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UK eyes free trade agreement with GCC countries in future, UK Minister tells WAM
UK Secretary of State for International Trade, has said that the UK enjoys strong trading relations with GCC countries and is looking forward to have a free trade agreement with the bloc in the right time.
Saudi Arabia, Indonesia eye trade deals
Indonesia is currently proposing to have a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) with the GCC countries
Govt will look at revisiting FTA with GCC countries
The FTA was placed on hold since the region was impacted by various unfortunate circumstances such as the Arab Spring, followed by the global financial crisis, as well as the plunge in crude oil prices.
The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Agreement on Promotion, Protection and Guarantee of Investments among Member States
Whilst there is a plethora of literature on BIT protection, relatively little is known on how the OIC Agreement can assist investors.
Georgia discusses free trade agreement with Gulf countries
Georgia is seeking to establish a free trade agreement with the countries of the Gulf to access their markets and facilitate increased bilateral business and trade.
Indonesia to start trade talks to boost exports
Indonesia seeks to initiate negotiations on trade agreements under both bilateral and regional schemes this year to help jack up the country’s exports.
Qatar dispute puts UK-Gulf trade talks on hold
Delay to prestigious London summit threatens UK plans for quick free-trade deal with rich Middle Eastern states after Brexit.
Pakistan, GCC plan to start third round of FTA talks
Pakistan is committed to finalising a free trade agreement (FTA) with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in a bid to step up trade volumes between the two sides
Gulf states trade deal in doubt again following Qatari blow-up, English says
The long-stalled free trade agreement between New Zealand and the Gulf Cooperation Council faces further delay.
Argentina’s congress ratifies Mercosur-Egypt agreement
Argentina was the only signatory country that hadn’t yet ratified the free trade agreement, which can now go into effect.
UAE, China agree to complete “free trade” with Gulf states
China and the United Arab Emirates said they would expand cooperation and work toward a free trade agreement between China and the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.
New Zealand renews push to secure Gulf FTA
New Zealand Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges will make a further push to secure a long-stalled trade agreement with Arab states on a visit to the United Arab Emirates.
3rd round of Pak-GCC FTA talks expected after GCC ministerial level meeting
Bahrain would play a pivotal role in negotiating with other GCC countries to finalise the framework for Pak-GCCs FTA.
Pakistan invited to conclude FTA with GCC: Dastgir
Minister for Commerce, Khurram Dastgir Khan says Pakistan has been invited to conclude a Free Trade Agreement with Gulf Cooperation Council.
Gulf Arab states push for UK free trade deal after Brexit: officials
Gulf Arab states are pressing for an early deal on free trade with Britain to secure preferential arrangements after Brexit, and could have a draft agreement ready within months.
New Zealand FM optimistic on finalising stalled Gulf trade deal this year
New Zealand is optimistic it will complete its stalled free trade deal with the Gulf states this year as part of efforts to deepen economic ties with the region
Malaysia-GCC trade deal on hold for now
International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said Malaysia is keen to revive the framework agreement but there have been challenges.
Talks for South Korea-GCC FTA to be resumed soon
Three rounds of negotiations for the South Korea-GCC FTA were underway in 2007 to 2009 but the talks came to a halt when the GCC withdrew from the negotiating table in the wake of the global financial crisis at that time.
China, Saudi Arabia vow to enhance cooperation
China sees Saudi Arabia as an important strategic partner and stands ready to speed up the China-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) FTA talks with Saudi Arabia.
Qatar Chamber hopes to resume EU-GCC FTA talks
Private sector leader Qatar Chamber is hoping that talks on a free trade agreement (FTA) between the European Union and the Gulf Cooperation Council would resume.