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EU and New Zealand reach provisional agreement on two more chapters of future trade agreement
This round of negotiations resulted in a provisional agreement on two additional chapters: ‘Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)’ and ‘Capital Movements’.
Trade deal with China was always useless, despite what our leaders wish us to believe
Such bilateral trade agreements produce little economic benefit — and certainly nothing like the absurd claims made for them by politicians.
AfCFTA: African Customs officials to draft free trade continental guidelines
Customs officials from around Africa gave a nod to the adoption of continental guidelines to facilitate the free flow of cross-border trade.
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.
RCEP has limited trade gains and ignores labour and human rights
Australia’s recent signature of the RCEP has attracted world attention for its significance in consolidating Asia-Pacific geopolitical relations. But in celebrating this agreement, we seem to have forgotten its unfinished business regarding labour and human rights.
Brexit talks are as transparent as the muddy tunnel they’re held in
In whose interests is the UK government negotiating post-Brexit trade deals? They would rather you didn’t know.
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.
Strengthening economic relations between EU and Mercosur countries - Declaration from business confederations of Mercosur and Europe
The business confederations of Mercosur and BusinessEurope gather today to reiterate their full support to the EU-Mercosur agreement and their commitment to ensure its rapid ratification and implementation.
China vows to expand global free trade area network
China will step up efforts to expand the free trade area network across the world to enlarge its “circle of friends”, according to China’s Commerce Minister Zhong Shan.
UK undermines trust with China, may ruin FTA talks
The UK recently signaled an intention to reset its diplomatic relations, including with China. The UK seems inclined to take a more aggressive path towards China at a cost of obstructing a free trade agreement talks.
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.
Human rights, environment and climate protection before profits
Three principles to reshape trade and investment to overcome the crisis.
PACER Plus: the case against
For the Pacific Island Countries, PACER Plus represents a squandered opportunity to address the real development needs of the region and a waste of time and significant resources.
FTA between Ukraine and Israel to come into effect on Jan. 1 Zelensky
A free trade agreement (FTA) between Ukraine and Israel will take effect from January 1, 2021, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said.
India will likely go for bilateral trade pacts for now — not mega deals like RCEP
The inclination is clearly towards bilateral trade agreements, where India has more flexibility in negotiating terms that it feelss wouldn’t disadvantage domestic manufacturers.
Second report of Session 2019–21, UK - Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement
Second Report of Session 2019–21, together with formal minutes relating to the report of UK - Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreeement
China-EU investment agreement to be signed by the year end, says ambassador
There have been breakthroughs on the level playing field issues. Market access and sustainable development chapters are now being discussed.