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The role of treaty committees in CETA and other recent EU free trade agreements
Questions and answers with Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Weiß, Chair of Public Law, University Speyer.
Tribunal grants WWM US$50M for claims against Kazakhstan under Soviet treaty
The award granted WWM over US$ 40 million in damages, in addition to a substantial portion of its legal costs incurred in the proceeding.
Commission presents procedural proposals for the Investment Court System in CETA
The European Commission today presented to the Council four proposals for specific rules putting in place the Investment Court System provisions in the EU-Canada trade deal.
Canada-EU beef trade deal not working as well as hoped
European health standards too costly and complicated for Albertan beef exporters.
Recent developments in ISDS reform
The traditional mechanism of investment arbitration between the investor and the host State has been under attack for some time now from a range of actors and for a variety of reasons.
Modernized free trade agreement lifts duties on Israeli imports of Canadian foodstuffs
The expanded Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement took effect, eliminating or reducing tariffs on the import into Israel of a wide range of foods from Canada.
Modernized Israel-Canada free trade agreement enters into force
A modernized and expanded Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA) entered into force following ratification by both governments, widening the sectors of trade cooperation between the countries.
Quebec dairy farmers struggling with new open markets
Quebec dairy farmers continue to struggle as international trade agreements have hit their bottom line hard.
Canada will continue trade negotiations with Mercosur, despite the current Amazon policy of Brazil
Canada will continue its trade negotiations with Mercosur, the South American trading bloc that includes Brazil, despite demands to call a halt to the talks until more action is taken to protect the Amazon rainforest.
CETA raises questions over transparency of meat labelling
CETA raises many questions and it is up to food businesses to comply with various requirements, in order to highlight their products and provide accurate information.
Stans Energy won the arbitration
The tribunal determined that Stans prevailed on jurisdiction and on the merits of its claim, awarding Stans a sum of approximately US $24 Million inclusive of damages, interest, and costs.
UK’s Boris Johnson expected to press Trudeau on trade pact at G7
As it hurtles toward what could be a messy exit from the European Union, Britain is hoping to hear some fresh trade reassurances from Canada at the upcoming G7 Summit.
Canada should engage with Taiwan and others given our China troubles
Given the difficult situation between Canada and China, commentators have suggested ways Canada could push back. Among them is a reassessment of our relations with Taiwan.
Canada seeks input on new members for the CPTPP agreement
The Government of Canada has invited members of the public to submit views on the potential admission of additional members to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Farmers dump manure outside French lawmakers’ offices in CETA protest
Tonnes of manure were dropped and concrete blocks were built outside the offices of two lawmakers from Emmanuel Macron’s LaREM party.
Venezuela on the verge of losing Citgo after recent legal ruling
Canadian mining company Crystallex recently won a $1.4 billion judgment against the Venezuelan government, which nationalized its assets.
French parliament approves EU-Canada free trade deal
France’s parliament approved the EU-Canada free trade agreement despite strong objections by the opposition parties, trade unions and environmental groups.
Canadian legislators urge their French counterparts to reject CETA
As the French National Assembly gets ready to vote Wednesday on ratifying a landmark free trade deal between Canada and the European Union, a group of Canadian opposition legislators is urging their French counterparts to reject the agreement.
Argentina’s Macri flags free trade deal talks with United States, China
Argentina is talking with Brazil about free trade deals with the United States and China, Macri said, also underlining progress on trade deals with Canada, South Korea and Europe.
Ukraine, Canada to work on expansion of FTA agreement to services, investments
Ukraine and Canada will work on deepening economic cooperation and expansion of the bilateral free trade agreement to the sphere of services and investments, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said.