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Minister designates conclusion of trade negotiations as priority
Indonesian Trade Minister brought attention to prioritizing the prompt conclusion of several international trade negotiations in 2020, including RCEP and deals with Tunisia, Morocco, the EU and Turkey.
Tuniso-Moroccan newsletter on DCFTA n°2 – October 2019
Since April, a number of developments have taken place in Morocco and Tunisia, in particular the fourth round of negotiations in Tunisia.
Morocco, UK sign post-Brexit association agreement
Morocco and the UK have signed an “Association Agreement” to ensure that the two countries maintain their relationships unscathed when the UK leaves the EU.
Pres. Weah signs 15 bills into law
The 15 bills include the act to ratify the Bilateral Investment Treaty with the United Arab Emirates, the investment agreement with Morocco and the ECOWAS custom code.
Morocco moves closer to ‘privileged’ partnership with EU
The ‘Euro-Moroccan Partnership for Shared Prosperity was announced at the end of the 14th meeting of the Morocco-EU Association Council last Thursday (27 June) and will include the relaunch of talks on a free trade agreement.
Italian construction company in legal dispute with Morocco’s AABV
The Italian company claims that Morocco has breached the 1990 Italy-Morocco bilateral investment treaty provisions.
Moroccan exporters: free trade with US did not profit Morocco
The free trade agreement between Morocco and the US has not been beneficial to Moroccan exporters, given the size of the US market and the complex procedures yet unfamiliar to Moroccan companies.
European Parliament disregards Court and adopts Morocco fish deal
European Parliament has voted in favour of the EU-Morocco Fisheries Agreement that will be applied to the waters of occupied Western Sahara.
Morocco-EU Agreement: Polisario Front to again refer to European court
The Polisario Front has decided to again take the controversial EU-Morocco trade agreement including the Sahrawi territories before the European Court of Justice (ECJ).
EU parliament backs Morocco deal despite row
Efforts to debate the agreement at the plenary were blocked amid political infighting on whether to support the agricultural pact, which seeks to extend into the disputed territory of the Western Sahara.
On Morocco, will the EU ignore its own court?
How can the EU claim it does not recognise Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara yet negotiated the terms of the deal and its implementation exclusively with Rabat?
MEP seeks signatures against Morocco-EU agriculture agreement
As the European Parliament prepares to deliver its final vote on the EU-Morocco agriculture agreement, some pro-Polisario forces from within the European body are again challenging the validity of the agreement.
Misleading and false INTA report as basis for Parliamentary vote
The report of the Parliament’s International Trade Committee (INTA) that serves as a basis for the vote on the extension of the EU-Morocco trade deal into occupied Western Sahara contains highly misleading and false claims.
German company requests arbitration with Morocco at World Bank agency
A metallurgical industry project is the center of the dispute.
US beef gains new market access in Morocco
Morocco has agreed to allow imports of US beef and beef products into Morocco, under the terms of the US-Morocco Free Trade Agreement.
Time for EU to stop being bystander in Western Sahara
The EU has sadly afforded preferential treatment to Morocco’s illegal occupation of Western Sahara including by knowingly excluding from the trade talks the thousands of Saharawis forced to live in exile in refugee camps as a result of the occupation.
Now Carlyle turns to ICSID over $400 million SAMIR claim
Already faced with an arbitration case at ICSID brought by the company’s former owner, Morocco now faces another started on August 22 by giant US asset management group Carlyle.
Morocco agrees to accept US poultry: USTR, USDA
Morocco has agreed to accept imports of American poultry products for the first time, the US Trade Representative’s office and the US Department of Agriculture said, estimating initial annual shipments at about $10 million.
EU Court confirms: Western Sahara not part of EU-Morocco fish deal
For a third consecutive time in less than three years, the Court of Justice of the European Union has confirmed that the EU’s policy of incorporating Western Sahara into its bilateral agreements with Morocco is unlawful.
EU fisheries deal with Morocco sparks criticism over inclusion of Western Sahara waters
A fresh legal row may be brewing over the EU’s trade links with Morocco, after the two sides finalised a controversial new fisheries agreement, following almost three months of negotiations.