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US settles on outline of elusive China trade deal
The United States has settled on final terms of a partial trade deal with China, several people familiar with the negotiations said.
ICSID is modernizing and simplifying its rules
In amending the current rules, the ICSID aims to ultimately make the procedure less paper-intensive by using technology for the digital transmission of documents and case procedures.
’NAFTA lite’: Trump and Democrats’ trade deal is similar to pact president mocked as ’worst ever’
More than half of the new trade agreement simply modernizes provisions already contained in NAFTA.
We need a progressive alternative on trade — and NAFTA 2.0 isn’t it
Here’s what a progressive trade agenda that actually protects people and planet would actually look like.
How many trade deals will we lose access to post Brexit if we leave the Customs Union?
So far, the UK has negotiated 19 agreements covering 50 countries, which will come into force after the transition period ends.
New NAFTA is lost opportunity to reform corporate trade deals
Deal does not address the farm crisis, but will exacerbate climate crisis and jeopardize health and public safety.
Trump’s NAFTA 2.0: An environmental failure
An assessment suggests the revised deal would perpetuate NAFTA’s environmental damage.
Next India-EU summit expected in first half of 2020: EU envoy
The European Union said it was hopeful of forward movement in negotiations with India on the long-pending free trade agreement, and favoured opening separate talks for an investment protection treaty.
Redo of USMCA better than original NAFTA after yearlong effort to improve Trump’s 2018 deal
The new NAFTA is not the template for future agreements, but establishes the floor from which we will continue to advocate for a new model of trade and globalization that puts people and the planet first.
How the ‘New NAFTA’ will affect Canadians
Small gains for workers, but the environment gets a shoddy deal.
US to drop item on tax-free threshold from North American trade pact: sources
The Trump administration has agreed to drop a footnote from the US-Mexico-Canada trade deal that would have let it lower the $800 tax-free threshold for imported goods.
US, Canada and Mexico sign agreement - again - to replace NAFTA
Top officials from Canada, Mexico and the United States signed a fresh overhaul of a quarter-century-old trade pact.
United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement text (2019)
As published by the Office of the US Trade Representative
RCEP did not adequately address India’s concerns, will review trade deal with ASEAN: Govt in Rajya Sabha
The RCEP did not "adequately" address India’s concerns over issues like non-tariff barriers to trade and opaqueness in subsidy regime in some countries, which forced it to back out from the trade deal, the Indian government informed.
‘Proposed India-EU FTA has to address labour, government procurement, sustainability issues’
India and the EU need to sort out complex issues such as government procurement, labour standards and sustainability as part of the bilateral free trade talks that have been stuck for more than half a decade.
How India-Korea CEPA impacted domestic markets
Among the FTAs which have affected Indian domestic industry adversely, the India-Korea CEPA, signed in 2009, has been significant.
Cabinet approves ratification of Comesa-EAC-Sadc free trade
Cabinet in Zimbabwe has approved the ratification of the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA).
US banned climate from UK trade talks
The US has banned any mention of climate change in US-UK trade talks.
I helped negotiate a trade deal with the US – I know they will demand an NHS sell off
Behind the bluster about “getting Brexit done” is an ambitious long term agenda: to realign our economy and our standards with the interests of American business.
Tariff concessions under CPFTA from Jan 1
The Pakistan government has announced that tariff concessions on goods under the revised FTA with China will come into effect from Jan 1, 2020 after seven years of negotiations.