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US Reviews Burma, Laos As Possible GSP Beneficiaries

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Monday, April 22, 2013

The United States Trade Representative has initiated a public review for possible designation of Burma and Laos as beneficiary countries of the Generalized System of Preferences. Read Full Story


Singapore Recommends TPP, RCEP To APEC Businesses

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Friday, April 5, 2013

In his opening remarks to the 2nd Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Business Advisory Council, Singapore's Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Lee Yi Shyan urged its members to take advantage of the emerging regional trade frameworks – the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership and the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Read Full Story


MEPs Recommend Restoring Myanmar's Free Access To EU Market

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Friday, March 22, 2013

Members of the European Parliament have recommended that Myanmar's duty and quota free access to the European Union market should be reinstated. Read Full Story


Canadian Govt Promotes 2012 Trade Accomplishments

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Canada's International Trade Minister Ed Fast has been promoting his government's key trade accomplishments for 2012, stressing the importance of what he calls the most ambitious trade-expansion plan in Canada’s history. Read Full Story


South Korea To Host Asia-Pac Fiscal Management Network

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Following the signature of an agreement between the Korea Institute of Public Finance and the World Bank, it has been decided that the Secretariat for the Public Expenditure Management Network in Asia will be located in Seoul, South Korea. Read Full Story


ASEAN Plus 6 FTA Partners Launch Trade Talks

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Friday, November 23, 2012

At the recent 21st Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, it was agreed that talks should begin on a new regional trade treaty, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership. Read Full Story


US To Strengthen Trade, Investment Ties With ASEAN

by Leroy Baker,, New York

Friday, September 7, 2012

Consultations on August 30 in Siem Reap, Cambodia, between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Economic Ministers, led by Cham Prasidh, the Cambodian Minister of Commerce, and the United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk agreed to pursue a further deepening of trade and investment ties. Read Full Story


Canadian Minister On Trade Mission To SE Asia

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Friday, August 31, 2012

Canada's Minister of International Trade has embarked on a trade mission to Southeast Asia in an effort to further deepen trade and investment ties with the region. Read Full Story


ASEAN, World Bank Monitor Progress To AEC

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Secretariat of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and the East Asia and Pacific Region of the World Bank have signed an agreement for the World Bank to provide advisory services to ASEAN to strengthen its capacity to monitor progress towards achieving the ASEAN Economic Community. Read Full Story


ASEAN, EU Confirm Importance Of FTA Talks

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

When the foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and European Union held a meeting in Brunei on April 27, emphasis was laid on the on-going negotiation of free trade agreements between the two regions. Read Full Story



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