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‘FTAs with UK, Canada to be sealed in 2022’
India’s free trade pact negotiations with the United Kingdom are ‘within touching distance’ of a deal and a similar deal along with a bilateral investment treaty with Canada is expected to be concluded by December, its top trade official said.
UAE, Kenya to commence talks over comprehensive economic partnership
The UAE-Kenya CEPA will be the first bilateral trade deal that the UAE seeks to sign with an African nation. Such an agreement will deepen trade and investment ties between Africa and the Middle East and boost the total value of UAE-Kenya non-oil bilateral trade,...
U.S., Kenya launch non-tariff trade and investment partnership talks
Kenya exported $685.1 million worth of goods to the United States in 2021, of which more than 75% entered duty free under AGOA, according to the Congressional Research Service
Japan, Bahrain sign investment agreement
The bilateral agreement aims to further protect and promote investment between the contracting parties.
Philippines forges investment promotion agreement with UAE
The Philippines and United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed an investment promotion and protection agreement (IPPA) on June 9, with the Trade department expressing an interest in tapping Dubai investment in agriculture and energy, among others.
PH, Israel sign deal to strengthen economic ties
The Philippines and Israel inked the investment promotion and protection agreement that includes investor-state dispute settlement.
Indonesia, Switzerland sign bilateral investment treaty
Indonesia and Switzerland have signed an investment promotion and protection agreement (P4M) to boost trade and investment between the two countries.
Parliament Committee advises MEA to expedite Bilateral Investment Treaties
The parliamentary committee of the external affairs ministry has called for fast-tracking signing of bilateral investment treaties.
Angola seeks to strengthen relations with Morocco
The agreements have been technically finalized and cover cooperation on avoidance of double taxation, air services, reciprocal protection of investment, and trade cooperation.
India, Oman agree to have joint feasibility study on limited trade deal
The development is taking place at a time when India is set to begin deeper engagements with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries towards inking a free trade agreement (FTA).
How treaties protecting fossil fuel investors could jeopardize global efforts to save the climate – and cost countries billions
We estimate that countries would face up to $340 billion in legal and financial risks for canceling fossil fuel projects that are subject to treaties with ISDS clauses.
Government pledges protection for bilateral investors on AfCFTA
The Government of Ghana has pledged to protect Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) for countries that sign agreement with it for reciprocal foreign direct returns on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
Malawi, Mozambique sign trade pacts
Malawi and Mozambique have signed two important trade pacts aimed at unlocking and boosting trade of the two countries. President Lazarus Chakwera, signed the two pacts on behalf of the government of Malawi.
AfCFTA Secretariat: Conclusion of AfCFTA Phase II negotiations our priority
Mr. Mene said, concluding the outstanding negotiations and protocols -phases I and II in full, would create robust implementation of the Agreement. while significant progress had been made with agreement of 87.7 per cent of tariff lines.
Barbados and Rwanda strengthening ties
Barbados and Rwanda move to strengthen ties, Prime Minister Mia Mottley believes such a partnership can pay dividends in the fight against COVID-19.
Ousted Pakistani leader as challenging investment treaties that give corporations excessive power
Mexico and many other countries are facing anti-democratic corporate lawsuits like the case that pushed Khan to withdraw from international investment agreements.
Gabon ’greedy’ for investments from India: Minister Madiya
Gabon is fast emerging as an investment destination for industries in sectors such as fisheries, wood, health, mining, infrastructure projects and tourism and they are using this greed to attract more Indian companies.
Keen to have bilateral investment treaty with India, says Netherlands deputy PM
The Netherlands is keen to have a bilateral investment protection agreement with India and is fully backing the proposed India -EU free trade agreement (FTA).
TIFA talks: US raises taxation issues with Pakistan
The United States on Monday raised issues related to taxation, transparency, good governance and intellectual property rights during discussion in Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA).