Economic integration http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/32749/all en UPDATE 2-Obama calls for U.S. free trade pact with European Union http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/update-1-obama-calls-us-free-trade-pact-european-union <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* US-EU trade talks expected to begin by June</p> <p>* Lawmakers press for action on EU farm trade barriers</p> <p>* Congress to work on new "trade promotion authority" law</p> <p>By Doug Palmer</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 12 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday called for talks on a far-reaching free trade agreement with the 27 nations of the European Union, throwing his weight behind a deal that would encompass half the world's economic output.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130213/update-1-obama-calls-us-free-trade-pact-european-union" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economic integration Entertainment Environment European Union Free trade area Health Politics Technology Third country relationships with the European Union Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Feb 2013 23:49:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5755160 at http://www.globalpost.com White House gives Congress 90-day notice on EU trade talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130320/white-house-gives-congress-90-day-notice-eu-trade-talks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Doug Palmer</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Wednesday formally notified Congress of its plans to begin free trade talks with the 27-nation European Union, an effort to leverage the world's largest trade and investment relationship to create new economic growth.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130320/white-house-gives-congress-90-day-notice-eu-trade-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economic integration Environment European Union Free trade area Health International trade Politics Technology Third country relationships with the European Union Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Mar 2013 20:15:52 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5789164 at http://www.globalpost.com PTA can boost Pak-Indonesia trade up to $2b http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/pta-can-boost-pak-indonesia-trade-2b <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Ambassador of Republic of Indonesia to Pakistan Burhan Muhammad has stated that his priorities were to enhance economic cooperation between Indonesia and Pakistan, connect the business communities of two countries and develop military to military linkages between two brother Muslim countries.</p><P>He highlighted that during his visit to Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Indonesia-Pakistan Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) was a landmark development in the bilateral history of two countries which will not only raise bilateral trade volume but also open doors for Pakistani busi</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130411/pta-can-boost-pak-indonesia-trade-2b" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economic integration International relations Political geography Technology Asianet Thu, 11 Apr 2013 10:01:17 +0000 Asianet 5810684 at http://www.globalpost.com Eurasian Economic Commission, IOM sign memorandum on cooperation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/eurasian-economic-commission-iom-sign-memorandum-cooperation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Minister of Economy and Finance Policy Timur Suleymenov, and IOM Director General William Lacy Swing today signed a Memorandum on Cooperation at IOM Headquarters in Geneva, IOM said.</p><P>The EEC, which was established in November 2011, is the executive body of the economic and customs union between Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/eurasian-economic-commission-iom-sign-memorandum-cooperation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economic integration International relations International trade Asianet Fri, 12 Apr 2013 18:17:49 +0000 Asianet 5813900 at http://www.globalpost.com North American free trade agreement with Europe needed, says ex-Mexican diplomat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130612/north-american-free-trade-agreement-europe-needed-says-ex-me <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MONTREAL - Canadian and U.S. efforts to strike free trade deals with Europe must eventually be harmonized into a North American agreement involving Mexico, a former Mexican diplomat said Wednesday.</p> <p>"I know this creates a lot of heartburn in...Washington, but eventually that has to be the step forward," Arturo Sarukhan told an economic conference in Montreal.</p> <p>The former ambassador to the United States said that a continental trade deal is needed to synchronize rules between the European Union and the NAFTA countries — Canada, United States and Mexico.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130612/north-american-free-trade-agreement-europe-needed-says-ex-me" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economic integration International trade United States free trade agreements The Canadian Press Wed, 12 Jun 2013 17:30:55 +0000 The Canadian Press 5856426 at http://www.globalpost.com China, Switzerland sign free trade agreement http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130706/china-switzerland-sign-free-trade-agreement <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BEIJING (Reuters) - China and Switzerland on Saturday signed a free trade agreement in Beijing - a move that came amid escalating tensions between Asia's economic giant and the European Union.</p> <p>The pact followed China's signing in April of its first free trade accord with a European economy, non-EU member Iceland. Saturday's deal, however, marked the first with an economy in continental Europe.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130706/china-switzerland-sign-free-trade-agreement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economic integration European Union Federalism Politics Thomson Reuters Sat, 06 Jul 2013 12:32:48 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5877135 at http://www.globalpost.com US trade rep urges Japan to commit to opening up access to auto, insurance markets http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130819/us-trade-rep-says-bilateral-talks-japan-tied-success-trans-p <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TOKYO - U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman on Monday urged Japan to open its market to American cars and insurance companies, which would pave the way for a broader regional free trade agreement.</p> <p>Froman told reporters that the ongoing talks with Japan dealing with such historical sticking points are tied to the success of the larger and parallel Pacific free trade negotiations.</p> <p>"There are longstanding issues," he said at the Japan National Press Club.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. 