The United States began a free trade agreement (FTA) in March 2005. In early 2007, the United States and the United Arab Emirates announced that they would not be able to conclude the FTA negotiations within the time limit set for the Trade Promotion Authority, but that both sides remain committed to concluding the FTA negotiations at a later date. No further FTA negotiations have taken place. In addition, the UAE has signed free trade agreements with Singapore (on the CCGC Agreement with the Nation) and New Zealand and discussed the establishment of 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 investments and the prevention of double taxation. Describes the bilateral and multilateral trade agreements in which this country participates, including with the United States. . . .