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Asia & Pacific

Bilateral deal-making involving governments of Asia and the Pacific region.


Tehran, Kabul to ink preferential trade agreement
Director General of the Asia-Pacific Office at Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization said that a preferential trade agreement with Afghanistan is going to be signed in the near future.
ASEAN-Hong Kong FTA set for Feb 12
The part in relation to Cambodia under the ASEAN-Hong Kong free trade agreement (FTA) and Investment Agreement (IA) is set to take effect on February 12, according to Hong Kong’s Trade and Industry Department.
HKSAR gov’t says free trade, investment agreements with ASEAN to come into force in full
The free trade and investment agreements between Hong Kong and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will come into force in full on Feb. 12 when the part related to Cambodia took effect.
Fifth TIFA council meeting held
The United States affirmed its engagement with Nepal on its efforts to foster innovation and investment through improvements in intellectual property protection and enforcement.
Cambodia’s aim in trade deals: keep the US and Japan close, but China closer
Phnom Penh is negotiating a raft of free-trade agreements, but the pacts are not expected to lessen its reliance on Beijing.
Central Asian NGOs raise concerns about BRI projects
Experts are calling on their governments to strengthen oversight of Belt and Road Initiative projects as anger rises over their environmental and social impacts.
S. Korea, Mongolia to lower tariffs starting 2021 under regional trade pact
South Korea and Mongolia will lower tariffs on some products starting next year, as Ulaanbaatar joined a regional trade pact known as the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement.
Virtual signing of the USA-Fiji TIFA
Apart from being the first trade and investment agreement signed between the United States and Fiji, the US-Fiji TIFA is also the first Agreement signed by the US with a Pacific Island Country.
Russia to help Cambodia get Free Trade Agreement with EAEU
Russia has showed a clear position that Russia supports the Kingdom to hold negotiations to have free trade in the EAEU, in which Russia is a key actor.
FTA with Mongolia under study
Cambodia is studying the possibility of a bilateral free trade agreement with Mongolia.

    Links


  • ABAC
    APEC Business Advisory Council is pushing for an FTA among APEC members
  • ASEAN Briefing
    ASEAN Briefing is a platform dedicated to the various and increasing number of trade treaties and agreements throughout the ASEAN region, produced by tax and legal professionals Dezan Shira & Associates.
  • Asia Regional Integration Center
    Database of bilateral and plurilateral FTAs with at least one of Asian Development Bank’s 48 regional members as signatory.
  • Australia-ASEAN-New Zealand FTA
    An Australian government webpage on the Australia-ASEAN-New Zealand FTA negotiations, agreed to end 2004 and begun early 2005.
  • Macau-China FTA
    Official website on the Macau-China Closer Economic Partnership Agreement
  • PANG
    The Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG) plays the role of the Pacific regional “peoples’ watchdog on trade issues”.