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The United Arab Emirates so far has an FTA with Morocco and is currently in negotiations or explorations with Australia, Azerbaijan, Japan, New Zealand and the US, Australia and New Zealand.the US. It is also member of GAFTA.

last update: May 2012


UAE, Latvia sign deal on economic cooperation
Agreement calls for boosting cooperation in trade, industry, agriculture, transport, tourism and investment.
UAE and Ethiopia sign agreement to protect and encourage investment
Addis and Abi Dhabi have signed a comprehensive agreement providing "significant incentives and privileges for foreign investment" from the United Arab Emirates in Ethiopia.
UAE and Poland to strengthen bilateral trade
The UAE and Poland have agreed to undertake all possible measures to further promote bilateral trade and develop economic relations as the first meeting of the UAE-Poland Joint Commission for Economic Cooperation began in Warsaw on February 6.
Free trade agreement will help boost UAE-India economic ties
A free trade agreement (FTA) between India and the UAE would help increase bilateral trade flow between the two countries, a top Non-Resident Indian businessman said.
Indian Business Leaders Forum to press for free trade pact
Indian Business Leaders Forum, or IBLF, said it will make an all-out effort to see that a Free Trade Agreement between the UAE and India becomes a reality in the coming months.
S. Korean Investments into the UAE to Rise after FTA with GCC
South Korea’s investments into the UAE will rise by 400 per cent while trade volume will expand by 50 per cent in next one year, once the free trade agreement is signed between the GCC and Seoul, a senior official said.
VAT and trade pacts clash
Imposing a value added tax (VAT) on GCC and Arab products in the UAE would be against the agreements signed by the country with other Gulf and Arab states, according to the Ministry of Economy.
UAE-Japan to benefit from FTA
A UAE-Japan FTA should focus on bridging the gap in trade between the two sides and encourage Japan to pump more investment into the UAE to enable it to acquire technology, which is needed for its economic diversification programme, said the Emirates Centre for Strategic Studies and Research.
Emirates persists on US trade agreement
The United States has not dropped the ball on a free-trade agreement with the UAE, Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi, Minister of Foreign Trade, told delegates at the Middle East-Asia Leadership Forum in Dubai.
Japan-UAE joint economic committee set up
President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed their firm determination to develop bilateral relations between the UAE and Japan at all levels.