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Angola and Japan strengthen parliamentary cooperation
The two countries are negotiating the signing of a reciprocal investment protection agreement.
Japan and Australia wary of China as RCEP talks enter last stretch
With India, Australia and Japan intent on pursuing their arrangement in parallel, the road looks relatively clear for an RCEP accord in November. Even if there are still a few points of contention, the 15 countries may sign an "agreement in principle".
Trade deals handing Japanese seeds to multinational corporations
Japan need a policy that is based on a major shift from industrial agriculture to agroecology by small farmers. For this to be possible Japan must pull out of TPP and other similar FTAs.
BOI eyes five new trade agreements with key trading partners
Sri Lanka’s apex investment promotion body, Board of Investment (BOI), is eyeing five new trade agreements with key trading partners—Japan, China, European Union (EU), United States and United Kingdom (UK)— over the next three years.
Japan backs ISDS in fierce debate at Energy Charter Treaty review
A written submission from Japan published by the ECT secretariat rejected language on the “right to regulate” and changes to the investor-state dispute resolution mechanism.
UK and Japan agree on trade deal that opens door for Britain to join the CPTPP
The UK sees this deal forming a pathway to further market access under the 11-nation Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Transpacific Partnership (CPTPP), which Japan will support as part of the agreement.
UK accelerates talks with TPP members after closing Japan trade deal
The UK will hold multiple rounds of talks with the 11 member states of the Trans-Pacific Partnership with an eye on joining the trade pact, its trade minister said.
Japan, Britain reach post-Brexit trade deal in 3 months
Japan and Britain agreed in principle on a post-Brexit free trade deal after three months of talks, ensuring the continuity of close business relations following the end of London’s transition period for exiting the EU.
Economic diplomacy: Borders, barriers and obstacles
The big reshoring question is still about how much foreign investment will shift from China due to a combination of rising production costs and more fractious diplomatic relationships.
Confirmation of RCEP signature within the year ASEAN + 3 Foreign Ministers’ meeting
Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Mogi from Japan confirmed that they will continue to cooperate towards the signing of the East Asian Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) within the year.
Japan blocks green reform of major energy investment treaty
The Japanese government is blocking reform of a treaty that allows energy companies to sue nation states when climate policies affect their profits.
Japan wants to reach broad agreement on trade with UK this week: government official
Japan wants to reach broad consensus with the United Kingdom on trade this week, a Japanese government official said, signalling Tokyo’s desire to make progress on the bilateral trade deal before a change in government.
Beijing, Tokyo should upgrade investment pact
In the context of warming ties between China and Japan, the two countries should launch negotiations on an upgraded bilateral investment agreement as soon as possible, as well as start negotiations for a China-Japan free trade agreement.
Japan and Britain delay agreement on post-Brexit trade pact
The Japanese and British governments stopped short of reaching a broad accord on a new bilateral trade deal, citing the need for further negotiations on how to handle Japanese tariffs on British blue cheese.
Japan and UK to sign equal-to-EU trade deal by September
Imports of blue cheese from the UK will be guaranteed a tariff at the same level stipulated in the EU-Japan agreement if the total import amount at the end of the year is below an agreed-to level.
UK could seal Japan trade deal this week despite snag over Liz Truss Stilton demands
Britain is still aiming to strike a post-Brexit trade deal with Japan by the end of the month despite Trade Secretary Liz Truss insisting on preferential treatment for Stilton makers in any deal.
Britain to scrap tariffs on Japan autos by 2026 under new trade deal
Britain will phase out tariffs on Japanese auto imports by 2026 but the countries are still negotiating what to do with levies on cheese under a post-Brexit free trade deal.
Love of Stilton drives wedge between UK and Japan in post-Brexit trade talks
Consensus crumbles after UK’s international trade secretary reportedly sought to make the cheese a part of negotiations.
Brexit trade deal rush risk lowering UK standards - warning sent to Boris Johnson
The UK’S trade negotiators are rushing into post-Brexit trade deals that could decimate superior British standards in a bid to be more competitive the Institute for Government warned.
Japan, UK pushing to seal bilateral free trade deal this month
Japan and the UK were on the same page on most subjects covered by their proposed free trade pact and are aiming to reach an agreement by the end of the month.