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This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130905/seoul-beijing-agree-basic-guidelines-fta-negotiations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economic integration International relations International trade Yonhap News Agency Fri, 06 Sep 2013 03:01:10 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5925907 at http://www.globalpost.com West African bloc approves single customs regime from 2015 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131025/west-african-bloc-approves-single-customs-regime-2015 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DAKAR (Reuters) - Leaders of the 15-nation Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) agreed on Friday to implement a single customs tariff regime from 2015 in an effort to accelerate economic integration.</p> <p>The Common External Tariff is designed to harmonize customs charged on imported goods to the bloc of some 300 million people.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131025/west-african-bloc-approves-single-customs-regime-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> African Union Economic integration International trade Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Oct 2013 21:31:51 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5971210 at http://www.globalpost.com West African bloc approves single customs regime from 2015 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131025/west-african-bloc-approves-single-customs-regime-2015-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DAKAR (Reuters) - Leaders of the 15-nation Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) agreed on Friday to implement a single customs tariff regime from 2015 in an effort to accelerate economic integration.</p> <p>The Common External Tariff is designed to harmonize customs charged on imported goods to the bloc of some 300 million people.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131025/west-african-bloc-approves-single-customs-regime-2015-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> African Union Economic integration International trade Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Oct 2013 21:33:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5971213 at http://www.globalpost.com East African leaders sign protocol establishing EAC Monetary Union http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/131130/east-african-leaders-sign-protocol-establishing-eac-monetary <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Xinhua News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>East African leaders sign protocol establishing EAC Monetary Union</p> <p>KAMPALA, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- Leaders from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi on Saturday signed a protocol to establish the East African Monetary Union, a key pillar in the region's economic integration process.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Xinhua News Agency.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. 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Korea reach free trade agreement: Abbott http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/131205/australia-s-korea-reach-free-trade-agreement-abbott <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Australia and South Korea have concluded negotiations on a free trade agreement, the two major trading partners said Thursday.</p> <p> The deal, more than four years in the making, was clinched Wednesday at a meeting between Australia Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb and his South Korean counterpart Yoon Sang Jick in Bali, Indonesia. It will come into effect after being ratified by the two countries' parliaments.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/131205/australia-s-korea-reach-free-trade-agreement-abbott" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Economic integration International relations International trade Kyodo News International Thu, 05 Dec 2013 06:31:44 +0000 Kyodo News International 6009698 at http://www.globalpost.com FTA talks between S. Korea, China close after discussions on market opening http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140109/fta-talks-between-s-korea-china-close-after-discussions-mark <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEJONG, Jan. 10 (Yonhap) -- The latest round of South Korea-China free trade agreement (FTA) talks this week were productive but no significant breakthrough was made, officials here said Friday.</p> <p>The latest round marked the beginning of discussions on the list of products subject to market opening, according to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140109/fta-talks-between-s-korea-china-close-after-discussions-mark" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economic integration International relations International trade Yonhap News Agency Fri, 10 Jan 2014 03:04:54 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 6039544 at http://www.globalpost.com FTA talks between S. Korea, China close after discussions on market opening http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140109/fta-talks-between-s-korea-china-close-after-discussions-ma-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEJONG, Jan. 10 (Yonhap) -- The latest round of South Korea-China free trade agreement (FTA) talks this week were productive but no significant breakthrough was made, officials here said Friday.</p> <p>The latest round marked the beginning of discussions on the list of products subject to market opening, according to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2013. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140109/fta-talks-between-s-korea-china-close-after-discussions-ma-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> China Economic integration International relations International trade Yonhap News Agency Fri, 10 Jan 2014 03:18:26 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 6039576 at http://www.globalpost.com Trade minister says progress in trilateral FTA talks with China, Japan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140303/trade-minister-says-progress-trilateral-fta-talks-china-japa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Byun Duk-kun</p> <p>SEJONG, March 3 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's trade minister on Monday said the country's negotiations for a three-way free trade agreement (FTA) with China and Japan were moving forward though there will be no immediate breakthrough.</p> <p>"Negotiations do not always go smoothly. In certain cases, (the countries) must engage in a tug of war," Yoon Sang-jick said while meeting with reporters here at the Sejong Government Complex.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2014. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140303/trade-minister-says-progress-trilateral-fta-talks-china-japa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economic integration Free trade area International trade minister Technology Yonhap News Agency Mon, 03 Mar 2014 09:17:16 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 6085308 at http://www.globalpost.com