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
18-Feb-2017 Armen Press EAEU and Singapore to sign FTA till end of 2017The Prime Minister of Singapore stressed that he is ready for a constructive dialogue and hopes that the FTA will be signed by the end of 2017
16-Feb-2017 Business Mirror PHL to South Korea: Slash pineapple tariff to zeroManila has asked Seoul to bring down to zero the tariff it slaps on Philippine pineapple exports to South Korea.
14-Feb-2017 Phnom Penh Post Cambodia, EEC put free trade on agendaOfficials from Cambodia and the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) meeting in Phnom Penh yesterday issued a statement affirming commitments to increasing bilateral trade made last year, and agreed to work toward a possible free trade agreement.
13-Feb-2017 Korea Times Thailand can be ’gateway for Korea to ASEAN’Seoul advised to play key role in AEC integration through in-kind contribution.
13-Feb-2017 Manila Bulletin Expansion of ASEAN services accord pushedThe Philippines will push for the expansion and deepening of the ASEAN services agreement possibly over a 10-year transition period to allow the liberalization of more sectors.
10-Feb-2017 The Globe and Mail Canada and China are joining a mid-March summit hosted by Chile on how to advance trade in Asia-PacificCanada and China are joining a mid-March summit hosted by Chile on how to advance trade in Asia-Pacific
10-Feb-2017 Reuters China, New Zealand pledge support for free trade to counter global protectionismNew Zealand and China will soon hold a series of high-level meetings and work to promote free trade
1-Feb-2017 Indian Newslink New Melanesian FTA to demolish economic wallsFiji has signed a new version of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with its member countries
9-Jan-2017 Bangkok Post Thailand to take lead in Asean CommunityAs the Asean Community enters its second year, Thailand, as one of the founding countries of the bloc, is planning to spearhead various economic opportunities to benefit the region.
2-Jan-2017 Armenpress Launching FTA talks with a number of countries approved by EAEUThe Presidents of Armenia, Russia, Kazakhstan, and Kirgizstan have approved the proposal to launch FTA talks with Iran, Egypt, India and Singapore.
12-Dec-2016 Bloomberg Southeast Asia advances in talks to dismantle trade barriersThe Association of Southeast Asian Nations is making progress on reducing non-tariff barriers as threats to global trade rise,
1-Dec-2016 Anadolu Moldova added to Turkey’s roster of free trade dealsTurkey now boasts free trade pacts with 19 countries and blocs, with more coming in the pipeline.
28-Nov-2016 Eurasia Review The new trade future in Asia Pacific – analysisWhile the dream of free trade was born in the prosperous West, it will be completed in the emerging East.
28-Nov-2016 Asia Pacific Report Indonesia proposes ‘ASEAN-Pacific axis’ alternative to TPP and Chinese initiativeIndonesia has proposed the setting up of a new trade bloc that could counterbalance the dominance of the United States and China.
28-Nov-2016 Global Times Singapore, Russia agree to enhance cooperationSingapore and Russia reaffirmed their commitment to the expeditious conclusion of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Singapore and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU)
24-Nov-2016 Business Mirror Asean integration at the end of 2016The launch of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) in December 2015 was a milestone for Asean economic integration, which is, however, an ongoing process.
21-Nov-2016 L’Express L’Asie-Pacifique veut approfondir le libre-échange, avec ou sans TrumpLe sommet de l’Apec s’est déroulé dans un climat d’inquiétudes quant aux intentions réelles, encore floues, du futur locataire de la Maison Blanche.
18-Nov-2016 RTBF Sommet de l’Apec: la Chine en force après l’élection de TrumpPékin devrait en profiter pour refaçonner le paysage des échanges économiques en Asie en poussant ses propres traités commerciaux
18-Nov-2016 The Guardian Labor joins Coalition in backing larger trade deal to replace TPPConsensus in Canberra as leaders prepare to attend Apec summit and confront the death of the Trans-Pacific Partnership
15-Nov-2016 Business Standard APEC summit opens reaffirming commitment to free tradeThe Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Leaders Week started off promising free trade "with or without" the US support.
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