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Governmental action against the Indonesian palm oil industry
SOMO researchers undertook a research project to identify cases when Indonesian governmental entities took steps to investigate, engage with, convict, or penalize certain palm oil companies accused of harmful or illicit business activity.
India - China trade panel to meet soon
India and China said a new committee, headed by senior ministers, will meet at the earliest and discuss ways to pare the $53-billion trade deficit between the two countries.
Indonesia, Colombia to undertake feasibility study on market access
Indonesia and Colombia have agreed to shortly initiate a Joint Feasibility Study (JFS) under its efforts to tap avenues for increasing access of several Indonesian export goods to the Colombian market.
India has to withdraw formally and fully from RCEP negotiations & similar FTAs: Indian Coordination Committee of Farmers’ Movements (ICCFM)
Reacting to the developments in Thailand, with countries in RCEP negotiations deciding to go ahead for now without India, farmer leaders in India stated that this is a good development, and that India will not lose in any manner.
USMCA deal close, but not ’imminent,’ Democrats say
Democrats say a deal to update the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is close, but not “imminent,” as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said earlier.
UK consumers will expect EU standards in FTA - Hogan
The European Commission has already done a substantial amount of preparation for the EU-UK future relationship negotiations and trade talks could be done quickly, EU trade commissioner said.
’Turkey, Canada FTA negotiations should start soon’
A free trade agreement between Turkey and Canada should start as soon as possible, the deputy trade minister of Turkey, said.
US-China trade deal negotiations hit another snag
The two sides have found themselves at odds over the finer details of an agreement, including Chinese agricultural purchases from the US and the level of tariff relief.
Joint statement between the United States of America and the African Union concerning the development of the African Continental Free Trade Area
The United States and the African Union share a mutual desire to pursue deeper trade and investment ties, eventually leading to a continental trade partnership between the United States and Africa.
Report: US free trade pact means junk food for developing nations
The US is exporting ever-more processed foods, as well as meat, to the region, while making it harder for farmers there to supply healthy foods for the local market.
Interview with Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG)
In this interview, we discuss the PACER+ trade deal, the post Cotonou talks with the EU and the influence of China’s Belt and Road Initiative in the Pacific region.
Bangladesh-Nigeria to sign bilateral agreement on agriculture
The Bangladesh Tariff Commission recommended signing a preferential trade agreement with Nigeria.
Cook Islands to ratify PACER Plus
Cook Islands Prime Minister has signalled his government will shortly ratify a major regional trade agreement.
This is what US business wants from a US-UK trade deal
A post-Brexit deal should make it easier to build supermarkets, avoid tax and sue the UK, US business lobbyists say.
Indonesia to continue IEU-CEPA talks despite friction over leaked document
Indonesia will continue the ongoing negotiations on a trade partnership with the European Union despite a leaked document about the EU’s plan to exclude biofuels derived from palm oil.
A week after India pulls out of RCEP, Modi to meet Xi in Brasilia
India and China could look at a bilateral understanding on RCEP, which could mean an opportunity for India to consider joining the pact.
Aura Energy files claim against Sweden to recover losses following uranian mining ban
Aura Energy lodged a claim against Sweden to recover the losses incurred from the Haggan uranium project following the country’s decision to ban uranian mining.
Iran-EAEU talks on establishing free trade to start next year: Official
Head of Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization said the country plans to start talks with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) in 2020.
Consultations ending on restart for Thai-EU trade talks
The Thai Commerce Ministry is preparing to wrap up consultations with relevant agencies and organisations to resume free-trade talks with the European Union.
India, US to hold bilateral trade talks on Nov. 13
Indian commerce minister will meet his US counterpart Robert Lighthizer, on Nov. 13, days after India exited the RCEP.