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April 24, 2017


Australia Looks to Strengthen Trade with Hong Kong

The Australian government has announced that it will pursue a free trade agreement (FTA) with China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in an attempt to secure further service export opportunities for Australian businesses. Australia's Trade Minister Steve Ciobo said that…

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April 24, 2017


Philippines Looks to Widen Trade Agreements

The Philippines is widening its web of preferential trade agreements both bilaterally and regionally, according to Malaya Business Insight. Ramon Lopez, Secretary of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said that the Philippines is considering free trade agreements with…

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April 24, 2017


PACER Trade Agreement Reached

According to its trade ministry, Australia has successfully concluded negotiations with New Zealand and 12 Pacific Island countries to implement PACER Plus – the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus. PACER Plus is a landmark agreement covering goods, services…

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April 24, 2017


Chile Pursuing Produce Exports to Korea

On April 6, country officials discussed access to the Korean market for Chilean avocados and pomegranates, modalities of exporting Chilean products, updating the protocols governing exports of Chilean fruit to Korea, and Seoul’s interest in exporting some products to Chile.
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April 24, 2017


Chile and China Continue FTA Talks

Chile and China are working to expand their free trade agreement (FTA). The FTA took effect in 2006 and has seen two-way trade increase by an average of 16% per year to areas such as e-commerce, services, competition, environmental issues,…

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April 18, 2017


Hong Kong Registers Growth in Air Cargo

According to Air Cargo News, Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA), the world's number one airfreight hub by throughput, recorded "significant growth" in cargo volumes during March 2017. Cargo traffic recorded a year-on-year increase of 17.8%. An HKIA spokesperson said, "The…

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April 18, 2017


Singapore Unveils New eCommerce Air Hub

SATS Ltd. – a preeminent provider of food, catering, and gateway services in Singapore – has unveiled its new eCommerce “AirHub” at Changi Airport, Singapore. The US$21 million facility, backed by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), increases Changi’s…

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April 13, 2017


Cyclone Cook Hits New Zealand

Our personnel at EMO NZ have advised us that Cyclone Cook has hit and is said to be the worst storm in nearly 50 years. The harbor bridge may be closed today, and there are road and school closures, as…

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April 12, 2017


EU Clears Acquisition of Hamburg Sud

The European Commission has cleared Maersk Line’s proposed acquisition of Hamburg Süd, subject to the German carrier terminating membership of five vessel-sharing alliances when the transaction closes, according to the Loadstar.

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April 12, 2017


Hong Kong to Foster Air Cargo Growth

In the budget proposed in February, Hong Kong’s Financial Secretary, Paul Chan, outlined plans for the region to foster air cargo. According to Air Cargo World, Secretary Chan pledged to look at measures to support growth in trans-shipment, cross-border e-commerce,…

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