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Expropriating democracy: on the right and legitimacy of not ratifying CETA
Why retain ISDS, this neo-colonial vestige that is not supported by consistent evidence that it contributes to advancing development or the rule of law?
UK, EU negotiators to hold call to revive Brexit talks
The UK and European Union’s chief negotiators will hold talks for the second time in two days as they try to restart the Brexit discussions that Boris Johnson suspended last week.
Why Modi govt’s FTA policy for India must turn to ‘natural allies’ US, UK and Europe now
Narendra Modi government is also proactively stepping up its efforts to rejig India’s trade relations with the rest of the world by overhauling its Free Trade Agreement or FTA strategy.
How the Amazon rainforest at risk because of an EU trade deal – Dr Richard Dixon
Trade deals with the EU are very topical just now but it is not a possible Brexit trade deal but a deal between the EU and four South American countries which concerns our international colleagues most.
EU seeks Amazon protections pledge from Bolsonaro in push to ratify trade deal
Brazilian president’s stance on deforestation remains stumbling block for South America agreement
EU parks trade deal with Mercosur over environmental concerns
As European nations express environmental concerns, the ratification of the EU-Mercosur trade deal isn’t even close to starting.
The United Kingdom - Côte d’Ivoire sign economic partnership agreement
The United Kingdom and Côte d’Ivoire signed an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) Thursday, maintaining existing trade arrangements.
On eve of UK deadline, trade talks with EU still stalled
On the eve of a European Union summit that British Prime Minister had set as a deadline to seal a post-Brexit trade agreement, talks remained in a deep rut over fundamental differences on the issues of state aid and fisheries.
Vietnam continues institutional reform as part of EVFTA commitment
Vietnam is continuing its institutional reform commitments made in the historic EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) in an aim to boost exports of agricultural products and attract more investment from the EU trading bloc.
China and Cambodia sign FTA on heels of EU sanctions
China and Cambodia on Monday signed a free trade agreement at a ceremony in Phnom Penh attended by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.
New blow to the EU-Mercosur agreement
The European Parliament refuses to ratify it in its current state.
Johnson’s weekend diplomacy leaves EU trade deal in balance
As crunch week begins, officials unclear progress will be made. Talks to resume on Monday ahead of key EU summit on Thursday.
EU-Mercosur: leaked treaty has no climate protection, undermines democracy
International agreements must have the protection of people and nature at their core, not as a ‘nice-to-have’ – this deal doesn’t measure up and must be scrapped.
EU-Mercosur FTA: draft text (June 2020)
As leaked by Greenpeace
The UK-SACUM economic partnership agreement
In the SACUM-UK EPA, commitments on tariffs for both the UK and SACUM have been transitioned from the SADC-EU EPA without changes.
India hopeful of FTA with EU: Goyal
Union Commerce & Industry Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday said that trade & economy is one of the most important pillars of India- European Union (EU) partnership, and India is looking forward enhancing this relation.
EU ready to call Johnson bluff, betting he won’t quit talks
The European Union has no plans to offer concessions to Boris Johnson before next week’s Brexit deadline, betting that the UK prime minister won’t make good on threats to walk away from trade negotiations if he doesn’t get what he wants.
Ukraine, EU intend to assess progress of implementation of Association Agreement in 2021
Kyiv and Brussels have agreed to assess the progress of the implementation of the Association Agreement in 2021.
Japan-UK trade deal keeps low tariffs for cars made with EU parts
The economic partnership agreement between Japan and the UK will maintain preferential tariffs for industrial products manufactured with components made in the European Union in a win for Japanese automakers.
EU-Mercosur mythbuster
We’ve made this mythbuster to unpick powerful economic interests’ spin on this toxic deal.