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EU, ASEAN Decide To Resume FTA Talks

Representatives from the Association of South East Asian Nations and the European Union have confirmed their “commitment to intensify work towards the timely resumption of region-to-region free trade agreement negotiations.” They met in Bangkok on October 13-14. The EU and ASEAN (comprising Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam) […]

Chile, Uruguay Hold FTA Talks

Chile and Uruguay concluded a second round of negotiations towards a free trade agreement (FTA) on April 12, 2016, according to a statement from Chile’s Directorate General of International Relations (DIRECON). Experts from both countries discussed various issues related to the proposed agreement, including access to goods, rules of origin, trade in services, technical barriers […]

China, Israel Launch FTA Negotiations

During talks in Jerusalem on March 29 between Chinese Vice-Premier Liu Yandong and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, China and Israel formally agreed to start negotiations on a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA). Last year, China and Israel successfully completed a feasibility study on the FTA, after exploratory talks had begun in 2013. Netanyahu noted […]

European Parliament Supports FTA Talks With New Zealand

New Zealand’s Trade Minister, Todd McClay, has welcomed the support of the European Parliament to commence negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with New Zealand. McClay said that the resolution won the support of 479 Members of the European Parliament, 77 percent of the 619 who voted. “The importance of completing an FTA with […]

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, […]