47 results about BILATERAL INTEGRATION


NEWS

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

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EU, Japan Trade Negotiators Ramp Up Efforts to Conclude "Political Agreement"

June 29, 2017

Negotiators from the EU and Japan are ramping up their work to clinch a bilateral trade agreement, with reports suggesting that the two sides are tentatively hoping to have a political deal in plac... READ MORE

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US, New Zealand Officials Look to Deepen Trade Ties

June 22, 2017

US and New Zealand officials are exploring options to deepen bilateral trade ties, with the possibility of formal trade talks being floated. New Zealand Trade Minister Todd McClay met with US trade... READ MORE

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US and UK to start trade talks next month to ensure deal soon after Brexit

June 20, 2017

The trade talks with the US will kick off next month as British officials start to scope out plans for a deal, with the aim of setting up a free trade agreement as soon as possible after Brexit. Liam... READ MORE

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EFTA and Mexico hold fourth round of negotiations on a review of the EFTA-Mexico Free Trade Agreement

June 13, 2017

During a fourth round of negotiations held from 6 to 9 June 2017 in Mexico City, delegations from the four EFTA States and Mexico continued their negotiations on a review of their Free Trade Agreem... READ MORE

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U.S. pork industry chief eager for early trade deal with Japan after Trump’s TPP withdrawal

June 13, 2017

A U.S. pork industry leader has expressed strong hopes to see Washington and Tokyo quickly strike a free trade agreement, following the decision by President Donald Trump to withdraw America from the... READ MORE

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Australia, Peru Kick Off FTA Talks

June 1, 2017

Australian and Peruvian trade officials announced last week the start of formal talks towards reaching a free trade agreement (FTA), with the first negotiating round scheduled for July. The news wa... READ MORE

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Brazil and South Africa Vow to Strengthen Trade and Economic Ties

May 19, 2017

Economic and trade relations between Brazil and South Africa need to be strengthened, insisted Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, the South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, and her... READ MORE

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Canadian Senate Approves CETA Implementation Bill

May 18, 2017

The Canadian Senate approved legislation last week for implementing the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union. The move is one of the final stages... READ MORE

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Australia and Hong Kong begin free trade agreement talks

May 16, 2017

Australia and Hong Kong began talks to secure a free trade agreement, Australia's trade minister Steven Ciobo said on Tuesday, that he said would focus on securing increased access for service provide... READ MORE

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Canada, Mercosur Eye Renewed Trade Talks

May 11, 2017

Canada and the South American trading bloc Mercosur have recently resumed preparations for potentially negotiating a future trade agreement, officials say, nearly five years after exploratory talks... READ MORE

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Malmström: EU, Mexico "Committed" to 2017 Trade Deal

May 11, 2017

The European Union and Mexico are “committed” to finishing talks to revamp their decades-old trade agreement this year, according to the EU’s top trade official. EU Trade Commissi... READ MORE

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ASEAN, Pacific Alliance to strengthen cooperation

May 3, 2017

ASEAN and the Pacific Alliance renewed their commitment to strengthen cooperation between the two regional organisations during the third Meeting of the Committee of Permanent Representatives to ASEAN... READ MORE

RESEARCH

One size does not fit all: On the heterogeneous impact of free trade agreements

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 tha... READ MORE

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Trump: ‘We may terminate’ U.S.-South Korea trade agreement

April 28, 2017

President Trump threatened to terminate the U.S. trade agreement with South Korea in an interview Thursday night, declaring that the five-year-old accord with a key ally was “a horrible deal” that has... READ MORE

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US Vice President: Washington Looking to Upgrade Korea Trade Deal

April 27, 2017

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... READ MORE

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EU Trade Talks with Mexico, Japan Continue, Aiming for Deals in Near-Term

April 13, 2017

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.... READ MORE

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The EFTA countries show how hard Brexit will be for Britain

April 12, 2017

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. Though it trades heavily with the EU, Nor... READ MORE

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The two-year countdown to Brexit has begun

April 1, 2017

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... READ MORE

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Vietnam Looks for Trade Deal with US

March 14, 2017

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 del... READ MORE

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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

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EU-Canada Trade Agreement Wins European Parliament Green Light

February 15, 2017

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 Tr... READ MORE

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Abe not ruling out bilateral free trade pact with U.S.

