If both the US and China join the CPTPP, and it becomes the world’s largest free trade agreement, then the RCEP would recede in significance. CPTPP, comprising both the US and China, sensing more economic benefits in committing to the RCEP.
Dhaka and New Delhi are preparing a joint study report to sign a comprehensive economic partnership agreement (CEPA) to boost bilateral trade and investment once Bangladesh becomes a developing nation.
China will complete the necessary domestic approval procedures for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement within six months, the Ministry of Commerce said.
Only implementation can show what the palm oil agreement with Indonesia is worth, says trade expert Elisabeth Bürgi Bonanomi.
German industry group BDI wants the EU to ban localization requirements and other limits to the free flow of data across borders.
All SACU members need to ratify the AfCFTA before any of its members can start trading under it. ECOWAS States were facing the same problem.
Dangote Industries Limited has stated that its cement expansion plan and fertiliser investments will open new trade routes for the company and Nigeria under the trade deal.
Ukraine has started preparations for negotiations on new agreements on a free trade area (FTA) with Egypt, Jordan, Indonesia and China, Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture Ihor Petrashko has said.
France will insist on a ‘calendar’ for Beijing’s reforms instead.
The UK will begin talks with the European Union this week on how regulators will cooperate over financial services now Brexit has been completed.
Israel aspires to sign a free trade agreement with Morocco, Israeli Minister of Economy Amir Peretz said.
Members of Africa’s new free trade area should complete their tariff reduction schedules and finalise essential rules of origin by July.
The UKVFTA is based on the terms of the EU-Vietnam free trade agreement and is one of several ‘continuity agreements’ based on existing European Union trade agreements with third countries.
The federal government is launching public consultations on the merits of a possible free trade deal with Indonesia, International Trade Minister Mary Ng announced.
The EU-UK agreement contains limited protections for investors and no investor-state enforcement mechanism. Its dispute resolution mechanism is limited to a “WTO-like” state-to-state arbitration.
The Investor-State Dispute Settlement process has gone against developing countries for far too long.
The government has backtracked from a plan to propose the United States for signing a free trade area deal considering its lack of preparedness, an official says.
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.
Draft text shows Beijing looked to withhold telecoms sector benefits to firms from countries with restrictions on Chinese telecoms companies.