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China, New Zealand Leaders Tout Potential of Updated Trade Deal

May 17, 2018

Top officials from China and New Zealand called this week for ramping up negotiating efforts to clinch an updated trade deal, highlighting the value this could have for warding off protectionist pr... READ MORE


Trilateral Trade Talks Resume Between China, Japan, and South Korea

March 29, 2018

Trade negotiations between China, Japan, and South Korea resumed from 22-23 March, nearly one year after officials held their previous round. The three countries are also part of a broader effort t... READ MORE


Canada, China Pledge to Ramp Up Trade Cooperation, Weigh Possible FTA Talks

December 7, 2017

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang finished highly-anticipated meetings in Beijing this week, announcing “new joint partnerships” and a joint sta... READ MORE


Chilean, Chinese Leaders Sign Deal to Amend Trade Pact

November 16, 2017

Chile and China are set to update their bilateral trade pact, with officials signing a protocol to amend the deal last week on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit i... READ MORE


Chinese, Australian Officials Prepare for Trade Accord Review

September 21, 2017

Officials are preparing for the upcoming review later this year of certain chapters within the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA), with ministers from Beijing and Canberra meeting in the... READ MORE


Eyeing November Leaders' Meeting, RCEP Ministers Pledge to "Maximise Progress"

September 14, 2017

Economic ministers from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) countries pledged to ramp up their negotiating efforts on an extensive regional free trade deal, following a meeting i... READ MORE


China’s WTO entry benefits US consumers

June 28, 2017

China has become the world’s largest exporter, with a rapid rise in its world trade share just after it joined the WTO in 2001. This column finds that China’s WTO entry reduced the US m... READ MORE


100 Plus Days of Trade Policy: A Review of Key Administration Actions

May 16, 2017

The Trump administration has issued a wide array of often technical executive actions, “self-initiated” investigations, and other steps related to trade since taking office just over a... READ MORE


Asia’s dynamism at risk in US and China’s competing visions for global trade

May 3, 2017

Donald Trump, US president, asserts that “protection will lead to great prosperity and strength”. In contrast, President Xi Jinping of China insists that “we must promote trade and investment, liberal... READ MORE


Chinese Premier Li Keqiang Visits Australia and New Zealand, Eyes Trade Deal Upgrades

March 30, 2017

In official visits to Australia and New Zealand over the past week, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with government and business leaders to discuss economic ties and cooperation, while outlining pla... READ MORE


The Big TPP Meeting in Chile, Explained

March 14, 2017

On the third day of this presidency, Donald Trump signed an executive order formally withdrawing the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade agreement resulting from over five years of... READ MORE


Canada, China Moving Closer to Potential Trade Talks

March 9, 2017

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... 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


Julie Bishop dismisses Donald Trump's threat to tear up free trade agreement

February 10, 2017

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's foreign affairs minister, Wang Yi,... READ MORE


Trump may be boon to Pacific Alliance

February 10, 2017

Now that U.S. President Donald Trump has decided to trash the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the four-nation Pacific Alliance is courting TPP as well as non-TPP countries -- including China. READ MORE


Sri Lanka Aiming for China Trade Deal in 2017, Official Says

February 9, 2017

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&nbs... READ MORE


Ottawa weeks away from starting free-trade talks with China

January 17, 2017

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-la... READ MORE


Trump's Trade Agenda Would Turn Back the Clock to Another Age

December 22, 2016

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 econo... READ MORE


ASEAN's regional trade pact gaining growing momentum

December 15, 2016

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership has come into the global spotlight with the imminent demise of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. And the conclusion of the 16th round of RCEP neg... READ MORE


Increasing rewards of China-Australia FTA offer bright spot amid global uncertainty

December 14, 2016

Almost a year on from the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA), it is clear that the landmark deal is helping to underpin the bilateral relations amid an increasingly uncertain world. READ MORE


Vietnam Pivots Away from US-Led Trade Zone as Trump Preps for Office

December 12, 2016

Vietnamese officials once excited by joining the U.S.-led Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a sweeping Pacific Rim trade zone, are looking instead to other deals that would stimulate their export-depen... READ MORE


Is it US v China in trade pacts?

