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GCC-India to draw up draft for free trade pact
The framework for a free trade agreement (FTA) between India and the GCC states will be signed this week, it has been revealed. The agreement will be signed during the visit of Kuwait’s Foreign Minister Shaikh Dr Mohammed Sabah Al Salem Al Sabah, who will be heading a GCC delegation, including senior officials from Bahrain’s Commerce Ministry.
Chile, New Zealand, Singapore conclude second round of free trade talks
Chile, New Zealand and Singapore have completed the second round of negotiations on the Pacific Three Free Trade Agreement (P3 FTA) in Wellington, New Zealand.
India-Sri Lanka: South Indian business delegation calls on Minister Kadirgamar
A delegation of members of the Southern Region Office of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) representing a variety of business enterprises called on Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar at the Ministry of Foreign affairs on August 31.
Japan eager to push for FTA with ASEAN
The Japanese Government on Tuesday gave the go-ahead to start negotiations with ASEAN member countries on a Japan-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
True picture emerges of China free-trade deal
A pragmatic approach to the potential downsides of a New Zealand-China free-trade agreement is emerging to balance hype about the likely benefits.
RI not serious about FTA with US, says USAID
The United States perceived Indonesia as half-hearted in its commitment to establishing a free-trade agreement (FTA) between the two countries, thus leaving the talks in limbo, an official of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) said on Friday.
Taiwan pursuing FTAs with trade partners
In January 2002, Taiwan became a member of the World Trade Organization, whose prime mission is to promote progressively freer trade globally in faith that all countries’ economies can be stimulated thereby.
Guatemala pushes FTA talks with Taiwan
Guatemalan President Oscar Berger called for his country and the Republic of China Thursday to hold talks for signing a free trade agreement as soon as possible.
India, Gulf nations to explore FTA
India and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) today signed a framework agreement on economic cooperation as a first step towards exploring the possibility of a free trade area (FTA) between them.
India’s US trade gamble
Following a series of unpublicized negotiations with the US Department of Commerce, the Treasury Department, Department of State and the Pentagon, India feels the time has come for a comprehensive bilateral treaty with the US in the service sector.
Patchwork of FTAs won’t do - Doha Round crucial
World Trade Organisation (WTO) members have finally established a framework for negotiations to conclude the Doha Round. This is good news. Failure would have crippled or even killed the round, and marginalised the WTO as a negotiating forum.
Some Latino Groups Oppose Free Trade Agreement, L.A. Times Says
Some Latino groups, such as the League of United Latin American Citizens, oppose the Central American Free Trade Agreement because they say it will export U.S. jobs and lead to the exploitation of Central American workers and the environment, the Los Angles Times reported.
Manila, Beijing hope for China-ASEAN free trade zone soon
Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Chinese President Hu Jintao expressed hope on Wednesday for the early establishment of a planned free trade zone linking China and the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Debate over S.Korean film quota
South Korea’s increasingly successful movie industry is at a crossroads — officials want to phase out protectionism that angers trade partners while other people say films still need to be shielded from Hollywood hits.
US-Pak: Market access unlikely to be increased
In talks scheduled to be held with the US on September 30, Pakistan is unlikely to succeed in having market access increased or the travel advisory imposed by US after 9/11 removed, a commerce ministry official told Daily Times.
China-NZ: Opportunities beckon through trade door
China needs to secure a supply of natural resources and that’s where a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with New Zealand comes in, Chinese Ambassador Chen Mingming says.
China-Chile FTA talks switched to fast track
China and Chile are fast-tracking negotiations over the establishment of a free trade agreement (FTA), with the conclusion of feasibility studies to be announced in early October, according to a Chilean diplomat.
Ambassador Comments on China Trade Deal
China would secure crucial supplies of natural resources under a proposed free trade agreement with New Zealand, the communist nation’s ambassador said Wednesday.
FTA with China puts jobs at risk - CTU
A free trade agreement (FTA) with China puts thousands of manufacturing jobs and the future of the sector at risk, Council of Trade Unions (CTU) president Ross Wilson said yesterday.
Protest against NZ/China FTA: GPJA Press Release
Global Peace and Justice Auckland are holding a protest outside a business promotion for a New Zealand/China Free Trade Agreement.