Category Archives: Cross-regional Free Trade Agreements

TPP Opens Doors for the U.S. Services Sector

by Natalie Hatour The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement was signed between the United States and 11 other countries on October 5, 2015. As the agreement undergoes approval by each member country, the TPP presents opportunities for the U.S. services sector, … Continue reading

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Food Fight Blocks US-EU Trade Deal

Adith S. Sitaraman The T-TIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement) is said to be a very important deal between the US and the EU, by pushing the EU economy by nearly €120bn (US$ 134bn), by 2017 and the U.S. … Continue reading

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An Alternative Market: Costa Rica and Panama Sign Trade Deal with European Free Trade Association

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Two Central American countries–Costa Rica and Panama–signed a free trade agreement with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) yesterday. The signed trade deals follow five rounds of trade negotiations that were completed in December 2012. The deal is significant for Costa Rica … Continue reading

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US-EU Trade in Historical Perspective: Kennedy and Nixon

In his 2013 State of the Union Address, U.S. President Barack Obama announced that the United States would enter into trade talks with the European Union. Talks for the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement are expected to begin by … Continue reading

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North America and Access to the EU Market

First it was Mexico. Then Canada. Now, the United States looks forward to negotiating a free trade agreement with the European Union. Mexico’s free trade agreement with the EU took effect in 2000 for goods and in 2001, services. Canada … Continue reading

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