December 11, 2016

In one corner, there is the United States; in the other, China. The sole superpower trying to maintain its top position versus a dormant giant now increasingly ready to assume what it deems its rightf... READ MORE


The Future Of The 14 Free Trade Agreements America Has Under Trump

December 7, 2016

There has been much focus on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and free trade agreements in general, especially in the U.S. during the recent presidential election. With the recently ele... READ MORE


China-NZ FTA would help drive the maritime silk road

December 2, 2016

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said last week that China and New Zealand had agreed to launch talks to upgrade their free trade agreement (FTA). This would be the first time for China to upgrade... READ MORE


The truth about trade agreements – and why we need them

November 29, 2016

Trade agreements involving the US could be the first economic casualty of the 2016 election. The existing US trade agreements rose from the ashes of WWII and the Great Depression. This column argue... READ MORE


China, New Zealand Confirm Plans to Update Trade Deal

November 24, 2016

Officials from New Zealand and China have announced their plans to “upgrade” their existing trade deal, which has been in force since 2008. The news was confirmed in a joint ministerial... READ MORE


APEC Summit: Xi Jinping pledges economic openness as leaders seek free trade options

November 20, 2016

Chinese President Xi Jinping has pledged to further open China's economy, as leaders of Asia-Pacific countries sought new trade options at this year's APEC meeting in Peru. The summit comes just over... READ MORE


Asia doesn’t think Trump is serious about ripping up trade agreements

November 10, 2016

Donald Trump could not have been clearer in his election campaign: China is cheating the United States out of millions of jobs and will be forced to behave, through dramatically higher tariffs if nece... READ MORE


The Emerging Political Economy of OBOR

October 24, 2016

This report explores the implications of China’s One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative on the politics and economics of Central Asia. The analysis calls into question the underlying assumption... READ MORE


Brexit Briefing: The pitfalls of a trade pivot to Asia

October 11, 2016

According to Liam Fox, Britain’s international trade secretary, modern businesses compete in a “post-geography trading world”. The UK’s proximity to continental Europe confers illusory advantages. In... READ MORE


What consequences would a post-Brexit China-UK trade deal have for the EU?

October 7, 2016

A China-UK free trade agreement has been extensively discussed since the UK’s vote for Brexit. Many supporters of Brexit argue that the UK’s regained flexibility to strike trade deals w... READ MORE


U.S. Is Rare Bright Spot in Southeast Asia as China Exports Drop

October 6, 2016

After years of looking to China as a source of growth, Southeast Asian countries are turning their attention back to the world’s largest economy on the other side of the Pacific Ocean. READ MORE


Canada, China to Explore Potential for Trade Deal, Officials Say

September 29, 2016

In Ottawa last week, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters that his country will commence “exploratory talks” as a first step towards potentially negotiating a free trad... READ MORE


China’s Belt and Road initiative: can Europe expect trade gains?

September 5, 2016

The Belt and Road aims to ease bottlenecks for cross-border trade in Asia, Europe and Africa. This paper measures empirically whether the reduction in transportation costs will have a positive impa... READ MORE


Why Critics Of Free Trade Are Talking China, Not NAFTA

August 18, 2016

When Donald Trump delivered his big economic speech in Detroit earlier this month, free trade — and the harm it has allegedly done to U.S. workers — was at the center of his agenda. And one country in... READ MORE


Alibaba floats airport free-trade zone

August 1, 2016

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has floated a proposal for a free trade zone to be created in Auckland near to the airport. Alibaba president Michael Evans promoted the idea to senior Cabinet ministe... READ MORE


UK explores multi-billion pound free trade deal with China

July 24, 2016

Chancellor Philip Hammond has begun discussions with China on an ambitious free trade deal which could see greater access for major Chinese banks and businesses to the UK economy. READ MORE


TTIP Negotiators Reiterate 2016 Goal, While Noting Market Access Gaps

July 21, 2016

US and EU officials reaffirmed last week that they still aim to clinch a bilateral trade and investment pact this year, while acknowledging that much work remains in areas such as market access fol... READ MORE


No FTA talks before Beijing grants fair market access: EU trade commissioner

July 12, 2016

The EU trade commissioner said Monday that China has to give European companies the same kind of market access that Chinese companies enjoy in Europe before discussions can start on a bilateral free t... READ MORE


The Changing Global Trade Architecture: Implications for Sub-Saharan Africa’s Development

July 1, 2016

This piece explores questions around the changing global trading architecture over the past 15 years. It examines how these changes have impacted on Africa’s economic development and the natu... READ MORE


Running Out of Tools: The G20 and the Global Trade Halt

June 1, 2016

Restoring economic growth is the primary mission of the G-20. International commerce — exports, imports, foreign direct investment (FDI), international licensing, technology transfer, and cro... READ MORE


Negotiations ongoing for GCC-China free trade agreement, says official

May 15, 2016

Negotiations are ongoing between Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) countries and China to reach a free trade agreement, an official of the Federation of the GCC Chambers (FGCC Chambers) said. Speaking t... READ MORE


John Key leads delegation to China to talk trade

April 18, 2016

Prime Minister John Key and two of his senior ministers will be pushing for greater trade access to China during an official visit there this week. While two-way trade has increased substantially to m... READ MORE


Australia to bring its "largest ever trade mission" to China: minister

April 4, 2016

Representatives from more than 1,000 Australian businesses will be part of Australia's "largest ever trade mission" to China this month, following the signing of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreeme... READ MORE


