Analysis shows that lobbying on FTAs has been dominated by a few very large firms, which experience large gains as a result of the entry into force of these agreements.
The House of Representatives has recently approved a draft trade deal with the four-member EFTA that is expected to facilitate foreign investment and liberalize trade in goods and services, particularly commodities such as palm oil and raw metals.
President of the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce (FEDCOC) and head of the Federation of African Chambers of Trade, Industry and Agriculture, has launched an initiative to develop Egyptian-Russian economic relations.
Kenya Flower Council (KFC) has expressed its support for the immediate approval of the Kenya-UK trade deal signed on December 8 2020.
The wheat sector is excited about the prospect of Canada entering into trade agreement negotiations with Indonesia.
Private sector lobbies in Africa’s six regional trading blocs have formed the African Business Council, a continental umbrella body to spearhead the business agenda for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
Britain’s trade deal with Japan settled the nerves of a lot of Japanese businesses in the United Kingdom and gives them confidence about their future prospects there, a senior Honda executive said.
Categorical claims about the impact of trade deals on FDI are not supported by the evidence, which paints a nuanced and sometimes contradictory picture.
African countries want to trade more with their partners on the continent – through the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement that launched operations on 1 January – but will that hurt big trading partners like China?
The United States Chamber of Commerce has urged President Joe Biden to seal a new trade deal with Kenya, which was initiated by his predecessor Donald Trump.
German industry group BDI wants the EU to ban localization requirements and other limits to the free flow of data across borders.
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.
In whose interests is the UK government negotiating post-Brexit trade deals? They would rather you didn’t know.
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.
Bilateral trade agreements often act as door-openers for the manufactured products of multinational food companies. Milk powder with vegetable fat is an example.
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.
They have both emphasised the need for trade talks to mitigate medicine supply chain disruptions following Brexit.
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.
Business groups in Taiwan and the United States have formed a coalition to facilitate negotiations for a bilateral trade agreement, its founding members said.
Australia’s agricultural export performance over the past 15 years has been supported by the proliferation of free trade agreements.