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Agreement between the United States of America and the Lao Peoples Democratic Republic on Trade Relations

United States of AmericaUnited States of America

Area of Cooperation

Goods, Government Procurement, Intellectual Property, Dispute Settlement

Sign Date

January 1, 2003

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

http://www.bilaterals.org/IMG/pdf/US-LA_FTA.pdf


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Armenia - Kazakhstan Free Trade Agreement

Area of Cooperation

economy agreements

Sign Date

January 1, 1999

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

http://www.worldtradelaw.net/fta/agreements/armkazfta.pdf
Armenia - Kazakhstan Free Trade Agreement


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Armenia - Kyrgyz Free Trade Agreement

Area of Cooperation

Sign Date

January 1, 1994

In Force Date

January 1, 1995

Summary

http://www.worldtradelaw.net/fta/agreements/kyrarmfta.pdf


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Armenia -Turkmenistan Free Trade Agreement

Area of Cooperation

Sign Date

January 1, 1995

In Force Date

January 1, 1996

Summary

http://www.worldtradelaw.net/fta/agreements/armturkmfta.


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Armenia-Russian Federation

Area of Cooperation

economy agreements

Sign Date

January 1, 1992

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

There is no text available on this agreement, except for the WTO notification report.

However, its content should be very similar to Armenia's other agreements with former soviet republics.


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ASEAN - China Free Trade Area

Area of Cooperation

Consumer and Industrial Products, Agriculture

Sign Date

January 1, 2004

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

The ASEAN - China Free Trade Agreement will apply in an area involving 1.7 billion consumers, making it the world's largest trading area. The agreement currently establishes a zero-tariff market. The agreement now contains trade in goods, services and dispute settlement. Investment is still under negotiation.


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ASEAN - Korea Free Trade Area

Area of Cooperation

Goods, Dispute Settlement

Sign Date

January 1, 2006

In Force Date

January 1, 2007

Summary

Under the ASEAN- Korea Free Trade Agreement, Korean businesses will gain access to the ASEAN market, which contains nearly 500 million people. The agreement contains trade in goods and tariffs will be either eliminated or reduced on Korean products.
http://www.aseansec.org/18063.htm


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ASEAN Free Trade Area

Area of Cooperation

Goods and Dispute Resolution

Sign Date

January 1, 1992

In Force Date

January 1, 1992

Summary

Initiated in 1992, ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) main mechanism used to reduce tariffs in ASEAN. It originally contained six members (Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand) the other four members (Vietnam -1995, Laos -1997, Myanmar-1997 and Cambodia-1999) joined after the original agreement was signed. In order to join ASEAN, they had to agree to AFTA. The overall objective of AFTA is to encourage more foreign investment to ASEAN and establish ASEAN as a world competitor by eliminating both tariff and non-tariff barriers within ASEAN. Over the next 15 years, ASEAN agreed to reduce tariffs 0-5%.
http://www.aseansec.org/19346.htm


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Australia - New Zealand Closer Economic Partnership

Area of Cooperation

Goods, Services (excluded: some telecom, air, airport, costal shipping, some types of insurances, postal services), Governement procurement, Trade Facilitation, Labor and Enviromental standards

Sign Date

January 1, 1983

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

The Australian New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement (ANZCERTA) aims to strengthen the partners’ relations, to eliminate trade barriers between the two countries, to develop closer economic relations, promote fair competition in trade within the two countries. ANZCERTA was entered into force in 1983 and began as an effort to integrate the two countries through free trade in goods and services. Once the initial goals were met, the governments from both countries have moved to a deeper integration of the two economies.

http://www.fta.gov.au/default.aspx?FolderID=285&ArticleID=231


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CISFTA - Commonwealth of Independent States FTA

Area of Cooperation

Economy

Sign Date

January 1, 1994

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

Never fully implemented by all members, although Free Trade Area was created in 1999; future prospects unclear.
http://www.worldtradelaw.net/fta/agreements/cisfta.pdf


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Eurasian Economic Community Customs Union

Area of Cooperation

Sign Date

January 1, 2002

In Force Date

January 1, 2003

Summary

The EAEC attempts substantial integration in post-soviet nations. It arose out of the CIS customs union as all the members were CIS members. The agreement strives to create a common market, customs union, standardized currency exchange, develop programs for social and economic development, a general energy market and several equal rights for citizens, including health care. The EAEC consists of an intergovernmental council, Secretariat, Commission of the Permanent Representatives, Interstate parliamentary assembly, Law Court, and Integration Committee.
http://secretariat.efta.int/Web/ExternalRelations/PartnerCountries/Singapore


