China Fta Agreements

55 For more details, see the Chile-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, January 1, 2004, 19, on www.ustr.gov/trade-agreements/free-trade-agreements/chile-fta/final-text, and the Peru-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, April 12, 2006, Cape 18, www.ustr.gov/trade-agreements/free-trade-agreements/peru-tpa/final-text. EFTA[17] has bilateral agreements with the following countries – including dependent territories – and blocs: An Introduction to Tax Treaties Throughout Asia In this issue of Asia Briefing Magazine, we examine the different types of trade and tax agreements that exist between Asian nations. These include bilateral investment agreements, bilateral double taxation agreements and free trade agreements that cover all companies directly active in Asia. 27 China and ASEAN first signed the China-ASEAN Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement in November 2002 and, in November 2004, the China-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement, which came into force in July 2005. In January 2007, the two sides signed the China-ASEAN Services Trade Agreement, which came into force in July 2007. In August 2009, they signed the investment agreement between China and ASEAN. The text of the 2002 China-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement is available under www.worldtradelaw.net/fta/agreements/aseanchinafta.pdf. Subsequent agreements are available at fta.mofcom.gov.cn/topic/chinaasean.shtml. 119 See ECFA to Help Taiwan with Global Integration: WTO , China Post (July 6, 2010), at www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan-business/2010/07/06/263434/ECFA-to.htm . The Eurasian Economic Union, composed of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan, has concluded free trade agreements, see below. 24 The Closer Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) on the mainland and Hong Kong was signed on 29 June 2003 and is available from fta.mofcom.gov.cn/topic/enhongkong.shtml.

The Macau Continental EPA was signed on October 18, 2003 and is available from fta.mofcom.gov.cn/topic/enmacau.shtml. Both came into force on January 1, 2004. Each year, an additional agreement was signed between the continent and its two special administrative regions to further liberalize trade between the parties.