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Asia & Pacific

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


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.
Norway tries to seal FTA with China this year, but complications abound
There’s speculation in Beijing diplomatic circles this month as to whether China will sign a free trade deal with Norway this year.
Mongolia joins China to become seventh member of Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement
Mongolia joins founding members Bangladesh, India, Laos, South Korea and Sri Lanka as well as China, its biggest trading partner.
Trade commitments between Brunei and Hong Kong to take effect
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government said that the commitments relating to Hong Kong and Brunei member state, under the trade and and investment agreements between Hong Kong and ASEAN, will enter into force on Oct 20.
The more the merrier in Indo-Pacific
As of last week, there are at least 8 distinctive cooperative frameworks relating to the Indo-Pacific region, which reflects the region’s growing economic and strategic importance within the rapidly-changing international stage.
UK FTA could be on horizon
Cambodia and the UK have vowed to boost their bilateral trade as the Kingdom looks to establish a bilateral free trade agreement with the country.
Iran, Azerbaijan hold expert-level talks on preferential trade deal
Iran and Azerbaijan held the first round of expert-level talks on clinching a preferential trade agreement.
PM pushes ministry to improve regional trade
Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen committed to gain an advantage in upcoming trade deals with China, South Korea, Japan and other nations.

    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”.