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European Free Trade Assoc.-Singapore Free Trade Agreement

IcelandIceland
LiechtensteinLiechtenstein
NorwayNorway
SwitzerlandSwitzerland

Area of Cooperation

Goods, Services, Government Procurement, Investment, Competition Policy, Intellectual Property, Dispute Settlement

Sign Date

January 1, 2002

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

In force since 2003, the Free Trade Agreement between the EFTA States and Singapore encompasses trade in goods, services and investments. EFTA's agreement with Singapore is the most substantive agreement regarding services that EFTA has entered. The agreement allows for both foreign and domestic investments. A joint committee oversees the Agreement.
http://secretariat.efta.int/Web/ExternalRelations/PartnerCountries/Singapore


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Georgia - Russian Free Trade Agreement

GeorgiaGeorgia

Area of Cooperation

Full tariff elimination

Sign Date

January 1, 1994

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

Free Trade Agreement between Geargia and Russian Federation


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Global System of Trade Preferences among Developing Countries

AlgeriaAlgeria
ArgentinaArgentina
BeninBenin
BoliviaBolivia
BrazilBrazil
CameroonCameroon
ChileChile
ColombiaColombia
CubaCuba
EcuadorEcuador
EgyptEgypt
GhanaGhana
GuineaGuinea
GuyanaGuyana
IranIran
IraqIraq
LibyaLibya
MexicoMexico
MoroccoMorocco
MozambiqueMozambique
NicaraguaNicaragua
NigeriaNigeria
PeruPeru
SudanSudan
Tanzania, United Republic OfTanzania, United Republic Of
Trinidad And TobagoTrinidad And Tobago
TunisiaTunisia
VenezuelaVenezuela
ZimbabweZimbabwe

Area of Cooperation

Global Dispute Settlement

Sign Date

January 1, 1988

In Force Date

January 1, 1989

Summary

The Global System of Trade Preferences arose out of the United Nations Group of 77. The Group first appeared interested in 1976 to develop a global system of trade for developing countries. Over years of negotiations, the agreement was signed by the participating members of the Group of 77. The members are currently looking to expand their economic ties to other developing countries in Asia, Latin America and Africa.
http://www.unctadxi.org/templates/Page____6207.aspx


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India - Nepal Treaty of Trade

Area of Cooperation

Goods

Sign Date

January 1, 1991

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

The government of India will allow Nepal customs duty free access to the Indian market. The treaty has had a positive impact on Nepal in both trade and economic development. The treaty gets renewed every five years unless a party wishes to end the treaty.
http://commerce.nic.in/nepal.doc


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India - Singapore Closer Economic Partnership

Area of Cooperation

Goods, Services (air services, e-commerce, media and education) Investment, Intellectual Property, Dispute Settlement, Trade Facilitation, Labor Mobility

Sign Date

January 1, 2005

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

India's first Closer Economic Partnership Agreement was signed with Singapore in 2005 after thirteen rounds of negotiations. The agreement is also the first comprehensive bilateral agreement that Singapore has entered with a south Asia economy. A key feature of the Agreement is the avoidance of double taxation agreement. This prevents double taxation of an income earned by a resident of one member country in another member country.
http://app.fta.gov.sg/data//fta/file/India-Singapore Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement.pdf


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India - Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement

Area of Cooperation

Goods, Dispute Settlement

Sign Date

January 1, 1998

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

Trade has grown immensely among the two countries since the signing of a trade agreement. India is the 4th largest investor in Sri Lanka and their economic, political and social relationship remains close. India grants nearly 1/6th of its total development credit to Sri Lanka. Currently both countries are looking to establish a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement.
http://commerce.nic.in/ilfta.htm


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India and Bhutan Trade Agreement

Area of Cooperation

Sign Date

January 1, 2006

In Force Date

January 1, 2006

Summary

http://commerce.nic.in/trade/bhutan.pdf


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Japan - Malaysia Economic Partnership Agreement

Area of Cooperation

Goods, Services, Investment, Intellectual Property, Dispute Settlement

Sign Date

January 1, 2005

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

Under the Agreement, both countries will work to eliminate all tariffs within ten years. The partnership will allow Japanese firms to move into the Malaysian car market. The tariffs on Japanese cars will be eliminated by 2015. Trade in Japan is expected to increase as Japan is Malaysia’s third largest trading partner. JMEPA will strengthen the economic ties between the two countries and remains a solid basis for the facilitation of trade between the countries.
http://www.mofa.go.jp/region/asia-paci/malaysia/epa/index.html


