Bilateral integration
One size does not fit all: On the heterogeneous impact of free trade agreements
Scott Baier
Yoto Yotov
Thomas Zylkin
Friday, April 28, 2017

There is a large empirical literature examining the effects of free trade agreements. However, most studies to date have focused on a common average effect across all agreements or have assumed that the effects are common across similar types of agreements.

Trump: ‘We may terminate’ U.S.-South Korea trade agreement
Friday, April 28, 2017
The Washington Post

President Trump threatened to terminate the U.S.

US Vice President: Washington Looking to Upgrade Korea Trade Deal
Thursday, April 27, 2017
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

The US is hoping to launch negotiations with South Korea on upgrading their five-year-old trade deal, also known as the KORUS FTA, according to comments made by US Vice President Mike Pence during a trip to Asia earlier this month.

The EFTA countries show how hard Brexit will be for Britain
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
The Economist

Norway offers much to envy. The food is tasty, public services are great and the people are impossibly good-looking. Its trade policy looks equally desirable.

EU Trade Talks with Mexico, Japan Continue, Aiming for Deals in Near-Term
Thursday, April 13, 2017
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

Negotiations for both an EU-Mexico trade deal upgrade and a new EU-Japan trade agreement continued last week, with officials in both contexts suggesting that these efforts are progressing steadily.

The two-year countdown to Brexit has begun
Saturday, April 1, 2017
The Economist

Back in October Theresa May promised to invoke Article 50, the legal procedure for leaving the European Union, by the end of March 2017. On March 29th the prime minister duly sent a six-page letter to Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council of heads of EU governments.

Vietnam Looks for Trade Deal with US
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Voice of America

Vietnam is seeking a trade deal with the United States to replace the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement. Official media in Vietnam say Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc spoke to a delegation of American business people last week.

Canada, China Moving Closer to Potential Trade Talks
Thursday, March 9, 2017
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

Efforts to lay the groundwork for possible negotiations on a bilateral Canada-China trade deal continue underway, with Canadian officials launching a three-month domestic consultations period last week.

Sri Lanka Aiming for China Trade Deal in 2017, Official Says
Thursday, February 9, 2017
International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD)

Sri Lanka aims to finalise a free trade agreement (FTA) with China later this year, said the country's ambassador to Beijing last weekend. The two Asian economies have been negotiating a trade deal since 2014.



Abe not ruling out bilateral free trade pact with U.S.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Japan Today

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday did not rule out negotiating a bilateral free trade agreement with the United States, a framework preferred by U.S. President Donald Trump but viewed with alarm by Japan due to its perceived risks.