The United Arab Emirates so far has an FTA with Morocco and is currently in negotiations or explorations with Australia, Azerbaijan, Japan, New Zealand and the US, Australia and New Zealand.the US. It is also member of GAFTA.

last update: May 2012


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  • 11-Feb-2013 UAE and Poland to strengthen bilateral trade
    The UAE and Poland have agreed to undertake all possible measures to further promote bilateral trade and develop economic relations as the first meeting of the UAE-Poland Joint Commission for Economic Cooperation began in Warsaw on February 6.
  • 22-Jul-2011 Free trade agreement will help boost UAE-India economic ties
    A free trade agreement (FTA) between India and the UAE would help increase bilateral trade flow between the two countries, a top Non-Resident Indian businessman said.
  • 17-Jun-2011 Indian Business Leaders Forum to press for free trade pact
    Indian Business Leaders Forum, or IBLF, said it will make an all-out effort to see that a Free Trade Agreement between the UAE and India becomes a reality in the coming months.
  • 9-Apr-2009 S. Korean Investments into the UAE to Rise after FTA with GCC
    South Korea’s investments into the UAE will rise by 400 per cent while trade volume will expand by 50 per cent in next one year, once the free trade agreement is signed between the GCC and Seoul, a senior official said.
  • 14-Jul-2008 Emirates Business 24/7 VAT and trade pacts clash
    Imposing a value added tax (VAT) on GCC and Arab products in the UAE would be against the agreements signed by the country with other Gulf and Arab states, according to the Ministry of Economy.
  • 24-Jun-2008 Emirates Business UAE-Japan to benefit from FTA
    A UAE-Japan FTA should focus on bridging the gap in trade between the two sides and encourage Japan to pump more investment into the UAE to enable it to acquire technology, which is needed for its economic diversification programme, said the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research.
  • 18-Apr-2008 Emirates persists on US trade agreement
    The United States has not dropped the ball on a free-trade agreement with the UAE, Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister of Foreign Trade, told delegates at the Middle East-Asia Leadership Forum in Dubai.
  • 29-Apr-2007 Japan-UAE joint economic committee set up
    President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed their firm determination to develop bilateral relations between the UAE and Japan at all levels.
  • 24-Feb-2007 Zawya Trade deals to position UAE as economic hub
    The UAE is negotiating eight free-trade agreements with key economic blocks that will have an impact on trade worth Dh388 billion, according to 2005 figures, and cement the country’s position as the economic hub of the Middle East.
  • 8-Jan-2007 Economic Times Indo-Arabic economic bloc mooted
    The UAE has proposed an Indo-Arabic economic bloc with a view to ensure prosperity and growth over the long term for the two sides.
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