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PH, South Korea see conclusion of free trade deal by 2020
The Philippines and South Korea are aiming to conclude their free trade negotiations by next year in a bid to finally cure the trade and industry imbalances between the two Asian nations.
EU-Singapore trade agreement: human rights in the spotlight (may be)
The free trade pact will test the European bloc’s ability to link trade liberalization to humanitarian issues while trying to enhance ties with ASEAN members. Singapore is a key trading partner for the EU, but its human rights record is troubling.
US, PHL to open talks on free-trade deal
The US will begin negotiations for a free-trade agreement (FTA) with Manila in 2020, in a move that will secure market access for Philippine exporters to the United States
China to raise penalties on IP theft in trade war compromise
China said it will raise penalties on violations of intellectual property rights in an attempt to address one of the sticking points in trade talks with the US.
Africa should focus on industrialisation. Free trade will follow
It is more reasonable to concentrate on building regions and industrialising before attempting the African free trade area.
Africa’s free trade deal has GCC interested
The GCC states are drawn to the African states’ promise, especially as the new continental trade deal will facilitate opportunities and unlock growth in parts of Africa that were previously difficult to access.
Morocco to walk out of free trade deal with Turkey
As Morocco plans to walk out of its Free Trade Agreement with Turkey, Moroccan textile producers are set to be the big winners.
Beyond NAFTA 2.0: toward a progressive trade agenda for people and planet
Progressive politicians need to not just react to the neoliberal trade agenda and its right-wing disruptors, but radically transform the rules governing North American trade.
Turkey, Japan aim to sign economic partnership deal by year-end
Turkey and Japan aim to finalize negotiations on an economic partnership deal by the end of 2019.
South Korea, ASEAN to strengthen economic, strategic partnership
The South Korea Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy’s strategic goals to facilitate cooperation between South Korea and ASEAN countries include expanding free trade agreement (FTA) networks such as the RCEP.
RCEP talks want India back
With India appearing to have exited the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), negotiators remain committed to bringing the country back into the fold as an "indispensable" member of the deal
By the way: what’s free about free trade?
The very idea of a free trade agreement is a contradiction. You don’t need a complex agreement to trade freely.
Central American nation Costa Rica seeks Preferential Trade Agreement with India
Recognising the huge potential and opportunities in trade and investments, Central American nation Costa Rica seeks Preferential Trade Agreement with India.
S. Korea eyes striking FTAs with 12 more countries by 2022
South Korea’s trade ministry said it plans to strike free trade agreements (FTAs) with 12 more countries by 2022
Singapore and Mexico affirm growing ties, sign raft of new agreements
Singapore and Mexico signed a series of new cooperation agreements that underscored the multi-faceted nature of ties between the two countries, and pledged to conclude a regionwide trade deal by this year.
How fast could UK-EU trade deal be struck?
While the UK focuses on its upcoming general election, with all the uncertainty it throws up, the EU is using the time and space to game-plan the various negotiation scenarios that may follow.
Pelosi casts doubt on USMCA deal in 2019
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi cast doubt on the possibility of passing an updated North American trade deal by the end of 2019.
Vietnam to allow independent trade unions, delay retirement
The adoption of the law" is expected to pave the way for the ratification of several free trade agreements Vietnam has signed, including one with the European Union.
East African countries turn to neighbours for more trade
EAC’s increased exports to SADC excluding Tanzania was as a result of the increased benefits arising from the membership to the EAC-COMESA-SADC Tripartite.
RCEP ’’looks like trade arm’’ of Belt and Road Initiative: Former Australian PM
China’s Belt and Road Initiative seeks to build rail, maritime and road links from Asia to Europe and Africa in a revival of ancient Silk Road trading routes.