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Japan - Mexico Economic Partnership Agreement

MexicoMexico

Area of Cooperation

Goods, Services (Core air transport services, maritime transport and financial services carved out.), Government Procurement, Investment, Competition Policy, Intellectual Property, Dispute Settlement, Trade Facilitation, Labor Mobility

Sign Date

January 1, 2004

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

The Agreement between Japan and the United Mexican States for the Strengthening of the Economic Partnership attempts to strengthen the bilateral economic relations between the two countries. It promotes the liberalization of investments and trade. In addition, it attempts to offer people a freer flow for business purpose. Japan will obtain access to the Mexican market, a consumer base will nearly 100 million. Japan will also gain a bridge to the North and South American markets through Mexico, as it has numerous agreements with countries in the region, allowing Japan treatment equal to that of the EU, Canada and US in services, customs, investment and government procurement.
http://www.mofa.go.jp/region/latin/mexico/agreement/index.html


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Japan - Singapore Economic Agreement for a New-Age Partnership

Area of Cooperation

Goods, Services, Government Procurement, Investment, Competition Policy, Intellectual Property, Dispute Settlement, Trade Facilitation, Labor and Environmental Standards

Sign Date

January 1, 2002

In Force Date

January 1, 2002

Summary

The JSEPA strives for better market access as well as national treatment conditions. The Japan Singapore agreement is the model agreement for Japan as it was its first EPA. Not only does it cover tariff reduction, JESPA synchronizes customs procedures and addresses the movement of people.
http://www.fta.gov.sg/fta/pdf/FTA_JSEPA_Agreement.pdf


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Kazakhstan - Georgia Free Trade Agreement

GeorgiaGeorgia

Area of Cooperation

Commodity and Service

Sign Date

January 1, 1997

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

http://www.mfa.gov.ge/files/59_68_230357_Geo-KazakhstanFreeTrade.pdf


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Korea - Chile Free Trade Agreement

Area of Cooperation

Goods, Services (including: Telecommunications, Professional and Health. EXCLUDING: Core Air transport and Financial Services) Government Procurement, Investment, Competition Policy, Intellectual Property, Dispute Settlement, Trade Facilitation, Labor

Sign Date

January 1, 2003

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

After six rounds of negotiation, the Korea-Chile Free Trade Agreement was concluded in 2003. The KCFTA was the first free trade agreement entered into by Korea. It provides Korea with an opening into other Latin American economies as Chile has numerous agreements with other countries in the region. Both countries are to eliminate tariff on 96 percent of goods in 10 years. The combination of the two countries compliments each other because while Chile is competitive in raw materials and agricultural products, Korea’s strength lies in industrial products.
http://docsonline.wto.org/DDFDocuments/t/WT/REG/169-1.doc


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Korea - European Free Trade Association Free Trade Agreement

IcelandIceland
LiechtensteinLiechtenstein
NorwayNorway
SwitzerlandSwitzerland

Area of Cooperation

Goods, Services (including financial telecommunication services) Government Procurement, Investment, Competition Policy, Intellectual Property, Dispute Settlement

Sign Date

January 1, 2005

In Force Date

January 1, 2006

Summary

The Korea-EFTA FTA will eliminate tariff and non-tariff barriers, promote liberalization and encourage economic cooperation.
http://secretariat.efta.int/Web/ExternalRelations/PartnerCountries/Korea/KR/KR_Agreement.pdf


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Korea - Singapore Free Trade Agreement

Area of Cooperation

Goods, Services, Government Procurement, Investment, Intellectual Property, Dispute Settlement, Trade Facilitation, Labor and Environmental Standards, Capacity Building

Sign Date

January 1, 2005

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

The “Korea - Singapore Free Trade Agreement“ will allow all Korean exports to enter tariff-free to Singapore. The Korean market will also be opened to various Singapore services. Singapore will support Korea’s expansion into ASEAN while Korea will provide a bridge for Singapore to enter Northeast Asia.
http://docsonline.wto.org/DDFDocuments/t/WT/REG/210-1.doc


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Kyrgyzstan - Kazakhstan Free Trade Agreement

Area of Cooperation

Trade

Sign Date

January 1, 1995

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

http://www.worldtradelaw.net/fta/agreements/kyrmolfta.pdf


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Kyrgyzstan - Moldova Free Trade Agreement

