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US and UK to start trade talks next month to ensure deal soon after Brexit

Trade talks with the US will kick off next month as British officials start to scope out plans for a deal, with the aim of setting up a free trade agreement as soon as possible after Brexit.

  • Vietnam- Japan trade reached over $US 10 billion

    According to the latest statistics from the General Department of Vietnam Customs, until the end of April 2017, the total import and export turnover between Vietnam and Japan reached about $US 10,124 billion. The turnover of Vietnam approximately reached $US 5,062 billion, and Japan was $ US 100 thousand higher.

  • U.S. asks Canada to end 'underhanded' dairy pricing class

    The United States has asked Canada to eliminate a new "underhanded" dairy-pricing class that has undercut sales by U.S. dairies to Canadian processors, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said on Monday.

  • Threats to free trade 'cannot be taken lightly,' ASEAN chief warns

    The chief of Southeast Asia's regional bloc on Monday pushed back against the emerging anti-globalization mood, stressing a commitment to continued economic integration and open trade.

  • Conference of the African Union Ministers of Trade (AMOT) on the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA)

    The African Union Commission (AUC) Department of Trade and Industry, in collaboration with the Government of Niger, is organising a Conference of the African Union Ministers of Trade (AMOT) on the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) from 5 to 16 June 2017 in Niamey, Niger.

  • Belarus, Russia to keep working together towards Belarus' WTO accession

    Belarus and Russia will continue working together towards Belarus' early accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO), reads the joint statement signed by Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei and Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov in Moscow on 5 June, BelTA has learned.

  • Sugar Talks May Hint at Trump Approach to U.S.-Mexico Trade

    The sugar barons of Florida, Alfonso and José Fanjul, have been equal-opportunity political donors for decades, showering largess on the campaigns of Democrats and Republicans alike to ensure that lawmakers will protect the American sugar industry.

  • Thailand and Chile agree to extend FTA signed in 2015

    Representatives of the Thai and Chilean governments have agreed to expand their Free Trade Agreement, signed in 2015, during their first bilateral meeting since the agreement was put into effect, the Thai Ministry of Commerce said in a statement on Thursday.

  • One Belt One Road (OBOR) and Africa

    One Belt One Road (OBOR) aims to revitalize the ancient Silk Road that ran from China to Europe through Central Asia. To this end, OBOR involves a series of interconnected infrastructure projects in more than 60 countries. The end game is a regional production chain of advanced manufacturing and innovation, furnished by First World infrastructure networks, with China at the centre.