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Africa trade pact negotiators to fast-track e-commerce talks
The digital trade, e-commerce talks that were to have been part of phase 3 will now take place alongside phase 2 negotiations
Business groups warn ’clock is ticking’ for Canada-UK trade deal
According to Canadian International Trade Minister’s office, officials now are working toward a "transitional agreement" to minimize disruptions for businesses and workers.
Nigeria set to ratify AfCFTA agreement – Minister
Nigeria is currently in the process of ensuring the ratification of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement, the minister of trade, Niyi Adebayo, said.
Can Cambodia fill the gap left by EU sanctions with China FTA?
As China’s hard-handed diplomacy deepens its rifts with not only the U.S. and Australia, but also a previously friendly Europe, Cambodia has drawn attention as an example of how smaller countries can navigate the growing global divide.
Pakistan seeks to boost trade with Sri Lanka to US$ 2 billion
The High Commission of Pakistan in Colombo held the first virtual business forum in collaboration with Sri Lanka Export Development Board (SLEDB) to enhance awareness regarding trade and investment opportunities between the two countries.
Neoliberal obesity and coronavirus in Mexico
American capital brought high rates of chronic disease to Mexico which has led to a surging COVID-19 death toll.
US tells Kenya to publicly support Israel or forget free trade deal
The US indicates that the deal with Kenya should, with respect to commercial partnerships, discourage actions that prejudice or discourage business between the US and Israel.
Unions insist they must be consulted on trade deals
Unions in the UK, Australia and New Zealand have joined forces to call for decent jobs and workers’ rights to be protected under any deals on trade.
France says opposes EU-Mercosur trade deal over deforestation concerns
France remains opposed to a free trade deal in its current proposed form between the EU and South American countries due to “major” concerns about deforestation in the region, the government said.
We must defeat the US trade deal
Food standards, the price of medicine and climate action are on the slab in the biggest assault on Britain’s sovereignty in modern history.
Ukraine, Turkey restart free trade agreement talks
The next round of talks for a free trade agreement between Ukraine and Turkey is scheduled for mid-October.
UK FTA could be on horizon
Cambodia and the UK have vowed to boost their bilateral trade as the Kingdom looks to establish a bilateral free trade agreement with the country.
Zambia hopes to build a free trade deal with Turkey
Zambia wants to sign a free trade deal with Turkey, according to the ambassador of the southern African country, while also inviting Turkish businessmen and the private sector for investment in Zambia.
Joint declaration by European farmers: No to EU-Mercosur agreement
Peasants and farmers in Europe want a fresh start for a trade policy that enables fair prices, protects the climate and secures human rights, instead of just trying to fix the current model!
Canada drops free trade talks with China: The Globe and Mail
A trade agreement between Canada and China is no longer worth pursuing, Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister said.
How trade policy failed US workers— and how to fix it
Over the last several decades, US trade policies have failed most Americans. Under the guise of “free trade,” special interests have captured trade policy to extract wealth at home and abroad and left working people to bear the costs.
Việt Nam ready to share experience to help UK join CPTPP
Việt Nam is willing and ready to share its experience with the UK if the country wants to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
India engaging with ASEAN to review free trade agreement: Piyush Goyal
India is engaging with the 10-member ASEAN to review the free trade agreement, Parliament was informed on Friday.
India seeks market concession for rice, access for grapes, pomegranates from South Korea
India will seek concessions for its rice exports to South Korea as Seoul levies a whopping 513% tariff on imported rice and buys rice from only five countries under its tariff rate quota regime.
BOI eyes five new trade agreements with key trading partners
Sri Lanka’s apex investment promotion body, Board of Investment (BOI), is eyeing five new trade agreements with key trading partners—Japan, China, European Union (EU), United States and United Kingdom (UK)— over the next three years.