The Association of Southeast Asia Nations (Asean) has announced plans to upgrade existing free trade agreements with China, Japan and South Korea in an effort to boost trade relations.
Malaysia’s Minister for International Trade and Industry Mustapa Mohamed chaired a recent Asean economic ministers meeting with Japan, South Korea and China. He said: “The FTA upgrades will be comprehensive and cover many areas, including goods, services and investments”.
In 2014, total trade between Asean a...
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