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Brexit: Boris Johnson to override EU withdrawal agreement
Johnson will put an ultimatum to negotiators this week, saying the UK and Europe must agree a post-Brexit trade deal by 15 October or Britain will walk away for good.
Mandatory investor-state conciliation in new international investment treaties: innovation and interpretation
In recent years, mediation has been actively discussed for the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) regime, particularly as a means of reducing costs and delays.
China to import agricultural products from Pakistan under FTA
In meeting with the foreign minister, Chinese envoy says the country will collaborate with Pakistan in setting up Agriculture Technology Centers, Joint Research Centre for Plant Pest and Disease Control
Chile seeks to resume FTA negotiations with South Korea
Chile’s official recently visited South Korea, with the intention of resuming the negotiations to update the FTA between both countries that were interrupted by the pandemic.
It’s time to transform. It’s time to globalize solidarity, localize agriculture!
Time has come for us to take back control of our food systems and promote local production of our food systems.
Empirical data on ISDS in the CIS: who are the main winners and losers?
In the 2000s, the region has seen a significant increase in the number of investor-state disputes.
Next round of UK-US trade talks to begin on September 8: UK minister
Britain has prioritised striking a trade deal with the United States as it seeks to carve out new business relationships around the world following its exit from the European Union, and with it all EU-negotiated trade deals.
Investor-state claims in era of COVID-19 pandemic
With state measures in response to COVID-19 being compounded by an already difficult economic environment for investors, they may have little choice but to challenge those measures.
AFL-CIO chief says union to file labor complaint under USMCA this month
The AFL-CIO is planning to file labor complaints against Mexico this month under the new US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement’s labor enforcement mechanism, the US union’s president said.
KVV Liepājas metalurgs vs. Latvia case put on hold
The case KVV Liepājas metalurgs owner Yevgenij Kazmin had against the state of Latvia has been put on hold, according to information from the State Chancellery.
Cambodia, South Korea wrap up second round of FTA Talks
Cambodia and South Korea ended the second round of their negotiations on free trade agreement (FTA) today with progress on finished the chapter of trade cooperation and market access and other chapters of the agreement.
Mining companies dominate ISDS treaty-shopping claims from Australian companies
Australia, with its many Bilateral Investment Treaties and FTAs, contributes to a system of treaty shopping by mining companies looking to sue governments over unfavourable decisions.
Project finance protected as foreign investment in investor-state arbitration in Mexico
For the first time, an ISDS tribunal has qualified project finance as a foreign investment protected under an investment treaty.
Indo-Pacific guidelines: Germany’s new China plan
Berlin wants to diversify its relations, position itself more broadly, conclude further free trade agreements – also in order to no longer be so dependent on Beijing.
Post-Cotonou deal edges closer to the finish line
The long-delayed successor to the Cotonou Agreement between the EU and African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) community appears to be approaching the finish line with a ‘99%’ chance of success this year, according to both sides.
Australian government to review its Bilateral Investment Treaties
The Australian Federal Government has announced it is reviewing the bilateral investment treaties (BITs) to which Australia is a party.
Govt focusing on RCEP before looking at other FTAs – Azmin
The government is currently focusing on the RCEP negotiations before looking at other FTAs, including the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
Beijing, Tokyo should upgrade investment pact
In the context of warming ties between China and Japan, the two countries should launch negotiations on an upgraded bilateral investment agreement as soon as possible, as well as start negotiations for a China-Japan free trade agreement.
EU revolt: Germany threatens to plunge bloc into crisis by rejecting new trade deal
German agriculture minister Julia Klockner said her European counterparts are very sceptical of the agreement because it heaps unneeded pressure on the bloc’s farmers.
Maharashtra govt’s plan to reinvite bids for Dharavi project may hit legal hurdle
Seclink Technologies, funded by the royal families of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, plans to seek arbitration over the issue under the Bilateral Investment Promotion Protection Agreement.