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EU regrets postponing free trade accord with GCC - European official | 21-December-2005

European Commissioner for Justice Franco Fratini expressed on Tuesday regret because the GCC Summit postponed yesterday signing a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the EU, calling on Gulf states to advance cooperation with the EU.


Legislature ratifies Guatemalan FTA | 21-December-2005

The Legislative Yuan yesterday ratified the ROC-Guatemala free trade agreement (FTA), which will take effect this Jan. 1 as scheduled.


Improbable DR enters CAFTA in January | 20-December-2005

US Ambassador Hans Hertell affirmed yesterday that there is a good possibility that the Dominican Republic be impeded to integrate this upcoming January onto the Free Trade Agreement known as DR-CAFTA, given that the voluminous documentation that authorities recently sent to the United States is currently under review.


Korea, EFTA ink free trade deal | 20-December-2005

South Korea’s trade minister and his counterparts from the European Free Trade Association, or EFTA, signed a free trade agreement yesterday at the World Trade Organization ministerial conference in Hong Kong.


SAFTA to come into effect from new year | 20-December-2005

South Asia Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA) will come into effect from January one next, Lok Sabha was informed today.


Avoid marginalization by China, analysts urge | 20-December-2005

While it’s too early to judge the prospects for the "pan-Asian" free trade community mentioned in the inaugural East Asia Summit (EAS), Taiwan, which has been excluded from participating, should devise a strategy to avoid being marginalized before it’s too late, analysts said.


Some Asian nations eye free trade pact | 20-December-2005

A free trade pact between seven South and Southeast Asia nations was likely to be in place by July 2006, Bangladesh’s foreign minister said Monday after a meeting of a regional economic forum.


Agro producers favor postponing DR-CAFTA | 20-December-2005

The Pork Industry Association, president Jose Alba, considered that not entering the Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA) in January 2006 would be a welcomed break for the productive sector. This grace period, in his view, would be well-used to correct distortions in the tax system and enable competitiveness.


Chiang Rai meeting probes Thai-China trade barriers | 20-December-2005

Thailand and China have begun a joint meeting here to strengthen ties and remove trade barriers, hoping to increase bilateral trade under the free trade area (FTA) framework.


10 reasons why Latin American women oppose Bush’s free trade agenda | 20-December-2005

Bush is branding Latin Americans’ broad rejection of his trade agenda at last month’s Summit of the Americas in Argentina as an attempt to "roll back the democratic process of the past two decades". What Latin Americans are actually rolling back is the US-driven economic process of the past two decades, which worsened poverty, income inequality, displacement, and cultural and environmental destruction.


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  • Investor-State Dispute Settlement: The TTIP’s Achilles heel? | 18-December-2014
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  • COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite FTA | 1-December-2014
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  • Comments
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