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UK and EU pharma call for medicines to be prioritised in Brexit trade talks
They have both emphasised the need for trade talks to mitigate medicine supply chain disruptions following Brexit.
Chinese business wants less EU red tape
The Chinese business community in Europe would like to see less ‘red tape’ and regulatory barriers for its firms on the bloc, but is also open to the idea of offering further opportunities for EU business in China.
Coalition formed to facilitate US-Taiwan BTA talks
Business groups in Taiwan and the United States have formed a coalition to facilitate negotiations for a bilateral trade agreement, its founding members said.
Free trade agreements define the way our agricultural exporters do business
Australia’s agricultural export performance over the past 15 years has been supported by the proliferation of free trade agreements.
Investor-state claims in era of COVID-19 pandemic
With state measures in response to COVID-19 being compounded by an already difficult economic environment for investors, they may have little choice but to challenge those measures.
Despite Merkel’s “serious doubts,” German industry defends the Mercosur-EU agreement
The Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce defended the agreement as it “could provide the urgently needed boost to the economy, during the current crisis.”
India should not give concessions in dairy sector to the US: Amul
India should not give any concessions to the US under any trade deal as subsidised imported milk and other dairy products would kill livelihoods in India especially when the sector is expected to create 11 million jobs in rural households.
Vietnam courts EU investment in medical and drug supply chains
Vietnam seeks to build on its new free trade agreement with the European Union to expand foreign investment in medical equipment and pharmaceuticals, with the government position the country as an alternative production base to China.
US farmers push for free milk market access to Kenya in trade talks
US dairy farmers want unfettered access of their milk products to the Kenyan market in the proposed free trade agreement between Nairobi and Washington, which could have far-reaching implications on Kenya’s milk farmers.
MPs try to block corporations using new trade deals for lawsuits
MPs are set to try to force the government to block corporate lawsuits relating to future trade deals, in a bid to safeguard human rights.
US trade groups urge China to increase purchases of US goods, services
The US Chamber of Commerce and over 40 trade associations on Monday urged top American and Chinese officials to redouble efforts to implement a Phase 1 trade agreement.
Tech firms want ‘strong copyright safe harbours’ in US/UK deal
Unsurprisingly, the big American internet companies have views on what that trade deal should require from the UK in terms of copyright and safe harbour rules.
Looking in the Mexican mirror
26 years of free trade, industrial paradise for transnational corporations and environmental hell for the peoples.
German firms call for PH, EU trade agreement
German companies on Monday called for the resumption of the negotiations for a free trade agreement (FTA) between the Philippines and the European Union (Euphfta).
Justice and reparation: the struggle of Chevron-affected communities in COVID-19 times
Indigenous communities call for international solidarity to support for the vindication of rights of the comunities and peoples affected by corporate impunity and their struggle for a dignified life.
EU-China investment agreement: A checklist
Many German companies are therefore still hopeful that the current negotiations for an EU-China investment deal can take a decisive step forward this year.
Manufacturers pulling out of China should consider Africa to diversify their supply chain
The creation of the AfCFTA could enhance the attractiveness of sub-Saharan Africa as an investment destination and manufacturing base.
Cashing in on the pandemic: How lawyers are preparing to sue states over COVID-19 measures
As governments take action to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and prevent economic collapse, they could face multi-million dollar lawsuits.
RIAA welcomes US-UK trade talks progress
Copyright protections between the two music markets were a vital part of any deal, the chairman and CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) said.
US firms give condition for free trade deal with Kenya
American firms have asked Kenya to fix its intellectual property laws as one of the conditions for backing the “model trade agreement” being negotiated by the two states.