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Ambassador: India intends to expand bilateral cooperation with Uzbekistan
India and Uzbekistan are engaged in negotiations for finalizing a preferential trade agreement and a bilateral investment treaty.
EU-Africa relations in a post-COVID world
Negotiators from the Commission and the African, Caribbean and Pacific community confirmed that talks on a trade and political cooperation deal to replace the twenty-year-old Cotonou Agreement were close to completion.
EU failed to consider environmental and social impacts of South American trade deal: complaint
The European Commission has ignored its legal obligation to ensure the trade agreement with the ‘Mercosur’ group of South American countries will not lead to social, economic, environmental degradation and human rights violations.
Collectively to reject the RCEP negotiations in the middle of a pandemic
Amid the pandemic Covid-19 outbreak with the protocol health of all States, the trade negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is still ongoing. The Government should use the momentum of the pandemic to assess thorough draft related agreements RCEP.
Ray of hope for Reko Diq penalty being nixed
Pakistan’s chances of having its $6 billion penalty in the Reko Diq case annulled have received a boost with a committee of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).
India to step up free trade agreement talks despite self-reliance mantra
India hasn’t shunned efforts to forge “balanced” trade agreements despite renewed push for self-reliance, and talks with key partners, including the US, the EU and Australia, will gain momentum once the impact of the pandemic wanes considerably.
Digital trade agreement signed with Chile and Singapore
New Zealand’s government has today signed a digital trade agreement with Chile and Singapore.
European Commissioner: If Georgia wants to implement a Free Trade Agreement faster, we are ready to do so
If Georgia is interested in faster and more comprehensive implementation of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement, we are also ready to do so, ’Oliver Warheim said.
The US apparel and footwear industry is urging Congress to renew the African Growth and Opportunity Act this year
AGOA doesn’t expire until 2025, but the industry looks for certainty to the region in the face of the pandemic and upcoming US trade talks with Kenya.
UK says intensified timetable for free trade talks agreed with EU
Britain said it had agreed an intensified timetable for free trade negotiations with the European Union in July as both sides try to strike an agreement by the end of the year.
Africa free trade zone could launch on Jan 1, says official
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) could begin operating on January 1 next year, after the COVID-19 pandemic made its original launch date untenable.
What Trump, Johnson want from US-UK trade deal
The two sides disagree on issues ranging from chicken to 5G. Plus, President Trump is seeking re-election in November, and the UK can’t finalize a comprehensive deal with the US until it figures out its post-divorce relationship with the EU.
S. Korea, Cambodia move closer to launching FTA talks
South Korea said it has made further progress in fleshing out details for the planned free trade agreement (FTA) with Cambodia, as Seoul seeks to broaden economic ties with Southeast Asian nations and diversify its export portfolio.
Call to action! Stop EFTA countries to undermine farmers’ rights to seed in free trade agreements
Sign-on the letter for organisations.
Preparing for the COVID aftermath
Arbitration cases due to COVID emergency measures would exacerbate the challenges that public budgets are already facing due to the need for stimulus measures and the difficulty in collecting government revenue.
Looking in the Mexican mirror
26 years of free trade, industrial paradise for transnational corporations and environmental hell for the peoples.
India not ready to take up RCEP’s ‘flexible’ offer
Attempts to woo India back to negotiating table fail, as the country struggles to fight pandemic.
Africa should resist acceding to the Energy Charter Treaty
Joining the Energy Charter Treaty could cost developing countries money that is urgently needed to fight Covid-19 and a loaming economic crisis. The Energy Charter Treaty has become increasingly controversial.
PH eager to forge FTAs with Mexico, US
The Philippines will pursue separate discussions with Mexico and the US for potential free trade agreements with each these two countries.
UK seeks swift Japan trade deal and CPTPP membership
The UK wants to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership regional trade pact as soon as possible, welcoming Japan’s support for Britain’s membership.