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Nobel economist and 100 experts condemn corporate action against Argentina and Bolivia after rollback of failed pension privatization
Private insurance corporations are suing Argentina and Bolivia for loss of potential profits as a result of the reversal of privatization of pension programs.
Canada explores bilateral trade in Southeast Asia
Canada continues to pursue a multi-lateral free trade agreement with Southeast Asian nations, and those involved with negotiations say bilateral deals in the region could lead to larger pacts.
Barrick forces hand of Papua New Guinea government in reopening Porgera mine
Referring repeatedly to legal threats by Barrick Gold Corp., Prime Minister Papua New Guinea released a statement announcing that his government will be making a deal with the company in regard to the Porgera Joint Venture gold mine.
Singapore ratifies ASEAN Trade in Services Agreement
Singapore has ratified the ASEAN Trade in Services Agreement and become the first ASEAN member to do so.
Uruguay pushing to make Mercosur more flexible
Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay reportedly wish to make the trading bloc more flexible for commerce by negotiating new trade accords to reduce the bloc’s tariffs.
Digital trade deal ripe for the Indo-Pacific
US Trade Representative has raised digital trade as an area of potential future cooperation in her coversations thus far with Asian partners.
First labor rights claim under the revised NAFTA filed by migrant worker women in the US — what does it mean in terms of the new labor rulebook in the region?
The complaint represents many organizations’ intentions to test if the revised NAFTA’s labor terms could be an effective tool to improve workers’ conditions.
Agriculture Sector Network ASNET welcomes UK-Kenya Free Trade Agreement
Kenya agriculture sector umbrella body, The Agriculture Sector Network, ASNET, has lauded the recently ratified Economic Partnership Agreement between Kenya and UK saying it will go a long way in boosting economic development and job creation.
Encouraging competition in AfCFTA: Govt waives import duties
Ghana government has waived import duties on imported equipment, machines and raw materials for local manufacturing companies to enable them to become competitive in the global marketplace.
Biden team set to review Kenya, Trump trade talks
The Biden administration will review bilateral trade negotiations and targets that ex-President Donald Trump regime made with Kenya last year over a potential free trading deal. The start of the trade talks could be delayed.
A brief history of globalisation
Investment treaties largely replaced colonial gunboats as a way to continue to exploit the resources of foreign countries.
International tribunal likely to wrap up Lone Star-Seoul ISD case by H1
According to sources related to the Lone Star ISD, the tribunal is expected to give a final ruling on Lone Star versus the Korean government case that has dragged on for nine years within the first half.
Mercosur trade deal threatens to wreck EU’s climate credibility
To pass the EU-Mercosur deal in its current state would set an horrific precedent for future trade deals currently under negotiation and fly in the face of the EU’s landmark Green Deal.
Battle looms for Aussie dairy over Haloumi
Australia’s dairy industry is bracing for a fight over the name "haloumi", after the European Union voted to restrict cheese manufacturers outside of Cyprus from marketing haloumi cheese under that name.
D-8 nations should sign PTAs
Nations of the D-8 should sign a much-needed preferential trade agreement to remove tariff and non-tariff barriers, ministers and entrepreneurs of the trade bloc said.
Fate of trade pact hangs in the balance amid Beijing-Taipei tensions
A 10-year deadline for the ECFA to become a full free-trade deal has passed and neither side has taken action
India, Canada may explore possibility of inking mini trade deal this month
India and Canada may come back to the negotiating table later this month after a gap of almost four years to explore the possibility of signing a mini trade deal.
Cambodia, ASEAN likely to teeter off balance with RCEP
Four months after RCEP was signed, a study surfaces, with gloomy trade data, portending a shaky future for the Kingdom and ASEAN as a whole
Federal cabinet defers BIT strategy
The federal cabinet said to have deferred bilateral investment treaty (BIT) strategy for Pakistan proposed by the Board of Investment (BOI) to draw a roadmap for the future bilateral investment treaties.
Philippines explores joining TPP to expand free trade network
The Philippines has formally expressed interest in joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership, with the goal of building new relationships with countries outside its existing bilateral free trade agreements.