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Latin America’s protectionists want Trump-style trade deals
Brazil, Argentina see Mercosur nations doing individual pacts. Growing support across trade bloc for pro-trade reforms.
After Nafta rewrite, Brazil’s Bolsonaro eyes Mercosur changes
Brazil’s presidential front-runner Jair Bolsonaro is mulling an overhaul of the South American trade bloc Mercosur in case he wins the country’s top job this month, a senior adviser told Bloomberg News.
Chile and Brazil move forward in negotiations for a new FTA
Until Friday (October 19) the teams of Chile and Brazil working on a new Free Trade Agreement between the two countries will meet in Santiago.
Brazil keen to sign FTA with Bangladesh
The signing of FTA will open a new avenue for Bangladeshi goods in the Latin American country.
Making the right to regulate in investment law and policy work for development: Reflections from the South African and Brazilian experiences
Despite challenges, the experiences of South Africa and Brazil demonstrate that there is room for genuine reimagination of the investment regime, where the interests of investors are matched with the development concerns of host countries.
Chile, Brazil wrap up first round of “second generation” FTA talks
Brazil and Chile launched the first round of negotiations for a “second generation” free trade agreement, since they already have 100% of their trade released for more than 20 years.
A new FTA on the anvil between Chile and Brazil
The Chilean President Sebastián Piñera and Brazilian President Michel discussed a proposal for a free trade agreement between Brazil and Chile.
Japan angles for space in Brazil with Mercosur deal
Japan may soon manage something that the European Union has not yet done in South America, as negotiations to become an economic partner with the Mercosur trading block push ahead.
Malaysia studying possibility of having FTA with Brazil
Malaysia is studying the possibility of establishing a free-trade agreement (FTA) with Brazil, International Trade and Industry Ministry Secretary-General Datuk Seri J Jayasiri said.
The MERCOSUR Protocol on Investment Cooperation and Facilitation: regionalizing an innovative approach to investment agreements
The Protocol draws significantly on the Brazilian model investment agreement, which stands out for departing from the traditional design of Bilateral Investment Treaties, particularly by excluding the possibility of investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS).
Brazil tells the EU ‘it won’t move’ on Mercosur talks without ethanol and beef
Brazil insists that it will not table a new offer as part of the ongoing EU-Mercosur talks until a proposal on beef and ethanol is on the table.
What is Brazil bringing to the table? Dispute prevention and resolution under the Brazilian Agreements on Cooperation and Facilitation of Investments (ACFI)
The ACFI model focuses on dispute prevention and bilateral governance, limiting arbitration to the State-to-State level.
Brazil’s Cooperation and Facilitation Investment Agreements (CFIA) and recent developments
Brazil has never approved any BITs nor did it sign the ICSID Convention but it continued to receive significant amounts of foreign direct investment (FDI), consolidating its position as one of the world’s top recipients of FDI
Brazil’s rotten meat scandal strikes ahead of fresh EU trade talks
The European Union has insisted Brazilian representatives attend an emergency meeting to explain themselves regarding a scandal involving rotten meat and the country’s two largest exporters.
Brazil’s bilateral investment treaties: More than a new investment treaty model?
Brazil has finally become a player in the international investment regime, but it represents a peculiar case in foreign investment relations.
Brazil must be realistic about trade liberalisation in future deal, DG Agri
Brazil & the other three Mercosur countries need to be realistic about the volumes of beef, ethanol & poultry that can be liberalised.
The year 2016 for India – of new beginnings and not-so-happy endings?
While India has been reshaping its arbitration laws and investment climate, the jury is still out on whether these measures will actually help create a more secure legal environment for investors.
India and Brazil conclude negotiations of Bilateral Investment Treaty
The conclusion of negotiations between India and Brazil culminating in a near-final treaty between the two nations.
Brazil wants free trade within MERCOSUR
The Brazilian government has discussed measures to eliminate internal obstacles and make free trade possible between member countries of the Southern Common Market.
Brazil will join the TiSA negotiations
The Brazilian participation in the negotiations of the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) has recently been authorised.