Archive for the ‘Free Trade Agreement’ Category

Free trade – Taiwan next?

March 30, 2008

New Zealand

United Future [of New Zealand] leader Peter Dunne thinks the signing of the Free Trade Agreement with China should be followed by one with Taiwan as well.

Helen Clark is to lead a 150-strong delegation to Beijing for the signing ceremony.

Peter Dunne – who is boycotting the trip because of the violence in Tibet – says the next step is to sign one with Taiwan, given the potential benefits. He says Taiwan is a major trading partner with New Zealand, and as it is also a member of the World Trade Organisation there should be a logic to exploring a deal with the Taiwanese as well.

Despite China’s turbulent relationship with Taiwan, Mr Dunne doubts the Chinese would oppose the deal.


Thailand-India links moving to next level

August 11, 2007

By Umesh Pandey
Bangkok Post
August 11, 2007

As India and Thailand celebrate their 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations both countries are looking to broaden their partnership by pursuing a comprehensive bilateral free trade agreement and helping push forward the India-Asean FTA.

“We now have plans to take this engagement to an even higher level. An India-Asean and an India-Thailand FTA are under discussion, and the negotiations on both agreements are in very advanced stages,” said Latha Reddy, the Indian ambassador to Thailand.

Thailand and India, she said, were getting ever closer to each other, thanks to the economic development of India, which has helped attract investors from across the world.

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