China, S. Korea, Japan to hold talks on trilateral FTA in Seoul

April 4, 2016

China, South Korea and Japan will hold working-level talks on the trilateral free trade agreement (FTA) in Seoul this week, South Korea's trade ministry said on Monday. The 10th round of working-level... READ MORE


Canada having more free-trade dialogue with China: minister

March 30, 2016

Dialogue with China about a free-trade agreement has increased since Canada's new Liberal government took office late last year, Canada's international trade minister said on Wednesday. Chrystia Freel... READ MORE


What the TPP means for Latin America and the Caribbean

March 9, 2016

On February 4, 2016, after five years of negotiations, the members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) signed the trade pact, considered to be the highest standard trade agreement to d... READ MORE


RCI Chat Issue No. 14

February 1, 2016

This issue of the Asia Regional Integration Center's bimonthly newsletter provides the latest news on trade, investment, cross-border infrastructure, and regional public goods among other topic... READ MORE


China, free trade deals boost wine exports

January 21, 2016

Rocketing Chinese demand and new free trade agreements in Asia have helped lift the value of Australian wine exports to their highest level since before the global finance crisis. The value of wine e... READ MORE


Chinese digital firms can plug into region via Singapore

January 21, 2016

Singapore can be an effective launch pad for Chinese digital companies to expand into the region, says Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) S. Iswaran. He noted yesterday that the growing middle... READ MORE


China, Gulf to speed up free trade talks

January 20, 2016

China and the oil-dependent Gulf monarchies said Wednesday they would accelerate talks on a free trade deal which has been under negotiation for more than a decade. The announcement, in a joint state... READ MORE


China open to historic free-trade deal with Canada under certain provisos

January 14, 2016

China wants to forge a historic free-trade deal with Canada, but a senior Chinese official said this will require Canadian concessions on investment restrictions and a commitment to build an energy pi... READ MORE


ICBC Singapore signs 10 strategic cooperation agreements for 3rd Sino-Singapore project

January 11, 2016

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) Singapore has entered 10 agreements to boost economic ties between Singapore and China, it said on Monday. The bank is part of the pioneer batch of finan... READ MORE


China Aims To Sign Trade Agreement With Sri Lanka

December 30, 2015

China aims to have discussions with Sri Lanka next year on a proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in a bid to build stronger trade and investment ties, according to an article posted on the Sri Lanka P... READ MORE


Bag a bargain: China to cut import duties on luxury items including foreign-made bags and garments

December 10, 2015

Beijing will cut import duties on more consumer products such as suitcases and sunglasses from January to boost domestic demand, following a similar move last year. The tax cuts are aimed at making fo... READ MORE


European Commission extends ‘unfair’ import tariff on Chinese solar panels

December 7, 2015

The European Commission over the weekend extended its punitive import tariffs and price controls on solar panels from China which were originally due to expire today, Monday 7 December. The move, call... READ MORE


China Invited to Join IMF Currency Basket

December 3, 2015

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) confirmed on Monday 30 November that it would be inviting China to join the other four currencies included in its Special Drawing Rights... READ MORE


An Assessment of the Korea-China Free Trade Agreement

December 1, 2015

Of all the free trade agreements (FTAs) concluded by Korea with its major trading partners since the turn of the century, the Korea-China FTA may the largest in trade terms. it is, however, far fro... READ MORE


Why the TPP is the linchpin of the Asia rebalance

July 28, 2015

This week, twelve trade ministers meet in Hawaii to try to complete negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. If they succeed, there will be substantial benefits for their nations... READ MORE


Southeast Asia's Geopolitical Centrality and the US-Japan Alliance

June 1, 2015

Building on a careful analysis of Southeast Asia’s recent history, politics, economics, and place within the Asia Pacific, this report looks forward two decades to anticipate the development... READ MORE


China’s regional and bilateral trade agreements

March 1, 2014

After joining the WTO in 2001, China has entered into a number of trade agreements. Those currently in consideration are substantially larger than the initial ones. China, more than any other large... READ MORE


Addressing Currency Manipulation Through Trade Agreements

January 1, 2014

The Policy Brief discusses the possibility of addressing currency manipulation and the subsequent effects on the US dollar and other currencies around the world. The paper outlines how the TPP and... READ MORE


South Caucasus–People’s Republic of China Bilateral Free Trade Agreements: Why It Matters

January 1, 2014

This paper assesses the PRC’s FTA strategy, the potential for regional integration in the South Caucasus, and the likely impacts of an FTA on the economies of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, an... READ MORE


The Challenges and Opportunities of International Trade: Past, Present, and Future

July 1, 2013

The administration is engaged in negotiations that go far beyond our nation’s vast expanses, Atlantic and Pacific, as well as our northern and southern borders. This demonstrates vividly that... READ MORE


A Decade in the WTO: Implications for China and Global Trade Governance

December 16, 2011

China's 10 years of membership in the WTO has taken place against a backdrop of dynamic change in the world economy. Indeed, China's participation in the WTO and the implications of its mem... READ MORE