Negotiations

Ghana to sign interim EPA with EU

27-Jul-2016Footprint to Africa Dr. Ekwow Spio Garbrah, the Minister of Trade and Industry, has revealed the cabinet’s intention to sign the interim Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union.

EPAs, EU, Ghana


Key issues

KazMunayGas companies issue notice of investment dispute to the Government of Romania

27-Jul-2016 PRNewswireThe arbitration dispute concerns the treatment applied by the Romanian authorities to the investments performed by KMG and KMGI in their Romanian subsidiaries.

ECT, energy, investor-state disputes | ISDS, Romania

Texts of agreements

25-Jul-2016  | RCEP - trade in services chapter: proposal for a ratchet (August 2015) 1 page proposal by Australia, Korea & New Zealand as of 4 August 2015.
25-Jul-2016  | RCEP - trade in services chapter: Australian & Japanese transparency proposal (August 2015) This 1 page submission dated 5 August 2015.
25-Jul-2016  | RCEP - trade in services chapter: summary of 9th round of negotiations (August 2015) Minutes of services chapter negotiations at the 9th RCEP negotiating round (August 2015)

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