bilaterals.org logo
bilaterals.org logo

All articles


Africalink on Air: Kenya - US free trade agreement
The East African Trade Network is strongly opposed to the creation of a Free Trade Agreement between United States and Kenya.
Why we have to protect the NHS from trade deals
Without real protection for the NHS in any future trade agreement, we can only see bad news for patients, taxpayers and Health Boards around the country.
To get out of the crisis exacerbated by Covid-19: more than a hundred organizations and networks in the Arab region are launching a campaign for debt cancellation and getting rid of "free trade" agreements.
To get out of the crisis exacerbated by Covid-19: more than a hundred organizations and networks in the Arab region are launching a campaign for debt cancellation and getting rid of "free trade" agreements.
Europe-China summit shows investment deal should not be expected anytime soon
The 22nd EU-China summit had its purpose in moving the two sides closer to a long-negotiated investment agreement, but instead revealed the scope of tensions and differences that dominate the relationship.
Open letter to governments on ISDS and COVID-19
We urge you to take immediate action to ensure that the duty of governments to regulate in the public interest is safeguarded and put beyond the scope of ISDS claims.
Kenya sets terms ahead of trade talks with US
Kenya has moved to fence in its key economic segments as it prepares for the first round of free trade area (FTA) negotiations with the US from July 9 to 17.
UK says no deadline for US trade deal, talks tough on terms
Britain has no deadline to strike a trade deal with the United States, trade minister Liz Truss said, criticising the US administration for talking a good game on free trade while restricting import access.
Indonesia looks to sign RCEP this year to support economic recovery
Indonesia and 14 other negotiating countries agreed Tuesday to sign the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) this year to help their economies recover from the pandemic-induced downturn.
Trade ministers vow to sign RCEP before end of 2020
Trade ministers of the 10-member states of ASEAN and Free Trade Agreement (FTA) Partners (Australia, China, Japan, Korea, and New Zealand) reaffirmed the signing of the RCEP Agreement before end of 2020.
China ‘interested’ in Trans-Pacific trade deal but keen to gauge Japan’s ‘attitude’ ahead of potential talks, ex-minister says
Doubts though remain over China’s ability to meet the requirement of the Comprehensive Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (CPTPP).
When will the Free Trade Agreement between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Turkey signed?
The document is currently in the procedure in the institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Africa-wide trade deal will push ahead despite coronavirus wrath
Even if the pandemic continues into 2021, the African Continental Free Trade Area will move ahead, a top official says.
What Kenya should consider in free trade deal with America
Country must engage in thoughtful, deliberative process or should be set for short end of the stick.
US-Kenya FTA: Kenya negotiating objectives (Jun 2020)
India, China should exercise restraint, not complicate situation amid Covid: Vietnam envoy
Vietnam believes India and China should exercise restraint and not complicate matters further at a time when the world is reeling under the coronavirus pandemic compounded with economic challenges.
No progress on trade, investment, Hong Kong as EU wraps-up tense China summit
Europeans are especially concerned about market access, the forced transfer of technology imposed on foreign firms operating in China, the subsidies offered by Beijing to its companies, the unbalanced relation in the public procurement market.
Solomons ratifies Pacer Plus amid calls for re-think
Solomon Islands is the sixth country to ratify Pacer Plus. The agreement comes into force 60 days after at least eight of the 11 signatories have ratified.
Japan gives UK six weeks to negotiate post-Brexit deal
Japan’s chief negotiator Hiroshi Matsuura warned that both sides will need to "limit their ambitions."
Galwan stand-off: India takes another shot at free trade deal with US
As India distances itself from China following the clash in Ladakh between soldiers of the two countries, the Centre is keen to have another go at negotiating the India-US free trade agreement.
The remarkable life and legacy of indigenous leader Berta Cáceras
Honduran environmental activist Berta Cáceres was a strong voice against free trade and fought for the Lenca people’s right to live on their sacred land.