The 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit provided an opportunity for China to re-affirm its strong relationship with the core countries along the land route to Europe.
The Swiss Federal Supreme Court confirmed its statutory restraint in reviewing arbitral awards and rejected the host state’s request to set aside the award for violating substantive public policy.
European companies are hoping that a bilateral investment treaty between China and European Union can be concluded within 12 months.
The huge uncertainty surrounding the future of US foreign, security and trade policy opens new horizons for the EU in most parts of Asia.
The European Union and New Zealand said they aim to launch free trade negotiations as soon as possible and to conclude the talks far more quickly than is normal – possibly in two to three years.
Chemical products and cheese top the list of Swiss exports endangered by a proposed trade deal between the European Union and the United States, a government agency reported on Thursday.
Irish Farmers Association president Eddie Downey has already warned that farmers across Europe would resist any trade deal with New Zealand that could undermine the EU’s valuable domestic markets for beef, sheep, and dairy products.
Food exporters are being warned they could face the costly process of rebadging food labels as a result of free trade deals
The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) would worsen climate change, explains Brent Patterson.
Thailand’s Commerce Ministry will push for the resumption of free-trade negotiations between Thailand and the European Union this year.
The real threats to ‘freedom’, ‘democracy’, ‘decency’ and ‘fairness’ do not lie in Syria or Iraq. The destruction of national sovereignty, democracy, freedom, decency, quality of life and livelihoods is being carried out by corporate vultures under the guise of the secular theology of neoliberalism, not least in practice via free trade and investor rights agreements.
A European Union analysis of the just-completed trade agreement with Canada suggests the EU gained more than it expected – and might have settled for less had Ottawa pushed harder.
When I was in South Korea for five days last month, I noticed that very few European and American cars were on the road in Seoul and Keosu.
According to a news release from the CARICOM Secretariat, the Caribbean Forum of African Caribbean and Pacific States (CARIFORUM) and the European Commission (EC) on Wednesday (Mar. 28) signed three financial agreements designed to boost the Caribbean Region’s ability to deliver tangible results of integration to its populace.
The Harper government says it’s successfully concluded an eighth round of free trade negotiations with the European Union, and despite reassurances from provincial, and recently federal, government officials that water is not on the bargaining table, several Sea to Sky residents are extremely concerned.
CETA IPR chapter will likely have a slight positive effect on specific industries in the EU, such as agri-food companies using geographical indications. It would also benefit the Canadian publishing industry and the innovative pharmaceutical industry. At the same time, an IPR chapter in CETA could lead to notable negative effects in Canada, for example via higher prices on educational and pharmaceutical products.
The Malaysian government last week negotiated free trade agreements (FTAs) with the United States of America (via the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement or TPP) and the European Union (EU).
L’Union européenne a donné jeudi son feu vert à un accord de libre-échange d’une ampleur sans précédent avec la Corée du Sud, l’Italie ayant levé un veto qu’elle brandissait du fait d’inquiétudes pour son industrie automobile, a annoncé la présidence belge de l’UE.
A landmark Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed this week in Brussels will boost Irish exports to Asia, according to the Minister for Trade and Commerce, Billy Kelleher TD.
The European Commissioner for Trade, Karel De Gucht, is due to travel to Singapore to launch negotiations on a free trade agreement (FTA) and to Delhi "to inject new momentum into the ongoing FTA negotiations"