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Stories that are tagged 'trade treaty'

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


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


TPP11 Explore Plan B Agreement In Japan

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Following agreement reached by the remaining signatories to the Trans-Pacific Partnership earlier this year to push ahead following US President Donald Trump's withdrawal of the United States from the pact, Japan has taken the lead with regard to formulating a plan B for the agreement. 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


Most Irish SMEs Unconcerned About Brexit

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Friday, July 7, 2017

More than half of Irish SMEs expect no impact from Brexit, according to a new survey by the bank AIB. Read Full Story


MEPs Approve Further Trade Concessions For Ukraine

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, July 6, 2017

The European Parliament has approved a package of additional trade concessions for Ukraine, designed to increase trade flows and foster the country's economic development. Read Full Story




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