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-Sep-2015 InterAksyon.com PH climate change official tells APEC: No trade without addressing disaster risk issuesThere can be no trade agreement without addressing disaster risk and climate change issues in the Asia-Pacific region, the Philippine government says.
21-Sep-2015 Nikkei Asian Review China elbowing US out of Pacific tuna tradeA political battle is brewing in the Pacific over tuna as rising competition from Chinese vessels sours long-standing fishing arrangements between the US and Pacific island nations.
17-Sep-2015 China Post TIFA meeting to be held in OctoberThe next round of the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) talks between Taiwan and the U.S. will be held in October in Taipei at the earliest. Besides food safety, Taiwan is expected to raise issues relating to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and bilateral investment agreement (BIA) in the meeting.
7-Sep-2015 Borneo Post EEU aims to strengthen trade with ASEANRussian Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev said the EEU acknowledged Southeast Asia’s vast economic potential and was looking at expanding free trade agreements (FTAs) with ASEAN member states.
28-Aug-2015 Live Mint RCEP seals modalities for tariff liberalizationChina agreed to accept India’s initial market access offer in the recently concluded RCEP ministerial in Kuala Lumpur.
26-Aug-2015 Tehran Times EEU to study free trade area agreement with IranThe Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission has decided to set up a joint research group to study the prospects of reaching a free trade area (FTA) agreement with Iran
25-Aug-2015 Inquirer New trade measures top Apec agenda in Cebu meetingsNew and aggressive measures to improve trade and economic growth across the region will be high on the agenda of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation.
24-Aug-2015 The Star Minister: TPP and RCEP are equally important to the countryMalaysia gives equal emphasis to two trade pacts – Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) said International Trade and Industry Minister, with RCEP provide a future boost for the four Asean countries in the TPP negotiations.
18-Aug-2015 Viet Nam News ASEAN puts last touches to economic communityWith most of the high-priority measures in the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) blueprint already adopted, policymakers and businesses need to work closely on the remaining challenges to achieve benefits of full economic integration beyond 2015
14-Aug-2015 Tax News Norway partners with ASEAN free trade blocASEAN foreign ministers accepted Norway as a Sectoral Dialogue Partner following Norway’s application early this year to establish a formal partnership with the Asian bloc.
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