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Iran and Serbia Move towards FTA [09 Mar 2009]  
During a meeting with the Iranian delegation headed by Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki, the Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia, Mladjan Dinkic stated that both countries had good and stable bilateral  ...More
Tags: economic     trade     serbian exports    
Bilateral Trade Will be High on Agenda of Arab-Latin American Summit at Doha [30 Mar 2009]  
Qatar will play host to the second summit between the South American region and the Arab world. Heads of the states or representatives from 12 countries from the Latin American region and 22 countries  ...More
Tags: bilateral trade     trade     american summit    
SMEs to Get a Fillip through New Model Contracts for Trade Deals [21 Apr 2009]  
International Trade Centre (ITC) specialists and trade law experts from 51 nations will converge at Geneva this week to give finishing touches to the model contracts for trade deals. The model contrac  ...More
Tags: sme     international trade centre     trade    
The US-SACU Trade Deal Hits Roadblock [13 May 2009]  
The Obama administration has categorically stated that they had no interest to move forward with the free trade negotiations with the five-member Southern African Custom Union (SACU) due to the failur  ...More
Tags: Obama administration     free trade    
Rising Sandalwood Demand in China Triggers Illegal Trade [20 May 2009]  
Lately, Malaysia and Indo-Nepal border have become illegal trade corridors for Indian sandalwood owing to increased demand from China. Director General of Malaysian Timber Industry Board, Dr Jalaluddi  ...More
Tags: sandalwood     China     trade    
India and ASEAN Iron out Differences - the FTA to be concluded in October [28 May 2009]  
According to the Indian government sources, the India-ASEAN FTA will be a reality in the forthcoming ASEAN Summit in October as all outstanding issues had been sorted out by both parties. Although Ind  ...More
Tags: India     Asia     trade news    
Namibian Meet to Check Conflict/Blood Diamond Trade [24 Jun 2009]  
A three-day meet by the Kimberley Process member states is in progress since Tuesday to review and fix illegal trade practices involved in the diamond mining and trade globally. The Kimberley Process  ...More
Tags: Diamond Trade     Namibian meet    
Korea Plans to Include Overseas Partners in its e-Trade [06 Jul 2009]  
South Korea is planning to popularize the domestic e-trade initiative called uTradeHub among international traders, and for which the government has already approached Libya, Uzbekistan, Mongolia and  ...More
Tags: South Korea     e-trade     e-commerce    
ISA Virus puts the Chilean Salmon Trade in Dire Straits [07 Jul 2009]  
The spread of infectious salmon anaemia (ISA) among salmonid farming population has pushed the Chilean fishing industry to a full-fledged crisis. The industry is confronted with problems including une  ...More
Tags: ISA Virus     trade     Chile    
Indian Commerce Ministry Releases New Foreign Trade Policy [27 Aug 2009]  
India’s new Foreign Trade Policy (FTP) which released today has provided incentives to labour-intensive sectors such as textiles, handicrafts, leather and gems and jewellery. The policymakers had to s  ...More
Tags: India     trade     FTP     America    
UN Says Surge in World Trade Failed Workers of Poor Nations [13 Oct 2009]  
A joint study by the United Nations agencies has stated in its report that the two decade of stupendous global trade growth did not make any meaningful contribution in improving the working conditions  ...More
Tags: UN    World Trade    ILO    WTO    Latin America    GDP    
Trade is Top Priority to Pakistan Now [20 Oct 2009]  
Reeling under the bogey of growing militancy and terrorism, Pakistan is making a fresh effort to engage with countries which are interested to do business with them. The recent engagements with Cuba,  ...More
Tags: FTA    LOTTE    EU    Trade    Pakistan    KEPCO    
Karzai Seeks Islamic Trade Ties to End Afghan Crisis [10 Nov 2009]  
The Afghan President Hamid Karzai while speaking at the 25th anniversary of the Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation (COMCEC) summit, appealed to the attendees that his country was lookin  ...More
Tags: Islamic Trade    Afghan    OIC    COMCEC    NATO    Turkey    
US Exports to North Korea Impacted by Trade Embargo [17 Nov 2009]  
The vexed US-North Korea ties have adversely affected the US exports to Korea by almost nothing in comparison to previous year. In response to a second nuclear test on May 25 this year by North Korea,  ...More
