By Joshua Gill Jun. 29 – Last month, at the Fifth Trilateral Summit between China, Japan, and South Korea the three countries jointly announced their intent to begin negotiations on a trilateral free trade agreement (FTA) by the end of 2012. The announcement raises questions not only about the impact of the successful negotiation of […]
The term “ASEAN” is cropping up more often these days, yet still many businesses in China are unaware of what it is and why it is gaining in importance. The basic answer is fairly simple – free trade across Asia. That means reduced or zero customs duties across a space that includes the 10 ASEAN nations in Southeast Asia, and includes China, India, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and South Korea.
Apr. 27 – In order to promote greater awareness of the ASEAN-China Free Trade Area (ACFTA), the intergovernmental non-profit organization the “ASEAN-China Center” will be inviting experts in the field of economics and business to give lectures. In an interview with the China Daily, the center’s Secretary-General Ma Mingqiang raised concerns over the fact that […]