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
31-Mar-2015 TASS Eurasian Economic Union to sign free trade deal with Vietnam soon — Russian officialThe free trade deal between the EEU and Vietnam will help expand Russia’s access to the Vietnamese market and the market of the ASEAN member states, the government says.
13-Mar-2015 Customs Today Hong Kong seeks to expand trade partnership with IndonesiaHong Kong, the world’s 10th largest trading economy, is seeking to expand its partnership both in trade and services with the Indonesian private sector to support a free-trade agreement (FTA) currently under negotiation.
9-Mar-2015 Jakarta Post Asia-Pacific to strike deal by year-endSixteen nations across the Asia-Pacific region expect to conclude talks that will free up trade and investment in a region that covers 28 percent of the world’s economy by the end of this year, say high-ranking officials from Indonesia and China.
20-Feb-2015 Yonhap News Latest round of RCEP negotiations end with no clear breakthroughThe latest round of talks for a broad regional free trade pact involving Asian and Pacific countries, known as the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, ended with no clear sign of a major breakthrough.
Japan is pushing for intellectual property rules in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership that will undermine and delay access to affordable generic medecine in Asia.
5-Feb-2015 Daily Sabah Preferential trade deal with Iran to turn into FTAThe Preferential Trade Agreement signed between Turkey and Iran will be extended and the agreement will be transformed into a free trade agreement, a Turkish minister says.
5-Feb-2015 Yonhap Seventh round of RCEP trade negotiations to be held next weekNegotiations for an Asian free trade agreement, known as the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), will be held in Thailand next week.
ASEAN will officially call itself a single market by year’s end, but “big things” like seamless travel within the 10-nation bloc would only come in 2020, Malaysia’s trade minister told AFP in an interview.
16-Jan-2015 Bernama Malaysia is hopeful of concluding RCEP negotiations In 2015Malaysia is hopeful that negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) can be concluded by year-end, International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said.
Japan is stepping up an economic charm offensive in Southeast Asia in the latest sign of rival efforts by leading powers to profit from the single market due to be launched soon in the populous region.
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
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