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Coalition formed to facilitate US-Taiwan BTA talks
Business groups in Taiwan and the United States have formed a coalition to facilitate negotiations for a bilateral trade agreement, its founding members said.
Energy companies keep right to sue states in private courts, as treaty reforms blocked
Negotiators have ruled out an overhaul of private courts that allow energy companies to sue national governments when climate change policies hurt their profits.
Britain has moved to break fisheries deadlock in Brexit trade talks - EU sources
Britain offered tentative concessions on fisheries in trade talks with the European Union last week, two diplomatic sources said.
Are EU-China trade relations at a crossroads?
European leaders were angry about Xinjiang camps and the Hong Kong crackdown. A long-awaited EU-China summit produced sharper rhetoric but nothing substantive as the bloc struggles to find a coherent approach to China.
India and UK to negotiate a FTA shortly: Piyush Goyal
India and the UK will begin the process of negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) shortly, stated Mr. Piyush Goyal, Minister of Commerce and Industry & Railways.
Australia seeks to further boost trade & ties with India to cut dependence on China
Australia’s escalating tensions with Beijing have shown up its reliance on China trade and propelled a push to increase links with Asia’s other giant economy, India.
Rules to verify origin of goods imported under FTA to take effect on September 21
The Government of India will implement a host of measures to curb the misuse of Free Trade Agreement (FTA) routes by unscrupulous importers, while ensuring that legitimate beneficiaries do not suffer.
New Indonesian envoy to US vows to secure GSP extension, trade deal
Indonesia’s newly appointed envoy to the US has vowed to double down on the government’s economic diplomacy push to ensure the country retains its trade perks and commences negotiations of a limited trade deal with Washington.
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.
Government ordered to reveal more secrets about post-Brexit trade talks
Campaigners had challenged the Department for International Trade (DIT) over its "hostile approach to freedom of information law".
It’s not just about the chlorinated chicken – the potential dangers of an UK-US trade deal
Panelists highlighted the risks a UK-US trade deal posed to food standards, workers’ rights and the environment.
Consultations on FTA between Ukraine and Turkey begin in Ankara
Another round of consultations has begun in Ankara as part of the negotiation process on the conclusion of a free trade agreement between Ukraine and the Republic of Turkey.
Merkel says EU put pressure on China over investment agreement
European Union leaders told Chinese President Xi Jinping to speed up negotiations to conclude a China-EU investment deal.
UK and Japan agree on trade deal that opens door for Britain to join the CPTPP
The UK sees this deal forming a pathway to further market access under the 11-nation Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Transpacific Partnership (CPTPP), which Japan will support as part of the agreement.
Govt finalises draft of PTA with Bhutan
The government has finalised a draft of a preferential trade agreement (PTA) to be signed between Bangladesh and Bhutan within the next month.
Taiwan looks to host economic talks with US, eyeing trade deal
Taiwan is set to open an economic dialogue with the US, laying the groundwork for talks on a free trade agreement while the island unwinds cross-strait economic integration with Beijing.
India’s import regulations target Korea after China: report
South Korean exporters need to be on alert as India has been strengthening trade remedies such as anti-dumping measures to protect its industries, said a local trade association.
Trade deal with US unlikely before November presidential elections: India
The two aim for a free trade agreement (FTA) in the long run and have been working on an initial trade deal for almost two years amid a plethora of bilateral issues ranging from medical devices, agriculture, Harley Davidson motorbikes, e-commerce, totalisation pact, visa issues and disputes at the World Trade Organization.
UK accelerates talks with TPP members after closing Japan trade deal
The UK will hold multiple rounds of talks with the 11 member states of the Trans-Pacific Partnership with an eye on joining the trade pact, its trade minister said.
Free trade agreements define the way our agricultural exporters do business
Australia’s agricultural export performance over the past 15 years has been supported by the proliferation of free trade agreements.