New Zealand will host the signing ceremony for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement on February 4, 2016. The deal was reached on 5 October 2015 after 7 years of negotiations.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (“TPP”) is a free trade agreement between nine countries: The United States, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam.
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* US, UK, Australia – Tax Information
United States, Australia and the United Kingdom have developed a plan to share tax information.
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* ASEAN–EU: A Strategic Partnership
EU and ASEAN signed their first inter-regional cooperation agreement four decades ago, now it is thinking that a Strategic Partnership should be implemented.
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* EU – New Rules on Credit Rating Agencies
The Council of European Union adopted a directive and a regulation amending the EU’s rules on credit rating agencies (CRAs).
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A group of 20 trading partners – the US, Canada, the European Union, Norway, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Costa Rica, Israel, Pakistan and Turkey – will start soon negotiations on a new International Services Agreement (ISA).
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ASEAN and its FTA’s partners expected to commence in 2013 negotiations on a new regional trade treaty, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
The RCEP is to be negotiated between ASEAN’s ten member countries – Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam – and its current six free trade agreement (FTA) partners – Australia, New Zealand, China, India, South Korea and Japan.
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Brazil and China have signed a Currency Swap Agreement in order to pay for trade transactions in local currencies (the real and the yuan or renminbi).
Furthermore, Brazil revealed that similar currency swap agreements were under study with all the members of the BRICS group of nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa).
On the other side, China have signed similar agreements with Australia, Hong Kong and Japan.
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Canada and Mexico were invited to join nine nations negotiating a Multi-Nation Pacific Trade Agreement.
The other nine countries included in the negotiones are U.S., Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.
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