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A historic deal to smash down tariff barriers within Africa is being braked by the coronavirus pandemic and a thicket of negotiating problems.
Cross-border financial services trade between the UK and Switzerland is set to become easier, thanks to a commitment signed June 30.
The revamped trade pact between the United States, Canada and Mexico taking effect on Wednesday was meant to create a kind of fortress North America, boosting the region’s competitiveness - but cracks are already starting to show in the foundation.
Of the 65 states that have received investment law advice from World Bank’s FIAS, 30 subsequently included arbitration in their law.
In the face of the increasing number of claims brought by investors against host states on the basis of BITs and the exorbitant amounts awarded to investors, Morocco has undertaken a review of its model BIT using a flexible and rational approach.
A decade on from the signing of what amounts to a free trade agreement between Taiwan and China, the economic integration it was meant to accelerate remains a long way off.
Farmers have welcomed plans for a new body to advise ministers on welfare standards and fair competition in trade deals with the US and other nations.
The UK has earmarked September as its deadline for agreeing on a new trade deal with the EU after negotiators held their first face-to-face meetings since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
The China - Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) has not been enough to protect Australia’s grains industry from China raising import tariffs on barley and sorghum.
South Korea and Russia started another round of negotiations to clinch a free trade agreement (FTA) in the service and investment sectors.
Face-to-face negotiations on a post-Brexit trade deal between the UK and the EU have begun in Brussels, after the teams pledged to "intensify" talks.
265 civil society organisations call on the Federal Governments and the EU Commission and EU-Parliament to reject this agreement!
The agreement could have serious ecological and human rights repercussions, new study warns.
On June 11, 2020, an ICSID ad hoc committee issued a unanimous decision to annul a €128 million award against Spain in its entirety.
Kenya plans to gradually relax its regulations of the digital market to ease entry of US firms and products.
Kenya is keen on protecting key economic sectors and several strategic state-owned enterprises from the Free Trade Agreement ahead of trade talks with the US slated for July.
Kenya has initiated talks with the European Union and the United Kingdom on a post-Brexit trade agreement as the country moves to safeguard its horticultural produce market.
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told members of Congress he hoped “at least a couple of chapters” could be closed out.
As Brussels and Beijing struggle to agree on climate protection and trade, the coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated their differences. The longer the two sides talk, the more China benefits.
The Transpacific Partnership Agreement involves investor - state dispute settlement clauses, which large companies may use ISDS to sue governments for actions they took to stop the spread of the virus.