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Norway, China launch free trade talks
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.
Support threatened if Trump team abandons investment protection provision
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 bid to exit Nafta arbitration panels draws ire from businesses
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.
Business groups to the administration: Keep ISDS in NAFTA
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.
North American oil & natural gas industry positions on NAFTA
NAFTA: Positions of the American Petroleum Institute, Asociación Méxicana de Empresas de Hidrocarburos, and Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
Negotiating objectives regarding modernization of NAFTA - written submission of Cargill
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.
Bilateral agreements: Where’s the US?
National Pork Producers have let the administration know that the U.S. should focus on the Asian-Pacific area, starting with Japan.
EU and Japan FTA to boost beef and pork sales
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.
Modi in Israel: Indian and Israeli industrialists press leaders for free-trade deal
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.
ACEA: Automobile industry calls for balanced outcome in EU-Japan FTA
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.
U.S. grain groups testify at NAFTA hearings
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.
Trade politics in flux: what social movement responses?
Instead of settling for more “inclusive” brands of capitalism, we ought to reclaim and build a clear and radical political and economic vision.
Norway’s seafood council sees Japanese free trade agreement in the future
Japan is the main market for Norwegian seafood in Asia and is a strategically important market for seafood.
A guide to international investment agreements
Over the past twenty years, International Investment Agreements have become an increasingly popular and valuable tool for investors to manage their foreign investment risk.
E-commerce, border technology top NAFTA wish list
U.S. flooded wth comments ahead of renegotiation of trade deal.
Trade agreements a good deal for US feed grains
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.
Chamber of Commerce calls for stronger IP under NAFTA
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.
U.S. and Mexico sugar talks go into overtime after day of drama
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.
Australian miners hail Peru trade talks
The Minerals Council of Australia has said that the country’s mining sector will benefit from the proposed new free trade agreement with Peru.
Exporters applaud efforts to salvage TPP
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.