Norway and China have resumed talks on a bilateral free trade deal, Norway’s Industry Ministry said Thursday, in another sign that their relationship was thawing after a row over the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to dissident Liu Xiaobo.
Three top US business groups have fired a warning shot at the Trump administration, threatening to drop their support for its renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement if a controversial investment protection provision is abandoned.
US trade officials are putting together a proposal to let the US withdraw from a corporate arbitration system at the heart of the North American Free Trade Agreement, upsetting big American companies that say the system protects their investments overseas.
More than 100 U.S. business groups and associations are pushing the Trump administration to not only preserve investor-state dispute settlement and related provisions in an updated NAFTA agreement but to also strengthen them to further protect intellectual property and interests.
NAFTA: Positions of the American Petroleum Institute, Asociación Méxicana de Empresas de Hidrocarburos, and Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
Cargill urges the Administration to seek improvements to NAFTA in the following four areas: market access; non-tariff barriers and technical barriers to trade; customs and trade facilitation; and enforcement and dispute settlement.
National Pork Producers have let the administration know that the U.S. should focus on the Asian-Pacific area, starting with Japan.
The EU meat industry is quite pleased with the agreement in principle between EU and Japan, on the basis of the preliminary outcomes for beef and pork.
Coinciding with Indian Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Israel, business figures from the two countries are convening a joint forum aimed at increasing bilateral trade tenfold.
Ahead of a possible bilateral EU-Japan summit to conclude negotiations on a free trade agreement, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) calls on negotiators to ensure a balanced outcome for the European automobile sector.
US Grains Council outlined improvements suggestions for the agreement, including elements drawn from the TPP text as well as updated sanitary and phytosanitary, biotechnology synchronization and energy provisions.
Instead of settling for more “inclusive” brands of capitalism, we ought to reclaim and build a clear and radical political and economic vision.
Japan is the main market for Norwegian seafood in Asia and is a strategically important market for seafood.
Over the past twenty years, International Investment Agreements have become an increasingly popular and valuable tool for investors to manage their foreign investment risk.
U.S. flooded wth comments ahead of renegotiation of trade deal.
Trade equals huge success for exports of U.S. feed grains in all forms, particularly to the 20 countries with which the United States has a free trade agreement.
The US Chamber of Commerce, a federation representing more than three million businesses, has called for stronger IP provisions in the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
They are seen as a precursor to the more complex discussions on the North American Free Trade Agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada.
The Minerals Council of Australia has said that the country’s mining sector will benefit from the proposed new free trade agreement with Peru.
Major New Zealand exporters are applauding the government’s efforts to salvage a massive trade deal, but a long-time opponent says it is basically dead in the water.