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Asia & Pacific

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


Civil society commits to push back corporate power at 2017 ACSC/APF
The call “Southeast Asia is not for sale. We are not for sale!” echoed as hundreds marched to the historic People Power Monument along the Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue in Manila, Philippines.
One Belt, One Road: ’Colonial power’ fears limiting Australia, Labor warns, as China signs PNG deals
Papua New Guinea has signed a series of infrastructure deals with China as part of Beijing’s One Belt, One Road initiative.
The new geopolitics of trade in Asia
The APEC Leaders’ summit meeting, which took place in Danang, Vietnam, crystallized the new geopolitics of trade in Asia.
New Zealand part of mystery initiative at request from United States
New Zealand appears to have joined a mysterious "regional initiative" at the request of the United States, but the matter is being kept under wraps.
Trump’s trade barbs push Asian nations closer to China’s orbit
Trump declared his 11-day swing through Asia a success before heading home, saying that “all countries dealing with us on trade know that the rules have changed.”
Abe, Trump seek Indian-Pacific strategy to counter China
Japan and the United States are sailing toward a joint strategy focused on the Indian-Pacific region as one way of containing the maritime advances being made by China into the East China Sea and South China Sea.
Duterte calls for stronger ties between APEC, ASEAN
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks at an informal dialogue that is the first of its kind between APEC and ASEAN.
CSOs take a stand against corporate agenda at ASEAN People’s Forum 2017
Civil society urges the ASEAN Member States to take people-centred approach.
Putin voices support for Asia Pacific FTA
Russia supports the idea of establishing a free trade area (FTA) in the Asia Pacific region, which is believed to enhance the country’s position in the region’s market, President Vladimir Putin said.
ASEAN economic integration by whom? for whom?
ASEAN member states must end policies, laws and institutional practices, including free trade and investment agreements that violate the people’s rights.

    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”.