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Stories that are tagged 'import duty'

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


EU Consults On Customs Cooperation With Third Countries

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The European Commission has launched a consultation on proposals for a tool that would allow the systematic exchange of customs-related information with third countries. Read Full Story


Thailand, Turkey To Launch FTA Talks

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Thailand and Turkey have announced that they will begin talks towards a free trade deal, after the completion of a feasibility study by both sides. Read Full Story


EU, Brazil Announce Proposals On Farm Subsidies

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The EU and Brazil have put a joint proposal to the WTO that would limit trade-distorting farm subsidies in proportion to the size of each WTO member's agricultural sector. 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


Ireland Seeking Post-Brexit Transitional Arrangements

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Ireland's new Enterprise Minister met this week with the EU's chief Brexit negotiator and called for an appropriate transitional arrangement that will minimize disruption to trade and the economy after the UK leaves the bloc. 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


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


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, 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




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