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The EU and Canada adopt rules putting in place the CETA investment court
The EU and Canada adopted four decisions putting in place the Investment Court System provisions agreed in the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).
PBI-Switzerland notes referendum on free trade deal with Indonesia as Canada launches consultation on similar agreement
Human rights defenders on the ground have been drawing attention for many years to the negative consequences of palm oil cultivation for small farmers, indigenous people and the environment.
Keystone XL legal risks highlight dangers of putting investors before climate change
The owner of Keystone XL — TC Energy (previously TransCanada) — used NAFTA to launch a US$15 billion lawsuit in 2016 after President Barack Obama cancelled the project.
Canada explores free trade agreement with Indonesia
Canada is exploring the merits of a trade agreement with Indonesia. International Trade Minister Mary Ng announced Jan. 11 that Canada was beginning public consultations.
Government of Canada takes next step in compensating Canada’s dairy farmers
The compensation is valued at $1.75 billion to dairy producers for the market access concessions made under CETA and the CPTPP.
Canada scrambles to salvage Keystone XL as Biden prepares to kill troubled pipeline project
Alberta believes there was a “very solid” legal basis to seek damages under international free trade agreements if the pipeline is effectively killed, said Alberta Premier
Ottawa launches public consultations on free trade deal with Indonesia
The federal government is launching public consultations on the merits of a possible free trade deal with Indonesia, International Trade Minister Mary Ng announced.
Artists and academics in Montréal oppose Canada-Israel free trade agreement in stand for Palestinian rights
More than 150 artists and academics and over 20 trade unions, cultural organizations, student groups and indigenous collectives in Montréal are calling on the Canadian government to cancel the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement.
Canada trade deal shows Government’s breathtaking arrogance
Important issues raised by CETA deserve more than a ludicrous 55-minute parliament debate.
Digital trade top agenda item in pending Canada-UK trade talks
When Canada and Britain begin negotiations as early as next year on a bilateral, post-Brexit trade deal, digital trade will be a top priority.
Canada-UK trade deal signed — but implementing bill unlikely to meet deadline
Officials met privately to ink agreement with current trade rules set to expire January 1.
“It did not go well” - Barrick continues pressure on Papua New Guinea government while ignoring human rights
Barrick is offering the government of Papua New Guinea to pause legal proceedings upon signing of a framework agreement to reverse the decision not to grant it a licence renewal for its former Porgera mine.
No text yet for Canada-UK trade deal, minister says as Dec. 31 tariff deadline looms
The announcement of the Canada-UK deal came in a hastily-called teleconference with no accompanying briefings about the content of the deal.
Canada, UK strike transitional post-Brexit trade deal
Negotiations for a permanent, more ambitious agreement planned for next year.
As the Amazon faces its greatest threat yet, Canada can reject free trade deal with Brazil
This is about survival: scientists warn that the Amazon is approaching a tipping point beyond, which the rainforest cannot sustain itself. If that happens, there would be a massive die-off of plant and animal species.
UK, Canada on brink of trade agreement, replacing EU deal
Announcement could come as early as Thursday: people familiar. Two countries negotiating to protect $23 billion relationship.
Canada’s Justin Trudeau says trade deal with UK may not be done
Canadian PM suggests London lacks ‘bandwidth’ to get agreement finalised by end of year.
Trudeau seeks trade deal with UK, says negotiations with Canada ’straightforward’
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters that he wants to conclude a bilateral trade agreement with the post-Brexit United Kingdom and believes the process doing so should be straightforward
Lupaka submits request for arbitration claim against the Republic of Peru
The dispute stems from the Community of Parán’s actions, which invaded Lupaka’s project held through Invicta Mining Corp.
Expropriating democracy: on the right and legitimacy of not ratifying CETA
Why retain ISDS, this neo-colonial vestige that is not supported by consistent evidence that it contributes to advancing development or the rule of law?