Bilateral integration
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.

 

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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.

Trump: ‘We’ll be tweaking’ NAFTA
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
The Hill

President Trump struck a softer tone on trade Monday, saying his administration will be “tweaking” the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in a way that will be a boon for both the United States and Canada.

EU-Canada Trade Agreement Wins European Parliament Green Light
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Bloomberg

The European Parliament approved a landmark free-trade agreement with Canada, shoring up Europe’s market-opening clout in the face of a populist surge across the continent and U.S. President Donald Trump’s protectionist tilt.

Unrealistic to see UK/EU trade deal in two years: EU representative
Friday, February 10, 2017
Reuters

It is unrealistic for Britain to expect to negotiate its exit from the European Union and reach a free trade agreement in two years and both will probably need an implementation phase, the head of the European Commission's office in Britain said.

Julie Bishop dismisses Donald Trump's threat to tear up free trade agreement
Friday, February 10, 2017
Sydney Morning Herald

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has told China that she doesn't take seriously the Trump administration's threat to tear up its trade agreement with Australia.

China, New Zealand pledge support for free trade to counter global protectionism
Friday, February 10, 2017
Reuters

New Zealand and China will soon hold a series of high-level meetings and work to promote free trade, the countries' governments said on Friday, amidst growing concerns about U.S. trade protectionism.

Trump Tough Talk Pushes Argentina, Brazil to Embrace Trade
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Bloomberg

Two of South America’s most pro-market presidents are struggling to shake off the protectionist policies of the past when it comes to international trade.

Officials Consider the US-South Korea Free Trade Deal
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Voice of America

American business leaders are urging South Korean leaders to increase market access to U.S. companies seeking to sell goods in South Korea. The business leaders want to persuade U.S. President Donald Trump not to introduce policies that harm trade between the countries.

Peru Free Trade Agreement could help India diversify in LatAm region
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
The Financial Express

A proposed comprehensive free trade agreement (FTA) between India and Peru covering goods, services and investments may not only raise India’s export volumes to the western South American nation but also the latter’s various preferential trade partners.

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