Despite rising concerns about Chinese investment among some European officials, China and the EU are moving fast toward completing a bilateral investment treaty (BIT) and a free trade agreement (FTA), according to media reports.
South Korea and China will hold the first round of follow-up negotiations to their free trade agreement(FTA) next week to have the deal include the service and investment sectors.
“Trump’s unilateral imposition of import restrictions on South Korean products is revealing the vulnerabilities of the KORUS-FTA, which has accomplished absolutely nothing. At the time of the negotiations in 2007, the agreement to open markets to a great extent to the US’s massive economic bloc was both advantageous to South Korean exports because of the size of the American market but also made it possible for the US to push us around because of its asymmetric strength. Trump’s actions are showing the limitations of that, says expert.
Since China began its reform and opening-up in late 1970s, growing trade and investment ties have been a key pillar of Sino-US relations. But US President Donald Trump’s recently imposed 25 percent steel tariffs and 10 percent aluminum tariffs on China and others exporting those goods to the US is just the start of nationalist economic policies that not only strain US-China ties, but put the entire global trade regime at risk.
Renaud Beauchard, law professor, explains the arbitration tribunals of CETA and TTIP which enable multinationals to sue States.
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.
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.
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 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.
That clause removes from the mechanism of judicial review of EU law disputes which may relate to the application or interpretation of that law.
How poor countries like Mongolia may be losing millions because of corporate tax practices and legal loopholes.
Argentina and Japan are moving ahead with a bilateral investment treaty.
Negotiations on a Canada-India FIPPA were launched in September 2004 and concluded in 2007, but the deal was never signed.
Inconsistencies and even contradictions have emerged in dispute settlement decisions, sometimes at the expense of public good, sovereignty and financial and economic stability.
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.
The undersigned organisations take the position that it is advisable to break away from the fundamentally flawed and increasingly controversial ISDS system.
We call on the EU and Indonesia to use the CEPA negotiations to design an investment chapter that prioritises equitable and sustainable development.
Why are countries so gripped in their quest for economic growth that they are empowering multinational corporations at the expense of their citizens?
It includes inroads on a bilateral investment treaty to strengthen economic cooperation.
Evidence suggests that the inclusion of ISDS in investment treaties may not actually be effective, or optimally effective, while at the same time, ISDS imposes significant costs on the sustainable development objectives of states.