The 2015 deadline is of paramount importance to China, as it also includes Vietnam, which has gradually become an alternative target for production to China. With Vietnamese wages, which currently earn about a third of wages in southern China, the production capacity of products eventually destined for the Chinese market is increasingly finding its way to Vietnam. Details of the China-ASEAN free trade agreement can be found at our ASEAN briefing site, which also contains regular updates to Chinese tax treaties throughout the region. Knowledge of products that can now be manufactured outside China and manufactured at a lower cost, but imported into the country duty-free, is a strategic and economic issue for many manufacturers. Foreign producers are automatically eligible for the ASEAN treaty by staying in an ASEAN nation (such as Vietnam), the qualification requirement being purely geographical. Powerful business groups have strongly opposed tariffs, perhaps too hard. The access channels to Washington remain constant, but the flood of companies trying to kill each other through these channels may have supplanted each other. In Song Kim`s research has shown that a typical commercial invoice could only have the attention of a lobby group. In contrast, more than 4,000 companies attempted to lobby the U.S.
Trade Representative and Congress Office for Section 301. The full text of the agreement, as well as useful information and information sheets from the ACF, are available on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. For any specific questions regarding the agreement, e-mail ChinaFTA@dfat.gov.au or DFAT phone on 02 6261 1111. Importers can contact the Ministry of the Interior. This agreement was signed in 2002 and came into force three years ago. The ASEAN-China Free Trade Area is the largest free trade area in the world in terms of population and, after the European Union and NAFTA, the third largest in terms of nominal GDP. The initial free trade agreement reduced tariffs to nearly 8,000 product categories, or 90% of imported goods at zero. These favourable conditions came into force in China and in ASEAN members, including Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam will also apply these conditions in 2015.
China has developed a strategic position when it comes to free trade agreements – the policy of allowing tariff and tax reductions for certain goods and services is one of the most important cornerstones the nation has projected in recent years as the world`s production center. There is no doubt that the signing of the China-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement will have and will have a huge impact on China and Asia`s development in global government procurement and related foreign investment. While the free trade agreement has the support of New Zealand`s two main political parties, Labour and National, the Greens and the Maori party rejected the agreement even before it was signed.   Green Party members protested against the signing of the agreement, Keith Locke said that easier access to cheap Chinese labour could undermine New Zealand workers.  After the signing, New Zealand First announced that it was opposed to the agreement.  Public opinion is divided; A week before the signing, the survey showed that 45% supported the agreement, compared to 32% who opposed it.  Can China grant the same customs facility of almost 0% to all other non-ASEAN countries? I think import tariffs between ASEAN countries or countries that have a free trade agreement with ASEAN countries are now zero. For more information or to contact the company, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, see www.dezshira.com or download the company brochure. Further down the pipeline, there are possible agreements with India, South Korea and an agreement between China and Japan and Korea.