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Stories that are tagged 'Asia-Pacific'

Australian Miners Seeking New Free Trade Deals

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Last updated 9 hours ago | Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Minerals Council of Australia has called on the Government to pursue further trade liberalization through a range of bilateral and regional trading agreements. Read Full Story


Taiwanese Tax Agency Seizes Uber's Assets

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Friday, March 17, 2017

On March 15 the Taiwanese tax authority froze Uber's Taiwan branch's bank account and seized office equipment, in the latest development in the long-running battle between the ride-sharing application provider and local authorities. Read Full Story


APEC Nations Discuss BEPS Implementation

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Monday, February 27, 2017

Representatives from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation countries discussed the implementation of base erosion and profit shifting recommendations at a seminar on February 22, 2017. Read Full Story


Trump's 1st Executive Order Pulls US Out Of TPP

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

President Donald Trump has followed through on his previous policy statements by signing an executive order to pull the United States out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Read Full Story


Progress Made On 'Green Goods' Trade Treaty

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Monday, December 5, 2016

The World Trade Organization members negotiating an agreement to cut duties and tariffs on trade in environmentally friendly goods were said to have made progress in their latest round of talks, although a final deal appears to be some way off. Read Full Story


China Pushes Its Pan-Asian Trade Deals With TPP In Doubt

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Monday, November 14, 2016

Given the increased probability that the Trans-Pacific Partnership will not be ratified by the United States, China is pushing its own longer term objective of a Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific and the more-immediate Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership. Read Full Story


TPP To Slash Taxes For US Exporters

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Friday, May 20, 2016

On May 18, the US International Trade Commission released its report assessing the likely impact in the United States of the provisions, including tariff cuts, in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade treaty. Read Full Story


TPP Bill Introduced To New Zealand's Parliament

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

New Zealand's Minister of Trade, Todd McClay, on May 9, 2016, welcomed the introduction of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Amendment Bill to Parliament. Read Full Story


Jafza Reports On The Free Zone's Growth

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Friday, April 15, 2016

The number of companies registered in Dubai's Jebel Ali Free Zone increased eight percent per year between 2011 and 2015, according to a recent statement from Jafza. Read Full Story


Policy Commission To Advise On Asia-Pacific Trade Treaty

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

On March 20, the Asia Society Policy Institute launched a policy commission that will examine the current trade architecture in the Asia-Pacific and provide recommendations on the most effective, practical, and inclusive pathways towards the proposed Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific. Read Full Story




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