Tuesday, October 7, 2008
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) announced a new Trade in Goods Agreement. It also announced a new comprehensive investment treaty, merging earlier treaties. ASEAN has also completed negotiations on trade agreements with India, Australia, and New Zealand. ASEAN member Singapore also announced completion of negotiations on a free trade agreement with the People's Republic of China. Click here for more information in an article by Edward W Sim. The article also notes that the United States announced that it will join the "Pacific Four" free trade agreement talks between Brunei, Chile, New Zealand and Singapore.