Tags: US Export    North Korea    trade    Pyongyang    South Korean    
Iran Sends Team to Scout for More Business in Iraq [16 Dec 2009]  
A trade delegation from Iran headed by the director of the provincial trade organization in Tehran Seyyed Ali Mousavi has arrived in Baghdad to improve trade ties with its Iraqi counterparts. This is  ...More
Tags: Iran    Iraq    business    trade    non oil exports    
US Farm Bureau Laments Trade Deal Delays Ahead of Annual Meet [08 Jan 2010]  
An official of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), the largest farm organization in the US said delays by Obama administration to strike trade deals with potential countries and blocs were cau  ...More
Tags: US    AFBF    Barack Obama    trade    FTA    agriculture    ASEAN    
Thailand Cements Ties with Bahrain with Investment Plans [03 Mar 2010]  
A delegation led by Thai Trade Commissioner Kiat Sittheeamom which comprised representatives from a cross-section of business firms from Thailand presented its interest in exploring varied sectors of  ...More
Tags: Thailand    Bahrain    trade    business    economy    
WTO Could be a Stage to Resolve Google-China Faceoff [04 Mar 2010]  
At the behest of Google, the Obama administration is reviewing the options of complaining to the World Trade Organization (WTO) over the Chinese censorship of Google Inc., the search engine powerhouse  ...More
Tags: WTO    Google    China    IAF    trade    internet    
China to Effect Huge Policy Changes to Promote Trade [08 Mar 2010]  
According to the recent National People's Congress and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) sessions, China is expected to consider serious changes in its exim policy while r  ...More
Tags: China    trade    CPPCC    economy    import    
WTO Must Streamline Organized Workforce to Cut Socio-economic Imbalances [13 May 2010]  
It is now apparent in the light of various studies conducted by both the UN agencies and other independent bodies that globalization has eluded its goals by not translating it into targeted benefits.  ...More
Tags: WTO     healthcare     economy     trade    
Indo-Israeli FTA Talks to Ride on Equal Trade Opportunities [18 May 2010]  
A Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between India and Israel, proposed by the latter about four years ago, has all the trappings for an early completion as both sides find the future partner with complementa  ...More
Tags: Israel     FTA     trade     tariff     bilateral     India    
China Initiates Huge Private Participation in Energy Sector [19 May 2010]  
Last week China has announced that it would accept public bidding for national oil reserve projects, indicating that the government is planning private participation in energy domain to cut state's so  ...More
Tags: China     India     Trade     Fuels     Privatization    
Sri Lanka Trade Pacts – Some Prefer China over India [01 Jun 2010]  
The Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) expected to be signed between India and Sri Lanka next month which sparked off recent protests in Colombo is seen as a retrogressive deal by som  ...More
Tags: CEPA     India     China     Sri Lanka     Trade     Business    
NZ Reveals Game Plan on FTAs and Bilateral Trade Pacts [02 Jun 2010]  
New Zealand Trade Minister Tim Groser's address while laying the groundwork for the FTA talks with Russia has unveiled a strategy that his country would possibly be effecting the early mover advantage  ...More
Tags: WTO     FTA     Trade     Commerce     Russia    
Nigeria Loses 10 Percent of the GDP to Illegal Maritime Acts [03 Jun 2010]  
A top official from the Nigerian government has informed that the country was losing more than 10 percent of the GDP solely due to illegal maritime activities taking place in the Nigerian waters. The  ...More
Tags: Nigeria     GDP     Trade     PICOMSS     NSA    
Cosmetics Next in Line to Boost Global Halal Trade [07 Jun 2010]  
The recently concluded Beautyworld Middle East 2010, the largest international trade fair for beauty products in the Middle East, is proving that there is huge demand for halal cosmetics as well besid  ...More
Tags: Middle East     Trade     Business     Cosmetics    
Botswana Identifies Cuba as Decisive Ally – Signs Pacts [11 Jun 2010]  
The three-day visit by the president of Botswana to Cuba has culminated in the signing of several accords including healthcare, education, sports and agriculture. The Botswanan President Seretse Khama  ...More
Tags: Botswana     Cuba     MoU     Trade     Medicine    
Serbian Businesses Find Croatian Markets Unwelcome [18 Jun 2010]  
