Negotiations over ASEAN-EU free trade agreement set to resume

October 5, 2021 fibre2fashion 0 Comments

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is set to resume free trade agreement (FTA) talks with the European Union (EU) after negotiations were suspended in 2009. The EU Commission on Trade has agreed on a joint trade and investment programme, said Thai vice minister for commerce Sansern Samalapa, who acted as the chief negotiator at the September 8-9 ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM) virtual meeting with the EU, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Russia.

The two sides agreed to prepare negotiations for an ASEAN-EU FTA and hold joint expert meetings to build mutual understanding on new trade issues like e-commerce, government procurement and sustainable trade and development, according to media reports in the region. Read More.

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