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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.
Turkey aims to sign agreement on free trade with Azerbaijan
Turkey aims to sign an agreement on a free trade with Azerbaijan, said the Turkish Ministry of Trade.
Crucial EU-China summit faces challenges
EU aims at accelerating and concluding the negotiations on an ambitious investment agreement by the end of the year.
Iran, Malaysia discuss preferential trade agreement
The third round of talks for signing a preferential trade agreement between Iran and Malaysia was held through video conference, an official with Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO) announced.
S. Korea seeks to launch formal FTA talks with Uzbekistan by year-end
Finance Minister Hong Nam-ki said that South Korea seeks to launch formal negotiations for a bilateral free trade agreement with Uzbekistan by the end of this year. The minister unveiled the plan during a meeting with economy-related ministers in Seoul.
Pakistan fishermen to protest arrival of China trawlers
Pakistan fishermen in two provinces said they will protest the arrival of 20 Chinese deep-sea trawlers given licences to fish in their waters.