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India, Brazil to sign strategic action plan
India and Brazil will upgrade their strategic partnership with an “action plan” and sign a bilateral investment treaty.
Vietnam sent champagne to MEPs ahead of trade vote
MEPs over Christmas received bottles of Moet & Chandon Imperial champagne from Vietnam’s embassy in Brussels - ahead of the trade deal vote with Vietnam.
Israel, EAEU may sign free trade deal in 2021
The talks have already reached significant progress and are on the finish line, said the co-chair of the Russian-Israeli intergovernmental commission.
Singapore concludes talks on digital trade agreement with Chile, New Zealand
Singapore, Chile and New Zealand concluded talks on an agreement over a common set of rules, standards and guidelines for global digital trade and commerce.
S. Korea, Panama hold policy consultations on bilateral ties, trade
South Korea signed the FTA with Panama and the four Central American countries — Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and El Salvador — which have already finished the domestic procedures for the agreement.
After China trade deal, Europe and UK next on Trump’s to-do list
US President Donald Trump vowed to rip up international trade deals and rebalance America’s global trade relationships.
ASEAN Secretariat invites India for RCEP meeting in February in Bali
The ASEAN Secretariat has invited India to participate in a meeting called in Bali on February 3 and 4 on RCEP agreement to sort out concerns of New Delhi.
Vattenfall procedure has cost almost 20 million euros
The energy company Vattenfall is demanding compensation from the Federal Republic of Germany. The costs for the arbitration proceedings could exceed 20 million euros this year.
So many questions about the US-China trade deal
What exactly did China agree to? There are a lot of obligations in here, and many of them are specific and technical. Only experts in a particular area may fully understand them.
Trump, EU commission chief discuss ’trade deal’ in Davos
US President Donald Trump and new EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said that they are working towards agreeing a US-EU trade pact
EU tells China more access needed to seal investment accord
Trade Chief Hogan says he still wants to do a deal in 2020. China has been in talks with EU on investment since 2013.
Ukraine, Turkey hold FTA talks in Ankara
Ukraine and Turkey are holding talks in Ankara on the signing of a free trade agreement, the Embassy of Ukraine in Turkey has reported on its Twitter account.
Mercosur deal at odds with EU carbon neutrality aim, study claims
The controversial Mercosur trade deal is incompatible with the EU’s commitment to carbon neutrality and “may undermine global efforts to avert runaway climate change”.
Trade between Indonesia and the EU likely to get more tense, with dairy at the center
Away from the more headline grabbing US-China trade dispute, a less glamorous one has also been taking place between the corridors of Brussels and Jakarta.
Uphill battle for EU-Mercosur pact
Belgium’s region of Wallonia is trying to block the EU-Mercosur free-trade agreement, just like it previously attempted with CETA, the EU-Canada free trade agreement.
EU lawmakers give initial backing to Vietnam trade deal
The international trade committee of the European Parliament supported the agreement by 29 votes to six, opening the way to a vote in the full parliament when it meets in the week starting on Feb. 10.
What does India’s RCEP withdrawal tell us? – Analysis
Given the current ease and widespread access to information as well as the social media-facilitated civil mobilizations across the globe, political elites of the RCEP countries should be consistently mindful of such risk from the grassroot level.
White House accuses Boris Johnson of ‘dragging his feet’ over US trade deal ahead of summer deadline
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer pressed UK International Trade Secretary Liz Truss to publish formal negotiating objectives for the US deal.
Armenia would welcome FTA between GCC and Eurasian Economic Union, President Sarkissian says
The EAEU is an economic union consisting of Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
Ministry seeks nod for RCEP signing
The Commerce Ministry is scheduled to propose cabinet endorsement of Thailand’s participation in signing the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) by the middle of this year.