The US and Brazil are hoping to conclude an agreement on trade rules and transparency this year, including trade facilitation and good regulatory practices.
This is Brazil’s 10th and India’s 4th bilateral investment agreement since both nations had adopted their Model Bilateral Investment Treaty.
Mexico is negotiating with Brazil to expand economic cooperation and believes it can find areas of mutual benefit even though the Brazilian economy is “very closed,” Economy Minister said.
India inked an Investment Cooperation and Facilitation Treaty with Brazil – the first one after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Government in December 2015 approved a new template for such bilateral pacts.
India and Brazil will upgrade their strategic partnership with an “action plan” and sign a bilateral investment treaty.
Despite debates about crisis in investment treaty arbitration, most emerging market economies are concluding BITs that provide for ISDS and emerging market multinational companies appear to welcome ISDS.
Brazil aims to conclude free trade agreements between Mercosur and Singapore and South Korea by next year, as it also eyes deals with Vietnam and Indonesia.
Leaked agenda shows Brazil’s environment minister will meet with BASF, Bayer, VW and British fossil fuel and mining interests.
Brazil and Mexico have begun talks on a free trade deal, seeking to deepen commercial ties between the two largest economies in Latin America.
Agriculture Minister Gabriela Matečná said Brazil’s approach to the Amazon fires is unacceptable.
Irish Prime Minister has said Dublin will vote against a trade deal between the European Union and South American trade bloc Mercosur unless Brazil takes action to protect the rainforest.
Officials participating in the negotiations say the deal not only involves taxes, but also non-tariff and investment issues.
A possible free trade agreement between the United States and Brazil will have considerable environmental, climate and human rights risks.
Argentine wineries are trying to figure out whether a trade deal with Europe will prove a boom or a bust to their vineyards, in face of highly-subsidized EU vineyards.
US President said the United States will pursue a trade deal with Latin America’s largest nation, one of the least open economies in the world.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro intends to propose a free trade agreement between South America’s Mercosur and the United States, once he takes leadership of the bloc, presidential spokesman Otavio Rego Barros said.
Macau will aim to foster a “free trade” climate with Portuguese-speaking countries under the central government’s Belt and Road Initiative.
The signing of the Free Trade Agreement between Mercosur and the European Union represents a major blow for Brazil and other Mercosur countries in national sovereignty, social rights and inclusive and sustainable development projects
In an open letter, over 340 civil society organisations are demanding that the European Union immediately halt free trade agreement negotiations with the Mercosur bloc (Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay) on the grounds of deteriorating human rights and environmental conditions in Brazil.
Brazil and Argentina have started discussing a reduction in the common external tariff (TEC) of the Mercosur trade block, sources in both governments revealed on Wednesday, as their market-friendly presidents look to boost economic growth.