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Australia targets non-tariff measures in bid to secure FTA grain trade
A range of non-tariff measures (NTM) that can prevent the FTA functioning as imagined, Grain Trade Australia’s CEO says.
Business and tech groups call for more review of ePrivacy regulation
The group expressed concern about the extremely broad scope of the draft ePrivacy Regulation, which would greatly limit the processing of a broad array of both personal and non-personal data and lead to inconsistencies with the GDPR framework.
Germany’s Siemens signs Belt and Road deals with Chinese firms
German industrial and engineering group Siemens has signed more than ten agreements with Chinese companies to explore business opportunities created by Beijing’s Belt and Road trade initiative.
Grain and cropping sector welcomes trade negotiations
GrainGrowers urges the Australian Government to negotiate a comprehensive and high-quality trade agreement with the EU that improves market access and facilitates efficient trade.
Australia-EU FTA an opportunity to remove tariffs on resources trade
Australian mining could also benefit from reductions in Australian tariffs on European mining-related equipment and manufactures, and in European tariffs on a number of minerals and metals commodities.
Business Europe’s position on the Post-Cotonou partnership between the EU and ACP countries
The agreement should include strong provisions to promote the finalisation and implementation of the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs).
Canada backs foreign investor rights to protect mining sector: Book
Canada’s controversial mining sector may be the driving force behind the country’s insistence on protecting foreign investors’ rights over laws that guard its own citizens and environmental values.
EU’s new trade deal with Mexico promotes CETA-style investors’ rights while ignoring human rights violations by multinationals
A key feature of the “modernisation” process is the inclusion of a controversial investment protection chapter with the same characteristics as the one recently included in the Canada-EU trade agreement.
Lobbyists want to use Nafta to fast-track Trump’s agenda
Lobbyists in Washington are using the deal’s rewrite to advance a broad legislative agenda making it easier for US companies to build factories, move cargo and export coal.
Trade Compass: Web-based service to utilize FTAs
Trade Compass is a commercial web-based service with various analytical functions that aims to optimize the utilization of FTAs.
Oil and gas leaders warn Trump he risks harming their industry
Trump disagrees with executives on Nafta arbitration language. Industry leaders say it provides an essential safety net.
Stakeholders in Indonesia’s textile industry long for EU-Indonesia FTA
Indonesian exports of textile and textile products could soar threefold if the government of Indonesia finally manages to sign a free trade deal with the European Union (EU). Achmad Sigit Dwiwahjono, Director General for Chemicals, Textiles and Miscellaneous industry at the Industry Ministry, said a major obstacle for Indonesian textile exports at the moment is the weak competitiveness of Indonesian textile companies as compared to their Vietnamese counterparts.
Banks line up behind British government in EU trade battle
Banks and insurers lined up to back the British government’s demand that a future trade deal with the European Union must include financial services, putting them on a collision course with Brussels.
USDA trade undersecretary bullish on Central America
Trade mission to Guatemala yields fruitful meetings with conservative estimates of $30 million in new sales.
Cargill executive stresses importance of NAFTA, TPP to US agriculture
The world is fed on trade and the United States must secure its place at the table with fair and sound trade policies, most notably NAFTA and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), said a Cargill executive.
Washington wheat growers warn Trump TPP withdrawal could prove catastrophic
The wheat growers’ leadership and staff continue to stress the importance of maintaining and strengthening free trade agreements, such as TPP, NAFTA and the US-Korea Free Trade Agreement.
Cooke Aquaculture Pacific urges lawmakers to consider jobs, science-based policy, fair and equitable treatment
Will seek NAFTA arbitration if ban on Atlantic salmon farming is approved.
API supports NAFTA modernization that retains strong protections for US investors
Ongoing negotiations to modernize NAFTA must advance our role as a global energy leader by retaining US access to Mexico’s newly-opened oil and natural gas market and providing strong protections, including Investor-State Dispute Settlement.
A hard-Brexit think tank accidentally published its plans for US-UK ‘shadow trade talks’
The Initiative for Free Trade - which is supported by trade secretary Liam Fox - has now deleted the plans from its website.
SL-S’pore FTA sparks investment interest among NZ firms
The recently signed Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement has been able to create a lot of enthusiasm among New Zealand companies operating in Singapore.