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  • 23-Sep-2005 Kyodo
    Taiwan signs FTA with Guatemala, eyeing more exports to US market
    aiwan President Chen Shui-bian signed a free trade agreement with his Guatemalan counterpart Oscar Berger in Guatemala City on Thursday in a bid to use the Central American country as a gateway for more exports to the North American
  • 23-Sep-2005 Asia Pulse
    India’s Tata to set up truck plant in Thailand: Thai official
    Tata Motors was in the process of setting up a pick-up truck manufacturing plant in Thailand, from where it could access the ASEAN and the Chinese markets through the Free Trade Area (FTA) treaties, a top Thailand trade representative said
  • 23-Sep-2005 Prensa Latina
    Colombians march against US Free Trade Agreement
    As the governments of Ecuador, Peru and Colombia negotiate in Cartagena the signing of a Free Trade Agreement with the US on Thursday, some 15,000 Colombians rally their rejection of the deal.
  • 22-Sep-2005 Khaleej Times
    American Business Council welcomes FTA with US
    Welcoming the signing of the Free Trade Agreement between the US and the UAE, Anis Nassar, president of the American Business Council in Dubai said the move would help increase the economical potential of the Emirates.
  • 22-Sep-2005 Korea Times
    Be cautious about foreign capital
    I don’t know that the result of the recent FTAs’ will be a tragedy because the end is quite open. But we should not deny the new version of the Korea-U.S. BIT. The 2004 BIT is included unchanged in the American FTA text.
  • 22-Sep-2005 Manila Bulletin
    Philippines seeks sector-specific FTA with US
    The Philippine government is pushing for a sector specific free trade agreement (FTA) with the US starting off with the garments sector to immediately take advantage of a duty-free privilege for garment exports and strengthen its presence in the US, the country’s biggest garment
  • 22-Sep-2005 IPS
    Talks between US, Andean countries in final stretch
    Trade negotiators and officials in Colombia, where the 12th round of negotiations of a free trade agreement between the United States and Colombia, Peru and Ecuador is taking place Monday through Friday, say the talks are moving ahead
  • 22-Sep-2005
    Resist external forces, trade bodies urged
    Regional trade integration bodies must stand together and prevent outside forces like the European Union (EU) from promoting divisions to suit their varied agendas, especially when dealing with African member states, a Government minister has
  • 22-Sep-2005 Sydney Morning Herald
    Australia, Japan agree FTA study details
    Australia and Japan have finalised the details of a planned free-trade feasibility study, Trade Minister Mark Vaile has said. But despite the breakthrough, Mr Vaile cautioned that any deal on a free trade agreement (FTA) was still a long way off and faced political
  • 22-Sep-2005 Bangkok Post
    US responsive to Thai concerns
    US congressmen have pledged to accommodate Thailand’s concerns about drug prices and freer mobility for Thais into the United States once the two countries conclude their free trade area (FTA) agreement.
  • 22-Sep-2005 The Nation
    Not all share PM’s wish for fast FTA
    Finance Minister Thanong Bidaya said yesterday that the Thai-US free-trade agreement (FTA) would be difficult to hurry as Thai bankers are concerned about competing with their sophisticated counterparts in the field of e-banking. “I can’t say when the deal could be concluded because both sides
  • 22-Sep-2005 Business Standard
    India may ink preferential trade pact with Mauritius
    India and Mauritius are likely to enter into a Preferential Trading Agreement before going for a Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA).
  • 22-Sep-2005
    TWN seminar warns about WTO-plus issues and rules in bilateral and regional FTAs
    The Third World Network held a regional Asian workshop on bilateral and regional FTAs on 26-29 August in Kuala Lumpur. Many speakers and participants voiced concerns about how the developed countries are making use of such FTAs to get developing countries to accept
  • 22-Sep-2005
    Asian regional workshop on bilateral free trade agreements
    The Asian Regional Workshop on Bilateral Free Trade Agreements was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 26-28 August 2005. It was organized by the Third World Network and attended by about 120 participants from many Asian countries.
  • 22-Sep-2005
    Bilateral/regional free trade agreements: An outline of elements, nature and development implications
    Several Asian countries and Asean as a bloc are now pursuing trade and economic frameworks and agreements with non-Asean countries.
  • 21-Sep-2005
    Data Exclusivity - Its Interpretation and India
    The Intellectual Property Regime in India is in the final stages of ensuring compliance with the standards agreed in the World Trade Organization’s Agreement on the Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (‘TRIPS’).
  • 21-Sep-2005 Korea Times
    AMCHAM urges Seoul to start FTA talks soon
    The US business community in Korea Wednesday expressed its collective hope to launch free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations between South Korea and the U.S. within this year, noting increasing interest in forming such a trade pact among US
  • 21-Sep-2005 Jerusalem Post
    Olmert: Free trade pact with S. America close
    Israel is close to signing the free trade agreement with the Mercado Comun del Sur (Mercosur) countries in South America, acting Finance Minister Ehud Olmert indicated yesterday.
  • 21-Sep-2005 Asia Pulse
    Leaders agree to conclude US-Thai FTA in 2006
    Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and US President George W Bush agreed Monday to make vigorous efforts to reach a conclusion on the US-Thai Free Trade Agreement (FTA) next year, the leaders said in a joint statement.
  • 21-Sep-2005 Yonhap
    US presses S. Korea on issues blocking FTA negotiations
    The US Trade Representative (USTR), raising doubts about South Korea’s commitment to a bilateral free trade agreement, pressed the Asian trading partner Tuesday to be "unambiguous" in supporting it.
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