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  • The Pacific: China’s view of free trade isn’t everyone else’s

    China keeps boasting of its beliefs in free trade, and of its keenness to sign deals with more countries. But the US, EU and Japan still attack its refusal to accept restrictions on government interference with trade. They insist that China’s not a market economy, and should be treated accordingly at the World Trade Organisation

  • Jilted TPP partners (plus a few) share new hopes

    Before a March 14-15 meeting in Chile planned to review next steps after US withdrawal from the TPP, other negotiating partners – plus China, Korea and Colombia – shared views on future possibilities.

  • China-Korea trade collapses after a year’s “free trading”

    Korean exports to China fell 10.9% in the first year of a free trade deal between the two countries. Chinese exports to Korea fell just 4.8%.

  • China-Korea trade collapses after a year’s “free trading”

    Korean exports to China fell 10.9% in the first year of a free trade deal between the two countries. Chinese exports to Korea fell just 4.8%.

  • Trade with China. Triumph of hope over experience?

    The British Brexit debate, and the aftermath of Trump’s election, are bringing out widely contrasting views of China as a business partner. Some are hopelessly naive.

  • Time to put the TPP out of its misery?

    I simply don’t buy US lobbyists’ conviction the TPP will get ratified this year. Shouldn’t they abandon the attempt?

  • Korea and Vietnam sign FTA

    Korea’s Ministry of Trade announced on May 5 that it had signed the free trade agreement with Vietnam it had initialled in December.

  • China gets excited about free trade agreements

    China will accelerate talks over free trade areas, said its Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng on March 8.

  • Korea and China initial FTA

    Korea and China initialled a Free Trade Agreement on February 25,  the Korean Ministry of Trade said, adding “The two countries’ governments have agreed to work for official signing…within the first half of 2015.”

  • Australia adds deals with China to Korea and Japan – and eyes India

    China and Australia announced  in mid-November that a free trade agreement  had been initialled. Negotiations started in May 2005. The Australian Prime Minster’s office said it expected the two countries’ heads of government to sign a formal agreement in 2015 – but gave no hint of the likely timeframe for ratification.

  • 2014 Trade agreements: Korea strikes deals with China, Australia, Vietnam and Canada

    In addition to its deal with Australia, in early November, Korea announced it had initialled an FTA with China, though said it would not release details until a provisional signature – which it expected in early 2015. It had signed an FTA with Canada in September, and announced agreement on an FTA with New Zealand in November. In December, it announced agreement on an FTA with Vietnam,  and continues to negotiate with Japan and China on a three-way FTA. Its agreements with  New Zealand and Vietnam need to be formally signed, then ratified, during 2015.

  • Vietnam and Korea sign Free Trade

    Vietnam and  Korea signed a Free Trade Agreement on December 15.

  • Taiwanese panic as Korea-China FTA threatens “30%” loss of fabric and yarn exports

    The Taiwan Textile Federation (TTF) claimed on November 26 that a free trade agreement (FTA) between China and South Korea could cost Taiwan more than NT$10 billion ($324 mn) in textile exports per year.

  • Grandiose trade deals: the puzzling case of the ignored Apparel Periphery

    China’s November 11 call for a Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP) seems to add yet another grandiose trade plan doomed for oblivion to a puzzling set of projects which all miss the obvious: the agreements traders and consumers actually want.