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Malaysia, Japan fail to break FTA deadlock over autos, steel - official | 19-May-2005

Malaysian and Japanese officials have yet to resolve differences over the auto and steel sectors which are seen as major obstacles to progress towards a free trade agreement (FTA), Agence France-Presse reported, citing an official familiar with the talks.


China urges Japan on FTA talks | 19-May-2005

Visiting Chinese Vice Premier Wu Yi on Wednesday urged Japan to start negotiations soon with China on a bilateral free trade agreement, the Kyodo news agency reported.


Washington drags its feet over US-Egypt free-trade agreement | 19-May-2005

Egypt and the United States want to negotiate a free trade agreement but have not agreed on a date to begin talks, Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmad Nazif said after talks with U.S. officials in Washington.


Korea-Singapore FTA: Bridge to SE Asian markets, cornerstone for services liberalization | 19-May-2005

The KSFTA was promoted by Korea under two main strategies. One is to use Singapore as a bridge to gain more market access in Southeast Asia and strive further towards regional integration, and the other is to use external ‘stimulus’ from Singapore to “strengthen competitiveness” (restructuring and liberalization) of the services industry.....


China, Iceland agree to start FTA feasibility research | 18-May-2005

China and Iceland on Tuesday agreed to start feasibility research on forging a free trade area.


Egypt’s Nazif optimistic on free trade pact with US | 18-May-2005

Egypt and the United States want to negotiate a free trade agreement but haven’t decided when to begin, Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif said on Tuesday after talks with US officials.


Racism, rights ’could hurt China FTA’ | 18-May-2005

Racism and left wing politicians focusing on human rights could threaten a proposed free trade deal between Australia and China, a new report says.


US and Malaysia hold more talks on bilateral issues | 17-May-2005

US and Malaysian trade officials recently held a second round of talks to discuss outstanding bilateral issues under the US-Malaysia Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (Tifa), signed last May.


New wind in Bimstec: Negative list exchange for FTA in June | 16-May-2005

Officials of the member countries of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (Bimstec) will meet in Colombo in the first week of June to exchange the negative lists of sensitive goods in the run up for a free trade pact among them.


Sri Lanka and Pakistan to implement free trade agreement from June | 14-May-2005

A Sri Lanka-Pakistan Free Trade Agreement will come into effect next month, Sri Lanka’s trade minister said Friday, in a deal expected to double the amount of trade between the two.


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