Bilateral deal-making involving governments of Asia and the Pacific region.
- EU-ACP EPAs
- New Zealand
- New Zealand-China
- New Zealand-Thailand
- PACER & PICTA
- Sri Lanka
23-Nov-2015 Macau Daily Times ASEAN | SE Asia creates economic community, but challenges remainThirteen years after mooting the idea, Southeast Asian leaders formally created a unified economic community.
21-Nov-2015 The Dollar Business India, Brazil agree to boost bilateral trade tiesThe two countries agreed to hold trade monitoring mechanism and CEOs forums to explore potential areas of collaborations.
21-Nov-2015 South China Morning Post Beijing-backed free-trade plan fails to advance at ApecSouth China Sea disputes a hot topic of discussion but declaration at the end of the Asia-Pacific leaders summit makes no reference to the issues
21-Nov-2015 The Bangkok Post AEC set to miss deadline for free-trade blocThe Asean Economic Community was scheduled to set up a free-trade bloc by the end of 2015 but legislative foot-dragging and obstructive border practices have effectively prevented the free movement of goods, services and workers.
20-Nov-2015 Nikkei Asian Review APEC endorses regionwide pactLeaders of 21 Asia-Pacific economies agreed to push forward with a wider free trade agreement, even as U.S. and China form their own free trade blocs to gain greater influence in the region.
20-Nov-2015 Xinhua Connectivité dans la région Asie-Pacifique et zone de libre-échange sont les priorités du président XiLe président chinois Xi Jinping a appelé à des efforts concertés visant à promouvoir la connectivité dans la région Asie-Pacifique et à accélérer la construction de la Zone de libre-échange de la région Asie-Pacifique (FTAAP)
20-Nov-2015 Charlotte Observer Behind pomp of APEC summit, crushing poverty enduresOpponents argue the APEC agenda of liberalizing trade further strengthens wealthy nations at the expense of developing countries, who largely can only compete in low wage industries such as garment manufacturing.
20-Nov-2015 Global Post Roundup: Civil society groups demand to be heard in building ASEANCivil society organizations are complaining that they are being shut out of the official process during a pivotal stage of ASEAN’s development, as it seeks to develop the ASEAN Economic Community
Comercio, terrorismo, seguridad y clima protagonizan la cumbre anual del Foro de Cooperación Económica Asia-Pacífico (APEC), que se abre este miércoles en Manila, y que sus miembros latinoamericanos aprovechan para aumentar su presencia económica en la región.
18-Nov-2015 ABS-CBN APEC ministers welcome progress in creating new trade zoneMinisters of 21 Asia-Pacific economies on Tuesday welcomed progress in efforts to establish a region-wide free trade zone as they wrapped up a two-day meeting in Manila.
ASEAN Briefing is a platform dedicated to the various and increasing number of trade treaties and agreements throughout the ASEAN region, produced by tax and legal professionals Dezan Shira & Associates.
Papers from an APEC conference in Hong Kong, May 2004
An Australian government webpage on the Australia-ASEAN-New Zealand FTA negotiations, agreed to end 2004 and begun early 2005.
Maintained by Joseph Tsang 曾錫堯
Official website on the Macau-China Closer Economic Partnership Agreement
The Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG) is a campaign network of concerned individuals and organisations responding to economic justice issues and the impact of globalisation and free trade on Pacific communities.
May 2004 article by Focus on the Global South associate Raghav Narsalay on the politics of regional trade negotiations in South Asia. A PDF version with table and graph is available for download here