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FTA labour rights provisions useless without trade union action, says Korean unionist
Interview with Ryu Mikyung who is the International Director at the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions.
Dairy players oppose free trade pact with EU
Even as the Centre is inching closer to sign a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) deal with the European Union (EU), India’s dairy sector has flagged some concerns involving livelihood scores of Indian farmers.
New agreement to increase Bangladesh-India trade
Bangladesh and India have begun talks on signing a comprehensive economic partnership agreement (CEPA) to enhance trade relations.
MITI: Malaysia to ratify RCEP by year-end
Malaysia is looking towards ratifying the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement by the end of this year, the International Trade and Industry Ministry (MITI) deputy secretary-general (Industry) Datuk Seri Norazman Ayob said.
Women file complaint over gender discrimination in US temporary work programs
A group of Mexican migrant worker women have used the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to launch a complaint over discrimination in temporary labor programs.
M’sia’s goods trade balance to worsen post-RCEP
Malaysia’s goods trade balance will decline by 36% or US$4 billion (RM16.4 billion) per annum, post the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), according to a report by the Global Development Policy Centre of Boston University.
The complexities of China’s CPTPP entry
There are several sticking points for new entrants into the CPTPP, especially China.
Seoul, Moscow agree to hasten free trade talks on services, investment - Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong
Russia and South Korea have agreed to speed up the talks about a free trade deal covering services and investment, South Korean Foreign Minister said.
China says members of RCEP pact aim for deal to take effect from 2022
China is encouraging the early implementation of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, and members of the Asia-Pacific trade pact aim for it to take effect from Jan. 1, 2022.
China eyes free trade agreement with the Gulf states
China wants to reach a free trade agreement with the GCC states, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on the sidelines of his visit to Riyadh.
Most of BITs to be scrapped
Pakistan has reportedly decided to scrap most of its existing Bilateral Investment Treaties as these pacts are shrinking the government’s policy space with respect to adopting measures of public interest.
ASEAN’s fate hangs in an RCEP balance
In a virtual press conference held today, new evidence from a UN economist shows that the RCEP, a mega FTA recently signed by ASEAN and five trading partners Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan and South Korea, will negatively impact ASEAN, especially its trade balance.
PH wants to join mega free trade pact
The Philippines, wants to be part of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), an FTA signed by 11 Asia-Pacific countries.
Won’t say cheese: Dairy industry frowns as FTA with EU nears closure
After successfully blocking milk product imports from New Zealand and Australia under the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement, the Indian dairy industry is mounting similar pressure vis-à-vis a free trade deal with the European Union (EU).
Kenya-UK finally give life to trade deal
The EPA was approved for ratification by the Houses of Parliament in Kenya and the UK earlier this month.
Kenya now eyes UK talks on free trade in services
Kenya has set its sights on fresh talks with the United Kingdom on free trade in services such as money transfers after the pact ensuring continuity in tax- and quota-free trade in goods was enforced yesterday.
AfCFTA programme to enslave Africans if challenges not addressed
The implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) may enslave Africans to the rest of the world if the challenges associated with the programme are not fixed, the Citizen Watch, a think tank group has revealed.
Botswana’s relations with China continue to deepen
Diplomatic relations between China and Botswana have grown significantly this year, with the African nation becoming the 46th country on the continent to sign a memorandum of understanding on the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative.
EU trade deal set to increase harmful meat imports
The EU plans to increase the number of destructive products on supermarket shelves with the proposed EU-Mercosur trade deal, reveals a report.
Panthera Resources notes passing of new minerals bill in India, presses on with litigation in regard to Bhukia
The company has appointed a leading international law firm to advise the company of its legal options, and in particular, the Australian Bilateral Investment Treaty.