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UK, EU resume talks on future ties, as new deadline looms
The EU insists that important differences in the two sides’ positions must be bridged and an agreement found by October.
RCEP enters final phase, to be signed without India: Trade Ministry
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) has entered the legal scrubbing phase and is expected to be signed soon without India.
ISDS enables making more money from losses
Predatory international law firms are encouraging multimillion-dollar investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) lawsuits citing Covid-19 containment, relief and recovery measures.
AfCFTA could boost Dubai-Africa trade by 10% over next 5 years
The AfCFTA will offer a huge opportunity for UAE investors who will be able to do business on a single set of trade and investment rules across the African continent.
World’s biggest free-trade pact targets first deal in 2021
The outstanding negotiations will be finalized through a new African virtual trade-diplomacy platform that is being developed as a public-private partnership between the African Union Commission and more than 20 African multinational companies.
Netanyahu: Israel to complete ratification of free trade agreement with Ukraine soon
The Israel-Ukraine free trade area agreement was concluded on January 21, 2019. The Ukrainian side completed the ratification procedure on August 6, 2019.
US-China trade deal review postponed as China ramps up farm, energy purchases
The United States and China have delayed a review of their Phase 1 trade deal, citing scheduling conflicts and the need to allow time for more Chinese purchases of US exports.
Global firms expected to sue UK for coronavirus losses
Governments around the world – including the UK – face a wave of lawsuits from foreign companies who complain that their profits have been hit by the pandemic.
Investment disputes from below: whose rights matter?
Mining, environment and livelihoods in Colombia.
Treaty claims against the Republic of Slovenia by Ascent Resources Plc and Ascent Slovenia Ltd
Ascent Resources Plc and its subsidiary Ascent Slovenia Ltd have formally notified Slovenia of the existence of disputes under the UK - Slovenia bilateral investment treaty and the Energy Charter Treaty.
Bangladesh, Algeria sign deal to raise bilateral trade
Bangladesh and Algeria had agreed to ink an agreement to increase bilateral trade and economic cooperation, Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi said.
Ecuador and Chile sign major trade agreement
The signing of the agreement was carried out virtually with the participation of the presidents and officials from the two countries’ foreign ministries.
Trump administration ’satisfied’ with China purchase progress in Phase 1 trade deal - Kudlow
White House economic adviser said the Trump administration is satisfied with China’s progress in meeting commitments to purchase U.S. goods in a Phase 1 trade deal.
Vietnam courts EU investment in medical and drug supply chains
Vietnam seeks to build on its new free trade agreement with the European Union to expand foreign investment in medical equipment and pharmaceuticals, with the government position the country as an alternative production base to China.
RCEP talks entering final stage: Deputy Trade Minister
Negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) have entered the final stage of legal scrubbing and are set to be signed soon, with the exclusion of India.
Thai commerce ministry to push for RCEP signing
The Thai Ministry of Commerce will push the country’s Cabinet in October to consider signing the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement.
How ‘digital trade’ rules would impede taxation of the digitalised economy in the Global South
The new digital trade regime, which has already been adopted in some free trade agreements and is being proposed in the WTO, would exacerbate the harmful tax practices of multinational enterprises within a deeply integrated digitalised economy.
Taiwan to seek closer security ties, trade agreement with US: Tsai
Taiwan will continue to work closely with the United States with the focus on establishing a constructive security relationship and beginning negotiations on a free trade agreement, said President Tsai Ing-wen.
New Zealand ’frustrated’ over UK trade talks, says deputy PM
New Zealand is "very frustrated" with the pace of post-Brexit trade talks with the UK, the country’s deputy prime minister has said.
AfCTA threatening intra ECOWAS trade
The impending commencement of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCTA) will remove the advantage of intra-ECOWAS trade.