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The Globe and Mail

The Trudeau government is weeks away from an inaugural round of talks on a free-trade agreement with China as it presses ahead a central objective in its plan to deepen ties with the world’s second-largest economy.


British Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed that the Gulf countries are hoping to sign a free trade deal with the UK, in a major speech outlining the core principles the UK will adopt in its exit negotiations from the European Union (EU).

Foreign Policy

President-elect Donald Trump and his economic team are threatening to dynamite the foundations of global trade that have underpinned decades of growth, with potentially dire consequences for the economy and for America’s place in the world.

Financial Times

A top judge in the European courts has said that national parliaments should ratify key aspects of future EU trade deals, throwing a potential spanner into the workings of Britain’s post-Brexit relationship with the bloc.


Argentina and Chile agreed to organize a major Mercosur, Pacific Alliance trade blocks' meeting during the first half of 2017. Last Friday Chilean president Michelle Bachelet and her cabinet were in Buenos Aires with peers Mauricio Macri and ministers as part of an agenda of regular meetings to address a joint agenda.

World Politics Review

Representatives from South Korea, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras and Panama concluded negotiations for a free trade deal last month, with the final agreement expected to be signed next June.


The U.K. could try to stay in the European customs union after Brexit, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox said, in a further sign that the British government is considering keeping some formal ties with the bloc.


Chile would welcome Argentina as a member of the Pacific Alliance trade bloc, a group of four historically market-friendly Latin American countries, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet said during a state visit to Argentina on Friday.

Thomson Reuters

The cooperation between participating countries within the Indonesia-European Union (EU) Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) was designed to enhance the economic cooperation between Indonesia and the countries that are members of the EU. It is of recent that the Indonesian government is realizing just how important the impact of the free trade agreement with the EU is.

World Trade Organization (WTO)

Canada has ratified the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), making it the 103rd WTO member to do so. Only seven more ratifications from members are needed to bring the TFA into force.