Moldova, Republic OfMoldova, Republic Of

Area of Cooperation

Trade

Sign Date

January 1, 1995

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

http://www.worldtradelaw.net/fta/agreements/kyrmolfta.pdf


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Kyrgyzstan - Russia Free Trade Agreement

Area of Cooperation

Trade

Sign Date

January 1, 1992

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

http://www.worldtradelaw.net/fta/agreements/kyrrusfta.pdf


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Kyrgyzstan - Russian Federation Free Trade Agreement

Area of Cooperation

Full tariff elimination

Sign Date

January 1, 1992

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

Free trade agreement between Kyrgyzstan and Russia


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Kyrgyzstan - Ukraine Free Trade Agreement

UkraineUkraine

Area of Cooperation

Trade

Sign Date

January 1, 1995

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

http://www.worldtradelaw.net/fta/agreements/kyrukrfta.pdf


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Kyrgyzstan - Uzbekistan Free Trade Agreement

Area of Cooperation

Trade

Sign Date

January 1, 1996

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

http://www.worldtradelaw.net/fta/agreements/kyruzbfta.pdf


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Laos - Thailand Preferential Trade Agreement

Area of Cooperation

Trade

Sign Date

January 1, 1991

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

Laos - Thailand Preferential Trade Agreement


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Macao - People's Republic of China Closer Economic Partnership

Area of Cooperation

Goods ( No provisions on Agricultural goods) Services, Trade Facilitation ( Macao has applied zero tariffs on products from the mainland)

Sign Date

January 1, 2003

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

The Mainland and Macau Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement was signed in 2003. Macau Products, under the agreement, are exempted from import customs. The agreement strives to support the growth and expansion of the Macau manufacturing, tourist and development industries.

http://www.economia.gov.mo/page/english/cepa_e.htm


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New Zealand - Singapore Closer Economic Partnership

Area of Cooperation

Goods, Services, Government Procurement, Investment, Competition Policy, Intellectual Property, Dispute Settlement, Trade Facilitation

Sign Date

January 1, 2000

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

One of the most comprehensive trade agreements entered into by New Zealand, The New Zealand – Singapore Closer Economic Partnership address goods, services, investment and barriers.   Through the agreement, New Zealand has set up its first technology center in Singapore encouraging international business.  Economic cooperation and the overall market access has improved significant with the agreement.  Under the agreement, both countries will: eliminate tariffs (allowing numerous Singapore exports to gain preferential market access), liberalize service sectors, commit to a set of rules and framework, establish a Mutual Recognition agreement and establish a government procurement market.

http://www.fta.gov.sg/fta/pdf/anzscep.pdf


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Pakistan - People's Republic of China Free Trade Agreement

Area of Cooperation

Goods ( Early harvest programme has been operational since 1 January 2006. See more on http://www.commerce.gov.pk/PCEHP.asp

Sign Date

January 1, 2006

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Papua New Guinea - Australia Trade and Commercial Region

Area of Cooperation

Agricultural, livestock, fisheries, goods

Sign Date

January 1, 1991

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

People's Republic of China - Chile Free Trade Agreement

ChileChile

Area of Cooperation

No Provisions for Agricultural Goods, intellectual property

Sign Date

January 1, 2005

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

People's Republic of China - Thailand Free Trade Agreement

Area of Cooperation

agriculture

Sign Date

December 31, 1969

In Force Date

January 1, 2003

Summary

People's Republic of China - Thailand Free Trade Agreement


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People's Republic of China, Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership

Area of Cooperation

Goods, Services and Trade Facilitation

Sign Date

January 1, 2003

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

i. The Closer Economic Partnership (CEPA) between the People's Republic of China and Hong Kong is a Free Trade Agreement that allows residents and companies of Hong Kong preferential access to the mainland market. The objectives of the agreement, as stated in the legal document, are to strengthen trade and investment between the two sides and promote development. Both parties meet regularly and add supplements to the agreement. The three main areas CEPA covers involve measures for promotion of trade and investment, opening the mainland market to Hong Kong service providers, and the elimination of tariffs on locally manufactured goods. CEPA also encourages foreign investors to establish businesses in Hong Kong to reap the benefits of both the Hong Kong opportunities as well as those in the mainland.


