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Japan, Colombia agree to accelerate EPA negotiations
Japan and Colombia have agreed to proceed with negotiations on a bilateral economic partnership agreement swiftly.
Spain and Colombia sign new BIT
Spain and Colombia signed a new BIT on September 16, 2021. Both countries sought to modernize the previous treaty, which had come into force in 2005.
Colombia: Environmental defenders criticise ISDS tribunal decision favouring Canadian mining giant
While the tribunal has yet to make a decision about compensation to be paid, Eco Oro Minerals is claiming nearly $700 USD million.
The false hopes and empty promises of investment treaty modernization
A Canadian company’s successful challenge to a precautionary mining ban in Colombia shows how little investor–state dispute panels care about the right to regulate.
Problematising the relationship between mining, development and foreign investment in Colombia
The new resource extraction regime continued to consolidate through the approval of new development plans, new standards, and the signing of international investment agreements.
Singapore to ink free trade deal with Latin American bloc by end of 2021
Singapore will sign a free trade agreement (FTA) by the end of this year with the Pacific Alliance (PA), a trading bloc of four Latin American nations - Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.
Mexico’s America Movil says loses tribunal ruling against Colombia
America Movil said the World Bank’s ICSID tribunal has ruled against the company in its dispute with Colombia and ordered it to pay $2.2 million to cover the costs of the case.
Colombia approves trade agreement with the United Kingdom
The Colombian House of Representatives approved the Trade Agreement between Colombia and the United Kingdom, which was signed in May 2019 before the UK left the European Union.
French-Colombian investment treaty comes into force to boost virus-battered economies
The agreement for the reciprocal promotion and protection of investments between France and Colombia has entered into force, at the time of the pandemic-related economic crisis.
First-generation free trade agreement between Colombia and Israel
The treaty seeks to create better conditions for the exchange of goods, services and investment.
Investment disputes from below: whose rights matter?
Mining, environment and livelihoods in Colombia.
Israel, Colombia launch free trade deal
Israel and Colombia officially launched a free trade agreement through a joint announcement during a video conference attended by leaders of the two countries.
Foreign investment, knowledge and international arbitration: inside a research trip
International investment law and investor dispute arbitration too often fail to notice the concerns of local actors. Governance of these international mechanisms needs to take a more holistic, development-based view of the issues.
Miner South32 files request for arbitration in Colombia royalty dispute
Mining company South32 has filed a request for arbitration at the World Bank over a dispute with Colombia concerning royalty payments from its majority-owned Cerro Matoso ferronickel mine:
China looks to boost investment, strengthen ties with Colombia
Beijing is preparing to sign a deal that would strengthen its ties with Colombia, one of its closest Latin American allies, as its companies pour billions into rail projects, mines and other investments.
Uber ready to take dispute with Colombia to international arbitration: regional manager
The ride-hailing firm said its initial calculations suggest damages from suspending its service in Colombia will exceed $250 million.
Uber threatens Colombia with treaty-based arbitration after ban on use of its ride-sharing app
The US-based ridesharing services platform Uber Technologies and its Colombian subsidiary, Uber Colombia, have threatened to initiate arbitration proceedings against Colombia under the Colombia-US Trade Promotion Agreement.
Indonesia, Colombia to undertake feasibility study on market access
Indonesia and Colombia have agreed to shortly initiate a Joint Feasibility Study (JFS) under its efforts to tap avenues for increasing access of several Indonesian export goods to the Colombian market.
Glencore awarded just $19 mln by tribunal in Colombia lawsuit
A World Bank tribunal has ordered Colombia to repay a $19 million fine it levied on Glencore’s coal mining subsidiary Prodeco.
How unique are preferential trade agreements?
A large portion of the content of preferential trade agreements is copied word for word from earlier agreements, finds a study