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  • 1-May-2005 Asian Tribune
    India, Japan identify eight-fold initiative for strategic partnership
    The Prime Ministers of India and Japan have directed the India-Japan Joint Study Group to consider the feasibility of an India-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement.
  • 1-May-2005 Reuters
    AIDS drugs dog US-Southern Africa trade deal
    The United States and the Southern African trade bloc are set to revive free trade talks next month, but analysts say intellectual property rights for urgently needed AIDS drugs remain a stumbling block.
  • 1-May-2005
    From TRIPS-minus to TRIPS to TRIPS-plus: Implications of IPRs for the Arab world
    This article sheds light on the evolution of free trade agreements (FTAs) and the IPR protection incorporated within such agreements. The emphasis will be on the latest free trade and investment agreements concluded between the United States and the European Union (EU) with the Arab world and their “TRIPS-Plus” nature.
  • 30-Apr-2005 Japan Times
    Howard scores big in China
    You can’t win ’em all. Fast-jetting Australian Prime Minister John Howard discovered that on his latest barnstorming through East Asia. In Beijing he was buoyed by the success of signing on to a feasibility study aimed at preceding a free trade agreement (FTA). In Tokyo he got the usual welcoming smiles but no deal on an FTA.
  • 30-Apr-2005 ET Today
    Chen: Taiwan and China should sign FTA, not CEPA
    Meetings for the first time in 56 years between leaders of the KMT and Chinese Communist Party, were staged on Friday. President Chen Shui-bian closely monitored the proceeding of such a meeting, worried that the KMT will ignore the government’s opposition against signing a Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement with China.
  • 30-Apr-2005 Economic Times
    India looks for FTA ray from land of rising sun
    Setting the stage for a quantum jump in economic ties, India and Japan have decided to look at the formation of a free trade area (FTA), with an eye on more than doubling bilateral trade to $10bn.
  • 30-Apr-2005 ANSA
    Argentina: Proyecto para rechazar acuerdos condicionantes con EEUU
    El senador argentino Eduardo Menem presentó un proyecto de declaración para "rechazar" los "tratados bilaterales de libre comercio regionales promovidos por Estados Unidos, en la medida que impliquen limitaciones a los derechos de propiedad intelectual" que "excedan lo acordado en la Organización Mundial de Comercio".
  • 30-Apr-2005 FAS
    Least favored nation: Impact of EU trade agreements on US agriculture
    A review of European Union free trade agreements in agriculture - looking at Morocco, Egypt, South Africa, Chile - and the impact on US interests.
  • 29-Apr-2005
    Questions raised over benefit to Australia of trade deal with China
    A former leader of Australia’s governing Liberal party, John Hewson, has questioned whether a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with China will provide any great benefits for Australian exporters.
  • 29-Apr-2005
    FTA with Sri Lanka to double bilateral trade
    As free trade agreement between Pakistan and Sri Lanka is set to be effective from June 1st exporters believe the development would prove a boon to increase the trade figures by 100 percent and major imports from the Island are expected to cost 50 percent lesser.
  • 29-Apr-2005 Caminos
    Centroamérica: cómo destrabar la telaraña
    Diálogo sobre el proceso de negociaciones oficiales del ALCA y las implicaciones de los acuerdos regionales y bilaterales de libre comercio para la región Centroamericana
  • 29-Apr-2005 Prensa Latina
    Reconocen mexicanos efectos negativos del tratado de libre comercio
    La Habana, 28 abr (PL) Con el fin de destrabar el proceso de instauración del ALCA, Estados Unidos negocia con varios gobiernos del área tratados de libre comercio (TLC) bilaterales, de negativas consecuencias sociales y económicas en el caso de México
  • 29-Apr-2005 Etnias de Colombia
    La CONAIE exige suspender negociaciones del TLC con Estados Unidos
    En medio de la inestable situación política y social por la que atraviesa Ecuador, los pueblos indígenas de ese país solicitaron al presidente de la República, Alfredo Palacios, suspender las negociaciones del TLC con Estados Unidos y el cierre de su base militar en el puerto de Manta
  • 29-Apr-2005
    La eliminación de las barreras no arancelarias: el espejismo del espejismo
    A propósito del discurso oficial acerca de la necesidad de derribar las “barreras no arancelarias” con el fin de alcanzar un TLC “bien negociado”, que brinde “acceso real” a los productos colombianos al mercado norteamericano, vale la pena retomar algunos elementos que al respecto trae un estudio del Departamento Nacional de Planeación de Daniel Vaughan Caro del 4 de abril de 2005, “Tratado de Libre Comercio y Barreras No Arancelarias: Un Análisis Crítico”
  • 29-Apr-2005 La Patria
    Denuncian que EE.UU. busca mano de obra barata con el TLC
    LA PAZ | Con la firma del Tratado de Libre Comercio (TLC) Estados Unidos busca tener acceso a la mano de obra barata de los países andinos y por ello exige condiciones que les permitan explotar a los trabajadores, hombres y mujeres, a través de la llamada política de flexibilización laboral.
  • 29-Apr-2005 Fundación Solón
    Naufraga la IX ronda de negociaciones del TLC Andino y se fortalece la propuesta de someter a referéndum la firma del acuerdo
    La novena ronda del TLC Andino que se realizó en Lima volvió a mostrar su verdadera naturaleza: una rutina formal en la cual los gobiernos de la región se resignan a la profundización del modelo neoliberal y a la recolonización. Sin embargo, la habitual actitud arrogante de Estados Unidos contribuyó a que el encuentro termine una vez más como un virtual fracaso
  • 29-Apr-2005 Bangkok Post
    Thailand has little to gain in trade pact with US
    The FTA with the US would tighten the intellectual property rights regime even further, offering no perceptible benefit to Thailand
  • 29-Apr-2005
    FTAs key to accessing new markets
    Despite the pitfalls and opportunities inherent in FTAs, they are sweeping the world and will continue growing as long as the World Trade Organisation is unable to coordinate comprehensive tariff reductions worldwide, experts said at a Bangkok seminar yesterday. Thus, Thai exporters were advised to try to work within the confines of bilateral and regional pacts.
  • 28-Apr-2005
    Framework agreement between Mercosur and GCC is ready to be signed
    The text of the framework of the free trade agreement between the Mercosur and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is ready to be singed, a Brazilian foreign ministry official has disclosed.
  • 28-Apr-2005
    EU worries that Thai-Japan FTA could hit auto industry
    The proposed Thai-Japanese free trade agreement should be carefully considered so as not to disadvantage other trading partners, European Union Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson told Thailand yesterday.
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