Since the establishment of the China-Pakistan Free Trade Agreement, enterprises in these two countries have had more trade opportunities and amenities, and consumers in these two countries have been more beneficial. The volume of bilateral trade continued to grow rapidly, from $6.9 billion in 2007 to $16 billion in 2014, with annual growth of about 15.3 percent. With regard to express delivery, environment, air transport, law, construction and shipping service, the updated free trade agreement contains other trade obligations. Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and ASEAN leaders attend a signing ceremony of the Protocol Amending the Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Economic Cooperation between China and ASEAN in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, november 22, 2015. [Xinhua] Under the agreement, nearly 96% of products are subject to tariff exemptions and nearly 100% in terms of trade volume In addition, Singaporean investors will benefit from better investment protection in China and benefit from improved trade facilitation. The Free Trade Agreement between China and Switzerland is the first bilateral free trade agreement between China and a country on the European continent and one of the twenty largest economies in the world. The Free Trade Agreement between China and Switzerland (FTA) officially entered into force on 1 July 2014. FTA negotiations between the two countries were officially started in 2011. After nine rounds of negotiations, the two sides signed the agreement in July 2013.
Under the FHA AGREEMENT, around 99.7% of Chinese exports to Switzerland will be duty-free and the duty-free share of Swiss exports to China is 84.2%. As far as trade in goods is concerned, at least 90% of the products of both parties will gradually have duty-free access to the markets of the other. With regard to trade in services, Costa Rica will open 45 additional sectors to China, including telecommunications, education and tourism, while China will open seven service sectors in Costa Rica. China and New Zealand formally began free trade negotiations in December 2004 and concluded talks in December 2007, after 15 rounds of negotiations. On April 7, 2008, wen Jiabao, then Chinese Prime Minister, and former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark attended the signing of the China-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which entered into force on October 1, 2008, in Beijing. It is the first comprehensive free trade agreement ever signed by China and the first free trade agreement signed by China with a developed country. The Upgrading Protocol of the China-Singapore Free Trade Agreement includes cooperation in six sectors included in the original NAFTA – rules of origin, customs procedures and trade facilitation, trade remedies, trade in services, investment and economic cooperation – and adds three new sectors: e-commerce, competition policy and the environment. In 2002, when NAFTA was just beginning, bilateral trade volumes amounted to $54.8 billion. In 2014, the volume of bilateral trade increased to $480.4 billion and increased 9-fold in 12 years, with an annual growth of 20%. Free trade agreements (FTAs) are treaties that facilitate trade and investment between two or more economies. Singapore has an open economy, fuelled by trade in goods and services.
Over the years, he has forged an extensive network of 25 implemented agreements. The China-Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement (FTA) entered into force on August 1, 2011. Negotiations for a free trade agreement began in January 2009, following the visit of Hu Jintao, then Chinese President, to the Central American country in November 2008. After more than a year of intensive negotiations, the two sides signed the DHA agreement in April 2010. The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between China and Iceland entered into force on 1 July 2014. Iceland is the first developed European country to recognise China as a full market economy and the first European country to negotiate a free trade agreement with China. China Briefing is produced by Dezan Shira & Associates. The company supports foreign investors throughout Asia from branches around the world, including in Dalian, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Hong Kong.