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Love of Stilton drives wedge between UK and Japan in post-Brexit trade talks
Consensus crumbles after UK’s international trade secretary reportedly sought to make the cheese a part of negotiations.
Algeria wants to ‘reassess’ EU trade deal
Algeria’s president has requested the country’s trade minister reassess a deal with the EU, ahead of a free trade agreement due to come into effect on 1 September.
Brexit trade deal rush risk lowering UK standards - warning sent to Boris Johnson
The UK’S trade negotiators are rushing into post-Brexit trade deals that could decimate superior British standards in a bid to be more competitive the Institute for Government warned.
Israel, Colombia launch free trade deal
Israel and Colombia officially launched a free trade agreement through a joint announcement during a video conference attended by leaders of the two countries.
Nigeria begins reforms of international investment agreements
Nigeria is undertaking series of reforms of the country’s bilateral investment treaties to attract responsible, inclusive, balanced and sustainable investments.
USD4.65 million litigation funding secured
Funding will support legal costs associated with the claim against Tanzania regarding the the expropriation of the Ntaka Hill Nickel Project.
Treaty claims for cancelled or modified infrastructure projects in the wake of Covid-19
A recent ICSID tribunal has denied an investor’s claim concerning the development of an airport project in Latvia, which may have wider implications for infrastructure projects that may now be under feasibility reviews as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Why food blocks a British-American trade deal: It’s a pig of a problem
America regards Brexit as an opportunity to export pork and chicken, among other foods, across the Atlantic. Many Britons do not like that idea.
Japan, UK pushing to seal bilateral free trade deal this month
Japan and the UK were on the same page on most subjects covered by their proposed free trade pact and are aiming to reach an agreement by the end of the month.
UK says it’s confident of Brexit trade deal as EU changing tone
Britain’s top minister overseeing Brexit talks said there had been a distinct change of tone from the European Union in recent weeks allowing progress to be made.
Why is Malaysia still committed to the CPTPP fraud?
It is now abundantly clear that the CPTPP has not only proved irrelevant in the face trade protectionism but would actually strengthen IPRs, raising the costs of Covid-19 tests, treatments and vaccines.
PNG-Aust sign strategic economic partnership
The governments of Papua New Guinea and Australia signed the Papua New Guinea-Australia comprehensive strategic and economic partnership (CSEP).
Lithuanian court won’t consider EUR 240 mln lawsuit against Veolia group yet
Vilnius regional Court said it had not accepted the lawsuit as the arbitration procedure in Washington has not been competed yet.
UK and Japan push to wrap up post-Brexit trade agreement
The Japanese Foreign Minister is set to start two days of post-Brexit trade negotiations in the UK, to round up a new bilateral trade agreement.
Cambodia-India trade on the rise
Bilateral trade between Cambodia and India are on a significant rise while the two countries are moving forward to the free trade agreement (FTA) talks which will contribute to further boosting the two-way trade.
What’s the deal with Cambodia and China’s FTA?
The idea of signing the FTA amid a pandemic is somewhat disconcerting as it could restrict the regulatory and policy space which is presently requiring unprecedented measures to deal with the impact.
Video: India-US free trade agreement and its impact on small-scale food producers in India
In the following videos, the possible impacts of this proposed agreement on India’s small-scale food producers are discussed.
US glass maker seeks to seize Venezuela-owned oil tanker to collect award, court papers show
US glass manufacturer O-I Glass Inc is seeking to seize an oil tanker owned by Venezuela to collect part of a $500 million arbitration award it won.
Singapore and Australia sign digital economy pact to boost cross-border business activities
Australia and Singapore have signed a digital economy agreement to further enhance digital trade opportunities for businesses and consumers in both nations.
Proceed with caution over USA trade deal
Negotiations over a trade agreement between Kenya and the US have resumed. The deal could undermine African common markets and flood Kenya with cheap maize and chicken.