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Singapore - Australia Free Trade Agreement

Area of Cooperation

Goods (No provisions for coverage of agricultural goods) Services (Financial and Telecommunications) Government Procurement, Investment, Competition Policy, Intellectual Property, Dispute Settlement, Trade Facilitation, Labor Mobility, Labor and Environment

Sign Date

January 1, 2003

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

The Singapore – Australia Free Trade Agreement was signed in 2002 after 10 rounds of meetings and negotiations.  SAFTA will be the first bilateral free trade agreement the Australia has entered into, as the last one was in 1983 with New Zealand.  According to the agreement, all tariffs will be eliminated, Australian exporters will gain more market access and the market will be more open and predictable.  Investors from Singapore will have more opportunities to invest in   Australia.  The customs procedures will be improved and Singapore will have access to the Australian workforce.  The FTA will not only benefit the economies of both countries but the service industry as well.

http://www.fta.gov.sg/fta/pdf/FTA_SAFTA_Agreement.pdf


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Singapore - Jordan Free Trade Agreement

JordanJordan

Area of Cooperation

Goods, Services (Financial, Communications and Transportation - with the exception of core air transport), Investment, Dispute Settlement

Sign Date

January 1, 2004

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

The Singapore-Jordan Free Trade Agree is a first for both.  It is the first FTA Singapore has signed with a Middle Eastern country and Jordan’s first with an Asian country.  Along with signing the FTA, both countries created a Bilateral Investment Treaty.  Singapore hopes to gain deeper access to the Middle Eastern region through Jordan.    The agreement encourages business alliances, exploration and opportunities.  Upon implementation, products from Jordan will receive no customs duties and those coming from Singapore will see a gradual reduction of customs duties.

http://www.jftp.gov.jo/Singapore.htm


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Singapore - Panama Free Trade Agreement

PanamaPanama

Area of Cooperation

Goods, Services (excluding air transport), Dispute Settlement

Sign Date

January 1, 2006

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

The Panama-Singapore Free Trade Agreement was signed in 2006 after 3 rounds of negotiations.  It is Singapore’s first FTA with a  Latin American country.  As Panama is home to the second largest free trade zone, it will provide Singapore an opening into the Americas.  A comprehensive agreement, the PSFTA will open up the markets of both countries and enhance investment and collaboration.

http://app.fta.gov.sg/data///fta/Panama-Sg FTA/Singapore Consolidated Text Feb 06 - for printing.pdf


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South Asian Free Trade Area

Area of Cooperation

Goods (No provisions for coverage of agricultural goods) Government Procurement, Investment, Competition Policy, Intellectual Property, Dispute Settlement, Trade Facilitation, Labor Mobility

Sign Date

January 1, 2004

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

Introduced at the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation summit, the South Asian Free Trade Area created a free trading zone that reaches 1.4 billion people.   The SAFTA contains zero customs duty on practically all products.

 http://www.saarc-sec.org/data/summit12/saftaagreement.pdf


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South Pacific Regional Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement

Cook IslandsCook Islands
FijiFiji
KiribatiKiribati
Marshall IslandsMarshall Islands
Micronesia (Federated States Of)Micronesia (Federated States Of)
NauruNauru
PalauPalau
SamoaSamoa
Solomon IslandsSolomon Islands
TongaTonga
TuvaluTuvalu
VanuatuVanuatu

Area of Cooperation

Industrial, Agriculture, fisheries

Sign Date

January 1, 1981

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

New Zealand, Australia and the countries of the South Pacific Forum signed the South Pacific Regional Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement in 1981.  Under the agreement, the products coming from South Pacific Forum countries will have duty free access to the markets in both Australia and New Zealand.

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/other/dfat/treaties/1982/31.html


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Thailand - Australia Free Trade Agreement

Area of Cooperation

Goods: Agriculture, Meat, Horticulture, Dairy, Sugar, Wine, Processed food and beverages, automotive, services, investment, intellectual property, dispute settlement, trade facilitation, labor mobility

Sign Date

January 1, 2004

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

In Force since 2005, the Thailand-Australia Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA) is a market opening agreement which allows Australian products greater access.  Upon entry into force, Thailand eliminated more than half of its tariff, which over a significant amount of Australian exports. While Australian exports were previously pushed out of the Thailand market due to quotas and high tariffs, it now has access in numerous areas.

http://www.thaifta.com/english/eng_au.html


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Thailand - New Zealand Closer Economic Partnership Agreement

Area of Cooperation

Goods, Services, Government Procurement, Investment, Competition Policy, Intellectual Property, Dispute Settlement, Trade Facilitation, Labor and Environmental Standards

