Negotiations towards a free trade agreement (FTA) between Norway and China are “developing positively”, the Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC)’s China envoy, with 15 rounds of talks held so far.
A long mooted free trade deal between China and Ecuador is being held up by worries in Quito about cheap Chinese imports impacting certain sectors of the economy.
A component of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor would prevent fishermen from fishing on Gwadar’s eastern port, which had been the only source of income for centuries. The Fishermen Alliance has announced that its protests will continue.
European Parliament has voted in favour of the EU-Morocco Fisheries Agreement that will be applied to the waters of occupied Western Sahara.
The Faroe Islands and the United Kingdom have signed a free trade agreement to ensure that trade between the countries continues after Britain’s departure from the European Union.
Norway and China are likely to conclude a trade pact next year.
Free-trade talks between China and Norway should be sped up, the Chinese government’s top diplomat told his Norwegian counterpart, as the two countries step up efforts to put a row over the Nobel Peace Prize behind them.
For a third consecutive time in less than three years, the Court of Justice of the European Union has confirmed that the EU’s policy of incorporating Western Sahara into its bilateral agreements with Morocco is unlawful.
A fresh legal row may be brewing over the EU’s trade links with Morocco, after the two sides finalised a controversial new fisheries agreement, following almost three months of negotiations.
Morocco and the European Union have finalized a new fisheries agreement.
Several EU-flagged vessels have blatantly ignored and violated the EU Court judgment invalidating the EU-Morocco fish agreement in Western Sahara.
The Polisario Front brought an action for annulment of the Council of the European Union’s decision, which allows the European Commission to open negotiations with Rabat to extend EU-Morocco fishing agreement to Western Sahara.
The Western Sahara Resource Watch stressed that the Sahrawi people’s consent is indispensable in any a trade agreement between the European Union and Morocco.
The agreement will allow export of shrimp and tuna products to EFTA countries with a zero export tariff.
Representatives of the Polisario Front, the independence movement which claims to represent the people of Western Sahara, say that talks should now start on a separate EU-Western Sahara agreement.
The proposed policy follows the escape of over 200,000 Atlantic salmon from the company’s fish farms, sparking outcry from Indigenous groups, environmentalists, and fishing communities.
Will seek NAFTA arbitration if ban on Atlantic salmon farming is approved.
"Sweden considers that the proposed mandate does not meet the requirements of international law", the official government statement reads.
A Johannesburg businessman, trying to sue the Mozambique government for over $91 million (R1 billion), has taken the SA government to court after officials allegedly sided with the neighbouring country in the dispute.
Even before China and the Maldives last month signed the FTA in question, the paradisaic archipelago’s increasing economic dependence on China was raising red flags.