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An early assessment of the prospective Kenya-United States trade agreement
Kenya’s negotiations with the United States while the African Union is in ongoing negotiations on a future agreement between African countries makes this a transitional moment in Africa’s trading relationship with the West.
Bangladesh, Bhutan to sign preferential trade deal
Bangladesh and Bhutan on finalised the terms and conditions for signing a preferential trade agreement (PTA) to increase bilateral trade.
China, PNG keen to get free trade talks underway
The Chinese and Papua New Guinea governments are keen to move forward to get the free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations under way.
New NAFTA takes effect next month. US is already threatening legal challenges
The new North American trade agreement isn’t even in effect yet and the Trump administration is warning Canada and Mexico they might face legal actions under the pact.
China to step up US agriculture purchases under phase one trade war deal after Hawaii talks, sources say
China pledged to buy US$36.5 billion worth of American agriculture products under the phase one deal, up from US$24 billion in 2017, before the trade war.
More Kenyan flowers in US bouquets as trade talks to start
US-Kenya trade talks are due to start in the next couple of weeks, US Trade Representative, as Kenya President announced discussions have been delayed until the Africa free-trade deal comes into force.
Kenyan leader put breaks on Kenya-US trade talks, as trade unions unrest hots up
A membership network comprising civil society organizations, trade unions and farmer groups strongly opposed the proposed Kenya-US FTA, as Kenyan President announced a delay in talks.
UK intends to join CPTPP, says gov’t policy paper
Britain intends to pursue accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership as a key part of its trade negotiations programme, a government policy paper said.
US-European trade talks stalled over ‘unsafe’ American food
US trade talks with the European Union and Britain have stalled in part due to suspicions of poor American food standards, Washington’s chief negotiator said.
NextEra wins millionaire renewables lawsuit against Spain
The ICSID has lifted the suspension on the execution of the €290 million award NextEra obtained a year ago.
RCEP will undermine fight against COVID19 pandemic
The 15 governments must consider the adverse impact of the mega FTA and put an end to trade agreements such as RCEP as they only increase protection and power of multinational corporations.
Call to action
ACP-EU post-Cotonou negotiations: Towards the finish line
Mobility and migration is proving a difficult issue between the EU, African and Caribbean countries. Development cooperation is yet to be treated in these negotiations.
UK wants to join Pacific trade pact as trade deal with Canada approaches its end
The British government signalled that it intends to join another trade agreement in which Canada is already a partner: the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership.
UK begins talks with Australia and New Zealand on free trade deal for post-Brexit era
Australian and New Zealand ministers say they are eager to do deals with the UK as their economies emerge from the coronavirus crisis.
Japan completes procedures to amend trade agreement with ASEAN
Japan has completed its legal procedures necessary for the entry into force of the First Protocol to amend the ASEAN-Japan Agreement on Comprehensive Economic Partnership (AJCEP).
Why Kenya must keep an eye on data rules in US trade deal talks
The US aims to establish commitments to ensure Kenya refrains from imposing measures that restrict cross-border data flows and does not require the use of installation of local computing facilities.
With Brexit trade talks at an impasse, Boris Johnson finally engages
The British prime minister held talks with European Union leaders and agreed to accelerate negotiations on a future trading relationship to try to avoid a brutal break at the end of December.
S. Korea, Cambodia to launch free trade talks in July
South Korea is seeking to launch negotiations for a bilateral free trade agreement with Cambodia next month, hoping to increase its economic influence in Southeast Asia.
Second round of US-UK talks kick off today
The two sides bear down on the goal of signing a deal before the US election — an extremely ambitious deadline that would require negotiations to be substantially complete by early August.