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NAFTA-investor lawsuits cost Canada at least $376 million: report
NAFTA-investor lawsuits have cost Canadian taxpayers more than $376 million over the last 25 years, and could cost even more in the years ahead.
Bilateral trade with Southeast Asia explored
Canada continues to pursue a multi-lateral free trade agreement with Southeast Asian nations, and those involved with negotiations say bilateral deals in the region could lead to larger pacts.
Twenty years ago rabble.ca helped kill a free trade deal for the Americas
20,000 civil society activists, trade unionists and environmentalists from throughout the Americas descended on Quebec City, where an alternative peoples’ summit was held.
Iran to ink free trade agreement with Pakistan: envoy
Efforts were initiated to sign a free trade agreement between Iran and Pakistan, Iranian Consul General in Peshawar Hamid Reza Ghomi said.
A tale of two free trade negotiations
Despite a significant head start, a conclusion to the EU trade talks with New Zealand seems some way off while the UK is trumpeting its own progress.
The rise and demise of NAFTA Chapter 11
The removal of investor–state dispute settlement (ISDS) from the renegotiated NAFTA was a critical victory but Canada, the US and Mexico continue to be enmeshed in an extensive web of bilateral and regional accords containing ISDS.
Growing trade ties bind India to Africa’s future
India has stepped up its global ambitions and foreign policy re-engagement with African countries in recent years. India is now the third largest export destination and the fifth largest investor on the continent.
Pathfinder Minerals estimates $621m hit from Mozambique title dispute
Mining group Pathfinder Minerals said a dispute over the ownership of a mining title in Mozambique could see it incur estimated losses of more than $621.3 million.
AfCFTA: concern over dumping mounts as trade deficit widens
The fears that Nigeria might become a dumping ground for manufactured goods, especially with the advent of the AfCFTA, has heightened as Nigeria’s Trade in Goods Statistics show rising deficit in manufactured goods trade.
Northern gatemen and geopolitics of AfCFTA
AfCFTA has materialized at a time when globalization is being used to hide all sorts of ambitions including the second empire and colonialism. AfCFTA is not just about the economy and markets, it is also a political setup from the African Union and African Development Bank.
Togo to sign economic partnership agreement with the Singapore Cooperation Enterprise
Togo and the Singapore Cooperation Enterprise are to sign an economic and technical partnership agreement, under which the West African nation will benefit from Singapore’s experience to develop its economy.
Hopes for speedy trade deal with Britain unlikely: Kiwi exporters
New Zealand is being offered an improved market access arrangement, after the last one was ‘’pretty low-ball,’’ but any trade deal seemed likely to be months away, say Kiwi exporters.
Court upholds Philip Morris International group’s appeal, cancels UAH 1.18 bln fine imposed by antimonopoly committee
The companies of the Philip Morris International group on December 21, 2020 filed a claim about bilateral investment arbitration against the government of Ukraine.
India, Japan plan virtual biz meet to bolster trade, investments
New Delhi is keen on a review of the India-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) to improve market access for Indian goods.
India, EU to resume formal FTA talks in May
After a gap of about eight years, India and the EU will resume formal negotiations for a trade and investment agreement on May 8, with both sides aiming to expedite a deal to aid economic growth in the post-pandemic era.
State rushes to complete studies on CPTPP pact
The Finance Ministry is speeding up its study on the pros and cons of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), as well as working on protective measures to cushion against the impact of the pact if Thailand decides to join.
ATPC embarks on first ever environmental assessment of the AfCFTA to usher in green-friendly trade on the continent
The African Trade Policy Centre is preparing the first ever Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the AfCFTA to guide on how environmental considerations can be effectively incorporated into the agreement.
It is not trade, it is imperialism: why Kenya must reject the U.S. Free Trade Agreement
A FTA with the USA will be lopsided and threaten cottage industries in the country as well as informal jobs, which will negatively impact the lives of millions of working class Kenyans. Our markets will be swamped into oblivion by highly subsidized American goods.
UK concerns over lower food standards in CPTPP trading bloc
But UK farm leaders have warned that existing group members do not have the same high rules on standards and welfare as those in force in the UK.
Kenya, Pakistan to review trade agreements
The governments of Kenya and Pakistan are in high-level discussion to review the bilateral trade agreement of 1983 to harmonise business levels between the two states.