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China, Australia Sign FTA

On June 17, Chinese Minister of Commerce Gao Hucheng and Australian Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb signed a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA), after negotiations were completed in November last year. Upon the FTA’s entry into force, more than 85 per cent of Australian goods exports to China will be tariff free, rising […]

WTO Welcomes New Commitments To TFA

The World Trade Organization (WTO) announced on June 11, 2015, that 66 developing and least-developed country members have now submitted notifications to the WTO outlining which provisions of the new Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) they intend to implement upon entry into force of the pact. The TFA will create binding commitments across all WTO members […]

NZ, China Hold Talks To Upgrade Free Trade Pact

New Zealand’s Trade Minister, Tim Groser, traveled to China on February 28, 2015, to engage in talks on expanding the nations’ free trade agreement. The customs authorities of New Zealand and China recently agreed to establish a system to enhance trade facilitation under the existing FTA between the two countries. “The FTA continues to serve […]

EFTA, Bosnia And Herzegovina Build On New FTA

The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) states – Liechtenstein, Iceland, Switzerland, and Norway – and Bosnia and Herzegovina have marked the entry into force of their free trade agreement (FTA) with a series of trade promotion seminars. The EFTA-Bosnia and Herzegovina FTA became effective on January 1, 2015, after talks concluded with the deal’s signature […]

China launches Shanghai Free Trade Zone

The free trade agreement (FTA) between Hong Kong and Chile, which was originally signed on September 7, 2012, enters into force on October 9, 2014. The agreement will expand Hong’s FTA network to South America, after signing agreements only with territories in the Asia-Pacific region and Europe. Under the FTA, both sides will enjoy preferential […]