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FEDCOC launches initiative to develop Egyptian-Russian economic relations
President of the Federation of Egyptian Chambers of Commerce (FEDCOC) and head of the Federation of African Chambers of Trade, Industry and Agriculture, has launched an initiative to develop Egyptian-Russian economic relations.
Kenya Flower Council pushes for approval of the Kenya-UK trade deal to guarantee export of flowers to the UK
Kenya Flower Council (KFC) has expressed its support for the immediate approval of the Kenya-UK trade deal signed on December 8 2020.
Wheat growers eye Indonesian trade talks
The wheat sector is excited about the prospect of Canada entering into trade agreement negotiations with Indonesia.
Private sector firms join push for AfCFTA agenda
Private sector lobbies in Africa’s six regional trading blocs have formed the African Business Council, a continental umbrella body to spearhead the business agenda for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
UK-Japan trade deal settled nerves for Japanese firms, Honda executive says
Britain’s trade deal with Japan settled the nerves of a lot of Japanese businesses in the United Kingdom and gives them confidence about their future prospects there, a senior Honda executive said.
What do trade deals mean for FDI?
Categorical claims about the impact of trade deals on FDI are not supported by the evidence, which paints a nuanced and sometimes contradictory picture.
Will China help or hurt the AfCFTA?
African countries want to trade more with their partners on the continent – through the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement that launched operations on 1 January – but will that hurt big trading partners like China?
US Chamber drives for Kenya-US trade deal
The United States Chamber of Commerce has urged President Joe Biden to seal a new trade deal with Kenya, which was initiated by his predecessor Donald Trump.
Cross-border data exchange: Regulatory options in international collaboration
German industry group BDI wants the EU to ban localization requirements and other limits to the free flow of data across borders.
Nigeria: Dangote leveraging expansion under AfCFTA
Dangote Industries Limited has stated that its cement expansion plan and fertiliser investments will open new trade routes for the company and Nigeria under the trade deal.
Brexit talks are as transparent as the muddy tunnel they’re held in
In whose interests is the UK government negotiating post-Brexit trade deals? They would rather you didn’t know.
Strengthening economic relations between EU and Mercosur countries - Declaration from business confederations of Mercosur and Europe
The business confederations of Mercosur and BusinessEurope gather today to reiterate their full support to the EU-Mercosur agreement and their commitment to ensure its rapid ratification and implementation.
Trade agreements as door-openers
Bilateral trade agreements often act as door-openers for the manufactured products of multinational food companies. Milk powder with vegetable fat is an example.
Finance not fish: The trade deal with Japan focuses on what matters for the City
Trade talks with the EU remain uncertain, with negotiations focused on issues like fishing that have little bearing for the City. But in the meantime, Japan has given “global Britain” — and particularly the City — something to celebrate.
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.”