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Tag: <span>EFTA</span>

EFTA and India continue Free Trade Talks

The EFTA states – Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Iceland – and India recently discussed how to push for the conclusion of a bilateral free trade agreement. The free trade negotiations started in October 2008, with 13 rounds being held until November 2013. Chief negotiators decided to resume negotiations in 2016 after taking stock of their […]

The possible implications of Brexit on tax and business

On 23 June 2016, the people of the United Kingdom (UK) voted to exit the European Union (EU). The narrow margin of victory for Brexit and the strong reactions across the political and social spectrum were unexpected. This leaves the way forward unclear, especially for businesses. There is uncertainty on the exact tax and other […]

EU, EFTA Talk Free Trade

Lawmakers from the European Free Trade Association met with the European Union Trade Commissioner to discuss the two blocs’ priorities in the area of free trade. EFTA’s Parliamentary Committee met with Commissioner Cecilia Malmström on February 23, in one of a series of meetings with high-level personnel. They discussed the Commission’s new trade strategy, “Trade […]

Honduras, Ecuador Progress Towards FTA

Honduras and Ecuador held a second round of negotiations towards a free trade agreement (FTA) between February 2 and 4, 2016, according to Ecuador’s Ministry of Foreign Trade. Through the agreement, Ecuador is seeking to gain preferential tariff treatment for its exports to Honduras, especially for its non-traditional exports to that country, including metals, appliances, […]

EFTA States, Turkey Discuss Expanding FTA

From February 25 to 27, 2015, delegates from the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) states and Turkey met in Geneva for a second round of negotiations on the modernization and expansion of their existing free trade agreement (FTA). According to a statement from EFTA – comprising Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway – the two sides […]