Preferential Trade updates 09/22

EU and Thailand cap turbulent decade with a partnership agreement                                      The European Union (EU) has finally sealed a Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) with Thailand, its sixth with a Southeast Asian country, as both sides seek to repair relations that frayed following a military coup in Bangkok eight years ago. It may provide the needed […]

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Preferential Trade updates 08/22

Bangladesh for securing SAFTA benefits in CEPA pact with India Bangladesh will push for securing the benefits it enjoys under the SAFTA deal when negotiations on Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) start with India. As a least developed country (LDC) all but 25 tobacco and alcohol products of Bangladesh are entitled to duty-and quota-free market […]

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Preferential Trade updates 07/22

AfCFTA suffers setback as Benin Republic slams CFA9m on Nigeria-bound transit cargoes The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), may have suffered setback over huge tariffs and checkpoints delaying smooth movement of transit cargoes along the West African corridor. The AfCFTA is an ambitious trade pact to form the world’s largest free trade area by […]

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Preferential Trade updates 06/22

AfCFTA Members meet to discuss Outstanding Rules of Origin and the AfCFTA Draft Manual on Rules of Origin From May 16 to 27, May 2022, Members of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) held the 7th meeting of the Sub-Committee on Rules of Origin (RoO) to discuss outstanding issues, the draft AfCFTA RoO manual, […]

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Preferential Trade updates 05/22

Cambodia, India mulling free trade pact establishment Cambodia and India have accelerated their internal technical work to establish the negotiation for a bilateral free trade agreement, stressing that the pact would enhance trade, investment, and cooperation in other sectors. Both sides emphasised the need for cooperation in investment, trade, culture, and tourism sectors in the […]

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Preferential Trade updates 04/22

Australia - India Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement India and Australia on Saturday signed an economic cooperation and trade agreement under which Canberra would provide duty free access in its market for over 95 per cent of Indian goods such as textiles, leather, jewellery and sports products. The agreement will help in taking bilateral trade […]

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