Trade Agreements

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WTO Members Review China-Mauritius FTA

At a meeting of the WTO's Committee on Regional Trade Agreements on March 28, WTO members considered the free trade agreement (FTA) between China and Mauritius, which those two countries had notified on January 7, 2021 and which entered into force on January 1, 2021. This is the first FTA

China and New Zealand Upgrade FTA

China and New Zealand recently announced that an upgraded set of bilateral trade rules would come into force in April. The new rules would facilitate trade in goods and services and could boost bilateral trade flows.

Ecuador and China Looking to Enhance Economic Ties; Trade Deal Is on the Agenda

On the sidelines of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics over the weekend, China and Ecuador signed a memorandum on the official launch of the negotiations of a China-Ecuador free trade agreement, and also discussed debt renegotiations.

Chinese Foreign Minister Discusses Trade and BRI with GCC Delegates

The Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs is in a week-long series of meetings with a high-level delegation of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) members. During the meetings, the officials discussed cooperation on trade, the Belt and Road Initiative, strategic partnerships and other topics.

Democratic Senators Call for Tightening FTA Rules of Origin To Limit Chinese Imports

Three U.S. Senators -- Robert P. Casey, Jr. (D-PA), Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) -- have called on the Biden administration to tighten up rules of origin related to U.S. trade agreements. In a recent letter [https://www.casey.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/letter_to_

MOFCOM Says China Will Open More to Investment and Trade

During an August 23 press conference [http://www.scio.gov.cn/xwfbh/xwbfbh/wqfbh/44687/46624/wz46626/Document/1710966/1710966.htm] (link in Chinese) held by the State Council Information Office, officials from China’s Ministry of Commerce expressed interest in pursuing free trade agreements, as they referred to foreign

Australia Releases "Post-Implementation Review" of China-Australia FTA

In the midst of rising economic [https://thediplomat.com/2020/12/australia-china-economic-and-trade-relations-are-heading-for-a-hard-reset/] and broader [https://thediplomat.com/2021/02/china-australia-slump-continues-to-deepen/] tensions between Australia and China, on March 2, 2021 the Australian government released its “post-implementation review” of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement ChAFTA (ChAFTA entered into force on December 20,
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