February 14, 2017

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... READ MORE

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Trump: ‘We’ll be tweaking’ NAFTA

February 14, 2017

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 Stat... READ MORE

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Peru Free Trade Agreement could help India diversify in LatAm region

February 8, 2017

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 a... READ MORE

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Brazil, Argentina Push for Closer Trade with Mexico in Trump Era

February 7, 2017

The leaders of Brazil and Argentina said on Tuesday they would pursue closer ties with Mexico and other Latin American nations alarmed by U.S. President Donald Trump's promises to tear apart trade dea... READ MORE

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Officials Consider the US-South Korea Free Trade Deal

February 7, 2017

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... READ MORE

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Trump Tough Talk Pushes Argentina, Brazil to Embrace Trade

February 7, 2017

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. Tuesday’s state visit by Argentine President... READ MORE

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CETA Clears Ratification Hurdle with EU Parliament Trade Committee Backing

January 26, 2017

The proposed Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), a free trade agreement negotiated between Canada and the EU, acquired the support of the European Parliament’s trade committee... READ MORE

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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

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UK Aims For Middle East Free Trade Deal As May Outlines Brexit Strategy

January 17, 2017

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... READ MORE

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National parliaments should ratify EU trade deals, says ECJ judge

December 21, 2016

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 relati... READ MORE

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U.K. Plays Down Report Brexit Trade Deal Could Take 10 Years

December 15, 2016

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s office downplayed remarks attributed to a British diplomat that it could take 10 years to negotiate a final free-trade deal with the European Union after Brexit -- an... READ MORE

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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

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Malaysia’s trade policy post–TPP

December 10, 2016

Malaysia’s trade with the United States has been in decline. But with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement dead in the water, what is next for Malaysia’s trade agenda? READ MORE

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Australia-Taiwan free trade deal caught in crossfire of Donald Trump

December 9, 2016

Australia is already feeling the effects of a more unpredictable foreign policy under US president-elect Donald Trump, with worried plans to start negotiating a free trade agreement with Taiwan on hol... READ MORE

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Brussels ‘close’ to free-trade deal with Japan

December 5, 2016

Brussels is “very close” to a free-trade deal with Japan as negotiators seek to ease anxiety in Tokyo that an agreement could run into the same kind of political trouble that nearly took down the EU-C... READ MORE

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Pak, Iran talks on FTA fail to make further progress

August 7, 2016

Negotiations between Pakistan and Iran on Free Trade Agreement (FTA) have failed to make any further progress as Iran hasn't given the draft of Free Trade Framework agreement to Pakistan. READ MORE

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Malaysia, Ukraine to expedite joint trade commission to boost two-way trade

August 4, 2016

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, in a joint press conference with visiting President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, after their bilateral meetings here today, said they discussed the possibility... READ MORE

RESEARCH

How Long Does It Take to Conclude a Trade Agreement With the US?

July 22, 2016

Will the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) pass this year? If not, when? With Brexit on the horizon, how long would a US-UK free trade agreement (FTA) really take? With these questions percolating, a... READ MORE

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Starting Over on Tariffs: Post-Brexit Trade Agreement Partners for the United Kingdom

July 12, 2016

In the wake of the Brexit vote, the UK business secretary announced the exploration of free trade agreement (FTA) talks with India. The same announcement mentioned potential UK FTA talks on upcoming o... READ MORE

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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

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Asia-Pacific Report: Free-trade talks with Japan back on front burner

March 13, 2016

A leading Japanese trade policy expert says there may finally be some progress toward a Canada-Japan free-trade agreement after years of inactivity, as both Ottawa and Tokyo shift focus away from the... READ MORE