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  • 30-Mar-2004 U.S.-Taiwan Free Trade Agreement Would Have Limited Impact
    US-Taiwan FTA would have limited impact
    A report released October 21 by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) concludes that a free trade arrangement between the United States and Taiwan would likely have a "very small" impact on the overall U.S. economy, but trade flows for certain trade sectors would probably "increase substantially."
  • 29-Mar-2004
    Trade agreements: Govt ups pressure to win new pacts
    The government yesterday announced a proactive policy thrust to reach comprehensive free trade agreements with the United States of America, Japan and China.
  • 29-Mar-2004
    Costa Rica may derail US free trade plans
    As befits a man whose very surnames are enough to conjure up images of Latin American radicalism, Fabio Chaves Castro is threatening to derail an ambitious plan to open up trade between the United States and the five small republics of Central America.
  • 29-Mar-2004
    Bilateral free trade costlier than WTO
    The option of forging separate bilateral free-trade agreements (FTAs) with various countries could put the Philippines at a tighter disadvantage than it presently is under the World Trade Organization (WTO), government negotiators and economic experts admitted.
  • 28-Mar-2004
    FTA Would Hurt Thais, Expert Warns
    A free trade agreement with the United States would lead to a broader application of intellectual property rights that could hurt Thais — from farmers to internet users — an expert has warned.
  • 28-Mar-2004
    Text of South Asian Free Trade Area (Safta) accord
    Following is the text of Agreement on South Asian Free Trade Area (Safta) signed at the 12th Saarc Summit, concluded here on Tuesday: Agreement on South Asian Free Trade Area (SAFTA)
  • 27-Mar-2004
    Thailand starts touchy free trade talks with US
    A large Thai delegation led by Commerce Minister Watana Muangsook yesterday opened crucial preliminary talks in Washington aimed at reaching a free trade agreement (FTA) with the United States by the end of the year.
  • 27-Mar-2004
    Senators want to screen FTA deals
    A group of senators yesterday called for the government to seek parliamentary approval before signing any more free-trade agreements (FTAs).
  • 27-Mar-2004
    Government spokesman deplores false ideas about free-trade agreement with USA
    Morocco’s communication minister, Nabil Benabdellah, deplored on Thursday the "false ideas being circulated" about the free-trade agreement (FTA) that Morocco is currently negotiating with the USA.
  • 27-Mar-2004 US Embassy, Rabat, Morocco
    U.S.-Morocco FTA: Michael Koplovsky, Economic Counselor, U.S. Embassy, Rabat, Morocco
    You are conducting your sister city partnership during an extremely timely week, for it was just days ago that the United States and Morocco elevated their already robust and vibrant bilateral relationship to a new level by completing a bilateral free trade agreement.
  • 26-Mar-2004
    Cotonou Agreement (2000)
  • 26-Mar-2004 Is Africa for sale?
    Is Africa for sale?
    This Sunday, trade representatives from member states of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) will meet their counterparts from the United States in Walvis Bay, to resume negotiations for a bilateral Free Trade Agreement, expected to be concluded by the end of this year.
  • 26-Mar-2004 ZNet
    Analysis: We Must Mobilise Against A Miasma of Mini-MAIs
    You’ve got to wonder at the nerve of New Zealand trade officials. During the furtive Multilateral Agreement on Investment negotiations and the subsequent international waves of opposition they were quietly hatching binding bilateral investment deals containing provisions resembling some of the most controversial elements of the MAI.
  • 26-Mar-2004
    Analysis: Singapore-New Zealand: Human reality hidden in new free trade deal
    The Singapore and New Zealand Governments are selling their new free trade and investment agreement as an abstraction, unlinked to people’s lives.
  • 24-Mar-2004
    Canada-US FTA
  • 24-Mar-2004 Accurate Understanding of FTAs is Essential!
    Accurate Understanding of FTAs is Essential!
    The 5th World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Cancun, Mexico, ended without consensus, clouding the prospects for the ongoing negotiations over the Doha Development Agenda.
  • 24-Mar-2004
    Canada’s BIT (FIPA) negotiating programme
  • 24-Mar-2004
    Canada-Venezuela BIT (1998)
  • 24-Mar-2004
    Canada-Uruguay BIT (1999)
  • 24-Mar-2004
    Canada-Trinidad and Tobago BIT (1996)
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