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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 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 is engaging with the 10-member ASEAN to review the free trade agreement, Parliament was informed on Friday.
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.
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.
Australia, Japan, New Zealand and Singapore are willing to give Britain a seat at the table but the interests of the remaining seven states are unclear.
The commission of experts has spoken: an annual increase in deforestation of 25% for 6 years, facilitated entry into the European market of foodstuffs produced with pesticides banned in the EU, risk of weakening European environmental and health standards.
The World Bank’s ICSID has granted Pakistan a stay order of six months in the Reko Diq case in which Islamabad was awarded with a whopping $6 billion fine.
European politicians and investors have mounted pressure on Brazil to step up environmental protection as deforestation rises and the two sides attempt to finalize a free trade deal agreed to in principle last year.
The 32nd round of China-European Union bilateral investment treaty negotiations will kick off next week.
The Micula saga is characterized by the ICSID award (and its review by the ad hoc Committee) being just the beginning rather than the conclusion of the dispute.
As the 15 RCEP members are preparing to sign an agreement this November in Vietnam, the Department of Trade Negotiations is explaining how to make the most of RCEP and deal advantageously with its impacts in terms of competition among farmers, entrepreneurs, and civil society.
People around the world need to be aware of precedents in recent trade agreements and ensure that they also work for access to medicines for their own citizens.
A written submission from Japan published by the ECT secretariat rejected language on the “right to regulate” and changes to the investor-state dispute resolution mechanism.
The District Court of The Hague ruled in favor of Chevron in its dispute with the Republic of Ecuador, upholding a 2018 arbitral award rendered by an international tribunal administered by the Permanent Court of Arbitration.
The tribunal held that the Mexican authorities had not violated international commercial law or breached their commitments under treaties to which they were a party.
Odyssey filed the first memorial, alleging that Mexico wrongfully denied environmental approval of the ExO Phosphate project in breach of NAFTA.
More than 30 NGOs join forces, sending open letter to French leader Emmanuel Macron asking him to "bury" EU-Mercosur trade deal over environmental concerns.
Leading Democrats warned that the UK’s chances of securing the required congressional support for a UK-US free trade deal will disappear if Northern Ireland peace deal is undermined.
During the meeting, the Chinese and EU leaders stated their commitment to speeding up the negotiations of the China-EU Bilateral Investment Treaty to achieve the goal of concluding the negotiations within this year.