RP eyeing Taiwan trade deal
Business World Online, 31 May 2010
THE PHILIPPINES and Taiwan will discuss
the possibility of a bilateral trade deal at the sidelines of an
APEC meeting this week, Trade Secretary Jesli A. Lapus yesterday
S.Korea, Japan and China to speed up
AFP, 30 May 2010
South Korea, Japan and China agreed
Sunday to speed up an investment accord and research on a trilateral
free trade pact.
Krishna heads for first India-US
Hindustan Times, 30 May 2010
External Affairs Minister SM Krishna on
Sunday left for Washington for the first India-US strategic dialogue
that will prepare the ground for the visit of President Barack Obama
to New Delhi later this year.
Taiwan's Ma seeking free trade with
Star Tribune, 30 May 2010
The words "status quo" take on new
meaning when uttered anywhere near the 111 miles that separate
Taiwan and China.
Korea, China Sign MOU on Discussing
Sensitive FTA Issues
The Dong-A Ilbo, 29 May 2010
Korea and China will conclude a joint
study conducted by their governments, industries and academics on a
bilateral free trade agreement that began in 2007.
EU-Russia summit aimed at new
partnership for modernization
Xinhua, 29 May 2010
The 25th EU-Russia summit will takes
place in Russia's Rostov-on-Don early next week, with the aim of
nurturing a new partnership for modernization while tackling the
global financial and economic crisis, climate change and energy
Municipal services up for grabs in
Canada-EU trade deal, report says
The Star, 28 May 2010
Foreign companies would gain
unprecedented access to municipal water services and perhaps even a
claim to the water itself under the free trade deal now being
negotiated between Canada and the European Union, a new report says.
Trade pact talks with Mercosur next
The Financial Express, 28 May 2010
Negotiations for the expansion of India-Mercosur
Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) will be in New Delhi early next
month to discuss further and widening the list of goods with
preferential tariffs covered under this agreement.
Korea and Australia Call for Prompt
Conclusion of Free Trade Talks
Arirang, 28 May 2010
Korean and Australian financial experts
called for a prompt conclusion of the two nations' bilateral trade
deal with the fifth round of talks held in Canberra, Australia over
the past week.
GCC, EU close to free trade agreement
The Peninsula, 27 May 2010
The GCC is quite close to concluding the
much-awaited Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the European Union (EU),
the visiting German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, said here yesterday.
Israel may soon sign free trade
agreement with India
ThaIndian, 26 May 2010
Israel’s Ambassador to India Mark Sofer,
has said in Jaipur that India and Israel would soon be signing a
free trade agreement.
'Korea-Peru FTA could be completed by
Korea Times, 26 May 2010
Negotiations on a Korea-Peru free trade
agreement (FTA) could be finalized by November, a development that
would further enhance bilateral ties and precede a possible state
visit by Peruvian President Alan Garcia, Peru's vice foreign
minister said Wednesday.
Armenia hopeful for fast conclusion of
RA-EU free trade agreement
PanArmenian, 26 May 2010
During his working visit to Brussels,
Armenian President met with EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht.
Govt, Zambia Sign Comesa Duty-Free
All Africa, 26 May 2010
Zimbabwe and Zambia have signed an
agreement for the immediate implementation of the Comesa Simplified
Trade Regime, which would promote bilateral trade for cross-border
traders and small to medium enterprises.
GCC Members Suspend Free-Trade Talks
Business Week, 26 May 2010
The six-member states of the Gulf
Cooperation Council suspended free-trade negotiations with the
European Union that have been going on for about two decades after
failing to overcome obstacles to an agreement.
India, Turkmenistan sign accords to
enhance trade, education and tourism
Sify News, 25 May 2010
India and Turkmenistan signed bilateral
accords in New Delhi on Tuesday to enhance cooperation in trade,
education, science and technology, art and culture and visa free
travel to holders of diplomatic passport.
India, EU decide to fast track FTA
The Hindu, 25 May 2010
India and the European Union on Tuesday
decided to fast track the talks to conclude a Free Trade Agreement
within the next few months.
Protests in Sri Lanka over proposed
trade pact with India
AFP, 25 May 2010
Hundreds of protestors took to the
streets in the capital Colombo Tuesday demanding Sri Lanka’s
government abandon a proposed trade pact with neighbouring India.
Govt to go ahead with free trade deal
The Jakarta Post, 24 May 2010
The government will go ahead with the
implementation of another free trade agreement with India despite
strong opposition from local industries about a similar trade deal
with China early this year, says a senior trade official.
Turkey eyes free trade agreement with
World Bulletin, 15 May 2010
The Turkish finance minister said that
Turkey and Iraq should sign a free trade agreement.
Canada signs free trade deal with
CTV Ottawa, 15 May 2010
Canada signed a free trade deal with the
small Central American economy of Panama on Friday, continuing the
country's trade liberalizing efforts in the hemisphere.
ASSOCHAM Prefers PTA To FTA With
Australia, New Zealand, South Africa
Orissa Diary, 15 May 2010
An in-depth cost benefit analysis needs
to be undertaken in terms of increase in net trade and improvement
in employment before India proceeds ahead for signing of Free Trade
Agreements with countries like Australia, New Zealand, South Africa,
says a Study of India’s FTA and Indian Industry brought out by The
Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).
India trying to revive Cepa with Lanka
The Economic Times, 13 May 2010
With the election process ending in Sri
Lanka and the Rajapaksa government settling into its second term,
India is trying to revive the comprehensive economic partnership
agreement (Cepa) with Sri Lanka.
BCCI signs key accord to boost
Gulf Daily News, 12 May 2010
The Bahrain Chamber of Commerce and
Industry yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding with the
Singapore Business Federation.
Free trade pact with Mongolia on the
People’s Daily Online, 12 May 2010
China has initiated feasibility studies
for a free trade agreement (FTA) with Mongolia to further strengthen
bilateral trade ties between the two nations, a top official from
the Ministry of Commerce said on Tuesday.
Thai Cabinet Approves Draft Of Free
Trade Agreement With Chile
Easy Bourse, 11 May 2010
The Thai Cabinet Tuesday endorsed a
draft of a free trade agreement with Chile, government spokesman
Vachara Kannikar said. The draft will be proposed for the approval
of parliament before negotiations kick off.
India, Singapore ink deal on generic
Livemint, 11 May 2010
India and Singapore on Tuesday signed an
agreement to facilitate easier market access of generic drugs into
the south-east Asian city-state, and launched a review of a nearly
five-year-old economic cooperation agreement whose scope they are
seeking to expand.
Syria, Turkey hope to dominate trade
Gulf News, 11 May 2010
Regional media have been busy analysing
President Bashar Al Assad's weekend visit to Turkey, where he spoke
of a better future for the entire region, 10 years down the road.
EU and South Korea Sign Framework
Agreement for Bilateral Relations
Eurasia Review, 10 May 2010
The European Union and Republic of Korea
met Monday, at the margins of the Foreign Affairs Council, to sign a
new Framework Agreement on the relations between the EU and Korea.
Scope for boosting trade with
The Hindu, 04 May 2010
Union Commerce and Industry Minister
Anand Sharma and Australian Trade Minister Simon Crean on Tuesday
released the Feasibility Study report on India-Australia Free Trade