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EU-Mercosur: leaked treaty has no climate protection, undermines democracy
International agreements must have the protection of people and nature at their core, not as a ‘nice-to-have’ – this deal doesn’t measure up and must be scrapped.
Slovakia wins international arbitration against Polish investor
The subject of the dispute was the use of mineral water from springs located in the Slovak village of Legnava, which was supposed to have been transported by pipeline to Poland.
AFCFTA: Rules of origin negotiations at concluding stages
Nigeria has negotiated and almost concluded the rules of origin to pave way for Nigeria’s ratification of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).
Morocco-Turkey FTA: Rabat restores tariffs on 1200 Turkish products
The Moroccan Government approved an amendment of the Morocco-Turkey Free Trade Agreement, increasing tariffs by up to 90% on 1200 Turkish goods for a five-year period.
Thailand hopes to sign free trade deal with Bangladesh soon: Outgoing Thai envoy
Thailand hopes to sign a free trade agreement with Bangladesh soon, outgoing Thai Ambassador to Bangladesh has said.
PTA with Nepal by this year
Bangladesh has demanded zero-duty benefit on export of 140 products to Nepal as both governments look towards finalising a preferential trade agreement (PTA) on the third week of next month.
Tsai makes pitch for Taiwan to join CPTPP at forum with ex-world leaders
President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) reiterated Taiwan’s desire to be included in the CPTPP and sign bilateral trade agreements with regional countries, during a virtual forum attended by former world leaders.
EU-Mercosur FTA: draft text (June 2020)
As leaked by Greenpeace
UNCITRAL WGIII and human rights: towards a more balanced ISDS system?
Effective and holistic reform must go beyond procedural matters and cover substantive matters in order to rebalance the system and address recurring concerns that threaten the legitimacy of the ISDS system.
The UK-SACUM economic partnership agreement
In the SACUM-UK EPA, commitments on tariffs for both the UK and SACUM have been transitioned from the SADC-EU EPA without changes.
Indonesia keen to finalize preferential trade agreement with Bangladesh
Indonesia has shown its keen interest to finalize the preferential trade agreement with Bangladesh, with an aim to boost bilateral trade between the two countries.
India hopeful of FTA with EU: Goyal
Union Commerce & Industry Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday said that trade & economy is one of the most important pillars of India- European Union (EU) partnership, and India is looking forward enhancing this relation.
US rush to Bangladesh revs up economic race with China
The US has ratcheted up economic diplomacy with Bangladesh, holding its first high-level dialogue virtually and signing an open sky agreement in Dhaka as part of Washington’s blueprint to challenge China’s presence in the region.
EU ready to call Johnson bluff, betting he won’t quit talks
The European Union has no plans to offer concessions to Boris Johnson before next week’s Brexit deadline, betting that the UK prime minister won’t make good on threats to walk away from trade negotiations if he doesn’t get what he wants.
Ex-pres did not wish to implement China-Maldives FTA, claims Nasheed
Former President of the Maldives, and Speaker of the Parliament Mohamed Nasheed has stated that former president Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayyoom did not want to implement the Free Trade Agreement between Maldives and China.
Affaire BFT : à peine lancée, la médiation avec ABCI déjà bloquée
Le premier ministre tunisien a accepté une médiation avec ABCI Investments, qui réclame un milliard de dollars devant le tribunal arbitral Cirdi. Mais il a presque aussitôt fait marche arrière.
Ukraine, EU intend to assess progress of implementation of Association Agreement in 2021
Kyiv and Brussels have agreed to assess the progress of the implementation of the Association Agreement in 2021.
Algeria: Never-ending battle with Sawiris’ Orascom finally concudes
Algeria has won the final round of a battle that pitted it against Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris’s holding company. We take a look back on this more than 10-year-long judicial saga.
Japan-UK trade deal keeps low tariffs for cars made with EU parts
The economic partnership agreement between Japan and the UK will maintain preferential tariffs for industrial products manufactured with components made in the European Union in a win for Japanese automakers.
Zelensky, Johnson to sign new large Ukraine-UK strategic partnership deal – envoy
Ukraine-UK agreement on political cooperation, free trade and strategic partnership, which will be signed in London, contains hundreds of pages.