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How CPEC left behind the people of Gwadar
The locals of Gwadar have little to show from the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor – except for broken promises.
EU-Vietnam free trade deal to take effect 1 August
The free trade agreement between the European Union and Vietnam, known as EVFTA, will come into force on 1 August, according to a Vietnamese government statement on 18 June.
China, PNG keen to get free trade talks underway
The Chinese and Papua New Guinea governments are keen to move forward to get the free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations under way.
US statement at the EU trade policy review
The US is troubled by the EU’s non-tariff barriers that impede the use of modern agricultural tools and technologies such as biotechnology, veterinary drugs and pathogen reduction treatments.
UK sets out plan to reclaim sovereignty over fishing waters post-Brexit
The British government introduced legislation to end the automatic right of European Union boats to fish in its waters, although they could be allowed back under a post-Brexit trade deal.
Boris Johnson’s next Brexit fight looms on EU’s fishing demands
EU Commission says fishing must be part of a trade agreement. UK has said it wants control of its own waters after Brexit.
Norway-China FTA talks ‘on track’ as salmon market competition intensifies
Negotiations towards a free trade agreement (FTA) between Norway and China are “developing positively”, the Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC)’s China envoy, with 15 rounds of talks held so far.
Ecuador-China trade agreement being held up by Quito worries
A long mooted free trade deal between China and Ecuador is being held up by worries in Quito about cheap Chinese imports impacting certain sectors of the economy.
CPEC and Gwadar fishermen
A component of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor would prevent fishermen from fishing on Gwadar’s eastern port, which had been the only source of income for centuries. The Fishermen Alliance has announced that its protests will continue.
European Parliament disregards Court and adopts Morocco fish deal
European Parliament has voted in favour of the EU-Morocco Fisheries Agreement that will be applied to the waters of occupied Western Sahara.
Faroe Islands and UK ink free trade agreement
The Faroe Islands and the United Kingdom have signed a free trade agreement to ensure that trade between the countries continues after Britain’s departure from the European Union.
Norway FTA talks picking up speed
Norway and China are likely to conclude a trade pact next year.
China wants free-trade talks with Norway to be accelerated
Free-trade talks between China and Norway should be sped up, the Chinese government’s top diplomat told his Norwegian counterpart, as the two countries step up efforts to put a row over the Nobel Peace Prize behind them.
EU Court confirms: Western Sahara not part of EU-Morocco fish deal
For a third consecutive time in less than three years, the Court of Justice of the European Union has confirmed that the EU’s policy of incorporating Western Sahara into its bilateral agreements with Morocco is unlawful.
EU fisheries deal with Morocco sparks criticism over inclusion of Western Sahara waters
A fresh legal row may be brewing over the EU’s trade links with Morocco, after the two sides finalised a controversial new fisheries agreement, following almost three months of negotiations.
Morocco, EU finalize new fisheries agreement
Morocco and the European Union have finalized a new fisheries agreement.
Caught fishing illegally in occupied Western Sahara
Several EU-flagged vessels have blatantly ignored and violated the EU Court judgment invalidating the EU-Morocco fish agreement in Western Sahara.
EU-Morocco fishing agreement’s renegotiation: Polisario Front brings action for annulment
The Polisario Front brought an action for annulment of the Council of the European Union’s decision, which allows the European Commission to open negotiations with Rabat to extend EU-Morocco fishing agreement to Western Sahara.
EU-Morocco fishing deal: Sahrawi people’s consent indispensable if their territory is included (WSRW)
The Western Sahara Resource Watch stressed that the Sahrawi people’s consent is indispensable in any a trade agreement between the European Union and Morocco.
Ecuador signs free trade agreement with EFTA, launches new tuna brand
The agreement will allow export of shrimp and tuna products to EFTA countries with a zero export tariff.