Archive | Impending trade agreements

  • Taiwanese textile makers reviewing more investment in US

    In fairness, the actual story consists of:

  • China-Korea trade collapses after a year’s “free trading”

    Korean exports to China fell 10.9% in the first year of a free trade deal between the two countries. Chinese exports to Korea fell just 4.8%.

  • Donald Trump’s immediate plans for the apparel industry

    On October 22, Donald Trump published his work programme for the first hundred days of his Presidency.

  • Trump’s victory certainly doesn’t increase trading uncertainty.

    Practically every observer thought Hillary Clinton would win the US Presidential election this morning. Most went on to predict her mild hostility to further trade liberalisation meant the short-term prospects for global trade would be looking uncertain by now.
    Donald Trump, though, has been consistent and unambiguous about his trade policy.

  • EU/Vietnam FTA seems no closer as EU/ASEAN FTA interest revived

    Vietnam’s state-controlled media continued to claim April 25 talks between the EU’s Trade Commissioner, Cecilia Malmström, and her Vietnamese opposite number would “speed up an FTA.” But no European authority or publication carried similar claims from the European side. A clear announcement from the Europeans that it planned to reconvene talks with the whole ASEAN region on a wider agreement might indicate European diplomats are losing interest in talks with Vietnam alone.

  • EU-Vietnam FTA talks: no real progress – but gap in public accountability

    “Vietnam and the European Union (EU) concluded the 11th and the last round of free trade agreement negotiations in Brussels” on January 24, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.  “The bilateral FTA is expected to be signed as scheduled,” Luong Hoang Thai , Director of the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Multilateral Trade Policy Department, told the uninquisitive VNA.

  • Africans cancel conference planned to confirm free trade negotiations

    A December African Tripartite summit, intended to commit to a continent-wide free trade agreement “is not convenient,” an unpublished memo between governments announced in early, December.

  • EU-Vietnam FTA agreement unlikely this year. Some commentators think it’s unlikely this decade

    The President of the European Commission and the Vietnamese Prime Minster issued a statement on October 13 that makes it virtually certain their negotiators will not come to an agreement in 2014.

  • India looks to cut Pakistan apparel and textile import duty

    The excitement is about the possibility that India might start treating imports from Pakistan like those from anywhere else.

  • Now EU-Canada trade talks slow down

  • 168 Congressmen sign letter to keep current textile Rules of Origin

    Does this mean they think the Obama Administration is  going to agree to scrap them?

  • TPP: US argues; China debates

    Without the right rules, TPP will kill America’s textile industry: