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TIFA talks strategically affect US-Taiwan ties
Taiwan and the US on June 30 resumed the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) talks.
CAI rears its ugly head again
Hope for the EU-China comprehensive agreement on investment (CAI) springs eternal, after Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel had another call with Xi Jinping.
’Disgusting’: Pipeline company files $15 billion claim against US for canceled Keystone XL
TC Energy Corporation filed for compensation under a free trade provision that allows investors to sue governments if they impede profits.
More than 400 civil society organisations say: Leave the ECT by COP26
More than 400 are calling on political leaders across all European countries to prioritise climate policies, to stick to their climate commitments, and therefore to initiate withdrawal from the Energy Charter Treaty by COP26.
US accuses Mexico of violating trade deal
Mexican president announced last year that the country plans to ban genetically modified corn and the use of glyphosate
Arbitration cases against Croatia concerning CHF loan conversion suspended
Four arbitration cases brought by banks against Croatia before the ICSID connected with the conversion of CHF-denominated loans were suspended on 30 June.
Bloc gives Kenya nod to enter into EU trade pact
Kenya has the green light to pursue the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with Europe after the regional business bloc recalled its previous position that restricted East African Community member states from endorsing the deal.
US$15 billion ISDS claim against USA over Keystone XL oil pipeline cancellation
TC Energy has lodged a US$15 billion Investor-State Dispute Settlement claim against the US government.
Can Cambodia’s farmers reap the benefit of China trade deal?
How inclusive development of the agriculture sector will be, given that many of Cambodia’s larger fruit plantations are owned by, or are joint partnerships with, Chinese investors?
Animal welfare standards still an issue despite UK FTA
Australia’s ongoing use of animal welfare practices banned in other countries will continue to cause difficulties in trading relationships.
Joint statement of the EU and Ghana on the start of trading under the EU-Ghana interim Economic Partnership Agreement
July 1, 2021 marks the start of effective implementation by Ghana of the interim Economic Partnership Agreement (iEPA) between the European Union and Ghana.
Kenya-UK economic partnership agreement betrays the East African Community
While the Kenya-UK EPA consistently makes reference to the EAC and even purports that its is signed on behalf of Kenya and the EAC, it fails terribly when examined against the above requirements of mutual cooperation.
UK and Israel on brink of signing trade agreement
International Trade Secretary Liz Truss met with her Israeli counterpart ahead of an expected advanced free trade agreement being signed by Britain and the Jewish state.
US senators urge gov’t to lay groundwork for FTA with Taiwan
Forty-two United States senators across party-lines have urged US Trade Representative Katherine Tai to lay the groundwork for negotiating a free trade agreement with Taiwan.
UK to face judical review of Morocco trade deal, after high court allows challenge over Western Sahara
A group campaigning for the rights of Western Sahara’s Saharawi people has been granted permission by the High Court in London to bring a judicial review against the UK government’s trade deal with Morocco.
Taking the EU reins, Slovenia plans to press ahead on China investment deal
Technical work will continue to ready the deal if it is enacted, even though the European Parliament froze its consideration after Beijing sanctioned several of its members, Slovenian ambassador says.
Israel, UAE to start talks on free trade deal
Both sides are looking forward to signing a free trade agreement, and they have commenced discussions on this matter, the ministers said in a joint statement.
Concerns over RCEP
The ongoing US-China tensions can be a potential wildcard to the mass ratification and adoption of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) by its country member signatories.
Toxic fracking vs. Slovenian democracy
Amid the climate and environmental emergency, a British oil and gas company is threatening to sue Slovenia for requiring an environmental impact assessment for a controversial gas fracking project.
Yet another step toward intransparent, undemocratic trade
EU Commission will propose to split the already problematic EU-Mexico trade agreement