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12 agosto, 2011

bilaterals.org weekly | 30 Jun - 6 Jul 2011


BILATERALS.ORG WEEKLY

bilaterals.org weekly | 30 Jun - 6 Jul 2011

the following were posted on www.bilaterals.org in the past week

NEGOTIATIONS | KEY ISSUES | ACTIONS


NEGOTIATIONS

Millions will die if India stops AIDS drugs — UN | 6-July-2011
Millions of people dependent on life-saving generic drugs to treat HIV/AIDS will die if India stops producing cheap drugs for the disease due to its trade deal with the European Union, the head of UNAIDS warned on Tuesday.
Free trade at what cost? | 6-July-2011
Inking free trade deals with South Korea, Panama and Colombia is among the highest priorities for the U.S. business community.
Economics Ministry maps out measures to cushion impact of Korea-US FTA | 6-July-2011
In an effort to help domestic exporters counter the impact of the South Korea-U.S. free trade agreement, Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs has proposed to offer tax rebates for imported industrial raw materials and components/parts with average tariffs topping 4.3%.
Facilitator or obstacle: Pakistan, Sri Lanka to review free trade agreement | 6-July-2011
Pakistan and Sri Lanka on Tuesday agreed to hold negotiations for reviewing the six-year-old free trade agreement (FTA) which has become an obstacle instead of becoming a tool for liberalisation.
Pakistan and Sri Lanka agree to negotiate trade agreements in August | 6-July-2011
At the conclusion of the 10th session of Pakistan-Sri Lanka Joint Economic Commission on Tuesday the two countries have agreed hold Free Trade Agreement (FTA) review meeting and Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) negotiations in August 2011 in Colombo.
A deal still on the drawing board | 5-July-2011
The India-EU free trade agreement is yet to see daylight. Labour and environmental issues may derail it, writes Biswajit Dhar
Senate archives Chief calls Senators ’liars’ | 5-July-2011
A section chief at the Senate accused lawmakers who signed the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) of being "big liars" and betraying public trust as she revealed that contrary to the interest and safety of the Filipinos, toxic and nuclear wastes from Japan will be brought into the country.
GNCCI spearheads project to increase trade with neighbours | 5-July-2011
The Ghana National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GNCCI) is spearheading a capacity-building project to increase trade flows between neighboring ECOWAS countries and the European Union.
Korea-EU FTA set to hurt Japanese auto sales | 5-July-2011
Japanese carmakers such as Toyota and Honda struggled to secure a firm market share here in the first half of 2011 while other imported auto brands boasted record sales.
Polish ambassador says FTA will open new chapter in relationship | 5-July-2011
New Polish Ambassador to Korea Krzysztof Ignacy Majka had been a renowned scientist in his home country and didn't know much about Asia until he went to India in 1979 as a research student.
Cuatro tratados comerciales pendientes en la agenda de Honduras | 5-July-2011
Además de la ratificación del Acuerdo de Asociación con la Unión Europea, Honduras tiene pendientes negociaciones con Perú, Canadá y México.
Perú e India inician ronda de negociaciones para TLC | 5-July-2011
Perú y la India inician este lunes en Nueva Delhi la I Ronda de Negociaciones del Acuerdo de Promoción y Protección Recíproca de Inversiones para suscribir un Tratado de Libre Comercio.
La Unión Europea y el Mercosur retoman sexta ronda de negociaciones | 5-July-2011
Las negociaciones entre ambas partes, estancadas desde 2004, se retomaron hace algo más de un año.
India should go via Canada to boost trade with US: Report | 4-July-2011
India’s route to boost its trade with the US lies through Canada, says a report here.
Key says child labour not part of FTA | 4-July-2011
India’s use of child labour is unacceptable but free trade agreement negotiations are not the forum to deal with it, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key says.
India rejects clause on litigation | 4-July-2011
Despite a demand by the European Union (EU), India is unlikely to allow a clause in a proposed trade pact with the bloc that permits an overseas investor to sue a host country at an international dispute settlement agency.
South Korea’s FTA strategy | 4-July-2011
A free trade agreement (FTA) between South Korea and the European Union took effect on July 1. A close look at South Korea’s strategy for securing FTAs with EU and the United States — although the U.S. Congress has not approved the deal — could give us a fresh perspective for reviewing Taiwan’s economic strategy.
Mercosur pushes for early EU trade pact | 2-July-2011
Latin America’s Mercosur trade bloc is impatient for progress on free-trade talks with the European Union to lead to an early agreement, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said.
US investors seek hassle-free entry into Indian economy | 2-July-2011
Officially, the mission of Pranab Mukherjee’s just-concluded trip was to attend the second annual meeting of the India-US Financial and Economic Partnership. The finance minister brought with him perhaps the most star-studded Indian economic team to visit Washington for a bilateral event.
BoC seeking help from China | 2-July-2011
Determined to get to the bottom on the use of fake Free Trade Agreement (FTA) certificates that has defrauded government of billions of pesos in taxes, the Bureau of Customs (BoC) has sought the help of its Chinese counterpart to expose the modus operandi.
GOP calls free trade talks "noxious," blocks deals | 2-July-2011
Senate Republicans today said discussions with Democrats over three pending free trade agreements have become so "noxious" that they’ve decided to block them.
Free-trade discord takes toll on flower importers | 2-July-2011
Since Valentine's Day, Miami flower importers have watched their expenses climb, contending with rising fuel prices and surcharges and, most vexing of all, the expiration of an Andean trade program that allowed them to bring in flowers from Colombia and Ecuador without paying duties.

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