In addition, the United Arab Emirates has signed free trade agreements with Singapore and New Zealand (through the CCG agreement) and New Zealand and has begun discussions for similar agreements with the European Union, Japan, Australia, South Korea, India, Brazil, China, Argentina, Pakistan, Paraguay, Turkey and Uruguay. It has also concluded several agreements on the protection and promotion of investment and the prevention of double taxation. Turkey has bilateral and multilateral agreements: although there has been a lot of positive press about the USMFTA, not everyone sees it as a solid agreement. Morocco, in particular, has expressed concern about the reduction of tariffs on agricultural products and the increase in intellectual property and patent standards. Zero tariffs on agricultural products threaten local farms and employment. Given the number of Moroccan workers in agriculture, about 40-50% of the Moroccan workforce is a concern. In addition, Moroccan pharmaceutical companies have expressed concerns about increased intellectual property and patent penalties. The industry says the sanctions could „compromise access to cheap medicines” for Moroccans. [10] The People`s Republic of China has bilateral trade agreements with the blocs, countries and their two specific administrative regions:[13] US companies that are now building production facilities in Morocco will have an added advantage in exporting industrial products to Europe via the Moroccan EU duty-free.

Association agreement signed in 2000. In addition, once the EU`s Euro-Mediterranean Free Trade Area is completed in 2010, additional duty-free access to US businesses will be provided. This duty-free access to the European market is of commercial and financial interest to American companies. The United States began negotiating a free trade agreement with the United Arab Emirates in March 2005. In early 2007, the United States and the United Arab Emirates announced that they could not conclude free trade negotiations within the timeframes for the trade promotion authority, but that both sides would continue to work towards the subsequent conclusion of free trade negotiations. There have been no further negotiations for a free trade agreement. Afghanistan has bilateral agreements with the following countries and blocs:[1] This is a list of free trade agreements between two parties in which each party could be a country (or another customs territory), a trade bloc or an informal group of countries.