Asian exports and intra-Asia air and ocean trades are forecast to receive a major boost from the ground-breaking World Trade Organization deal agreed to in Bali earlier this month.
International Trade Agreements
International Trade Agreements
19 Dec 2013
12 Dec 2013
Shippers using air cargo and expedited services will be among the biggest beneficiaries of the World Trade Organization’s Bali Package of reforms agreed to last week, express providers believe.
10 Dec 2013
The Doha round of talks began in 2001, and there seemed little chance of a breakthrough. But surprising almost all but the most optimistic of multilateral advocates, a breakthrough was indeed achieved as WTO negotiators produced the first major accord in the organization’s 18-year history.
10 Dec 2013
The international shipping and logistics industry has welcomed the far-reaching trade facilitation reforms agreed to in Bali last week as part of the World Trade Organization’s latest effort to revitalize the Doha round of global trade talks.
11 Nov 2013
The European Union and the United States began a second round of free trade negotiations in Brussels today even as recent spying allegations have undermined trust between the world’s biggest commercial partners.
21 Oct 2013
The European Union and Canada expect their free trade agreement boost two way trade in goods and services by $29 billion a year.
03 Oct 2013
Textile manufacturers with export production sites in Vietnam have the most to gain from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, according to a new report.
01 Oct 2013
Hong Kong has launched a pilot free trade zone scheme in Shanghai.
30 Sep 2013
Trade barriers between the European Union, Costa Rica and El Salvador will be lifted on Oct. 1...
10 Sep 2013
Members from Somalia’s government and the European Union have again met to discuss how to strengthen maritime security and economic development in Somalia.
02 Aug 2013
European and U.S. trade officials face the daunting challenge of creating the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, the world’s biggest free trade zone, and doing so by the end of 2014.
30 Jul 2013
Trade barriers between the European Union and Colombia will be lifted on Aug. 1, 2013, in conjunction with the kickoff of a trade deal that will open up markets for EU and Colombian exporters.
26 Jul 2013
The European Union and Armenia have concluded negotiations for a deep and comprehensive trade area, which will create a new framework for trade relations between the two nations and boost bilateral economic benefits.
23 Jul 2013
The European Union and Georgia have successfully concluded negotiations for a deep and comprehensive free trade area...
10 Jul 2013
Kunio Mikuriya, secretary general of the World Customs Organization; Raymond Benjamin, secretary general of the International Civil Aviation Organization; and Koji Sekimizu, secretary general of the International Maritime Organization, have discussed increasing collaboration.
10 Jul 2013
India’s market has opened to Canadian eastern-spruce products.
01 Jul 2013
European Union exports to South Korea have “grown strongly” in 2012, which is the second year of the EU-South Korea Free Trade Agreement, according to the European Commission.
27 Jun 2013
Members from Somalia’s government and representatives from the European Union have met on board the EU Naval Force Portugal-flag ship NRP Alvares Cabral to discuss how to strengthen maritime security...
25 Jun 2013
Ministers from the member states of the European Free Trade Association — Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland — have signed two separate free trade agreements with Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Costa Rica and Panama, in order to strengthen bilateral economic ties and promote cross-border trade and investment.
20 Jun 2013
Karel De Gucht, the European Union’s trade commissioner, will travel to Beijing on June 21 for the annual joint committee with Gao Hucheng, China’s minister of commerce, to discuss bilateral trade and investment relations.
17 Jun 2013
The European Union and the U.S. officially launched far-reaching negotiations on a trans-Atlantic free trade and investment agreement today that could boost their combined economies by as much as $280 billion a year.
21 May 2013
India and China have signed three memorandums of understanding regarding buffalo meat, fisheries and pharmaceuticals, as well as one agreement on feed and feed ingredients...
15 May 2013
The U.S. Grains Council; National Corn Growers Association; MAIZAR, representing Argentina producers and the maize supply chain; and ABRAMILHO, the Brazilian Association of Corn Producers, have signed...
14 May 2013
Canada intends to deepen its trade and investment relations with Ghana, according to John Baird, Canada’s foreign affairs minister.
08 May 2013
Roberto Carvalho de Azevêdo of Brazil has been recommended for the role of director-general of the World Trade Organization.
22 Apr 2013
The European Union and Morocco today started the first round of talks for an EU-Morocco Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area.
16 Apr 2013
Iceland and China have signed a free trade agreement to lower tariffs on a variety of goods, Montreal Gazette reports.
15 Apr 2013
Australian meat exporters are set to benefit from China’s decision this week to authorize 28 cold store facilities and four red meat plants in the nation, as the first step in a system-wide approach to approval of meat storage facilities...
11 Apr 2013
The second round of negotiations for a Canada-Japan economic partnership agreement will be held in Ottawa, Ontario, April 22-26.
05 Apr 2013
The goals set for Canada and the United Arab Emirates’ strategic agenda have been accomplished and will be formalized next month.
25 Mar 2013
Japan and the European Union formally agreed on Monday to kick off negotiations on a bilateral free trade agreement aimed at eliminating import tariffs on most products traded between them.
21 Mar 2013
Trade negotiators from China, Japan and South Korea will hold their first round of negotiations on a free trade agreement among the three major Asian economies later this month.
19 Mar 2013
A US-EU free trade agreement would jumpstart global economic growth and could be signed within two years, Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington Monday. The Irish prime minister spoke to the business lobby on trans-Atlantic trade on the eve of a White House visit.
18 Mar 2013
18 Mar 2013