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Public fear Trump trade deal food standards
Most people are worried about meat quality standards being lowered in a future trade deal with the United States, a new survey suggests.
Climate change poses risk to Africa’s free trade area: UN official
The recently-launched Africa Continental Free Trade Area Agreement faces climate change risks that could prevent the continent from gaining maximum trade benefits from the agreement.
New Zealand for bilateral trade pact with India if New Delhi does not join RCEP
New Zealand on Thursday said it will look forward to a bilateral trade agreement with India in case New Delhi does not join the China-backed mega trade deal RCEP.
Coronavirus delays maquiladora production
Maquiladoras in Reynosa are responsible for producing hundreds of products used and sold in the United States, with the majority of their parts coming from China.
Cambodia seeking trade deals with developed nations
Cambodia is taking steps to negotiate FTAs with South Korea and the Eurasian Economic Union and will sign a trade deal with China.
Pacific shouldering burden in unbalanced PACER-Plus Trade Deal
The Pacific Island Countries (PICs) are taking on disproportionate binding commitments in exchange for false promises of benefits from the regional free trade deal known as PACER-Plus.
Efforts under way to get Reko Diq case penalty cancelled: AG Khalid Jawed Khan
Attorney General Khalid Jawed Khan has said that Pakistan’s foremost effort in the Reko Diq mining case is to secure annulment of the $5.9 billion penalty.
NZ strongly encourages India to become participant of RCEP: Winston Peters
New Zealand strongly encourages India to become a full participant in RCEP as its absence is neither in the economic nor the strategic interest of the region, Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand Winston Peters said on Wednesday.
Pakistan seeks direct US market access
Pakistan said said US should convene meeting of Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) to move forward for result oriented progress.
UAH 460 mln AMCU fine is unreasonable, said the Director of Imperial Tobacco in Ukraine
Imperial Tobacco is working on available legal instruments of protection, including an international investment arbitration tribunal, to contest a fine imposed by Ukraine for anticompetitive concerted actions.
Coronavirus: China ‘fully expected’ to meet trade deal terms despite Covid-19 outbreak, top US officials say
US trade representative and Agriculture Secretary signed a letter praising China’s progress on trade deal. They did not mention coronavirus outbreak but said China ‘fully expected’ to meet terms.
MAN kicks as Nigeria’s priority products are omitted from AfCFTA’s sensitive, exclusive lists
Despite being a major market in West Africa, Nigerian manufacturers have kicked against the exclusion of Nigeria’s priority products from the sensitive and exclusive lists of the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement.
Post-Brexit trade talks start next week: Here’s what you need to know
The EU and the U.K. are starting their first post-Brexit trade talks on Monday, in what European ministers are expecting to be “complicated” negotiations.
There’s nothing “mini” about the US plan to unravel Europe’s precautionary principle
US trade negotiators, Agriculture Secretary, and American farm interests have all been crystal clear: the precautionary principle must go, and now is the time to finally axe it.
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.
Carlyle vs. Morocco: Here are the Kingdom’s arguments to ICSID
For the Kingdom, Carlyle did not justify the existence of investments in Morocco. The American group invokes the Morocco-United States free trade agreement while the contracts with Samir concern entities based in the Cayman Islands.
Implementation of the Tripartite FTA agreement now in sight
Namibia is the latest to ratify the TFTA agreement. Seven countries are expected to complete the ratification process before the end of this year paving the way for its implementation.
PACER-Plus development assistance analysis: No new money but still with strings attached
What the development assistance arrangement results in, is aid money, tightly controlled by Australia and New Zealand to flow to areas that will make Forum Island Countries uphold their commitments on market access, ultimately benefiting the two metropolitan Parties.
PACER-Plus labour mobility analysis: Unbound promises and an annual meeting
PACER-Plus itself achieved little by way of actual improvements for Pacific Islander workers to access the labour markets of Australia and New Zealand.
First leg of India-US trade deal likely in 3 months
The first leg of the India-US trade deal will largely be about tariff concessions on goods and would be concluded in around three months.