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India, EU to decide fate of trade agreement next month
India and the European Union will discuss next month resumption of the much-delayed Bilateral Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA) that hasn’t progressed much over the past five years.
Pakistan, Iran agree to conclude FTA on priority
Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif and his Iranian counterpart Dr. Javad Zarif on Monday agreed to continue engagement for enhancing economic cooperation including bilateral trade, investments, and commercial interaction to promote shared prosperity.
Minister assesses trade motives of China, US
China’s top commerce official said on Sunday that it has no intention to start a trade war with the United States and will not initiate one, but the country can cope with any challenge and will defend its national interests.
South Korea, Israel to hold 6th round of FTA talks
South Korea and Israel are set to hold a sixth round of free trade agreement (FTA) talks aimed at boosting bilateral economic exchanges and investment, the government said today.
The arbitration clause in the Agreement between the Netherlands and Slovakia on the protection of investments is not compatible with EU law
That clause removes from the mechanism of judicial review of EU law disputes which may relate to the application or interpretation of that law.
Following mining and oil tax payments down the rabbit hole
How poor countries like Mongolia may be losing millions because of corporate tax practices and legal loopholes.
Argentina: Japan wants to invest in energy and mining sector, says secretary
Argentina and Japan are moving ahead with a bilateral investment treaty.
Trudeau pushes controversial investor-state dispute settlement provision on trip to India
Negotiations on a Canada-India FIPPA were launched in September 2004 and concluded in 2007, but the deal was never signed.
How international investment agreements have made debt restructuring even more difficult and costly
Inconsistencies and even contradictions have emerged in dispute settlement decisions, sometimes at the expense of public good, sovereignty and financial and economic stability.
Revising China FTA may not make big difference
Pakistan and China have agreed to amend the bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) with a view to providing Pakistani exports with better access to the Chinese market.
Civil society recommendations for the investment chapter of the revised EU-Mexico FTA
The undersigned organisations take the position that it is advisable to break away from the fundamentally flawed and increasingly controversial ISDS system.
The EU - Indonesia CEPA negotiations
We call on the EU and Indonesia to use the CEPA negotiations to design an investment chapter that prioritises equitable and sustainable development.
Sacrificing sovereignty and human potential in the name of economic growth
Why are countries so gripped in their quest for economic growth that they are empowering multinational corporations at the expense of their citizens?
Joint Indonesia-Singapore initiatives progressing well, says Retno
It includes inroads on a bilateral investment treaty to strengthen economic cooperation.
Belt and road initiative: Ominously, Chinese investment in South Asia target control of natural resources
Economic corridors have hardly been as controversial as China’s Belt and Road initiative (BRI). It could have avoided controversies if it had proceeded in a consultative fashion like multi-country cross-border corridors.
Include egg exports from India in proposed FTA with Oman: Livestock farmer
Livestock farmers have requested the Centre to include egg exports from India in the free trade bilateral agreement with Oman, which is expected during the visit of Prime Minister to Oman this month.
Sri Lanka eyeing longer talks with China on FTA
Sri Lanka wants a longer-time period to negotiate a free trade agreement with China as it is concerned about the economic impact of a rushed deal on their small country, the Sri Lankan ambassador said on Sunday.
RCEP talks in Indonesia focus on concessions, crafting of sensitive list
As the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) made significant headway in January, negotiating countries in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) are pressured to conclude the trade deal, and they try to make progress in the ongoing talks in Indonesia.
Public-private partnerships and aid’s ’private turn’: addressing the investment law dimensions
Where PPP projects turn sour, governments could be exposed to arbitration claims under applicable investment treaties.
UK PM May says she wants free trade deal with China
Britain is seeking a free trade agreement with China, Prime Minister Theresa May said, as she flew to the country for talks with Chinese leaders, adding that more should be done immediately to open up market access for British firms.