My idea is that our two great trading blocks should set a new, overriding vision for their economic relationship: a Transatlantic Free Trade Area
Boontipa said the senior officials took note of a preliminary study made by a working group set up between ASEAN and China, which proposed that an ASEAN-China free trade area
be established within 10 years after formal negotiations begin.
As the majority of provisions of the Agreement especially concerning functioning of the free trade area
is so-called homework for our state and creating of such conditions, in the first place of legal ones, under which the free trade zone will be mutually beneficial.
Are the Southern Common Market (Mercosur) and Washington's Free Trade Area
of the Americas compatible?
Thailand is exploring bilateral free-trade agreements (FTA) with major trading partners outside the ASEAN Free Trade Area
(AFTA) to boost exports and expand markets, the director general the commerce ministry's business economic department said Thursday.
The United Steelworkers of America (USWA) is calling for a Congressional investigation into "a massive police state," created in part with federal funds, to intimidate union members and others critical of the proposed Free Trade Area
of the Americas (FTAA) and limit their rights during FTAA meetings in Miami last week.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov has commissioned to elaborate practical algorithms and mechanisms of interaction with the Customs Union and in the future with Eurasian economic union under conditions of a free trade area
between Ukraine and the European Union.
The supposed hemispheric "free trade zone," the Free Trade Area
of the Americas (FTAA), would actually be an embryonic mega-state modeled after the socialistic European Union (EU).
Ten years ago, Latin America's political and business leaders met in Miami to lay the groundwork for a Free Trade Area
of the Americas (FTAA), a free trade zone that would run from the northern reaches of Alaska down to the tip of Patagonia.
By giving Malaysia a two-year reprieve before it has to cut car import tariffs, the door is now open to other members to take advantage of the exemption clause to delay opening up their sensitive industrial sectors, thereby diluting the ASEAN Free Trade Area
(AFTA), which is scheduled to start for ASEAN founding members in 2002.
As a means to promote the Free Trade Area
of the Americas, expand relations between strategically important partners, and rationalize the regional investment climate, a trade agreement with Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru is an important initiative, beginning with those nations best able to take on the responsibilities and disciplines of a free trade agreement.
Unilateral introduction of customs restrictions violates the Agreement on creating free trade area
between the CIS states.