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Banana tariffs a sticking point in South Korea free trade deal
Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations with South Korea are currently stalled because Seoul has not budged on key items sought by the Philippine side, particularly on opening up the market for bananas.
Amid US-China truce, the Philippines and Taiwan are forging a progressive partnership
At the center of the intensifying rivalry are the Philippines and Taiwan, and the rest of other states in Southeast Asia, that will eventually face the tough choice between the US and China.
South Korea cites smooth sailing FTA discussions with Philippines
Negotiations between the Philippines and South Korea on the planned free trade agreement (FTA) is “smooth sailing”, South Korean Ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Lim Sung-nam said Wednesday.
SoKor, PH to sign expanded free trade agreement next month
South Korea and the Philippines are expected to sign next month an expanded free trade agreement to further boost the two countries flourishing commercial trading.
PHL, South Korea free-trade pact seen finished before November
The Philippines and South Korea are poised to conclude a bilateral free-trade agreement (FTA) one month ahead of the November target, as both parties are making significant progress in market access negotiations.
EU-Philippine free trade agreement still on the table
The EU Commission or the Council never have adopted any decision to suspend the EU - Philippines FTA negotiation
PH, SoKor eye to sign FTA by November
The Philippines Trade Secretary expects to open up the South Korean market to more Philippine products other than traditional agricultural goods, with the free trade deal which is targeted to be signed this November.
Human rights concerns stall PH free trade talks with EU
The European Union has suspended negotiations for a free trade deal with the Philippines partly due to concerns over human rights protection as the government wages war against illegal drugs.
Trade swap proposal: Tariff cuts on PHL fruits and South Korea industrial goods
Seoul has responded positively to Manila’s long-standing request to eliminate tariffs on agricultural products, in exchange for reduced import duties on South Korean industrial goods.
PH, SKorea launch FTA talks
mproved economic relation is seen between the Philippines and South Korea as the two countries formally signed on Monday an agreement to begin negotiations on free trade deal.
R. de Corée - Philippines: négociations sur l’accord de libre-échange
La République de Corée a officiellement démarré le 3 juin les négociations sur un accord de libre-échange avec les Philippines
Norway keen to expand trade after PHL-EFTA deal
Norway said Philippine exporters should to tap its market by taking advantage of the country’s trade deal with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).
FTAs will shield PHL from trade war
The Philippines is keen on forging more bilateral free- trade agreements (FTAs) with several countries amid the intensifying trade tensions between the United States and China.
PHL wants South Korea to drop tariff, nontariff measures on farm items
The Philippines will demand that South Korea eliminate both tariff and nontariff measures on agricultural products, in negotiations for a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA).
South Korea and the Philippines agree to conclude FTA by November
South Korea and the Philippines agreed to conclude a free trade agreement in November at the latest.
South Korea to conclude FTAs with Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines soon
South Korean Trade Minister said that the South Korean government would conclude free trade agreements (FTAs) with Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines in the near future.
Philippine civil society letter on RCEP & plant variety protection
The undersigned signatories are writing to strongly stress that the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership negotiations must not place any obligation on the Philippines or any other developing country to join or implement UPOV systems
Talks are ongoing for possible PHL-US free trade pact —envoy
The US and Philippine forge can forge a free trade agreement (FTA) as both countries continue holding dialogues on strengthening bilateral trade relations.
Philippines in early free trade talks with 2 countries
The Philippines is exploring bilateral free trade agreements with two more countries. The talks are in their early stages and confidential.
Japan seeking wider coverage of trade agreement
Japan plans to expand the coverage of the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement to include the e-commerce sector and more concessions in agriculture.