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

Australian Productivity Commission Warns Against Protectionism

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Thursday, July 20, 2017

An upsurge in global protectionism could result in the loss of 100,000 Australian jobs and see the average Australian household worse off by nearly AUD1,500 (USD1,188) a year, according to a new report by the Productivity Commission. Read Full Story


UK Minister Downplays Impact Of Potential EU-UK FTA Void

by Amanda Banks,, London

Thursday, July 20, 2017

UK Trade Secretary Liam Fox has said that securing a post-Brexit free trade agreement with the EU should be a simple matter but added that the country could "survive" without one. Read Full Story


Canada Ready To Work On NAFTA

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The Canadian Government has said it will be ready to work with the US and Mexico to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement, in response to the publication of the US Government's objectives for renegotiation. Read Full Story


China, New Zealand Resume Free Trade Upgrade Talks

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Thursday, July 13, 2017

China and New Zealand have held the second round of negotiations on an upgrade to their free trade agreement (FTA). Read Full Story


Australia Seeking UK, EU Free Trade Deals

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said his country stands ready to agree a post-Brexit trade treaty with the UK. Read Full Story


Canada, EU Set Provisional Date for CETA Implementation

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, July 14, 2017

Canada and the EU will provisionally apply their Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement from September 21, 2017. Read Full Story


EU, Mercosur Committed To Free Trade Deal

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, July 14, 2017

The EU and the Mercosur trade bloc have said that they are committed to making rapid progress toward concluding a free trade agreement, following the latest round of talks in Brussels. Read Full Story


New Zealand To Discuss Free Trade Deal With UK

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Friday, July 7, 2017

Officials from New Zealand and the UK have met to discuss a potential free trade agreement between the two countries. Read Full Story


EU, Japan Agree New Trade Deal

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, July 7, 2017

The EU and Japan have announced an agreement in principle on an Economic Partnership Agreement, which would boosting trade by cutting tariffs. Read Full Story


CEOs Seek Brexit-Proof Plan For Ireland

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Most Irish CEOs think that Brexit will bring more challenges than opportunities and that the Government should do more to develop a strategy for promoting Ireland as an investment destination, according to a survey by PwC. Read Full Story




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