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Cambodia’s bid to offset the partial loss of a European Union preferential trade scheme by pursuing a free trade agreement (FTA) with China will leave the country poorer and beholden to Beijing.
Bangladesh will sign a free trade agreement (FTA) with Bhutan within the next one month in a bid to increase bilateral trade with the landlocked country in the Eastern Himalayas, Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi said yesterday.
Chinese Commerce Minister Zhong Shan and his Cambodian counterpart Pan Sorasak have announced the completion of China-Cambodia Free Trade Agreement talks. The FTA comes half a year after the two sides launched the negotiations.
The Economic Community of West African States held a virtual meeting on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) for ECOWAS Institutions and Specialised Agencies on the 21st of July 2020.The AfCFTA seeks to create a single continental market for goods and services, with free movement of business persons and investments, in order to engender the acceleration and establishment of a continental Customs Union.
Kenya is reluctant to seek extension of safeguards that protect the country from importation of cheap sugar from the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa).
ALBA Asia Pvt Ltd, the Indian dry bulk port operating company controlled by French shipping group Louis Dreyfus Armateurs SAS (LDA), has collapsed with state-run Visakhapatnam Port Trust terminating a contract for running a dry bulk terminal at the port just five years into a 30-year deal.
The United States and Britain still have more work to do on a free trade deal, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday during a visit to London, adding that he hoped a deal could be finalised before too long.
Canada, although having a long-standing relationship with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and its Member States, being in the hemisphere and the Commonwealth and the third major trading partner, does not usually generate much attention and scrutiny in the region. The planned visit by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in February, as Canada campaigned for a seat on the United Nations (UN) Security Council, sparked region-wide media interest. This visit was postponed. Canada was unsuccessful in its bid for a non-permanent seat on the Security Council.
Thailand’s proposed participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership stands on a precipice.
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will create new opportunities for China-Africa cooperation, an Ethiopian expert said on Tuesday.
After concluding a “quick” trade deal, India and the US need to sit down on the negotiating table for working towards a more sustainable, robust and enduring partnership in the form of a free trade agreement (FTA).
The top minister said that the trade deficit of countries part of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) has nearly doubled over the past 15 years, while their manufacturing levels also remain abysmally low.
Indonesia hopes to conclude negotiations for a trade agreement with the European Union next year to bolster the country’s economic recovery after the pandemic, but policies on palm oil remain a major sticking point.
The biggest concern of India with RCEP at this juncture is not merely the economic reasons, but more geopolitical: the existence of China.
Des organisations de solidarité internationale alertent sur la crise sanitaire, sociale, politique et écologique que vit le Brésil alors que l’Union européenne finalise un accord de commerce décrié avec les pays du Mercosur
The executive secretary of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), has proposed to African heads of state that trading under this framework starts in January 2021, according to an official.
At least 82% of the reported Non-Tariff Barriers in the COMESA region are those imposed on imports and exports of goods and services and are largely operational by design. According to trade experts, these type of NTBs are easy to identify and monitor.
MPs are set to try to force the government to block corporate lawsuits relating to future trade deals, in a bid to safeguard human rights.
The first significant bilateral trade agreement has been signed between the European Union (EU) and China this morning, Monday, July 20.
Chinese commerce minister Zhong Shan and Cambodian counterpart Pan Sorasak announced the conclusion of the talks via a video conference yesterday. The FTA is expected to be signed this year.