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UK to face judical review of Morocco trade deal, after high court allows challenge over Western Sahara
A group campaigning for the rights of Western Sahara’s Saharawi people has been granted permission by the High Court in London to bring a judicial review against the UK government’s trade deal with Morocco.
EU/Morocco free trade agreement: Polisario Front optimistic about European Court of Justice verdict
The Polisario Front is optimistic about the new verdict of the European Court of Justice concerning the motion for annulment of the agreement on the extension of the EU/Morocco free trade and association agreements in the territory of Western Sahara.
The House of Lords discusses Sahara and UK-Morocco association agreement
The UK-Morocco association agreement and including the Sahara within the territorial scope of said deal was discussed this week at the House of Lords.
Western Sahara returns to European Court of Justice
The European Court of Justice is next week to discuss EU-Morocco accords allowing Rabat to export goods from Western Sahara that are contested by the pro-independence Polisario Front.
The struggle in the Western Sahara combines old and new colonialism, says Sahrawi activist
The EU claims to be a place of democracy and human rights but it is neglecting the reality in the Western Sahara and conducting its policies in full awareness of the situation.
Israel, Morocco sign economic trade cooperation agreement after peace deal
The agreement establishes a framework for cooperation in the fields of economics, trade and innovation, with both sides aiming to increase bilateral trade and remove trade barriers.
Israel plans a free trade agreement with Morocco, Amir Peretz says
Israel aspires to sign a free trade agreement with Morocco, Israeli Minister of Economy Amir Peretz said.
US Consulate a turning point for disputed Western Sahara
Trump said the goal of the Western Sahara consulate would be “to promote economic and trade opportunities in the region.”
New report: The EU ignores its own court on conflict trade
The report shows the efforts that the EU is taking to politically undercut the ruling of EU Court of Justice that prevented products from occupied Western Sahara from being part of EU’s trade agreements with Morocco.
Morocco-Turkey FTA: Rabat restores tariffs on 1200 Turkish products
The Moroccan Government approved an amendment of the Morocco-Turkey Free Trade Agreement, increasing tariffs by up to 90% on 1200 Turkish goods for a five-year period.
Swiss supermarkets ban produce from occupied Western Sahara
The Swiss Federal Council stated on several occasions that it did not consider its free trade agreement with Morocco to apply to the large part of Western Sahara that is under Moroccan occupation.
BD plans signing FTAs with African countries
The government has planned to sign free trade agreements, or FTAs,with some African countries, including Morocco, to boost the country’s export earnings, officials said.
Morocco’s new model BIT: Innovative features and policy considerations
In the face of the increasing number of claims brought by investors against host states on the basis of BITs and the exorbitant amounts awarded to investors, Morocco has undertaken a review of its model BIT using a flexible and rational approach.
Brexit UK risks copying EU’s Sahara flaws
The UK Government is in the final stages of entering into a new trade agreement with Morocco including the territory of Western Sahara, without consideration of recent EU and British court rulings, or of the people of the occupied land.
Carlyle vs. Morocco: Here are the Kingdom’s arguments to ICSID
For the Kingdom, Carlyle did not justify the existence of investments in Morocco. The American group invokes the Morocco-United States free trade agreement while the contracts with Samir concern entities based in the Cayman Islands.
Morocco, EU seek to develop economic and trade partnership
Morocco-EU hopes to further strengthen bilateral cooperation by establishing a deep and comprehensive free trade agreement.
Turkey approves to amend free trade agreement with Morocco
Morocco has succeeded in convincing Turkey to review a list of Moroccan complaints on a free trade agreement between the countries, said the trade minister.
Pakistan and Morocco move forward on bilateral trade talks
Pakistan and Morocco have concluded their second round of bilateral talks, including discussions on enhancing trade ties.
Civil society raises concerns about UK-Morocco trade
Civil society organisations raise human rights concerns as UK seeks to roll over Morocco association agreement without due attention to the ongoing Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara.
Morocco begins talks to curb trade deficit with Turkey
Morocco and Turkey agreed to review their free trade deal as Rabat struggles to curb its roughly $2 billion annual trade deficit with Ankara.