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FTA Agreement with ASEAN

August 30, 2008 International FinanceNew Zealand Finance  No comments

New Zealand and Australia has reached a free trade agreement with ten southeast Asian nations. Negotiations between The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), New Zealand and Australia have finally conclude in Free-Trade Agreements, on both goods and services. The accomplishment has been hailed as a milestone for New Zealand by Wellington Regional Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive, Charles Finny.

It is expected that the full details of the Free Trade Agreement between the ten nations of the ASEAN, Australia and New Zealand will be worked out in December, along with some small issues which still remain.

The ASEAN states consist of Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, Philippines, Myanmar, Malaysia, Laos, Indonesia, Cambodia, Brunei Darussalam...

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Free-trade Talks with ASEAN

August 25, 2008 International FinanceNew Zealand Finance  No comments

It is expected that next week, the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) will hold talks with New Zealand and Australian ambassadors, possibly about a the feasibility of free-trade agreements.

It is expected that ASEAN will continue current talks this week in order to finalize a free-trade agreement between ASEAN and India. Pending the results of the discussion, next week could be used for talks with the ASEAN ambassadors of New Zealand and Australia. Predominantly the subject will be ensuring that the ASEAN-India free-trade agreement can be signed in December.

With the rising concern of ASEAN about the importance regional trading pacts in the face of continually rising powers like India and China, the possibility of talks about a free trade agreement between New Zealand and ASEA...

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