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Walmart uses FTA to sue Chilean government for insufficient repression of popular protests
Walmart is using the Chile-US FTA to sue the Chilean State for not providing enough police protection.
Trump administration considers loosening drug protections in USMCA
Generic versions of biologic drugs could come to market faster.
How to protect the NHS in a post-Brexit trade deal with the US
There are two solutions to this impending problem, which most political parties could agree to if they are truly committed to protecting the NHS.
How the West could drive Cambodia further into China’s clutches
Hun Sen’s regime to discuss free-trade deal with China amid EU and US threats to end trade privileges over Cambodia’s human rights record. But there has been growing resentment in Cambodia over Chinese investment.
Wobbling RCEP gives greater leeway for India-USA trade agreement – analysis
India opted out of RCEP and now it is Japan, who follows suit. After a long 7 years intensive negotiation among ASEAN 10 + 6 for the world biggest trade block to reign Asia-Pacific region and a challenge to TPP, RCEP is in tailspin before launching. The reason is China’s over-influence in the block.
RCEP freeze continues, India, Japan make no progress on sticky bilateral issues
India and Japan did not make any tangible progress on some of the sticky issues facing both sides, mainly on a breakthrough in the civil nuclear deal, acquisition of Amphibious aircraft or progress in the bullet train project.
India-ASEAN FTA review could include further liberalisation of trade in goods
The proposed scope of the review of the free trade agreement between India and ASEAN could include issues like customs procedures, further liberalisation of trade in goods and exchange of data
Japan keen to fix India’s RCEP issues
Keen to have India back in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), Japan has reached out to New Delhi to help address its concerns including those on trade deficit.
China wants US tariffs rolled back in phase one trade deal: Global Times
Beijing’s top priority in any phase one trade deal with the United States is the removal of existing tariffs on Chinese goods.
Morocco, Turkey launch negotiations to save free trade agreement
Joint Morocco-Turkey "technical commission" might be created to investigate "means of rebalancing the commercial relations between the two countries."
South Korea and Japan seek to resolve trade dispute, amid dim economic outlook
The two Asian powerhouses have recently been locked in a trade dispute but tensions “have de-escalated compared to what the situation was in summer,”
Govt eyes Hong Kong free trade deal
Thailand plans to sign a free-trade agreement (FTA) with Hong Kong, which will cover the service sector, including green finance and cyber security.
Will not negotiate any FTA on back foot; will protect India’s interest: Piyush Goyal
India will not negotiate any free trade agreement (FTA) on the "back foot" and will always ensure protection of interest of people and industry, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said on Saturday.
Israeli envoy confident of sealing free-trade agreement with India
A proposed free-trade agreement between Israel and India has started to "see light at the end of the tunnel", the Israeli envoy here said on Thursday, exuding confidence that the pact will be concluded.
Pak-China FTA (2nd phase) comes into force today
Pakistan and China trade will get a big a boost with the implementation of second phase of their free trade agreement from December 1.
India seeks review of trade agreements with ASEAN, Japan after RCEP withdrawal
Weeks after India decided not to join RCEP, the government on Wednesday said that it had sought a review of its existing trade agreements with the ASEAN and Japan.
EU lawmakers clear US beef imports but fault US tariffs
European Union lawmakers approved an increase in US beef imports to the EU, a move likely to ease transatlantic tensions.
Australia to fight Europe on climate demands in free-trade deal
Climate change targets are shaping to be a major sticking point in trade negotiations with Europe after France publicly tied Australia’s domestic action on climate change to the proposed FTA.
NHS drug prices, chlorine-washed chicken and secretive courts: What do US-UK trade documents tell us about life after Brexit?
Hundreds of pages of leaked documents detailing behind-closed-doors talks between US and UK officials have stoked fears about the true price of a post-Brexit trade deal with Trump’s America.
EU-Mercosur trade deal will intensify the climate crisis from agriculture
The reality is that the EU-Mercosur FTA will cause a serious increase in global greenhouse gas emissions.