Ecuador and China signed a free trade agreement (FTA) whereby the South American country will have access to a market of 1.4 billion people, it was reported in Quito on Wednesday. It was the second such pact signed under the administration of President Guillermo Lasso, following the one reached with Costa Rica.
Brazil's Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira told Folha de Sao Paulo that a possible free trade agreement between Uruguay and China would endanger the future of the South American Common Market (Mercosur). In Vieira's view, such a move would contradict the bloc's integration policies.
Uruguay and the United States are on the path of a “possible development”, according to the Secretary of the Presidency of the South American country, Álvaro Delgado. The official highlighted Thursday the importance of the Alliance for Economic Prosperity in the Americas and the relationship with Washington.
Uruguay's President Luis Lacalle Pou Wednesday admitted his country was after one-on-one trade deals with countries other than China and singled out Turkey was a target. Regarding a possible agreement with the United States, Lacalle said it would be a childhood dream come true.
Paraguay's Finance Ministry sought to deepen the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Mercosur and Egypt Wednesday when the II Meeting of the accord's Joint Committee convened.
Uruguay's President Luis Lacalle Pou Tuesday announced his country had begun negotiations with China to reach a Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which has been regarded as the beginning of the end of Mercosur.
China and New Zealand signed the upgrading protocol of their free trade agreement (FTA) via video link on Tuesday with new commitments in trade market entry, investment, and other key aspects.
Asia Pacific nations including China, Japan and South Korea on Sunday signed the world’s largest regional free trade agreement, encompassing nearly a third of the world’s population and gross domestic product.
Taiwan's main opposition party the Kuomintang (KMT) began a push on Sunday for a referendum to block the easing of restrictions on US pork imports, which if passed could threaten a long-mooted free trade deal with Taipei's key ally Washington.
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.