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EU-Vietnam: Council gives final green light to free trade agreement
The Council adopted a decision on the conclusion of a free trade agreement between the EU and Vietnam. This decision clears the path, on the EU side, for the entry into force of the agreement.
Brexit: EU-UK meeting to go ahead via video link
A post-Brexit meeting between the EU and UK will go ahead as planned next week, despite the coronavirus crisis.
Indonesia risks timber trade with EU after scrapping license rules
The European Union is seeking an explanation for Indonesia’s decision to scrap a highly regarded timber legality verification system, which the bloc uses to ensure it imports only sustainably sourced wood products.
Guatemalan water protectors persist, despite mining company threats
The hard work of protecting water and land from the long-term harms associated with gold and silver mining takes place daily on the frontlines of tenacious struggles throughout Latin America and around the world.
S. Korea, Uzbekistan discuss launching joint study on bilateral FTA
South Korea held a video conference with Uzbekistan to exchange details on their push to launch a joint study on forging a bilateral free trade agreement.
Hungary held liable for expropriating the investment of a British investor and ordered to pay EUR 7 million in compensation for damages
Magyar and Inicia filed for arbitration against Hungary claiming expropriation of their leasehold rights to the land, following an agricultural sector reform to promote family farms over farming companies.
S. Korea, Uzbekistan discuss launching joint study on bilateral FTA
South Korea held a video conference with Uzbekistan to exchange details on their push to launch a joint study on forging a bilateral free trade agreement.
COVID-19 risks stalling the Indonesia-Australia Economic Partnership
It’s been a year since the signing of the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA); the global pandemic could delay the next critical steps.
UK keen on joint committee to boost bilateral trade post-Brexit
The British government remains hopeful of setting up a joint committee to boost bilateral trade and investment with Malaysia amid changes to the federal government.
Will Canada’s grain farmers be collateral damage in the rush to pass Bill C-4?
Bill C-4 - the legislation to implement the Canada-US-Mexico trade agreement - makes it so Canada must treat all American-grown grain as if it were Canadian-grown.
Chile will maintain current export conditions with the UK after Brexit
The association agreement with the United Kingdom approved by the Chilean Senate in 2019 contemplates the conditions of the existing association agreement between Chile and the European Union.
The AfCFTA and the European Union : ‘sister continents’ in the decade ahead?
The European Union is investing political capital in the African Continental Free Trade Area. What’s the state of play in getting the world’s largest free trade area off the ground? And why does the project matter so much for Europe?
USDA, USTR cite progress on farm provisions of U.S.-China trade deal
The United States and China have made progress in implementing the agriculture-related provisions of a Phase 1 trade deal that took effect on Feb. 14, the USDA and USTR said.
Intellectual property rights: Potential implications of the DCFTA for access to medicine
If the intellectual property provisions of the DCFTA are applied, this will have an impact on both the cost of patented medicines and undermine access to affordable medicines.
Indo-Bangla economic partnership: terms ready to launch jt study on advanced FTA
Bangladesh and India are set to start a joint study on the signing of an advanced free trade area deal under the banner of comprehensive economic partnership agreement, or CEPA, said officials.
Singapore, Australia agree to promote data connectivity, digital economy
Singapore and Australia have committed to allowing financial institutions to choose where their data is stored and prohibiting data localisation, among a raft of other agreements.
Kingdom, Russia set to boost trade, investment
Cambodia and Russia have pledged to increase bilateral trade and investment as the Kingdom aims to diversify its market through the Eurasia Economic Union (EAEU).
EU puts challenges to Vietnamese agricultural producers
The implementation of the European Union - Vietnam Free Trade Agreement poses many challenges to Vietnamese agricultural products.
Lawyers fight Kenya-US trade deal
Trade deal violates the East African Community Treaty and its protocols, lawyers say.
New trade agreement allows Solomon Islands to export duty-free tuna to EU
The EU has decided to include the Solomon Islands in its trade agreement with the Pacific states, which will allow tuna caught there to be exported to EU markets without duties.