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Energy dispute deepens between Mexico and foreign allies
The measures would face legal challenges under Mexico’s commitments not just under the outgoing NAFTA but also its successor, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, an industry source said.
UK, EU demand each other give ground in trade talks or risk no deal
Britain and the European Union both demanded that the other side give ground in talks on a new post-Brexit trade deal or risk severe damage in tetchy exchanges.
The unknown climate-killer deal we’ll have to tackle next
The Energy Charter Treaty takes an axe to climate action.
Indonesia, EU hopeful on green agenda amid pandemic
In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Commission has revealed that hopes remain high in maintaining their diplomatic and economic ties with Indonesia, geared to fulfill the Commission’s Green Deal.
Britain, EU dig in their heels in trade talks
Talks between Britain and the European Union on their new trade relationship made little progress this week, sources with the bloc said.
EU investment deal with China likely to hinge on three key elements, says European trade official
Crucial European demands include subsidies to state-owned enterprises, access to the Chinese market and environmental issues, according to top official.
EU seeks trade truce with US amid virus crisis
The EU’s top trade official hopes the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic will spur efforts to heal US trade ties, bogged down in a tit-for-tat tariff feud.
EU still pursuing FTAs with Asean
The European Union (EU) continues to push for more trade deals with major Asean economies despite making slow progress following its consecutive successes with Singapore and Vietnam last year.
The termination of bilateral investment treaties in the EU – one agreement to end them all?
On 5 May 2020, 23 Member States of the EU entered into an Agreement for the Termination of Bilateral Investment Treaties between the Member States of the European Union.
Britain, EU start penultimate round of talks before key deadline
Britain and the European Union start their penultimate scheduled round of trade talks with little progress on major sticking points before a June deadline to agree on any extension of negotiations.
EVFTA poses challenges to Vietnamese agricultural products
The implementation of the EU - Vietnam FTA deal also poses many challenges to Vietnamese agricultural products. Besides strict standards from the European Union market, competitive pressure in the domestic market is also a big issue.
Modernisation of the Energy Charter Treaty
A global tragedy at a high cost for taxpayers.
Vote on disputed CETA trade agreement sparks controversy
The impending vote has sparked anger from environmental organisations. Stop TTIP/CETA and Votum Klima for instance called the vote a political scandal.
The EU must review the premises of its free-trade agreement with Mercosur
Environmental safeguards within the agreement, which were already insufficient even before COVID-19, have now made the document outdated.
EU Member States sign an agreement for the termination of intra-EU bilateral investment treaties
23 EU Member States signed an agreement for the termination of intra-EU bilateral investment treaties.
Non-paper from the Netherlands and France authorities on trade, social economic effects and sustainable development
The Dutch and French Trade ministers are calling the EU to improve its approach in analyzing the socio-economic aspects of trade effects, and to increase its ambition regarding the nexus between trade and sustainable development.
EU scrutiny of GM food is not negotiable
74 NGOs have written to the EU Commission to demand that genetically modified crops are not pushed onto Europe’s fields and plates as part of a trade deal with the USA.
Investor-State arbitration and the ‘next generation’ of investment treaties
In recent years, observers have questioned whether investor–state arbitration will or should be a feature of the next generation of free trade and bilateral investment treaties.
EU-Mexico trade deal prompts French farming backlash
While the world is busy dealing with the coronavirus health crisis, the European Union and Mexico concluded talks on a new trade pact, provoking strong reactions.
EU and Mexico announce the finalization of an updated free trade agreement
The EU and Mexico have agreed to eliminate customs duties on practically all goods, to enhance and facilitate digital trade, and have taken on new obligations on good regulatory practices.