The European Parliament passed a resolution calling for the European Commission to start negotiations with Taiwan on a bilateral investment agreement.
When officials drafted investment treaties and arbitration, did they expect them to facilitate more investment? The answer that emerges from internal discussions among officials in the UK and the US is clear: no.
As released by the Dutch Government
EU member states approved the Commission plans to keep investment protection provisions seperate from trade agreements so that they can be approved without the ratification of national or regional parliaments.
The European lawmakers will discuss the recently-imposed US tariffs on steel and aluminum, the question of overcapacity, a bilateral investment agreement, market access and intellectual property rights among other topics.
Authentic texts as of April 2018
The International Trade Committee launches an inquiry concerning the UK’s investment policy, which will examine the Government’s performance in promoting and facilitating inward and outward investment and its approach, upon UK exit from the EU, to negotiating agreements that liberalise and protect foreign investment.
At the top of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s agenda during his upcoming visit to South Korea on May 2-3 will be investments and cooperation in the defense industry, South Korean Ambassador to Turkey Choi Hong-ghi has said.
Minister of Economic Affairs Shen Jong-chin has been pressing his Canadian counterpart on the issue of a bilateral foreign investment agreement.
Jersey will soon be able to negotiate its own trade deals after finally being given permission by the UK – three years after the request was first made.
The two countries have cultural and economic centres in each other’s territory but no diplomatic relations
The US is making a tougher push for Japan to begin talks on a bilateral free trade agreement, exploring demands on foreign exchange policy and exports, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe prepares to visit the country this week.
The United States and Thailand met today under the US-Thailand Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) to discuss ways to deepen trade ties and address outstanding bilateral trade issues between them. The two sides reaffirmed the importance of their longstanding relationship and of working together to expand trade.
Senior officials from the India and EU are meeting in Brussels this week to try and revive the negotiations, which have been stalled for long. Substantial difference and open questions remain, but it looks like Brussels and the Asian giant are closer than even before.
The Finance Ministry of Ghana is leading a business delegation to Japan, expecting to boost bilateral trade and economic relations with Japan and to conclude the Ghana Japan Bilateral Investment Treaty.
The coming weeks will see a never-before intense bilateral engagement between India and China at the highest levels.
Singapore’s Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan met his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Beijing on Sunday, with both reaffirming bilateral ties and stressing the importance of upholding free trade.
Not one to be outdone by any adversary, Donald Trump has upped the ante in a rapidly escalating trade war with China, threatening an additional $100 billion of tariffs on top of the initial round of $50 billion. In doing so, the Trump administration is failing to appreciate a crucial reality: The United States needs China more than China needs the US.
Senior officials of India and European Union (EU) will meet in Brussels next week to deliberate upon the long stalled negotiations for a proposed free trade agreement and update each other on their positions, a government official said.
China’s investment in Belt and Road countries could reach $300 billion by 2030.The initiative has accelerated growth in the nation’s foreign direct investment flows which were the second-largest (after the US) among single countries in 2015 and 2016.