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“Free trade” deals are often a cover for privatising public services and US negotiating texts already mention British drug and tech companies.
Ukraine and Turkey will hold the next round of talks on signing the free trade agreement between the two countries in January 2020.
Ukraine is ready for conclusion of a free trade agreement with the United Kingdom and for economic cooperation in the face of hard Brexit.
Few experts believe transition period is long enough, raising continued threat of no-deal Brexit.
This is the first comprehensive, high-level bilateral agreement China has ever signed with foreign businesses to protect geographic indication.
The United Kingdom is likely to be confronted by a phalanx of hard-nosed American trade officials who will attempt to pry open British markets to more American goods.
ICSID dismisses lawsuit filed by Egyptian company.
Data shows that poverty reduction slows down in areas impacted the most strongly by trade liberalisation, says the book.
The African Union Commission’s high representative on Cotonou has warned that keeping the ACP framework will make it harder for the EU to agree on a ‘continent-to-continent instrument’.
he EAEU deal may well be championed in India as a game-changer, and in certain sectors it will be. But what India really needs is the motivation and initiative to compete with China.
A Chinese state-run English daily said, “the countries involved in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership shouldn’t lose the chance to include India."
Australian businesses in China have praised a New Zealand trade deal which overcomes prohibitive red tape and any unofficial go-slow at Chinese ports that can plague Australian exporters.
Despite the ongoing protests, Thailand remains confident about the potential of Hong Kong and is negotiating a bilateral free trade agreement with the autonomous territory.
In the short- and medium- terms, however, it seems unlikely that those additional rules will facilitate any significant increase in Australian exports to ASEAN.
Benny Kuruvilla from Focus on the Global South spoke with trade expert, Prof. Biswajit Dhar from the Jawaharlal Nehru University and Ranja Sengupta, senior economist with the Third World Network.
While India has now opted out of the RCEP negotiations, it has not completely abandoned its policy of pursuing free trade agreements
China aims to press ahead with 15 remaining RCEP members. Japan had sought to balance China by involving India.
But decision to stay out is final for now, says Commerce Minister.
FTAs can be downright harmful. These agreements often include clauses that deliver power to foreign corporations to launch legal action against democratically elected governments on decisions they believe harm their commercial interests.
Thailand has already submitted a list of around 200 items to be traded between the two countries under the proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA), but Pakistan government’s response and progress was waited.