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Zelensky: Ukraine, Turkey to conduct audit of controversial issues to sign FTA
Ukraine and Turkey are ready for the further development of bilateral relations and have agreed to conduct a substantive audit of all controversial issues in order to find a mutual compromise.
Japan not keen on joint FTA study
Japan has shown its reluctance to take forward a proposal by Bangladesh for conducting a joint feasibility study on the possibility to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) between the two countries.
India considers reviving FTA talks with Gulf Cooperation Council
India is reconsidering a free trade agreement with the Gulf Cooperation Council after the United Arab Emirates, the country’s biggest trading member in the bloc, approached it to revive talks that got stalled in 2008.
Rehabilitating protection and resituating trade agreements
Recent calls for the US to launch a trade dispute over Mexico’s proposed decree to ban glyphosate and the planting and importation of GM corn mischaracterize the science on glyphosate, the decree and the role of US trade policy.
Arbitration case: Cairn Energy offers to invest $1.2 bn if India relents
Cairn Energy has offered to invest the entire award money in India, which includes the principal amount of $1.2 billion and interest of $500 million if the government agrees to enforce the award.
UK ‘close’ to trade deal with New Zealand that could lead to cheaper wine and meat
UK and New Zealand will enter the final round of talks this week.
House approves Indonesia-EFTA trade deal
Indonesia is one short step away from having its first trade agreement with European countries after legislators approved a bill over a deal between Indonesia and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).
Singapore ratifies mega free trade agreement RCEP
Singapore ratified the RCEP agreement on Friday, becoming the first participating country to do so in a multi-nation trade pact that brings together the 10 ASEAN economies as well as Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea.
ACTU condemns Morrison Government for pressing ahead with new trade agreement with military regime in Myanmar
The ACTU has condemned the Federal Government at an inquiry hearing into Myanmar today for pressing ahead with ratifying the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement which includes trade with Myanmar.
Europe’s China gambit
Trade and investment agreements cannot transform China into a Western-style market economy or turn it into a democracy.
Does new EU-ACP deal really ’decolonise’ aid?
Based on what we have seen in nearly final drafts of the text, the EU seems poised to again fail to promote a real shift in power relations due to imbalances that remain written into the new deal.
Why we need to talk about the African free trade area
The AfCFTA will give the African Union the chance to become a strong, independent player in the world economy – at least that is the optimistic forecast. But there are good reasons to cast doubt on the high hopes pinned on the African free trade area.
Rethinking investment law from the ground up: extractivism, human rights, and investment treaties
For many people affected by resource extraction, it is the prevailing legal regime that dis-embeds and disintegrates, because investment treaties can protect ventures that upend their lives with little scope for voice or redress.
Belarus, China in talks over agreement on investments, trade in services
The first round of negotiations over the agreement on investments and trade in services between Belarus and China was held online on 7 April.
From gunboats to treaties: Who wrote the rules of globalisation?
From colonisation to investor-state dispute settlements, rich countries have sought to exploit and influence their poorer counterparts for centuries, but how did globalisation in its current form come to be?
UAE and Israel move closer to tax treaty that will help boost foreign investments
A free trade agreement and double taxation treaty are among several frameworks being worked on by the UAE and Israel to increase trade and investments flows between the two nations after they normalised relations last year.
Nobel economist and 100 experts condemn corporate action against Argentina and Bolivia after rollback of failed pension privatization
Private insurance corporations are suing Argentina and Bolivia for loss of potential profits as a result of the reversal of privatization of pension programs.
Canada explores bilateral trade in Southeast Asia
Canada continues to pursue a multi-lateral free trade agreement with Southeast Asian nations, and those involved with negotiations say bilateral deals in the region could lead to larger pacts.
Barrick forces hand of Papua New Guinea government in reopening Porgera mine
Referring repeatedly to legal threats by Barrick Gold Corp., Prime Minister Papua New Guinea released a statement announcing that his government will be making a deal with the company in regard to the Porgera Joint Venture gold mine.
Singapore ratifies ASEAN Trade in Services Agreement
Singapore has ratified the ASEAN Trade in Services Agreement and become the first ASEAN member to do so.