Other free trade agreements Under ASEAN, the Philippines has preferential trade agreements with China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand. Visit www.dti.gov.ph/15-main-content/dummy-article/682-free-trade-agreements and tariffcommission.gov.ph/finder/ to find a list of Philippine trade agreements and the corresponding customs plans and commitments. For more information on trade, please visit the website of the Http://pntr.gov.ph/ National Trade Repository of Philippines. As a far-reaching agreement, the free trade agreement includes trade in goods, trade in services, investment, competition, protection of intellectual property rights, government procurement, trade and sustainable development. In the area of trade in goods, EFTA removes all tariffs on industrial products from the entry into force of the agreement, while the Philippines will lower or phase out its tariffs on the vast majority of these products. Discover new ways to expand your international presence. Canada`s broad (and growing) trade network provides Canadian businesses with preferential access to various markets around the world. On this page, you will find out about Canada`s Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements (FIPA), Plurilateral Agreements and World Trade Organization (WTO) agreements. Note: The texts of the Treaty on this page are for information purposes only; The official texts of the treaty are published in Canada`s Treaty Series.
The agreement contains detailed provisions on trade facilitation (Annex VI), including certain “WTO plus” provisions. The provisions apply, inter alia, to advance rulings and limit the possibility of new taxes and fees. For EFTA-Philippines trade statistics, see EFTA Trade Statistics Instrument The Agreement also provides for tariff concessions for both basic agricultural products and processed agricultural products listed in bilateral Annexes VIII to X to the Agreement. Specific provisions to facilitate trade in fish and other seafood products are set out in a separate Annex to the Chapter on Trade in Goods (Annex V). Provisions for the elimination of export duties are included in the agreement, but the Philippines has maintained the possibility of such tariffs on roundwood in accordance with Annex IV. Describes the bilateral and multilateral trade agreements in which this country participates, including with the United States. Contains websites and other resources for U.S. companies to get more information on how to use these agreements.
The provisions on the protection of intellectual property rights (Chapter 8 and Annex XVIII) concern, inter alia, trademarks, copyrights, patents and geographical indications and contain provisions on the enforcement of intellectual property rights and cooperation between the Parties. The provisions are based on the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) and provide for a high level of protection, taking into account most-favoured-nation principles and domestic treatment. Philippines – Japan Economic Partnership Agreement The Philippines and Japan concluded a free trade agreement in 2008. PJEPA is the only bilateral free trade agreement between the Philippines, which includes, among others, trade in goods, trade in services, investment, transportation of natural persons, intellectual property, customs procedures, improvement of the business environment and government procurement. . . .