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EU tells China more access needed to seal investment accord
Trade Chief Hogan says he still wants to do a deal in 2020. China has been in talks with EU on investment since 2013.
View: It’s time for govt to rethink the investor-State dispute regime
India has a faced a number of claims from foreign investors over the years under the BIT regime. It is presently engaged in over 20 investor-State disputes, with a number of them revolving around retrospective tax claims.
Investment will overshadow trade in Japan-U.S. talks
The Japan-U.S. Trade Agreement (JUSTA), the pinnacle for modern trade policy between the two allies, is now in force.
S. Korean investment agreements allow paper companies to request international arbitration
South Korea has concluded no fewer than 99 investment agreements that allows paper companies to take advantage of investor-state dispute system.
Japan, Morocco sign agreement for promotion and protection of investment
This agreement aims at further protection and promotion of investment between the contracting parties.
China’s new policy on foreign investment and the security of intellectual property
Proper mandatory licenses will be exempt from claims for expropriation under the China BIT model.
The US-China trade deal phase two – digital trade, intellectual property, cyber intrusions, and a bilateral investment treaty
The phase two agreement is to be digitally focused and could include a US-China bilateral trade agreement.
Next India-EU summit expected in first half of 2020: EU envoy
The European Union said it was hopeful of forward movement in negotiations with India on the long-pending free trade agreement, and favoured opening separate talks for an investment protection treaty.
Experts caution Uganda on investment treaties
Most Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) are not just used by investors to inform their investment decisions, but are increasingly becoming tools used to sue States in a foreign or international court.
China, EU reach ’hallmark’ bilateral trade GI agreement: MOFCOM
This is the first comprehensive, high-level bilateral agreement China has ever signed with foreign businesses to protect geographic indication.
Europe ‘pushed off Beijing’s radar’ in China’s drive to seal US trade deal
China’s all-consuming focus on sealing a US trade deal forced its top trade negotiator to cancel a trip to Brussels, raising the risk of Europe being pushed “off a cliff”.
Stop the unfair investor-state dispute settlement against Africa
Civil society and trade union statement to oppose the recent World Bank Court ruling against Tanzania.
EU Member States agree on a plurilateral treaty to terminate bilateral investment treaties
EU Member States committed to terminate their intra-EU bilateral investment treaties in a coordinated manner by means of a plurilateral treaty.
Bad bilateral trade deals haunting Africa
The growing number of legal suits that multinational companies are bringing against Tanzania and other African countries is a major concern.
Tsai voices hope for investment accord with EU
Taiwanese President received a Dutch parliamentary and think-tank delegation, expressing the hope that it would help push for the signing of a bilateral investment agreement between Taiwan and the EU.
Georgia president eyes free trade agreement with Japan
Japan and Georgia are expected to conclude an investment agreement this year, paving the way for negotiations on a wider free trade agreement.
China’s top diplomat says ’confident’ of investment deal with EU
Leaders on both sides agreed that the negotiations will lead to decisive progress by the end of the year, allowing a high-quality agreement to be concluded in 2020.
Pres. Weah signs 15 bills into law
The 15 bills include the act to ratify the Bilateral Investment Treaty with the United Arab Emirates, the investment agreement with Morocco and the ECOWAS custom code.
Rwanda, CAR sign bilateral pacts
Rwandan and Central African Presidents witnessed the signing of a bilateral investment treaty.