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Asia & Pacific

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


Results of EAEU FTA study announced
The feasibility study provides a quantitative and qualitative assessment of the impact of the proposed FTA. The study also examines the EAEU’s current FTAs.
How the West could drive Cambodia further into China’s clutches
Hun Sen’s regime to discuss free-trade deal with China amid EU and US threats to end trade privileges over Cambodia’s human rights record. But there has been growing resentment in Cambodia over Chinese investment.
As the Eurasian Union looks east, its deals do not benefit all members equally
The EAEU is shopping for partners in Asia. Middle finger to the West or sound trade policy?
Interview with Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG)
In this interview, we discuss the PACER+ trade deal, the post Cotonou talks with the EU and the influence of China’s Belt and Road Initiative in the Pacific region.
Asean countries seek free trade deals with EAEU: Russian PM
The Philippines, Brunei, Indonesia, Cambodia, and Thailand have expressed interest in signing free trade agreements with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).
EAEU-China trade and economic cooperation agreement takes effect
The agreement on trade and economic cooperation between the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and China came into force on 25 October.
China inks several new deals with Samoa ahead of Pacific Island economic forum in Apia
The new agreements cover a range of areas, including education, e-commerce, investment, infrastructure and agriculture.
Cambodia, EAEU to negotiate FTA
Cambodian officials will next month embark on a visit to Russia to discuss a free trade agreement with the Eurasian Economic Union, a bloc of countries in central and northern Asia and Eastern Europe with a combined GDP of $5 trillion.
ASEAN countries want free trade agreements to develop Russian trade
Numerous ASEAN member states called for improvements in the region’s free trade status with Russia at this week’s Far East Economic Forum in Vladivostok.
Trade in trouble: how Asia can lead
The US - China trade dispute has disrupted trade and investment flows, stifling global and regional trade growth.

    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”.