As the possibility of a free-trade agreement (FTA) between Bangladesh and Australia is unlikely soon, trade officials suggest signing a bilateral investment treaty to bolster investment.
Taiwan and Canada have agreed to start talks on an investment protection agreement, both governments said on Monday, part of the Chinese-claimed island’s efforts to boost ties with fellow democracies in the face of growing pressure from Beijing.
Taiwan hopes to update 1994 investment agreement.
The preparations for the negotiations of the Investment Protocol under the AfCFTA agreement (The Agreement) are already underway though still in the early stages.
Talks on a possible COVID-19-related TRIPS decision aimed at scaling up vaccine and therapeutics production and equitable distribution continue but investment agreements are absent from them.
Curaçao and Barbados will explore possibilities in establishing a double taxation agreement and bilateral investment treaty.
India and Taiwan have begun talks on a free trade pact, a bilateral investment agreement and creating a semiconductor manufacturing hub in the country.
African nations should not be expected to take the lead in addressing a climate emergency they did not create. The priority for Africa is to receive support and investment to build resilience and adapt to climate impacts.
There is no clarity now over when formal negotiations on the proposed India-EU trade pact would begin.
The long-term target of the trade and economic relationship between the two countries is an increase by 2025 in bilateral trade to $30 bln and in mutual investment to $15 bln.
The EU Commission has launched infringement proceedings against seven member states over their failure to end intra-bilateral investments agreements.
China and Russia are looking into the feasibility of updating their bilateral investment treaty to provide better institutional support for the two nations’ investment cooperation.
India’s steps to better protect itself hasn’t curbed the appetite of foreign investors, suggesting that the perceived correlation between FDI and robust investor protection is overstated.
The UAE signed a historic investment pact with Jersey to “help facilitate” financial flows between the two and offer investors “better protection”.
European Parliament’s committee President said that he would continue to push for closer ties between the EU and Taiwan, and advocate for a bilateral investment agreement.
As Trade Justice Pilipinas articulated in an earlier statement: “RCEP will further prop up a broken economic model that we need to radically transform in favor of one that is more resilient.”
Spain and Colombia signed a new BIT on September 16, 2021. Both countries sought to modernize the previous treaty, which had come into force in 2005.
Under the new template, federal government would not be liable for private investor disputes. Mediation would be made compulsory, while foreign arbitrators would be decided in advance through consensus.
The European Union (EU) has finally given its assent to conclude a proposed investment facilitation deal with India, separate from the free trade agreement (FTA) also being negotiated between the partners.