China-Australia Free Trade Agreement A Boon for Australian Wine, Fruit, Beef, and Milk Powder

The free trade agreement signed by Australia and China late last year is “delivering” for Australian businesses, the nation’s Minister for Trade and Investment said on Monday [2 May 2016]. Steven Ciobo said the Chinese appetite for premium Australian products such as wine, beef, seafood and vegetables had contributed to a number of impressive gains

Macao and Mainland China to Update the Terms of their CEPA Free Trade Agreement

Macao and China’s mainland have signed a new agreement under the framework of the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA), further liberalizing trade in services. The new deal, signed here on Saturday [28 November 2015], will further expand the total areas of the mainland economy that are fully or partially open to Macao providers of services

Mainland China and Hong Kong Sign New CEPA Free Trade Agreement

Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying Friday [27 November 2015] witnessed the signing of the agreement on trade in services between Hong Kong and China’s mainland. Signed between the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government and the Ministry of Commerce under the framework of the mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA), the

Hong Kong and Macao Will Negotiate Their Own Free Trade Agreement

Hong Kong and Macao will soon start negotiations on a free trade agreement, namely the Hong Kong and Macao Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (HK-Macao CEPA), the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government said on its news website on Friday [9 October 2015]. The new arrangement will cover elements including commitment to bind tariff at zero,

China and Australia Sign a Free Trade Agreement in Canberra

China and Australia signed a free trade agreement on Wednesday [17 June 2015] after a decade of negotiations, covering areas including a simplified review procedure for investments, most-favored-nation status and easier market access to service sector. Under the agreement, 85.4 percent of goods traded between both sides will cut tariffs to zero immediately. About 97

Chile Battles the USA for China’s Agricultural Import Market

China will become Chile’s main importer of foodstuffs in a decade, Chilean ambassador to China Jorge Heine wrote in a Chilean newspaper Tuesday [12 May 2015]. Chile currently rivals the United States in exporting foodstuffs to China and “there aren’t too many markets in which Chile competes head to head with the United States,” said