17 results about REUTERS


As NAFTA talks drag, Mexico suggests timeline could be extended

January 26, 2018

 A senior Mexican official on Friday suggested talks to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement could be extended to give officials more time to address major disagreements threateni... READ MORE


Chances of U.S. leaving NAFTA must be taken seriously: Canada

January 11, 2018

The United States must be taken seriously when it says it might walk away from NAFTA, Canada’s foreign minister said on Thursday, a day after government sources said Ottawa was increasingly c... READ MORE


Mexico will leave NAFTA talks if Trump triggers process to withdraw

January 10, 2018

Mexico will leave the NAFTA negotiating table if U.S. President Donald Trump decides to trigger a 6-month process to withdraw from the trade pact, three Mexican sources with knowledge of the talks... READ MORE


South Korea sees speedy trade talks with U.S., but 'uphill battle' ahead

January 8, 2018

South Korea’s trade ministry said on Monday it anticipates an “uphill battle” to revise its bilateral trade deal with the United States, but it expects Washington to proceed with... READ MORE


EU and Mexico say they are 'very close' to new free-trade deal

December 21, 2017

A new free-trade deal between the European Union and Mexico is “very close” to agreement but there are still issues such as agricultural access to hammer out, senior officials from both... READ MORE


Japan-EU trade deal seen boosting Japan's GDP by 1 percent per year over time

December 21, 2017

 A free trade deal with the European Union would boost Japan’s gross domestic product (GDP) by 1 percent annually once the benefits fully kick in over 10-20 years, a government estimate... READ MORE


Mexico sees possible EU trade deal as NAFTA talks drag on

December 13, 2017

Mexico and the European Union could reach a framework for a trade deal by the end of the year, though differences remain over agricultural market access, Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo... READ MORE


EU's Malmstrom sees Mercosur trade deal by early 2018

December 12, 2017

Trade talks between the European Union and South America’s Mercosur bloc are closing on a deal which could come early in the new year, European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom told repor... READ MORE


EU, Japan conclude world's largest free trade agreement

December 8, 2017

The European Union and Japan concluded negotiations on a free trade deal to create the world’s largest open economic area, signaling their rejection of the more protectionist stance of U.S. P... READ MORE


ASEAN signs free trade, investment pacts with Hong Kong

November 12, 2017

Hong Kong signed free trade and investment agreements with the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Sunday, in what one of the Chinese territory’s officials called a “lou... READ MORE


EU, Japan seal free trade in signal to Trump

July 6, 2017

Japan and the European Union agreed a free trade pact on Thursday to create the world's biggest open economic area and signal resistance to what they see as U.S. President Donald Trump's protectionist... READ MORE


China, New Zealand pledge support for free trade to counter global protectionism

February 10, 2017

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.... READ MORE


Unrealistic to see UK/EU trade deal in two years: EU representative

February 10, 2017

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... READ MORE


Chile president says Argentina welcome as Pacific Alliance member

December 16, 2016

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 s... READ MORE


Japan, EU in talks seeking free-trade deal by year-end

December 14, 2016

Japan and the European Union are holding last-ditch talks this week to try reach a broad free trade agreement by the end of the year, Japanese government officials said. The two-way trade talks have t... READ MORE


Obama administration suspends Pacific trade deal vote effort

November 11, 2016

U.S. President Barack Obama's administration has suspended its efforts to win congressional approval for his Asian free-trade deal before President-elect Donald Trump takes office, saying on Friday th... READ MORE


Singapore minister calls for resumption of EU-ASEAN FTA talks

December 29, 2015

Singapore's trade and industry minister has called for a resumption of free trade talks between the European Union and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations now that problems over Myanmar have be... READ MORE