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Non-European Union states keen on investment agreements with India
Several non-European Union states are keen on finalising bilateral investment treaties with India to boost the potential for investments and to address concerns of investors on matters such as dispute resolution.
Taiwan seeks renewal of trade pact with Nigeria after 33 years
Taiwan urges Nigeria to renew their 1991 investment protection agreement to foster a safer investment climate between both nations. With Taiwan’s trade totaling $1bn in 2022, the country aims to expand its presence in areas such as technology, education, and agriculture.
PMO asks commerce min to examine model text of bilateral investment treaty
India’s Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has asked the commerce ministry to examine the model text of the bilateral investment treaty and suggest modifications to further improve the ease of doing business.
Pakistan shares FTA draft with GCC to pave way for Reko Diq accord
The caretaker government had ratified the draft of FTA, including the Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT).
The lucrative world of international arbitration
International investment agreements enable corporations to sue foreign governments for loss of profits. The sums they demand can be so huge that even the threat of a claim is enough to make governments cave in.
Switzerland seeks bilateral investment treaty with India
Switzerland pursues a new bilateral investment treaty with India post EFTA deal, addressing model treaty concerns.India remains reluctant on concessions, focusing on market.
Mexico: follow Honduras or Ecuador?
The question for the next government is: will it continue the neoliberal model under the FTAs ​​and BITs that pledge our sovereignty in courts like the ICSID?
Sri Lanka and India negotiating on bilateral investment treaty: report
Sri Lanka and India is working on a bilateral investment treaty, a media report quoted High Commission Santosh Jha as saying.
Billion-dollar exposure: Investor-state dispute settlement in Mozambique’s fossil fuel sector
Mozambique faces a substantial economic risk due to its exposure to investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) claims by foreign investors in its coal, oil, and gas sectors. The investment protections in the country’s international investment agreements and contracts, combined with ISDS, expose Mozambique to multi-billion-dollar financial liabilities.
Govt signs bilateral investment treaty with UAE to promote investments
India and the UAE signed the Bilateral Investment Treaty, which will be a key enabler for further promoting investments in both countries.
EU announces new ‘interpretation’ of Canada trade deal in bid to ensure ratification
The European Commission and Canada have agreed on the “interpretation” of parts of their trade agreement that relate to investor protection from environmental regulation, in a push by Brussels to persuade member states to ratify the bilateral multibillion-euro deal.
Neocolonial ISDS, abused, biased, costly, and grossly unfair
Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provisions in international trade and investment agreements – long abused by opportunists with means – are slowly being rejected by cautious governments.
India, UAE to take economic ties to next level with bilateral investment treaty
Building on their close personal friendship, PM Modi is going to sign big ticket deals with President Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan during his trip to UAE.
India seeks service inclusion, investment commitment from Switzerland in EFTA trade deal
India and EFTA have held negotiations on several chapters including trade in goods & services, intellectual property rights, investment promotion and cooperation, rules of origin, trade facilitation and trade and sustainable development.
Islamabad accepts Riyadh-Doha term to allow international arbitration incase of dispute
Pakistan has negotiated to include a graduated approach for settlement of investment disputes between the state and investors.
European Commission publishes model BIT clauses between EU member states and third countries
In September 2023, the European Commission has unveiled a non-paper presenting model clauses for BITs between EU member states and third countries.
India-UK FTA: Next round of talks for free trade agreement from Wednesday
These negotiations would focus on complex issues in the areas of goods, services, and investment. Issues that are pending include duty cuts on electric vehicles, whiskey, and the movement of professionals.
India and Trinidad and Tobago to strengthen commercial ties
The representatives analyzed the progress of a Bilateral Investment Treaty and future missions in this field, with the objective of strengthening commercial ties.
SIFC accelerates implementation of bilateral investment treaty with Saudi Arabia, Qatar
In Pakistan, the Special Investment Facilitation Council gave directions to swiftly turn the Bilateral Investment Treaty with Saudi Arabia and Qatar into an economic reality.
India UK wrap up 13th round of FTA talks
India and UK have wrapped up the 13th round of negotiations on the Free Trade Agreement and the next round will be held in January.