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ASEAN Holds Out Prospect Of Regional FTA With EU

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

At their 20th meeting held in Brussels on July 23, foreign ministers from the two regional blocs noted the progress being made in negotiating bilateral free trade agreements between individual Association of Southeast Asian Nations member states and the European Union. Read Full Story

 


ASEAN, Hong Kong Start FTA Negotiations

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Monday, July 14, 2014

It was disclosed that the first round of successful negotiations on the proposed free trade agreement between Hong Kong and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations was held on July 10 and 11. Read Full Story

 


Hong Kong Consults On FTA With ASEAN

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Hong Kong's Government has initiated a public consultation on the proposed free trade agreement between Hong Kong and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Read Full Story

 


NZ Announces ASEAN Trade And Investment Plan

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Monday, July 15, 2013

The New Zealand Government's new ASEAN Strategy sets out "ambitious" investment, trade, and economic goals, Prime Minister John Key has said. Read Full Story

 


APEC Pushed To Promote Regional FTAs

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Friday, June 28, 2013

During a workshop jointly organized by the Temasek Foundation Center for Trade and Negotiations and the World Trade Organization, trade experts said that Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation member economies' promotion of greater integration could help to consolidate the growing number of free trade agreements in the region. Read Full Story

 


South Korea Targets FTAs With Emerging Markets

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Monday, June 17, 2013

At the latest ministerial meeting on international affairs, Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Hyun Oh-seok confirmed that South Korea will concentrate on the completion of additional free trade agreements, particularly with emerging markets. Read Full Story

 


Irish EU Presidency Secures Preferential Trade Terms For Myanmar

by Ulrika Lomas, Tax-News.com, Brussels

Friday, June 14, 2013

Myanmar is to be re-admitted to a European Union preferential trading scheme, thanks to a deal negotiated by the Irish Presidency. Read Full Story

 


Myanmar Introduces Advance Income Tax On International Trade

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Thursday, June 13, 2013

In a notification to both individual and corporate international traders, Myanmar's Internal Revenue Department has released details of a new 2 percent advance income tax on nearly all imported and exported goods, commencing on June 14, 2013. Read Full Story

 


ASEAN Holds First Round Of RCEP Talks

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations member states – Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam – and its free trade agreement partners – Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China, India and South Korea – recently met in Brunei to start detailed negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership. Read Full Story

 


ASEAN Pushes Completion Of Economic Community by 2015

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

In the statement following the recent 22nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit in Brunei Darussalam, it was emphasized that efforts are to be intensified to realize the ASEAN Economic Community by 2015, as well as to strategize for a post-2015 agenda given the evolving regional free trade agreement architecture. Read Full Story

 

 

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