The Serbian businesspeople feel that though their country has opened doors to the Croatian firms and products since 2000, the Serbian companies are still not welcome in Croatia. According to a story a  ...More
Tags: Serbia     Croatia. Trade     Nectar     Juice     Business    
Viet Nam Eyes Robust Myanmar Market [15 Jul 2010]  
The Viet Nam Ambassador to Myanmar feels that Myanmar has all the trappings of providing big returns for investments ranging from mining, forestry management, agriculture and aquaculture to telecommun  ...More
Tags: Myanmar     Viet Nam     Vietnam     Trade     Export    
Mercosur-Egypt FTA Likely to Exclude Sensitive Poultry Trade [23 Jul 2010]  
The Free Trade Agreement between Mercosur and Egypt is expected to label poultry in the sensitive category as the latter fears it may adversely impact the domestic industry. According to the Al-Masry  ...More
Tags: Egypt     Trade     Commerce     Mercosur     Poultry    
Staunch Trade Ties Do Not Vouch Chinese to Invest in N-Korea [27 Jul 2010]  
A Chinese trade expert in an interview to the Global Times, a Chinese newspaper and arm of People’s Daily told many Chinese companies had lost money while trading and investing in North Korea as the c  ...More
Tags: China     N-Korea     Trade     Investment     Sanctions    
Syria, Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan Sign Quadripartite FTA [03 Aug 2010]  
Turkey will join an economic bloc comprising of the Middle Eastern states such as Syria, Lebanon and Jordan ahead of the protracted accession to the EU. Last weekend, the four nations jointly agreed t  ...More
Tags: Syria     Turkey     Lebanon     Jordan     Trade    
Australian Opposition Unfurls Trade Map Ahead of Polls [09 Aug 2010]  
The Nationals' leader Warren Truss revealed that a Coalition government at the centre would restore funding to exporters and appoint an ambassador for trade reforms and specialist trade representative  ...More
Tags: Australia     Warren Truss     Labour     AUD     Trade    
China Okays Iran Sanctions – Yet Holds Trade with Impunity [10 Aug 2010]  
The recent sanctions against Iran hammered out by the US and like-minded countries targeting energy and banking sectors have become more blatantly farcical when China resumed oil trade with Iran even  ...More
Tags: China     Iran     Russia     Oil     Trade     Sactions     Energy    
US Trade Delegation Makes SOS Trip to Columbia [11 Aug 2010]  
More than 100 industrialists from the US are touring Columbia to identify potential areas of trade, and maximize their business prospects under the new regime before it is too late as the new presiden  ...More
Tags: US     Columbia     Trade     Canada     FTA    
Trade Overtures by Brazil to Arab World Pay Huge Dividends [12 Aug 2010]  
According to the recent data released by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply of Brazil indicate that the country’s exports to the Arab region have increased by leaps and bounds. Brazil's  ...More
Tags: Brazil     Arab     Aladi     Egypt     UAE     Trade    
Switzerland Prepares for a Historic FTA with China [17 Aug 2010]  
The Swiss President Doris Leuthard's week-long visit to China is likely to make Switzerland once again a first mover from Europe to sign an FTA with China as it had established diplomatic ties 60 year  ...More
Tags: Switzerland     China     Commerce     Trade Partner    
Thailand Urges its Investors and Exporters to Cash in on Brazil [19 Aug 2010]  
The Thai Chamber of Commerce (TCC) has suggested that the country should capitalize on business opportunities in South America, particularly Brazil as the Latin America leading economy is preparing to  ...More
Tags: Thailand     Brazil     Bilateral Trade     TCC    
China Uses Predominate Muslim A-region to Woo Arab Commerce [27 Sep 2010]  
China has launched on Sunday a five-day trade platform for maximizing its trade with the Arab world from Ningxia Hui, an autonomous region with predominantly Muslim population. The China Investment an  ...More
Tags: China     Arab Commerce     Sino-Arab     Trade    
Workers across Europe Strike against Austerity Measures [29 Sep 2010]  
The European trade unions will demonstrate today against the austerity measures adopted recently by many European countries, and will demand recovery plans inclusive of workers and job creation. The p  ...More
Tags: ETUC     Euro     Trade Unions    
US Adds Malaysia in Trans-Pacific Partnership for FTA Talks [06 Oct 2010]  
Tired of Doha Rounds being reduced to lip service, the US is closing in on more countries for economic partnership in the Asia-Pacific region to fulfil Obama's export-oriented mission. As a chip off,  ...More
