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EU hesitates over investment deal with increasingly authoritarian China
Beijing and Brussels are trying to finalise what has been described as ’the biggest investment agreement’ in history. But will it ever be ratified?
Stop EU-Mercosur coalition statement
More than 450 organizations launch a joint statement calling on governments to stop the EU-Mercosur agreement.
Taiwan allows US pork imports to open free trade with Washington – opposition
Taiwan on January 1, lifted a ban on U.S. pork imports containing a leanness-enhancing additive despite strong public opposition to gain free trade with Washington, oppositions aid Friday.
European Union renews interest in stalled trade deal
The European Union (EU) is looking to revive the stalled multilateral trade talks between the 28-member economic bloc and the East African Community (EAC).
EU-China BIT: schedules annex (Mar 2021)
Kenya faces revenue, job losses as House ratifies UK trade deal
The National Assembly ratified the EPA on Tuesday, opening the local market to about 1,934 products from the UK, whose import tariff will either be lowered or zero-rated.
UK and Cameroon sign trade agreement
The United Kingdom has signed an Economic Partnership Agreement with Cameroon.
MPs ratify UK-Kenya trade deal
Trade Committee chairman fears that the Kenya-UK Economic Partnership Agreement ratified on tuesday night by Kenyan MPs will open floodgates for the dumping of agricultural goods.
UK MPs endorse Kenya trade deal
United Kingdom legislators have endorsed the trade deal with Kenya after completing scrutiny of the document, paving the way for its enforcement once the Kenyan counterparts approve it.
What Indonesia’s palm oil is losing in Swiss trade deal
If Indonesia only focuses on the formal process in palm oil international trade, it may still lose the battle of public opinion that may risk its markets and consumers worldwide.
Here’s how EU could take brexit legal action against the UK
The European Commission is preparing to take legal action against the British government in coming days over its failure to keep promises it made in the Brexit deal to keep the island of Ireland free of border checkpoints.
Four key points from the ratification of the Indonesia-Singapore bilateral investment treaty
Besides protection and dispute settlement, the BIT also includes several key changes in terms of application and restriction.
No more free rides in free trade deals
The Swiss narrowly voted in favour of a free trade deal with Indonesia on Sunday. Will future agreements also have to win popular support?
Gulf states urge UK to move forward on free trade talks
Gulf states are pushing the UK to launch negotiations on a free trade deal but London is showing little interest in prioritizing the issue, despite the region accounting for a substantial chunk of total UK trade.
Shell’s legal weapon to threaten a just energy future
To realise a future beyond fossil fuels, it is imperative to look at how to disentangle the legal shackles that enable companies to frustrate climate policy and shift the burden of their stranded assets onto the shoulders of taxpayers through arbitration claims.
United Group files claim against Serbia
Netherlands-based United Group claims that Serbia has violated several obligations related to incentives and mutual protection of investments between the two countries.
Hong Kong activists urge EU not to ratify new deal with China
Hong Kong democracy activists have warned the EU it must not ratify its planned new investment deal with China at a time when Beijing is tearing up international obligations to the people of Hong Kong.
China steps up talk of joining CPTPP
China has sent fresh signals it is seriously considering the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), as part of the Asian giant’s new drive to boost further trade integration.
The EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment: Stuck half-way?
The China-EU comprehensive investment agreement (CAI) addresses important issues of market access, regulatory cooperation and sustainable development, but does not include sections on investment protection and ISDS.
Nepal-Bangladesh trade pact stuck over other duties or charges
Nepali officials said a trade deal between the two neighbours was unlikely until the other duties or charges on listed goods is dropped to zero.