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Tag: free trade agreement

  • Monday, June 10th 2019 - 08:42 UTC

    UK/South Korea sign in principle, first a post-Brexit free trade agreement

    The agreement is designed to provide stability under a no-deal Brexit, with the UK due to leave the EU on 31 October, with or without a deal.

    The UK and South Korea have signed an in principle free trade agreement (FTA) that seeks to maintain existing trade arrangements post-Brexit. International Trade Secretary Liam Fox signed the deal with his South Korean counterpart Yoo Myung-hee in Seoul.

  • Friday, March 29th 2019 - 08:41 UTC

    EU free trade deals that UK has rolled over are “incomplete”, claim think tanks

    The UK Trade Policy Observatory told Newsnight the deals cannot guarantee trade will continue for British companies in a no-deal Brexit

    The EU free-trade deals that the UK government has managed to roll over are “incomplete”, say trade experts. The UK Trade Policy Observatory told Newsnight the deals cannot guarantee trade will continue for British companies in a no-deal Brexit.

  • Thursday, November 22nd 2018 - 09:10 UTC

    Chile and Brazil sign free trade agreement in Santiago

    Brazil President Michel Temer traveled to Santiago to sign the deal with his counterpart, Chilean President Sebastian Pinera

    Chile and Brazil signed a free trade agreement on Wednesday that scraps red tape and tariffs between the two South American economies, in a move both governments said would give a boost to regional integration.

  • Thursday, September 27th 2018 - 09:08 UTC

    Trump rebuffs Trudeau claiming “Canada has treated the US very badly”

    “Yeah, I did,” he told a news conference when asked by a reporter whether he had rejected a one-on-one meeting with Trudeau. “Canada has treated us very badly”

    US President Donald Trump confirmed on Wednesday that he had refused to meet Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, accusing Canada of treating the United States “very badly.”

  • Wednesday, August 29th 2018 - 08:33 UTC

    Brazilian currency down on presidential election forecast jitters

    The Brazilian real weakened 1.3%, by far the biggest decliner in the region and 19% so far this year.

    The Brazilian Real led losses in Latin America as lingering concerns over presidential elections overshadowed a largely positive environment for emerging market assets. The US dollar ended trading at 4.333 Reales.

  • Tuesday, July 10th 2018 - 07:20 UTC

    Quick review of Brexit events and possible outcomes

    May came to power shortly after the Brexit vote, promising to be a steady hand in the negotiations.

    A huge political fight has erupted in the UK government over Brexit, Britain’s controversial decision to break away from the European Union, and it could bring down Prime Minister Theresa May. In the last 24 hours, three members of May's cabinet — Foreign Minister Boris Johnson, Brexit Minister David Davis, and the minister for the Department for Exiting the EU, Steve Baker — quit the government in protest over May’s handling of negotiations with the European Union.

  • Monday, May 7th 2018 - 20:24 UTC

    Uruguay: No position on the FTA with Chile after an official plenary

    Economy Minister Danilo Astori said that the government's opening policy is not supported.

    The plenary of the leftist coalition Broad Front concluded on Sunday with a motion that postergates de decision over the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Chile, defining to leave the decision on whether or not to support the agreement, delaying the debate to a future plenary whose date is not yet defined. The decision was voted after counting an erroneous sum of the votes in the first instance in which the motion to debate the issue in the plenary had won. However, the votes of the Communist Party of Uruguay (PCU) had been put on the wrong side.

  • Monday, April 30th 2018 - 09:04 UTC

    Last round of EU/Mercosur “useful”, but key issues remain to be resolved

    Talks ended earlier than expected, with Argentina and Uruguay leaving the table due to what they saw as a lack of decisiveness from Brazil and the EU.

    The European Union and Mercosur have made some progress on how to open their markets to cars, but ended free trade talks in Brussels on Friday with finger-pointing about who was holding up a deal. The EU and the Mercosur bloc of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay began on-off negotiations towards a trade alliance in 1999, with a fresh impetus since 2016.

  • Friday, April 27th 2018 - 10:47 UTC

    Mujica supports the FTA with Chile: Piñera begins his commercial tour avoiding Uruguay

    Mujica said that before “a weakened Mercosur”, Uruguay has to look for alternative incentives to improve trade stability.

    While Chilean President Sebastián Piñera started a commercial tour in Brazil last Thursday, in which he avoids Uruguay because the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Chile is blocked in the Uruguayan Parliament since 2016, ex-president José Mujica explained that he supports the FTA with Chile in order to look for “the best incentives to ensure commercial stability.” The bench of former president Mujica and the communist party refuse to approve the commercial agreement.

  • Tuesday, June 18th 2013 - 02:28 UTC

    US and EU agree to launch ambitious free-trade negotiations in Washington in July

    Leaders of EU and President Obama make the announcement at Enniskillen

    The United States and European Union launched negotiations on one of the world's most ambitious free-trade agreements on Monday, promising thousands of jobs and speedier growth on both sides of the Atlantic.

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