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  • 5-Jun-2004 US State Department
    US bilateral science & technology cooperation agreements
    S&T agreements are renewed in five year increments with the exception of Armenia & Russia, which are renewed every ten years.
  • 5-Jun-2004 US State Department
    US bilateral treaties & agreements in force (January 2006)
    Full list of bilateral treaties and agreements in force between the US and other countries as of 1 January 2006
  • 4-Jun-2004 Dominion
    Divide and conquer: bilateral trade agreements
    The free trade agreements that are being vigorously negotiated by the US are empowering corporations in a manner that places them at the top of a global hierarchy, matching their economic might with political rights that bypass processes of democratic decision making.
  • 4-Jun-2004 New cabinet gets policy lesson from Chen, Yu
    Taiwan: New Cabinet gets policy lesson from Chen, Yu
    President Chen Shui-bian and Premier Yu Shyi-kun gave speeches to more than 40 members of the new Cabinet during a two-day orientation program in picturesque Ilan County in late May. The educational trip was arranged to familiarize the new appointees with government policy for the next four years.
  • 1-Jun-2004
    US and Central Asia sign regional TIFA
    U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick and representatives from the five Central Asian countries, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, signed a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) today that will provide a forum to address trade issues and will help enhance trade and investment between the United States and Central Asia.
  • 31-May-2004 The Nation
    Thailand: FTA talks planned with Chile
    Thailand will hold talks on forming a free-trade agreement (FTA) with Chile on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) trade ministers meeting on June 4-5.
  • 31-May-2004
    US Treasury Dept pressures Costa Rica
    The attached letter, pressuring Costa Rica to resolve two disputes in favour of US investors, has been denounced as a blackmail by local activists.
  • 30-May-2004
    North Korea and Vietnam sign banking pact to boost trade
    North Korea has signed a banking pact with Vietnam as it moves to boost bilateral trade with a fellow communist country, an official from North Korea’s embassy in Hanoi said today.
  • 30-May-2004
    NGO Statement: Stop EU-ACP Free Trade Agreements
    Since 2002 the European Union (EU) and countries of the Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific Group (ACP) have been negotiating Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs).
  • 30-May-2004
    FTA to boost US trade ties - Bahrain
    Leading businessmen, investors and experts have termed the conclusion of Free Trade Agreement negotiations with the US a major development and opening of a new era of progress and development.
  • 30-May-2004
    US-Bahrain FTA concluded
    The United States and Bahrain struck a free-trade agreement (FTA) May 27 after four months of negotiations, prompting cheers from business leaders.
  • 30-May-2004
    EU-Mercosur still far from ambitious trade pact
    Talks to link the European Union and South America in one of the world’s largest trade pacts are in their final phase but pose difficult challenges on both sides of the Atlantic.
  • 29-May-2004 Modern Plastics
    Free trade agreements and the transformation of global trade
    The Cancun round of WTO negotiations in Mexico last year ended in disarray, prompting countries to seek other means of freeing up trade.
  • 28-May-2004
    China-New Zealand trade framework agreement signed
    China’s Commerce Minister has described the first formal step towards a Free Trade Agreement with New Zealand as a historic moment for his country.
  • 28-May-2004 Rules of origin need proper perspective under trade pacts
    Rules of origin need proper perspective under trade pacts
    Rules of origin (RoI) are emerging as one of the most important issues in the context of preferential trading relations of a country. They are a set of instruments, a lack of consensus on which can, and have, delayed several agreements on trade.
  • 28-May-2004
    Mexico free trade founders on Japan’s farmers
    The failure of bilateral trade talks between Mexico and Japan on October 16 has shocked both sides, particularly Japan. The talks foundered on the question of what to do about Japan’s farmers, among the most highly subsidized in the world and the power base of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party.
  • 28-May-2004 Korea’s FTA Conundrum
    Korea’s FTA conundrum
    After a protracted courtship, Korea and Japan finally agreed last month to start negotiations on a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA).
  • 28-May-2004 Cabinet to set up special task force for US FTA talks
    Taiwan: Cabinet to set up special task force for US FTA talks
    The Cabinet will set up a special task force to handle the signing of a free-trade agreement (FTA) with the US in a bid to speed up the trade negotiations that have been stalled since the beginning of last year, Premier Yu Shyi-kun announced yesterday.
  • 28-May-2004 MTD Capital wins case against Chile
    MTD Capital wins case against Chile
    MTD Capital Bhd has won in its legal dispute against the government of Chile in respect of its investment in a housing project in the country.
  • 28-May-2004 Stop the Central American Free Trade Agreement!
    Stop the Central American Free Trade Agreement!
    Our Congressional representatives and Senators will be in their home districts from May 24 to 31. As U.S. citizens we need to hold our elected officials responsible and call on them to vote against the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA).
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