• The India–Australia FTA’s impossible road ahead

    The India–Australia Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement — or Free Trade Agreement in Australian parlance — took a tremendous blow on 19 April 2017.

  • Pak-Turkey FTA talks from June 6

    The seventh round of negotiations on free trade agreement (FTA) between Pakistan and Turkey would be held from June 6-7 in Turkey in order to finalise the agreement.

  • India, China differences in RCEP offer opportunities for US

    The differences between India and China inside the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) offer opportunities for the United States, which has withdrawn itself from the 12-nation Trans Pacific Partnership, American lawmakers have been told.

  • Commentary: Trump's best option in the Asia Pacific

    Eleven American allies and friends met on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting in Hanoi last weekend in an effort to keep alive the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), the trade agreement they thought they had locked up with the United States last year. All the countries trade with China, which is not a TPP member, but none wants to be sucked into the China-centric future Beijing is trying to will to life through TPP-ish substitutes like the Regional Comprehensive Economic Program and “One Belt One Road” initiative.

  • Vietnam steps up equitization to get ready for free trade with EU

    The Vietnamese government policy to divest itself of these enterprises is twofold, said speakers at a recent forum in Hanoi discussing the country’s preparedness for the Vietnam-EU free trade pact that is on track to come into force in 2018.


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