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First Quantum Seeks $20 Billion From Panama in Free Trade Case
First Quantum Minerals Ltd. is seeking $20 billion from Panama in a free trade arbitration case after the Central American nation shut down the company’s flagship copper mine late last year.
EU announces new ‘interpretation’ of Canada trade deal in bid to ensure ratification
The European Commission and Canada have agreed on the “interpretation” of parts of their trade agreement that relate to investor protection from environmental regulation, in a push by Brussels to persuade member states to ratify the bilateral multibillion-euro deal.
House of Commons passes new Ukraine free trade deal over Conservative opposition
The House of Commons passed an updated free trade agreement with Ukraine over the objections of Conservative MPs, who have attacked the bill for containing a reference to "carbon pricing."
UK walks away from trade talks with Canada
Sticking points include how much access UK producers should have to the Canadian cheese market and harmonisation of food standards.
A ‘giant’ of Canadian politics: Ed Broadbent’s mixed legacy on social democracy and free trade
The extreme income disparity and political polarization we see today, at least in part, is the direct result of the path we took in 1988 when Canada signed a free trade deal with the US.
India won’t resume FTA talks with Canada anytime soon as solution eludes Khalistan issue: Source
India has no plans to resume negotiations for a free trade agreement with Canada anytime soon since both sides are yet to find a political solution over the issue of Khalistani activities.
Canada and US governments shut down ability of Canadian NGOs to comment in trade dispute over Mexico’s GM corn ban
A trade dispute panel has rescinded an invitation to Canadian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to submit official comments in the dispute under the Canada-US-Mexico Trade Agreement (CUSMA) over Mexico’s phase-out of genetically engineered (genetically modified or GM) corn.
What happens when a country says ‘no’ to mining?
The battle between a Canadian mining company and Panama over one of the richest copper-gold mines in the Americas is headed to international arbitration – exposing Canada’s double standard when it comes to promoting free trade in the Global South.
Panama sued by 3+ mining companies after supreme court rules mining contract unconstitutional
Panama is facing at least three Investor-State Dispute Settlement cases from mining investors who claim that their investments have been affected by the decision.
Taiwan signs landmark bilateral investment agreement with Canada, aims to join CPTPP
Taiwan and Canada signed a bilateral investment deal, boosting the Taiwanese government’s efforts to bolster business ties with like-minded democratic partners and possibly easing the island’s entry into a major pan-Pacific trade pact.
Could Costa Rica join USMCA?
Costa Rica’s trade czar wants to solidify the country’s relationships with North America’s biggest markets.
Canada pension fund Caisse, Mexico pause arbitration to seek energy resolution
Canadian pension fund Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec and the Mexican economy ministry have temporarily suspended an international arbitration procedure to try to reach an agreement.
LNG firm’s $20-billion lawsuit against Canada exposes NAFTA’s toxic legacy
A company launched a record-breaking NAFTA lawsuit against Canada — confirming the dire threat that investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) poses to bold climate action.
US ’beginning’ internal discussions about renewing North American trade pact
We’ve just passed the halfway mark, three years, to the sixth-anniversary milestone of the new North American trade deal where countries must start meeting to discuss future changes.
First Quantum warns of arbitration as Panama weighs copper contract
Canada’s First Quantum intends to start arbitration against Panama, the Central American nation’s trade ministry and the company said, as Panama’s top court considers annulling a copper contract that opponents call unfair.
Trudeau government claims victory in latest trade dispute with US over dairy
Americans argued Canada’s allocation of tariff-free dairy import permits is unfair.
Malaysia is currently engaged in two ongoing FTA negotiations, says Tengku Zafrul
Malaysia is currently negotiating two new free trade agreements: the Malaysia-EFTA Economic Partnership Agreement and the Asean-Canada Free Trade Agreement.
Indonesia, Canada agree to complete ICA-CEPA by late 2024: Minister
Indonesia and Canada agreed on a target to complete the Indonesia-Canada Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (ICA-CEPA) negotiations by the end of 2024 to further increase trade between the two countries.
Canada-Israel free trade agreement bolsters Israel’s West Bank annexation attempts: CJPME report
A new report warns that Canada’s trade policy with Israel operates as if Israel had already annexed the occupied Palestinian territories, bolstering Israel’s attempts to annex the territory.
Canada backs Ukraine’s entry to CPTPP, trade minister says
Canadian trade minister Mary Ng reiterated Ottawa’s support for Ukraine’s bid to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, stressing the need to maintain high open market standards for the framework.