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Key points: What we know so far about post-Brexit trade deal
The European Union and Britain agreed a post-Brexit trade deal after almost ten months of tortuous negotiations to govern ties when the UK exits the single market.
DCFTA: An uncertain economic impact and irreversible consequences on society and sovereignty
We cannot expect a miracle, or even a significant economic improvement with the DCFTA, especially as its irreversible political and social consequences risk preventing development from the country.
China’s Xi Jinping seeks advantage over Biden with ground-breaking EU investment deal
Though EU officials haven’t yet revealed the details, one senior EU diplomat said the agreement goes beyond anything Beijing has offered any foreign partner previously.
Xinjiang forced labour concerns threaten to derail China’s investment deal with EU
Officials say European Parliament could refuse to endorse deal over Beijing’s failure to commit to International Labour Organisation standards
EU-UK trade talks floundering over fish as cutoff day nears
With yet another Brexit deadline disappearing in the rearview mirror, a breakthrough on fishing rights remained elusive for the European Union and Britain.
EU agrees ‘in principle’ to an investment agreement with China
The European Commission has secured breakthroughs as China agrees to open up its market in multiple sectors for EU businesses.
Canada trade deal shows Government’s breathtaking arrogance
Important issues raised by CETA deserve more than a ludicrous 55-minute parliament debate.
EU-China comprehensive agreement on investment: A scoping study
Given China’s unique position, the study concludes that the EU must ensure that particularly strong protections for EU regulatory policy space are included in any future investment deal.
EU will be asked to ratify Mercosur deal in New Year
At least nine EU countries want the trade deal with South America.
Energy Charter Treaty reform reaches milestone, with little progress to show
A two-day conference of the 54 parties to the Energy Charter Treaty will attempt to move forward in reforming the little-known charter, decried by environmentalists for protecting fossil fuel investments and blocking international efforts to curb global warming.
Busting myths around the Energy Charter Treaty
Amidst growing concerns that the ECT undermines urgent climate action, its corporate profiteers, the ECT Secretariat, and others are spewing propaganda, promoting falsehoods about how the treaty attracts clean investment.
EU and China set for further investment talks as end-of-year deadline for deal looms
The latest round follows straight on the heels of ‘intensive’ talks. Negotiators hope to reach agreement by the end of the year, but issues such as market access remain a stumbling block.
Argentina: Mercosur will address EU environment concerns
South America’s Mercosur countries will address environmental concerns raised by the European Union that have stalled ratification of a free trade deal between the two trade blocs, Argentina’s foreign minister said.
Brexit trade deal possible within days after Johnson concession, says EU
Barnier says Johnson’s acceptance of need for ‘evolution clause’ as standards diverge has unlocked talks on level playing field.
PH, EU eye trade dialogues next year
The Philippines and the European Union (EU) are eyeing to hold at least two trade dialogues in 2021, affirming the strong economic partnership of the two parties.
Deal with climate change, not climate deniers: How the EU-Mercosur trade deal threatens the environment and human rights
This trade agreement aims to boost an export-oriented agricultural model that harms small-scale farmers, indigenous peoples, traditional and rural communities, in Mercosur and EU countries.
Deep and comprehensive dependency
How a trade agreement with the EU could devastate the Tunisian economy.
Brexit: Ratcheting up the pressure for a trade deal
Some in the UK will find level playing field controversial. For them, the very point of Brexit was to undercut EU rules and regulations.
The EU-Mercosur agreement: increasing pesticide use and GMOs, and undermining healthy food production and standards
The EU-Mercosur agreement is inconsistent with the EU’s recently announced Farm-to-Fork Strategy, which aims to dramatically reduce pesticide use and completely ban any residue on food of pesticides not registered for use in the EU.
Open letter from climate leaders and scientists to signatories of the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT)
Withdraw from the Energy Charter Treaty because it impedes the transition to clean energy.