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Stories that are tagged 'Association of East Asian Nations (ASEAN)'

Hong Kong Seeking ASEAN FTA Deal By March

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

During the question-and-answer session of the Joint Business Community Luncheon on January 26, Hong Kong's Chief Executive, C Y Leung, stressed the importance to the city of global free trade. Read Full Story


EU, ASEAN Decide To Resume FTA Talks

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Representatives from the Association of South East Asian Nations and the European Union have confirmed their "commitment to intensify work towards the timely resumption of region-to-region free trade agreement negotiations." Read Full Story


ASEAN Agrees To Look At FTA With EAEU

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Following a meeting with Russia in Sochi on May 19-20, the member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have agreed to look at a free trade agreement with the Russian-led Eurasian Economic Union. Read Full Story


Taiwan, Philippines Move Towards FTA Talks

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Monday, December 7, 2015

During this year's Taiwan-Philippines ministerial meeting held in Manila, the two sides formally established a working group to prepare for the start of talks on an economic cooperation agreement. Read Full Story


Hong Kong Explains Its Free Trade Agreement Agenda

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Hong Kong's Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Gregory So, discussed the territory's free trade agreement strategy on November 4. Read Full Story


Hong Kong Plugs Close Relationship With Singapore

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Monday, July 27, 2015

During her recent visit to Singapore, Hong Kong's Chief Secretary for Administration, Carrie Lam, spoke of the synergies and opportunities to cooperate that exist between the two major international financial centers. Read Full Story


Ministers Make Little Progress On ASEAN's RCEP Talks

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A trade ministerial meeting held on July 13 in Kuala Lumpur discussed the state of current negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership trade treaty, which has faced difficulties, particularly with regards to tariff cut proposals. Read Full Story


ASEAN's RCEP Trade Negotiations Stall

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The eight round of negotiations held on June 8-13 in Kyoto for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership trade treaty finished with little apparent progress being made towards an agreement on further tariff cuts. Read Full Story


Hong Kong Sees FTA With ASEAN By Year-End

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Hong Kong's Chief Executive C Y Leung said he looked forward to the successful conclusion of negotiations on the proposed Hong Kong-Association of Southeast Asian Nations free trade agreement "in the coming year," during his speech to the ASEAN Leadership Forum in Kuala Lumpur on April 26. Read Full Story


Philippines Discusses Tax Policy In ASEAN Context

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Philippines' Department of Finance recently hosted an international tax forum for tax officials and experts from the region to discuss tax policy and enforcement strategies. Read Full Story




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