bilaterals.org logo
bilaterals.org logo

Asia & Pacific

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


AEC 2025: Will the ASEAN Economic Community finally be realised?
The grouping fell short of its target of realising the Asean Economic Community (AEC) by the end of 2015, deferring 105 of its 506 measures.
Spotlight: FTAAP, post-2020 vision to top APEC summit agenda
Experts believed an envisaged Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific, which includes all 21 APEC economies, is an effective way to reduce the "spaghetti bowl effect" of overlapping regional trade agreements and fragmentation risk in the Asia-Pacific.
Asean, Hong Kong to ink free trade agreement this Saturday
The 10 member states of Asean and China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region will sign the Asean-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement and Investment Agreement on in Vietnam.
The risks for ASEAN of new mega-agreements that promote the wrong model of e-commerce
Digital technology offers exciting new opportunities and advances for ASEAN member states, individually and as a region. The benefits have so far been captured by first movers, especially in the United States.
Macao, HK sign CEPA for closer cooperation
Macao and Hong Kong signed a Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement to advance liberalization of trade and service, and create favorable conditions for regional integration.
Indonesia, Turkey sign document on trade talks
Indonesia and Turkey signed a document leading to negotiation rounds of Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between the two countries.
China reaches Belt Road milestone with Eurasian Economic Union trade agreement
Agreement directly meets Belt Road objectives by liberalizing trade and investment along Eurasian landmass.
Dhaka-Kathmandu agree to remove trade barriers
Bangladesh and Nepal have agreed to examine existing tariffs and remove non-tariff barriers and para-tariff measures to reverse the very low level of bilateral trade.
Papua New Guinea eyes new era of trading
A new trade policy looks set to shift Papua New Guinea’s focus towards the development of bilateral ties and away from multinational agreements as part of broader efforts to create a more balanced trading environment.
E-commerce a top focus when S’pore chairs Asean
E-commerce and the digital economy will be the key points of focus when Singapore takes over the chairmanship of the Association of South-east Asian Nations (Asean).

    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”.