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Más renuncias por las negociaciones hacia el TLC | 12-January-2006

A la renuncia del ministro de Desarrollo Agropecuario, Laurentino Cortizo, del martes 10 de enero, se le sumó la del Director de Cuarentena, Concepción Santos Sanjur, ambas en rechazo a las condiciones que establece el TLC con Estados Unidos


Se posterga entrada en vigencia del Cafta | 12-January-2006

A pesar de que todos los gobiernos de Centroamérica, con excepción de Costa Rica, ya surtieron el trámite parlamentario para la entrada en vigencia del Cafta y para ello acudieron a toda clase de presiones y maniobras sobre los respectivos Congresos, el Cafta no será puesto en vigencia desde el 1 de enero de 2006 como todos añoraban. La razón es que Estados Unidos dijo que los gobiernos centroamericanos no habían cumplido con todas las modificaciones legales necesarias para la entrada en vigor del acuerdo


Argentina y Brasil advirtieron que, si avanza en un Tratado de Libre Comercio con EE.UU., se tiene que ir del Mercosur | 12-January-2006

En los últimos años, los dos socios menores del Mercosur quedaron atrapados por las peleas y las declaraciones de amor de los dos países dominantes del bloque regional. Uruguay y Paraguay han sido espectadores de las discusiones del vecindario. En este período, Argentina y Brasil hicieron muy poco para incorporar las demandas de esas dos naciones relativamente más débiles. Entonces, una de las formas de llamar la atención es mover el tablero mirando a Estados Unidos


Minister: FTA a long way off | 12-January-2006

A cabinet minister said today that an actual free-trade agreement with the United States is still al long way off, and talks have not so far yielded any definite agreement. Tariff cut plans are still subject to further consultation.


The man’s now asking for the impossible | 12-January-2006

If a bilateral free trade agreement with the United States is so great for us consumers, why is the telecom industry, which is controlled by our premier’s family, excluded from the deal? If Thailand had to join hands with other developing countries to fight for our people’s access to affordable life-saving medicines until the World Trade Organisation finally allowed it under the Doha Declaration, why is it that Mr Thaksin is so eager to ink a trade deal with the US that would tie our hands from doing so?


US FTA gets a new champion: Senator John McCain | 12-January-2006

Returning through Christchurch as part of a Congressional delegation visiting American operations in Antarctica, US Senator John McCain, a Republican representing Arizona and a leading conservative centrist, had positive things to say about the possibility of a free trade agreement between the US and New Zealand.


Pledge given on free trade | 12-January-2006

A group of United States senators has vowed to fight for a free trade agreement (FTA) with New Zealand after a high-level meeting in Christchurch.


China willing to negotiate FTA with African countries, organizations | 12-January-2006

China is willing to negotiate Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with African countries and African regional organizations when conditions are ripe, according to China’s African Policy Paper issued Thursday in Beijing. The paper, the first of its kind, said the Chinese government encourages and supports Chinese enterprises’ investment and business in Africa.


Bush signs Bahrain trade pact, a first for Gulf | 12-January-2006

President George W. Bush on Wednesday signed a bill enacting a free-trade agreement with Bahrain, the first such pact with a Gulf country and only the third with an Arab state.


US says no quick free trade deal with Sri Lanka | 12-January-2006

The United States warned Sri lanka against banking on a quick free trade deal to fix its economic woes and urged the island to restore peace and open its markets.


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