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Cross-border data exchange: Regulatory options in international collaboration
German industry group BDI wants the EU to ban localization requirements and other limits to the free flow of data across borders.
Nigeria: Dangote leveraging expansion under AfCFTA
Dangote Industries Limited has stated that its cement expansion plan and fertiliser investments will open new trade routes for the company and Nigeria under the trade deal.
Brexit talks are as transparent as the muddy tunnel they’re held in
In whose interests is the UK government negotiating post-Brexit trade deals? They would rather you didn’t know.
Strengthening economic relations between EU and Mercosur countries - Declaration from business confederations of Mercosur and Europe
The business confederations of Mercosur and BusinessEurope gather today to reiterate their full support to the EU-Mercosur agreement and their commitment to ensure its rapid ratification and implementation.
Trade agreements as door-openers
Bilateral trade agreements often act as door-openers for the manufactured products of multinational food companies. Milk powder with vegetable fat is an example.
Finance not fish: The trade deal with Japan focuses on what matters for the City
Trade talks with the EU remain uncertain, with negotiations focused on issues like fishing that have little bearing for the City. But in the meantime, Japan has given “global Britain” — and particularly the City — something to celebrate.
UK and EU pharma call for medicines to be prioritised in Brexit trade talks
They have both emphasised the need for trade talks to mitigate medicine supply chain disruptions following Brexit.
Chinese business wants less EU red tape
The Chinese business community in Europe would like to see less ‘red tape’ and regulatory barriers for its firms on the bloc, but is also open to the idea of offering further opportunities for EU business in China.
Coalition formed to facilitate US-Taiwan BTA talks
Business groups in Taiwan and the United States have formed a coalition to facilitate negotiations for a bilateral trade agreement, its founding members said.
Free trade agreements define the way our agricultural exporters do business
Australia’s agricultural export performance over the past 15 years has been supported by the proliferation of free trade agreements.
Investor-state claims in era of COVID-19 pandemic
With state measures in response to COVID-19 being compounded by an already difficult economic environment for investors, they may have little choice but to challenge those measures.
Despite Merkel’s “serious doubts,” German industry defends the Mercosur-EU agreement
The Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce defended the agreement as it “could provide the urgently needed boost to the economy, during the current crisis.”
India should not give concessions in dairy sector to the US: Amul
India should not give any concessions to the US under any trade deal as subsidised imported milk and other dairy products would kill livelihoods in India especially when the sector is expected to create 11 million jobs in rural households.
Vietnam courts EU investment in medical and drug supply chains
Vietnam seeks to build on its new free trade agreement with the European Union to expand foreign investment in medical equipment and pharmaceuticals, with the government position the country as an alternative production base to China.
US farmers push for free milk market access to Kenya in trade talks
US dairy farmers want unfettered access of their milk products to the Kenyan market in the proposed free trade agreement between Nairobi and Washington, which could have far-reaching implications on Kenya’s milk farmers.
MPs try to block corporations using new trade deals for lawsuits
MPs are set to try to force the government to block corporate lawsuits relating to future trade deals, in a bid to safeguard human rights.
US trade groups urge China to increase purchases of US goods, services
The US Chamber of Commerce and over 40 trade associations on Monday urged top American and Chinese officials to redouble efforts to implement a Phase 1 trade agreement.
Tech firms want ‘strong copyright safe harbours’ in US/UK deal
Unsurprisingly, the big American internet companies have views on what that trade deal should require from the UK in terms of copyright and safe harbour rules.
Looking in the Mexican mirror
26 years of free trade, industrial paradise for transnational corporations and environmental hell for the peoples.
German firms call for PH, EU trade agreement
German companies on Monday called for the resumption of the negotiations for a free trade agreement (FTA) between the Philippines and the European Union (Euphfta).