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Treaty claims for cancelled or modified infrastructure projects in the wake of Covid-19
A recent ICSID tribunal has denied an investor’s claim concerning the development of an airport project in Latvia, which may have wider implications for infrastructure projects that may now be under feasibility reviews as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Stockholm arbitration body suspends termination of Chisinau Airport concession
The Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce has suspended the termination of the Chisinau International Airport concession contract until it reaches a final decision on the case.
S. Korea, Russia hold 5th round of FTA talks on service, investment
South Korea and Russia started another round of negotiations to clinch a free trade agreement (FTA) in the service and investment sectors.
Belarus, Turkey plan to conclude trade in services agreement
The first round of the negotiations is expected to take place in June this year.
Agreement concerning amendment to mainland and Macao closer economic partnership arrangement (CEPA) agreement on trade in services takes effect
The agreement concerning amendment to the CEPA agreement on trade in services, which was signed on 20 November 2019, went into force on 1 June 2020.
S. Korea, China to discuss expanding scope of FTA
South Korea will hold the seventh round of talks with China to discuss expanding the scope of their bilateral free trade agreement to better cover the service and investment sectors.
Digital trade rules and Big Tech: Surrendering public good to private power
As tech giants emerge as the undisputed winners of the Covid-19 crisis, they continue to use free trade agreements to protect themselves from regulation.
e-Commerce free trade agreements, digital chapters and the impact on labour
A comparative analysis of treaty texts and their potential practical implications.
Seoul, Moscow hold FTA talks for service sector
South Korea launched another round of trade talks with Russia to flesh out details on the two country’s pending free trade agreement (FTA) in the service and investment segments.
JCDecaux: €40m JCDecaux arbitration against the Czech Republic
JCDecaux SA, an outdoor advertising, invited the Czech Republic to engage in discussions, as the first step in arbitration proceedings.
Britain wants Canada-style trade deal with EU - minister
Britain wants a Canada-style agreement with the European Union that includes goods and services.
Uber ready to take dispute with Colombia to international arbitration: regional manager
The ride-hailing firm said its initial calculations suggest damages from suspending its service in Colombia will exceed $250 million.
Understanding the European Union’s understanding on computer and related services
If adopted on a wide scale, the Understanding would consolidate power and control over the digital ecosystem, including of data, in the major powers and more specifically, their corporations.
Spain pushes for prioritising services in EU-UK deal
Spain called for the inclusion of services in the first phase of EU-UK negotiations on the future relationship, adding more complexity to trade talks.
Seoul, Moscow to hold 3rd round of FTA talks on service sector
South Korea said it plans to hold the 3rd round of FTA negotiations with Russia in the service and investment segments this week, as the country endeavors to diversify its trade portfolio amid protectionism.
Uber threatens Colombia with treaty-based arbitration after ban on use of its ride-sharing app
The US-based ridesharing services platform Uber Technologies and its Colombian subsidiary, Uber Colombia, have threatened to initiate arbitration proceedings against Colombia under the Colombia-US Trade Promotion Agreement.
Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership spells danger for 1.1 billion women
Australia has yet to show any serious interest in recognising the potential negative impacts of trade policies on gender or take steps to systematically assess these. A gender equitable trade policy is possible. But it would look nothing like the RCEP.
New AFTINET fact sheet: The impact of trade and investment rules on public health
Trading away our health: How trade and investment rules put corporate rights ahead of public health.
Trade in services in the AfCFTA
Member states are currently engaged in negotiations on issues that are essential for trade in services under the AfCFTA to begin.
Japan braces for US pressure on services in next trade talks
The Office of the US Trade Representative released late last year a summary of negotiating objectives spanning 22 areas, including telecommunications and financial services.