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Pakistan, Qatar to sign trade pacts soon
Pakistan and Qatar have agreed in principle on a preferential trade agreement (PTA) and a free trade agreement (FTA) to enhance bilateral trade. The agreements will soon be signed after necessary formalities.
Rejecting RCEP preserved India’s milk self-sufficiency’
The decision of keeping India out of the Regional Comprehension Economic Partnership (RCEP) has helped crores of farmers and prevented the likely shift shift of India from a self-sufficient milk producer to importer.
Tories’ dirty war on NHS exposed as 17,000 beds are lost since 2012 reforms
Neither Boris Johnson nor Donald Trump deny evidence of secret talks as NHS is under attack by ’market’ ideologues in a privatising policy which began with Thatcher.
We need a socialist trade policy
Instead of imagining trade as an end in itself, or as the driver of job creation and production, we should think about trade as a support mechanism for well-defined political goals centered on improving the lives of working people.
African Free Trade Agreement: Nigeria issues strong warning
Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Adeniyi Adebayo, has warned that Nigeria will not tolerate smuggling and importation of substandard products.
Cambodia-VN forum hears plans for cross-border SEZ
As Vietnam currently has a free trade agreement with the US, Cambodia may benefit from the special economic zone – particularly from the US market.
Open letter on the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT)
We – 278 environmental, climate, consumer, development, and trade related civil society groups, as well as trade unions – believe that the ECT is incompatible with the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement.
Civil society seeks reforms to stem trade suits losses
Civil society groups are now calling on governments to reform their investor state dispute settlement because “it is being unfairly used by investors to sue states for millions of dollars.”
Steel rules for cars stall progress on the revised Nafta agreement
US rules-of-origin demand presents new challenge for Mexico. Requirements for cars are among most complicated USMCA topics.
India and Australia: Reciprocity, mutuality, and promise
India has long had a reputation in Australia as being a challenging negotiator that may not share the same enthusiasm for concluding free trade agreements.
Why did India suddenly pull out of the world’s largest trade deal?
China pushed to finalize the RCEP deal as it faces slowing growth in part due to its trade war with the U.S. But at the very last minute, even after the leaders’ photo was taken, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi pulled his country out of the deal.
China, ROK agree to step up RCEP, FTA talks
Moon Jae-in, president of the Republic of Korea (ROK), hailed China’s important role in regional stability, security and development, vowing to deepen cooperation with China in areas such as RCEP and China-ROK-Japan free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations.
RCEP countries must pay heed to India’s concerns
India’s doubts on issues like exports and its economic relations with China are genuine and crucial for growth. Only when these are resolved, should India consider joining the agreement again.
Moon pledges to expand FTA network
President Moon Jae-in pledged to expand South Korea‘s global free trade agreement network to boost its economic growth and fend off protectionism.
The United States and Kenya hold second meeting of the trade and investment working group
The working group is exploring ways to deepen the trade and investment ties between the two countries and lay the groundwork for a stronger future trade relationship.
Thailand, Turkey finalizing free trade agreement: Envoy
Addressing a ceremony in the Turkish capital Ankara, the Thai ambassador said the two countries hope to conclude the FTA by 2020.
European Union to give Seychelles 10 million euros to support economic partnership agreement
The objectives of the agreement are to improve Seychelles’ capacity to manage and implement the current EPA.
Results of EAEU FTA study announced
The feasibility study provides a quantitative and qualitative assessment of the impact of the proposed FTA. The study also examines the EAEU’s current FTAs.
Mexico sees progress in talks to revise USMCA, says drug protections to ease
Mexico’s government said progress was being made toward revising a new North American trade pact that will sharply reduce protections for biologic drugs.
Investors still waging war with Spain over retroactive cuts
Spain has offered an olive branch in its long-running legal battle with renewables developers. But the fight isn’t over yet.