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  • 25-Jun-2019 AA
    Japan: G20 Leaders’ Summit to focus on free trade
    Under Japan, G20 focuses on fixing current account imbalances with multilateral policy coordination not bilateral trade deals.
  • 25-Jun-2019 FTA Watch
    Thai CSOs’ proposition against IP enforcement in the RCEP negotiation
    FTA Watch would like to urge the Thai negotiation team for the RCEP to have a strong position to reject proposals on Intellectual Property Enforcement chapter.
  • 25-Jun-2019 IPS
    A Bad Free Trade Agreement Is Worse than Nothing
    With growing economic conflicts triggered by US President Donald Trump’s novel neo-mercantilist approach to overcoming his nation’s economic malaises, many voices now argue that bad free trade agreements are better than nothing.
  • 25-Jun-2019 EU Observer
    EU-Vietnam trade deal a bad day for workers’ rights
    Behind the smiles and handshakes, the signature of the EU-Vietnam trade and investment deals - being agreed on Tuesday (25 June) and to be signed at the end of this week - have dire consequences for human well-being and our ability to prevent climate and ecological breakdown.
  • 25-Jun-2019 NBC (Namibia)
    Namibia and SACU review FTA
    The Ministry of Mines and Energy has called on trade experts to find innovative ways to contribute to the success of the review process of the Free Trade Area (FTA) agreement.
  • 25-Jun-2019 The Hindu
    Building confidence, BIT by BIT
    Indian bilateral investment treaties need to strike a balance between foreign investor interests and those of the state
  • 24-Jun-2019 Jakarta Post
    ASEAN to send envoys to break RCEP deadlocks
    ASEAN economic ministers have agreed to have representatives from Indonesia and Thailand, as well as ASEAN Secretary-General Lim Jock Hoi, engage with Indian officials over deadlocks in the negotiations of the bloc’s most strategic trade agreement.
  • 24-Jun-2019 BelTA
    Belarus, UK in talks over free trade agreement
    Belarus and the United Kingdom are discussing a possibility to sign a free trade agreement, Minister of State for Trade Policy at the Department for International Trade of the United Kingdom George Hollingbery told the Belarus 1 TV channel, BelTA has learned.
  • 24-Jun-2019 Business Standard
    Will India Join the Regional Economic Comprehensive Partnership?
    Thailand, the current chair of ASEAN, has urged participating countries to rapidly conclude negotiations on an agreement to the Regional Economic Comprehensive Partnership (RCEP).
  • 24-Jun-2019 Gulf Times
    US is targeting sub-Saharan Africa for first free-trade pact
    The US plans to pursue its first free trade agreement with a country in sub-Saharan Africa as soon as it decides on the most suitable candidate, according to the US Assistant Secretary of State for Africa.
  • 24-Jun-2019 ERR News
    Arbitration overrules Tallinna Vesi tariff complaint, must pay costs
    Tallinn water utility Tallinna Vesi has seen its claim against the Estonian state overruled by the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Dispute (ICSID), and has been ordered to pay costs likely to be in excess of half a million euros.
  • 24-Jun-2019 RTE News
    Beef farmers protest over Mercosur negotiations
    A number of beef farmers held a protest outside the EU Commission offices in Dublin, against negotiations which they claim make a mockery of an EU climate strategy.
  • 24-Jun-2019 Agriland
    IFA to protest on ‘sell-out trade deal’ with Mercosur
    A protest will be held by the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) at the European Commission offices in Dublin over the “double standards of the commission” in their reckless pursuit of a sell-out trade deal” with the Mercosur trade bloc.
  • 24-Jun-2019 Freshplaza
    The Spanish juice industry is threatened by Mercosur
    The Union of Unions of Agricultural Producers and Ranchers has expressed its concern to the Cabinet of the Commissioner of Commerce of the European Commission about the signing of trade agreements with third countries. It has done so by presenting two reports, one on the active materials banned in the EU which are allowed in third countries, and another on the impact of Mercosur.
  • 24-Jun-2019 CEO, TNI, FOEE, FOEI
    New research shows public interest damage caused by corporate justice
    New research published today reveals the devastating consequences of the controversial Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) system
  • 24-Jun-2019 The Nation
    ASEAN finalises common position on RCEP
    ASEAN is ready for the next move to negotiate the remaining 13 chapters of the trade deal together as a bloc at the upcoming senior economic officials’ meeting to be held at the end of this month in Melbourne, Australia.
  • 24-Jun-2019 Business Korea
    South Korea and Russia initiate FTA talks in service and investment sectors
    South Korea and Russia initiated the two sides’ FTA negotiations in service and investment in Moscow on June 20.
  • 23-Jun-2019 CNBC
    Asia Pacific trade pact can go on without India ‘for the time being:’ Malaysian PM Mahathir
    Prime minister of Malaysia willing to conclude the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) without India “for the time being.”
  • 23-Jun-2019 Dawn
    Free trade talks with Indonesia next month
    Pakistan and Indonesia are set to hold talks over the conversion of Preferential Trade Agree­ment (PTA) to Free Trade Agreement (FTA) next month, as the respective ministries have started their homework in this regard.
  • 22-Jun-2019
    BIMSTEC leaders pledge to make a ‘peaceful, prosperous’ Bay region
    Leaders of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation or BIMSTEC have promised to make a “peaceful and prosperous” Bay of Bengal region on the 22 years of inception of this grouping of seven countries.
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