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China, Cambodia trade pact more form than substance
The Cambodia-China free trade deal is a message to the EU that Cambodia has another special economic gateway beside the EU
Talks to begin with parties after rejection of CETA
The government will initiate a round of deliberations with political parties here after the House plenum voted against ratifying the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the EU and Canada.
EU-Vietnam trade deal begins Saturday
The EU’s controversial trade deal with Vietnam comes into force on Saturday, despite criticism that it ignores environmental and human rights concerns about the communist state.
Cyprus blocks EU-Canada trade deal because of Halloumi
There is a new hurdle for the CETA economic agreement between the EU and Canada – this time from Cyprus. The country is concerned about the sale of agricultural products.
The three ’Elephants in Room’ in EU-India relations
The EU-India virtual summit took place last month with three ’elephants in the room’. The largest elephant was China. Both India and the EU have traditionally followed policies of cooperation with China, but ties have plumbed new depths during the pandemic.
New EU ‘trade enforcement officer’ might be ‘game-changer’ on Mercosur
The president of the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association (ICMSA), has said the very first item the newly appointed EU Chief Trade Enforcement Officer (CTEO) must deal with is “multiple aspects of the trade deals permitting the importation of South American beef”.
With renewed focus on US, EU and UK, India looks to reset FTAs, exit fruitless deals
India is eyeing a major reset of its free trade agreements, including exiting those that have brought few tangible benefits to the country and have instead hurt domestic industry.
Experts warn Cambodia’s trade deal with China is poor substitute for EU scheme
Cambodia’s bid to offset the partial loss of a European Union preferential trade scheme by pursuing a free trade agreement (FTA) with China will leave the country poorer and beholden to Beijing.
Indonesia seeks to conclude trade negotiation with EU next year to bolster recovery
Indonesia hopes to conclude negotiations for a trade agreement with the European Union next year to bolster the country’s economic recovery after the pandemic, but policies on palm oil remain a major sticking point.
«Il faut arrêter les négociations commerciales avec Bolsonaro»
Des organisations de solidarité internationale alertent sur la crise sanitaire, sociale, politique et écologique que vit le Brésil alors que l’Union européenne finalise un accord de commerce décrié avec les pays du Mercosur
First bilateral trade agreement signed between EU and China
The first significant bilateral trade agreement has been signed between the European Union (EU) and China this morning, Monday, July 20.
UK aims to strike trade deal with Japan by end of July
The British government is aiming to reach a trade deal with Japan "around the end of this month," according to London’s chief negotiator with Tokyo.
India-EU Summit may take a fresh look at long-pending FTA
India and the EU may take a fresh look at the long-pending bilateral Broad-based Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA) and see if a meeting ground could be reached and the talks taken forward when leaders meet at the India-EU Summit.
Green NGOs demand EU dumps controversial energy treaty
Green groups have renewed their demand for the EU and member states to jointly withdraw from the controversial Energy Charter Treaty (ECT).
India attacks EU’s unfair trade deals which are killing major industry
India has blasted the EU and Vietnam for ratifying a free trade agreement that would be "another blow" to Indian businesses.
EU ombudsman opened an inquiry into the EU/Mercosur sustainability impact assessment
European Ombudsman has opened an inquiry into why the European Commission did not finalize an updated Sustainability Impact Assessment before the conclusion of the Mercosur-EU trade agreement in June 2019.
India-EU Summit slated for 15 July after over two-year break, to be held virtually
Bilateral trade and investment ties between India and the EU have become severely strained with the Modi government’s initial refusal to resume stalled negotiations on the proposed India-EU free trade agreement .
Brexit free trade deal ‘very close’ – UK finalising comprehensive agreement with Turkey
Turkey is "very close" to signing a post-Brexit free trade agreement with the UK covering manufactured goods, agriculture and services, the country’s Foreign Minister has revealed.
Step up ‘no deal’ planning, Barnier warns EU firms
The EU’s chief negotiator on future relations with the UK warned EU businesses to step up their planning for a ‘no deal’ scenario when the UK leaves the Single Market at the end of 2020.
Corporations to sue states for pandemic billions
Corporations are busy weaponising obscure legal instruments to sue government for their actions to save lives and jobs during the coronavirus crisis.