforts to improve intellectual property rights (IPR) protection, the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei (AmCham) yesterday said that it has been urging the US government to take action to remove Taiwan from its "Special 301 Priority Watch List" of IPR violators as quickly as possible.
Japan, Thailand launch fourth round of free trade talks
Japan and Thailand launched a fourth round of talks on Monday toward signing a free trade agreement that would tear down economic barriers between the two countries.
RENGO Report - requests regarding bilateral trade/investment agreements (2001)
A report from RENGO’s International Department (Japanese Trade Union Centre) about bilateral trade and investment agreements: Japan-Korea Investment Agreement; Japan - Singapore Free Trade Agreement (February 2001)
Trade deals must embrace APEC
Asia-Pacific free trade has to be front and centre of any bilateral trade deals struck in the region, a key American business leader says.
An India-US FTA: Free Trade for America?
There are rumours that the Congress-led Government is set to decide upon a potential free trade agreement (FTA) with the US government. Strong lobbies such as NASSCOM (National Association of Software Companies) are pushing an FTA for services with the belief that it will resolve their BPO (business process outsourcing) problems.
Uruguay secretly concluded a Bilateral Investment Agreement with the US
The Minister of the Economy, Isaac Alfie, and the US Trade Representative Robert Zoellick, concluded a Bilateral Investment Agreement without disclosing its contents to either the Uruguayan members of parliament or to the Uruguayan society as a whole.
Fear of losing out to China prompts FTA stampede
Panicking suddenly over the specter of being left behind by its Asian neighbors, Japan is rushing to conclude bilateral free-trade agreements, with ministers striving to get stalled talks restarted.
Our negotiators in the EPA with EU have to stand their ground
Negotiators in the expected Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA) with European Union (EU) will have to stand their ground if they are to give Namibia a better deal from the EU, -more especially if they do not want to give the country a replica of the Free Trade Area (FTA) component, to which the country is already subjected, under the Trade Development and Cooperation Agreement (TDCA) that the EU has with South Africa.
’Singapore issues’ part of EU’s trade agenda: Lamy
Investment, competition policies, and transparency in government procurement emerged during a recent meeting between trade ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the European Union aimed at seeking ways to boost trade and economic cooperation between the two regions.
Fiji: NGOs want more consultation
Non-Governmental Organisation’s and regional civil society organizations are concerned that not enough thought is being given to trade agreements, says coordinator Stanley Simpson.