bilaterals.org logo
bilaterals.org logo

US


EAC upbeat Biden will revive stalled trade talks
The East African Community is optimistic that the US President elect Joe Biden will revive the negotiations and implementations of the EAC-US Trade and Investment Partnership.
EU seeks anti-China alliance on tech with Biden
While TTIP is out of reach, Brussels wants to resuscitate elements of it that dealt with standards and regulation.
Seoul rejects Lone Star’s out-of-court ISD settlement offer
The South Korean government has opted for an international arbitration over its longstanding dispute with Lone Star Funds after it turned down the US fund’s final $870-million out-of-court settlement proposal.
China’s push for FTA with S. Korea, Japan appears aimed at checking US influence
China’s renewed pursuit of a free trade agreement with South Korea and Japan appears aimed at undercutting US influence and shaping regional economic cooperation on terms favorable to it.
Cambodia’s aim in trade deals: keep the US and Japan close, but China closer
Phnom Penh is negotiating a raft of free-trade agreements, but the pacts are not expected to lessen its reliance on Beijing.
Episode 11: The US Kenya FTA part 3 featuring Lori Wallach
In this third episode of the US Kenya FTA series, we are joined by Dr. Isaac Rutenberg the Director of CIPIT, and Lori Wallach, Head Director and Founder of Global Trade Watch.
Free trade is killing American manufacturing
The real winners of free trade are the wealthy in all of the trading countries—not the citizens, workers, or manufacturing.
China looks set to miss US trade deal target, latest data show
Purchases of manufactured goods and energy eased last month. But soybean shipments nearly tripled and aircraft also surged.
Dombrovskis: Deep and comprehensive trade deal with the US ‘not feasible’
The EU does not see it feasible going back to deep and comprehensive free trade agreement negotiations with the US but would explore mini-deals.
RCEP trade deal: US should worry less about China’s role and more about being left out
The challenge is not that the world’s biggest trade deal is China-led or heralds a Sinocentric order – both of which are misrepresentations anyway – but that the Asia-Pacific region has shown no need of US leadership or even involvement.
India set to resume talks on free trade agreements with EU, US
India, which has not signed any trade agreement since 2012, will soon revive talks on the possible free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union and the US.
It’s not just chlorinated chickens: there’s still nothing appetising about a UK-US trade deal
How America’s low-welfare standards could wreck the UK’s farming and food industry.
Greenpeace Africa petitions CS on plastic deal in Kenya–US trade talks
The Kenyan Trade Cabinet received a 20,000–strong petition calling on her to take a strong stand against any influence by the American Chemistry Council, which Greenpeace said is keen to secure market for the US plastic industry.
A toxic UK-US deal is just as likely under President Biden
It’s down to the public to make sure big business doesn’t get its way – we can’t rely on Boris Johnson or Biden to stop it
China and 14 other nations ready to sign RCEP, world’s largest trade deal, before change of leadership in US
China is expected to sign a mega regional trade deal with 14 other countries in the Asia-Pacific region this weekend, wrapping up a major agreement before the next United States administration comes into office.
Brexit: UK stokes tensions with EU and US in doubling down on contentious bill
The British government has vowed to reinstate parts of its Internal Market Bill, despite heavy defeats in the House of Lords, which would jeopardise trade deals with the EU and the US.
Jane Kelsey: Let’s not play Lazarus to toxic TPPA trade deal
We are living in a very different world from the era that gave us the TPPA, which was turbulent enough. We have new realities, new priorities, and new challenges.
Indo-US trade: Joe Biden’s victory to delay planned deal
A victory for Joe Biden in the American presidential election may delay the conclusion of a “limited” trade deal between India and the US that was negotiated for months.
Either Biden or Trump, Indonesia wins
Indonesia stands to benefit from trade with the US, regardless of who wins the US 2020 presidential election, as the total exports and imports to and from the world’s largest economy expected to double to $60 billion in the next two years.
China’s Xi says country will speed up trade talks with EU, Japan and South Korea
In a major speech on Wednesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping talked up his country’s plans for playing a greater role in global trade, without mentioning ongoing tensions with the US.