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Canada FTA with Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland in Force as Planned [30 Apr 2009]  
The Canadian Minister of International Trade, Stockwell Day has declared the FTA with the members of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland would com  ...More
Tags: canada     export     FTA    
Indo-US FTA will be a Reality if Agriculture is excluded [30 Jun 2009]  
FICCI president Harsh Pati Singhania while concluding his week-long trip to the US stated that instead of waiting for long, it was in the interest of both the countries to move forward with an Indo-US  ...More
Tags: Indo-US     fta     agriculture    
ASEAN-China FTA May Hit the Indonesian Roadblock [28 Jul 2009]  
Indonesian Textile Association (API) warned that the China-ASEAN FTA in the present form would not be accepted, and appealed not to overlook industry needs. Deputy Chairman of API, Ade Sudrajat said d  ...More
Tags: ASEAN     China     FTA     SNI    
Trinidad and Tobago Hopeful of Trade Deal with Canada [13 Aug 2009]  
During a seminar held at St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago (T&T), Carl Francis, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Trade and Industry of T&T said the trade partnership with Canada would make the c  ...More
Tags: Canada     FTA     T&T     SAWP    
Pakistan Cashes in on Libyan Anniversary to Promote Trade [02 Sep 2009]  
The Pakistani delegation headed by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has fully utilized the opportunity provided by the 40th anniversary of the Libyan Revolution (Al-Fateh) to facilitate bilateral tie  ...More
Tags: Pakistan     GSP     FTA    
Jordan Completes Formalities on FTA with Iraq [04 Sep 2009]  
Jordanian Prime Minister Nader al-Dahabi’s sudden visit to Iraq has culminated in the signing of the much awaited Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Iraq. He was received at the Baghdad Airport by Iraqi  ...More
Tags: FTA     Jordan     Iraq    
EU Allays Fears of Italian Auto Industry over S-Korean FTA [22 Sep 2009]  
The EU trade commissioner informed Italian industry representatives that the Italian economy would stand to gain from the FTA with South Korea - which is expected to come into effect from July 2010. T  ...More
Tags: EU     FTA     South Korea     Italy    
Negotiations on Indo–Australian FTA Soon [29 Sep 2009]  
The Indian origin Australian high commissioner during his recent visit to India said the negotiations on the proposed FTA would begin after governments of both the countries examine the feasibility st  ...More
Tags: India     Australia     FTA     natural gas    
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    
EU Releases Funds to ASEAN in a Bid to Fight Piracy [22 Oct 2009]  
The European Commission (EC), the executive branch of the EU has provided $6.7mn to the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) to combat the threat of intellectual property (IP) violations in  ...More
Tags: EU    ASEAN    EC    election    IP    FTA    India    China    
Bahrain MPs Plump for Snapping Ties with Israel [29 Oct 2009]  
Despite strong opposition from the government, the Bahraini lawmakers have passed a bill to totally disconnect with Israel which includes travel and trade. The bill needs clearance by the consultative  ...More
Tags: Bahrain    Israel    FTA    US    AFP    
China Advises to Maintain Quality Instead of Blindly Pursuing Profit [26 Nov 2009]  
As to stimulate its frail brand value, one of China’s business heads said that while entering the ASEAN market, the Chinese enterprises should abide by local industry regulations and establish sound r  ...More
Tags: China    CABC    CAFTA    ASEAN    FTA    Business Council    
EU Phyto Sanitary Recognition to Boost Mexican Exports [15 Dec 2009]  
The EU has recognized Mexico’s SENASICA as a regulatory authority of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS). The SENASICA or the National Service for Animal Health, Food Safety, and Agricultural an  ...More
Tags: Eu    Mexico    SENASICA    SPS    PROTLCUEM    FTA    
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    
US-Mexico Truck Dispute Enters Hope Highway [10 Feb 2010]  
A meeting between two top government representatives from the US and Mexico suggests the Obama administration’s revocation of the pilot program will be lifted soon to end the one year old trade spat.  ...More
Tags: US    Mexico    economy    NAFTA    agriculture    
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    
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    
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    
S-Korea Bags another Deal in Latin America - FTA with Peru [01 Sep 2010]  
After holding seven rounds of talks in past 18 months, South Korea has decided to sign an FTA with Peru to fuel its ambitions in South America. The latest trade pact for Asia's fourth-largest economy  ...More
Tags: ASEAN     EFTA     South Korea     Asia     Commerce    
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    
Canadian Minister Discounts Asian Trade Ties [12 Nov 2010]  
In a most stunning manner international trade minister of Canada informed the cabinet that the country’s economic future remained mostly tied to the US — not to Asia or emerging economies. A position  ...More
Tags: Canada FTA Loan Asia US    
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    
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    
Turkey Backs Inclusion of Iraq in Regional Free Trade [18 Jan 2011]  
The Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu during his recent visit to Iraq stated that his country wanted Iraq to be included in the regional free trade zone. Speaking at a meeting in Baghdad, Davut  ...More
Tags: Iraq    Turkey    Syria    Jordan    Lebanon    FTA    
EU Commission welcomes European Parliament backing for free trade with South Korea [18 Feb 2011]  
EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht, today welcomed the European Parliament’s support for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the European Union (EU) and South Korea. An overwhelming majority of MEP  ...More
Tags: European Parliament    FTA    EU    Lisbon Treaty    
India, EU settle generics dispute, pave way for FTA talks in April [15 Mar 2011]  
India has sorted out most of its differences with the European Union on production of low-cost generic medicines, ahead of a crucial meeting on a proposed free-trade pact next month, a government offi  ...More
Tags: IPR    Civil society groups    TRIPS    FTA    India-EU summit