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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.
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.
New FTA between MERCOSUR and SACU impacts Brazil export process
A new Free Trade Agreement between MERCOSUR and the Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU) entered into force on 1 April 2016, providing preference margins of 10%, 25%, 50% and 100% for almost 1,050 tariff items on each side.
Mercosur delays free-trade offer to EU
The reason for the delay of the exchange of offers lies on the EU request for the Mercosur bloc to increase the total trade volume to be included in the final agreement.
South American presidents ‘confident’ of EU trade deal
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and her Argentinian counterpart, Mauricio Macri, have expressed confidence that the EU is committed to brokering a trade agreement with Mercosur.
India, Brazil agree to boost bilateral trade ties
The two countries agreed to hold trade monitoring mechanism and CEOs forums to explore potential areas of collaborations.
Brazil eager to start talks on free trade zone with EEU
Brazil hopes to commence negotiations on creating a free trade zone with the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) and the issue is already on the agenda of the Mercosur countries
Towards post-Western investment law?
International Investment Law (IIL) has always been a battleground of competing paradigms and imaginations of economic world order. Today, the old battles between North and South over the rules of global investment are considered history.