Tags: Malaysia     FTA     International Trade     US    
Germany Aims to Create Greater Sync with India [18 Oct 2010]  
A three-day visit to India by German Minister for Foreign Affairs and Vice Chancellor Guido Westerwelle is believe to rev up Indo-German ties beyond trade as both nurse the goal of becoming the UN Sec  ...More
Tags: Indo-German     Germany     Trade     Guido Westerwelle    
Afro-Asian Efforts on to Rein in Illegal Rhino Horn Trade [22 Oct 2010]  
According to the TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, South Africa and Viet Nam will jointly create strategies to curb the growing illegal trade in rhinoceros horn. SA has the largest rhino  ...More
Tags: Rhino Horn Trade     Rhino     Viet Nam     Africa    
Ireland Steers towards Middle East to Expand Economic Ambit [02 Nov 2010]  
According to sources, a week-long trip by a high profile Irish trade delegation to Saudi Arabia and the UAE is expected to expand proximity to the Middle East in bilateral trade to politics. The dele  ...More
Tags: economic ambit     irish trade    
Fairtrade Refutes Charges of Its Affiliate Farmers No Better [12 Nov 2010]  
The Fairtrade Foundation has hit back at the criticism of its products had failed to lift the farmers out of poverty by a think-tank stating that such claims were baseless. The Institute of Economic A  ...More
Tags: Fairtrade Cadbury Starbucks Crowther Mali    
Hong Kong Minimum Wage Decision to Influence Many Others [16 Nov 2010]  
Hong Kong’s decision to implement minimum wage is expected to have a domino effect on many resurgent Asian economies as most of them are socialistically inclined democracies. Hong Kong floor wage, whi  ...More
Tags: Hong Kong – Wages - Labour – Macau - Trade Union    
Belgium Backs Zimbabwe on Diamond Trade – KP at Crossroads [17 Nov 2010]  
The future of the Kimberley Process (KP), the international diamond trade watchdog is put to doubt when its monitor from South Africa certified a batch of controversial Zimbabwean diamonds for trade c  ...More
Tags: Diamond Trade     Kimberly     Crossroads    
Trade Unions Unite to Halt Unfair Treatment towards Women [25 Nov 2010]  
The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has decided to mark International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Girls by planning several programs across the globe. The ITUC  ...More
Tags: ITUC     Women     Violence     Trade     Labour     Workers    
Romania to Export Power to Syria and Turkey via Marine Lines [02 Dec 2010]  
The Romanian Ambassador Daunt Florin Sandovici while in Damascus announced that both Romania and Syria were planning to conduct commercial viability study of a marine line in the Black Sea for exporti  ...More
Tags: Romania     Syria     Turkey     Business     Trade    
US-Korea FTA Likely to Dent Japanese Exports [06 Dec 2010]  
The US which has turned a price sensitive market especially post global recession will be an advantageous terrain for South Korean goods over the Japanese ones following the ratification of the FTA be  ...More
Tags: US FTA     South Korea     Japan Trade     Asia     Business    
AMED Meet Makes Thailand a Venue for Asian Integration [15 Dec 2010]  
The ongoing 3rd Asia and Middle East Dialogue (AMED III) which is held at Bangkok has catapulted Thailand as a major business hub in the continent. The meeting scheduled between 15 and 16 December att  ...More
Tags: AMED     GCC     Gulf     Trade     Thailand     Middle East    
US Rice Farmers Let down by South Korea FTA [23 Dec 2010]  
A senior official from the US Rice Federation informed in an interview that the recent FTA between the US and South Korea had been a disappointment. While speaking to the Farm Press, Bob Cummings, sen  ...More
Tags: Rice     Grain Trade     US Farmers     Agriculture     FTA    
Iran Attacks US for Colluding with Afghan Narcotic Trade [29 Dec 2010]  
At separate occasions, top Iranian officials lashed out at the US for being part of narcotic trade in Afghanistan in the garb of war on terror. Deputy Head of the Iranian Judiciary Ebrahim Raeesi and  ...More
Tags: UN    US    Iran    Drug Trade     Narcotic     Illegal Trade    
Govt implements measures to reduce export transaction costs [09 Feb 2011]  
The government has implemented some significant measures to reduce transaction costs for exporters - a move based on the report of a task force formed to look after the issue exclusively.

Union  ...More
Tags: Scindia    Industry Service Tax rate    Foreign Trade    
India, Japan sign FTA for 10 years [16 Feb 2011]  
Japan and India signed Wednesday a bilateral free trade agreement that would abolish duties on more than 90 percent of trade for 10 years.

Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara and Indian Com  ...More
Tags: economic cooperation    trade and investment    Japanese exports    
China trade Q2 performance to improve from Q1, says Ministry of Commerce [18 Apr 2012]  
BEIJING: China's Ministry of Commerce said on Tuesday it was confident of achieving its targeted rate of growth in international trade in 2012 and that the second three months of the year would prove  ...More
Tags: China trade    
Australia - India in better position to finalize free trade agreement [05 Jun 2012]  
MELBOURNE: Despite the "shocks and jolts" in the past, Australia and India are in a better position to finalize a free trade agreement (FTA) that would further expand bilateral relations, according to  ...More
Tags: Australia India free trade agreement    
China's online trade hits $45 billion in Q2: Report [16 Oct 2012]  
SHANGHAI: China's e-commerce industry grew 45 per cent year-on-year in the second quarter to reach 278.84 billion yuan ($44.5 billion) in transaction volume, with Alibaba Group's Taobao capturing 76 p  ...More
Tags: China's online trade hits $45 billion in Q2: Report    
India's Singh visits Berlin, free trade deal still distant [15 Apr 2013]  
Angela Merkel and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh have hailed Germany and India "taking a step closer together" in a Berlin meeting. A desired free trade deal with the EU remains a pipedream for now tho  ...More
Tags: free trade deal    
Trade Wars- EU Hesitant on Free Trade Deal with China [13 May 2013]  
China, arguably the fastest growing economy in the world, and one of European Union’s biggest trading partners, isn’t looking good to get that elusive Free Trade Deal with the EU anytime soon.

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Tags: Trade Wars    
China Goes Global- Signs Free Trade Deal with Switzerland [27 May 2013]  
In a move that is seen as China’s attempt to cosy upto the more influential Western economies; the communist state has signed a multifaceted free trade deal with Switzerland. Currently, trade between  ...More
Tags: China Global Free Trade Deal    
Storms on the Horizon for Chinese Trade [08 Jul 2013]  
The latest analysis and predictions from reliable trade sources in China paint a picture of a somewhat bleak immediate future for Chinese trade- nationally and internationally. In a world wherein the  ...More
Tags: Chinese Trade    
Is the World going Anti Free Trade [12 Aug 2013]  
The recent furore about the strife brewing between China and the European Union (EU) concerning the export of cheap Solar Panels by the former to the countries of the EU, the resultant anti-dumping ta  ...More
Tags: Anti Free Trade    
UN Report Paints a Grim picture about Global Trade [16 Sep 2013]  
A top economic report, released by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) on Thursday, 12-9-2013 hints at a slow and struggling global trade scenario that is likely to extend  ...More
Tags: UN Report Paints Global Trade    
A Step in the Right Direction- US to pull the reins on Global Arms Trade [30 Sep 2013]  
Maybe, the continued instance of gun violence in the United States has had its effect, finally. The US is all set to sign an influential global treaty that will directly regulate its lucrative USD 80  ...More
Tags: US reins Global Arms Trade    
Indo-Pak Trade worth $10 billion in the next three years [09 Dec 2013]  
Despite the tense political situation between India and Pakistan, there exists a lucrative possibility of over $10 billion worth of bilateral trade between these two Asian countries. This number was p  ...More
Tags: Indo Pak Trade $10 billion    
WTO thumps its Authority- Finalises the Biggest Global Trade Agreement [16 Dec 2013]  
Amidst a looming chance of failure, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has finalised upon a ‘one-of-its-kind’ first ever trade reform deal on Saturday, December 7, 2013. In the idyllic Indonesian isla  ...More
Tags: WTO Global Trade     
India and Nepal step towards a more co-operative trade partnership [23 Dec 2013]  
India is going soft on its former strict stand to control Nepali trade in its exclusive favour. The former has agreed to allow Nepal two additional custom import points to source bulk cargo from third  ...More
Tags: India Nepal trade partnership    
Yuan beats Euro as the Second Most Traded Currency in Global Business [20 Jan 2014]  
Looks like the Chinese flag is soaring high, with the latest findings that the Chinese Yuan has emerged as the second most used currency in global finance, slowly inching towards the market leading Do  ...More
Tags: Yuan Euro Traded Currency Global    
Grassroots Trouble- Pakistani Farmers resist Free Trade with India [24 Feb 2014]  
Looks like a normal trade relationship between India and Pakistan will remain a distant pipe-dream for now. An alliance of farmers was forged in the Punjab province of Pakistan recently, to oppose any  ...More
Tags: Grassroots Trouble Pakistani Farmers Free Trade    
China is India’s Best Trade Partner. [04 Mar 2014]  
India’s Asian neighbour, China has emerged as its biggest trading ally. According to an influential report compiled by PHD Chamber of Commerce, China has surpassed the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that  ...More
Tags: China is India’s Best Trade Partner