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Stories that are tagged 'free trade agreement (FTA)'

Trudeau Welcomes Progress In Implementing CETA

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has welcomed the European Parliament's decision to ratify the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, and described the deal as "a complete action plan to ensure economic and responsible cooperation between countries." Read Full Story


EU, Japan Pushing For FTA Conclusion

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Monday, February 20, 2017

The European Union and Japan have said that they are committed to the early conclusion of free trade negotiations. Read Full Story


EU: Canadian Free Trade Agreement Could Apply From April

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Members of the European Parliament have approved the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement with Canada, in a decision that could allow the deal to be applied provisionally from April. Read Full Story


Mexico Consults On NAFTA Changes

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Friday, February 3, 2017

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has announced the beginning, from February 1, of a 90-day consultation process to identify possible improvements to the North American Free Trade Agreement that Mexico could support. Read Full Story


EU, Mexico To Accelerate Free Trade Talks

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, February 2, 2017

The European Union and Mexico have announced an "accelerated negotiation schedule" for a proposed new free trade agreement. Read Full Story


US Examines Existing FTAs, Future Bilateral Deals

by Leroy Baker,, Washington

Thursday, February 2, 2017

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has confirmed that the United States will begin bilateral free trade agreement talks with other countries, including ex-Trans-Pacific Partnership members. Read Full Story


Tusk: EU Should Intensify Free Trade Strategy

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

EU Council President Donald Tusk has said that the EU should intensify its current trade negotiations and defend its interests in the face of the US's new trade strategy. Read Full Story


Australia Says Corporate Tax Cut, Free Trade A Win-Win

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said that if the country had a 25 percent corporate tax rate today "full-time workers on average weekly earnings would have an extra AUD750 (USD570) in their pockets each and every year." Read Full Story


Hong Kong Seeking ASEAN FTA Deal By March

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

During the question-and-answer session of the Joint Business Community Luncheon on January 26, Hong Kong's Chief Executive, C Y Leung, stressed the importance to the city of global free trade. Read Full Story


Dijsselbloem Warns UK Against 'Going Rogue' On Tax

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem has warned the UK against attempting to establish itself as an "offshore tax haven" post-Brexit. Read Full Story




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