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    Indonesia Wants to Delay China-ASEAN Pact

    Jan. 14 – The Indonesian government has formally lodged a letter to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) asking for the group’s free trade pact with China to be delayed to January 2011. The deal began this month; imposing zero tariffs on around 90 percent of imported goods including textiles, steel and chemicals. Indonesia[…..]

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    India, Indonesia to Sign Free Trade Agreement

    Oct. 20 – After signing the India-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement, Jakarta and New Delhi are now set to launch negotiations for a similar bilateral deal to open trade in goods and services between their respective countries. The Indo-Indonesian Joint Study Group (JSG) after studying the advantages of an economic cooperation between the two recommends the[…..]

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    Vietnam, Chile Begin Fourth Round of FTA Negotiation

    Oct. 1 – Vietnam and Chile began the fourth round of free trade negotiations in Chilean capital of Santiago on Monday. “At this stage, we expect to move ahead on the issues related to the first negotiation stage”, the Chilean authorities said. Chili views Vietnam as great potential market for foreign investment. “The agreement will[…..]

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