Sign Date

January 1, 2005

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

In force since 2005, the New Zealand-Thailand Closer Economic Partnership (CEP) will open up the Thailand market to New Zealand exporters.  All tariffs on New Zealand goods to Thailand will be eliminated by 2025 and New Zealand will eliminate all tariffs on Thai goods by 2015. The New Zealand government said in a press statement, "The CEP is seen by both sides to be not just of economic importance but also of strategic importance. It will make both countries more competitive in the global market place by encouraging Thais and New Zealanders to pool their expertise, ideas, technology and resources.”

http://www.mft.govt.nz/tradeagreements/thainzcep/pdfs/thainzcep-december2004.pdf


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Thailand - People's Republic of China Free Trade Agreement

Area of Cooperation

Trade

Sign Date

January 1, 2003

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

Limited to agricultural products, the Thai-China Free Trade Agreement entered into force in 2003, and negotiations on a more comprehensive agreement are expected to conclude before 2010.

http://english.people.com.cn/200506/19/eng20050619_191069.html


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Trade and Investment Framework Arrangement between the United States of America and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

Area of Cooperation

Trade

Sign Date

January 1, 2006

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

The Enhanced partnership between ASEAN and the United States will increase cooperation and understanding in the areas of politics, economics and safety.  EAI, Enterprise ASEAN Initiative, will strengthen economic cooperation and will allow and increase of trade and investment between both parties.  Both sides have also vowed to work together on various projects in the development arena including, fighting infectious disease and disaster relief.

http://www.ustr.gov/assets/Trade_Agreements/TIFA/asset_upload_file932_9760.pdf


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Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement

Area of Cooperation

Goods, Services (excluding Core Air transport services and financial services) Government procurement, Competition Policy, Intellectual Property, Dispute Settlement, Trade Facilitation, Labor Mobility, Labor and Environmental Standards, Capacity Building

Sign Date

January 1, 2005

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

The Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement was concluded in 2005.  The Agreement has previously been know as the Pacific Tree FTA; however, upon the entry of Brunei, it changed to its current title.  It spans three continents, the first FTA to do so, and it seeks to connect the economies of the involved countries.  Most of the tariffs were eliminated upon entry into force as well as immediate market access.

http://www.mfat.govt.nz/Trade-and-Economic-Relations/0--Trade-archive/0--Trade-agreements/Trans-Pacific/0-sep-index.php


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Turkmenistan - Georgia Free Trade Agreement

GeorgiaGeorgia

Area of Cooperation

Trade

Sign Date

January 1, 2000

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

United States - Australia Free Trade Agreement

United States of AmericaUnited States of America

Area of Cooperation

Agribusiness, automotive, building and construction, education, food and beverage, financial services, giftware, minerals and metal, mining equipment and services, professional services, rail equipment and services, information and communication technology

Sign Date

January 1, 2004

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

Signed in 2004 and in force since 2005, the Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement opens up to Australia the world’s largest economy.  The United States is perhaps the most significant trading and investment partner to Australia as it aims to create a transparent business environment.  The United States will also allow Australia access to its market.

http://www.ustr.gov/Trade_Agreements/Bilateral/Australia_FTA/Final_Text/Section_Index.html


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United States - Singapore Free Trade Agreement

United States of AmericaUnited States of America

Area of Cooperation

Goods, Services (Telecommunications, Financial Services Excluded Air Transportation), Government Procurement, Investment, Competition Policy, Intellectual Property, Dispute Settlement, Trade Facilitation, Labor Mobility, Labor and Environmental Standards

Sign Date

January 1, 2003

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

The first FTA signed by President Bush, the US-Singapore Free Trade Agreement, expands the United States market access. Upon entry, Singapore will eliminate all tariffs on US goods. The United States’ 15th largest trading partner is Singapore.  The agreement contains both WTO-plus and NAFTA-plus commitments thus giving it the reputation as a landmark agreement.  It is also the first FTA between the United States and an Asian country.   The agreement will support US growth and support its establishment of other agreements with ASEAN countries.

http://www.fta.gov.sg/fta/pdf/FTA_USSFTA_Agreement_Final.pdf


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US - Central Asian TIFA

Area of Cooperation

Economy

Sign Date

January 1, 2004

In Force Date

December 31, 1969

Summary

The US-Central Asian TIFA will allow member countries to address trade issues and promote US trade and investment to Central Asia.  It will open up a market of 55.9 million consumers to the United States. A Council was created with the agreement to promote an ongoing dialogue and open forum for countries improve trade relations.

http://www.ustr.gov/assets/Trade_Agreements/TIFA/asset_upload_file683_7722.pdf


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