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How treaties protecting fossil fuel investors could jeopardize global efforts to save the climate – and cost countries billions
We estimate that countries would face up to $340 billion in legal and financial risks for canceling fossil fuel projects that are subject to treaties with ISDS clauses.
Government pledges protection for bilateral investors on AfCFTA
The Government of Ghana has pledged to protect Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) for countries that sign agreement with it for reciprocal foreign direct returns on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
Malawi, Mozambique sign trade pacts
Malawi and Mozambique have signed two important trade pacts aimed at unlocking and boosting trade of the two countries. President Lazarus Chakwera, signed the two pacts on behalf of the government of Malawi.
AfCFTA Secretariat: Conclusion of AfCFTA Phase II negotiations our priority
Mr. Mene said, concluding the outstanding negotiations and protocols -phases I and II in full, would create robust implementation of the Agreement. while significant progress had been made with agreement of 87.7 per cent of tariff lines.
Barbados and Rwanda strengthening ties
Barbados and Rwanda move to strengthen ties, Prime Minister Mia Mottley believes such a partnership can pay dividends in the fight against COVID-19.
Ousted Pakistani leader as challenging investment treaties that give corporations excessive power
Mexico and many other countries are facing anti-democratic corporate lawsuits like the case that pushed Khan to withdraw from international investment agreements.
Gabon ’greedy’ for investments from India: Minister Madiya
Gabon is fast emerging as an investment destination for industries in sectors such as fisheries, wood, health, mining, infrastructure projects and tourism and they are using this greed to attract more Indian companies.
Keen to have bilateral investment treaty with India, says Netherlands deputy PM
The Netherlands is keen to have a bilateral investment protection agreement with India and is fully backing the proposed India -EU free trade agreement (FTA).
TIFA talks: US raises taxation issues with Pakistan
The United States on Monday raised issues related to taxation, transparency, good governance and intellectual property rights during discussion in Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA).
India wants EU to start FTA negotiations, drop preconditions
India is trying to persuade the European Union to come to the negotiating table to work out the contours of the proposed bilateral free trade agreement instead of putting in place numerous preconditions for starting the talks.
Erdoğan approves investment agreement with Belarus amid int’l sanctions on Minsk for aiding Russia
Turkish President approved an investment promotion agreement with Belarus which is on the sanctions list of Turkey’s Western allies for supporting Russia in its invasion of Ukraine.
Zim/UAE deal now in force
The agreement between Zimbabwe and the United Arab Emirates on promotion and protection of investments has come into force.
Corporate courts can be beaten. It’s essential for climate justice
It is perfectly possible to withdraw from trade deals containing corporate courts, as former South African trade minister Rob Davies explains.
UAE, Chile to consolidate trade ties with CEPA
CEPA negotiations are expected to finish in the next six months, said Chilean vice minister of Trade. A framework of protection for investors and double taxation agreements are also under discussion.
Pak-Hungary investment treaty underway
Pakistan is in the process of signing a bilateral investment treaty with Hungary and the first round of negotiations were held in Islamabad, Minister of State and Chairman Board of Investment said.
PH, UAE finalizing investment protection deal
The Philippines and United Arab Emirates are finalizing an investment agreement and will also launch Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) discussions.
UAE signs agreement on mutual promotion and protection of investments with Mozambique
The agreement protects both nations’ investments from all non-commercial risks, covers transfer of profits and revenues, and facilitates resolving disputes.
Primer on international investment treaties and investor-state dispute settlement
While reforms are being discussed, investors will continue to bring, and states will continue to defend, claims in an ISDS system now widely recognized as suffering from perceived and actual concerns going to its very legitimacy.
Bangladesh eyes more tie-up with Australia
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.