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Almaden to pursue international arbitration against Mexico; moves to drop Mexican lawsuits
Almaden Minerals Ltd. has taken the decision to submit its claims to arbitration against the United Mexican States under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
EU recognizes Indonesia’s rights to ban nickel ore exports: Minister
The Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, stated that the European Union (EU) has begun recognizing Indonesia’s rights in banning nickel ore exports.
World Bank tribunal rules against Canadian miner in legal dispute with Colombia
The World Bank’s ICSID ruled in favour of Colombia in a feud with Canada’s Montauk Metals after finding that the mining ban imposed by the Gustavo Petro administration on the Santurbán moor does not violate the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement signed in 2008.
Berkeley seeks $1 bln in damages from Spain over uranium mine dispute
Australian mining group Berkeley Energia filed a request for an arbitration to seek $1 billion in damages from the Spanish government after it refused to give final approval for its uranium mine project.
Australia, EU mineral pact ’augurs well’ for free trade
A new agreement between Australia and the European Union to boost the supply of critical minerals and technology is being heralded as a positive step towards a full free trade negotiation.
S. Korea, Indonesia discuss partnership in development of key minerals
South Korea’s industry ministry said it has shared ideas with Indonesia on expanding bilateral cooperation in the development of a stable supply chain for key minerals. The two countries vowed to further utilize the bilateral Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA), as well as global platforms such as the RCEP.
Resisting green colonialism for a just transition
A serious overhaul of how we run the economy and live our lives is needed to tackle the climate crisis – and there are signs that decision makers are recognising the urgent need for a ‘green transition’: a massive shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy systems.
ICSID rules in favour of Peru in decade-long dispute with Kaloti Metals
The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) ruled in favour of Peru in a decade-long dispute with gold dealer Kaloti Metals & Logistics, LLC.
The EU’s critical minerals crusade
The EU is aggressively pursuing critical minerals globally to benefit from the energy transition, securing access via trade agreements and partnerships. Failure to address resource overconsumption risks reinforcing inequalities and intensifying extractivism.
Critical mineral imports, acquisition of mines could feature in India - Chile FTA discussions
India’s Mines Ministry is pushing for critical minerals’ inclusion in India-Chile FTA talks, focusing on copper and lithium. By partnering with Chile, a key player in the global Lithium Triangle, India aims to reduce mineral import dependence and strengthen its commitment to renewable energy.
Human rights organizations sound alarm as Canada-Ecuador trade talks get underway
Surging violence surrounding Canadian mining projects in Ecuador should raise red flags for the Canadian government as it commences trade talks with the Ecuadorian government.
Canada pushes for more mining in Ecuador despite resistance
The Canadian and Ecuadorian governments continue to forge ahead with free trade agreement plans, despite opposition from social movements and Indigenous Peoples within Ecuador, along with rampant instability.
Berkeley to take uranium mine dispute with Spain to arbitration
Australian mining group Berkeley Energia will take its dispute with Spain to international arbitration after the country refused to give final approval to a uranium mine near the city of Salamanca.
EU commissioner says FTA with Australia would help minerals push
Europe’s Commissioner for Energy said she had been in conversations with Australia’s Resources Minister for an agreement on critical minerals, and that there would be more news “soon.”
Pakistan shares FTA draft with GCC to pave way for Reko Diq accord
The caretaker government had ratified the draft of FTA, including the Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT).
Trade agreements’ influence on the global mineral transition in critical raw materials
Trade agreements shape the global minerals transition by determining access to essential raw materials, influencing investment decisions, and enforcing environmental and social regulations. This article examines the underlying agenda of trade agreements in shaping the global minerals transition, including how they affect the distribution of benefits and risks.
Panama update
Orla Mining is exploring all legal remedies available to protect its investments in respect of the Cerro Quema Project. The company intends file a notice of intent to arbitrate under the Panama-Canada Free Trade Agreement.
New Pacific trade deal carries few benefits for the UK
Given the breadth of the policy areas that CPTPP accession will impact upon, how can UK membership have been subject to so little public debate? The answer is that the structures via which trade deals are negotiated and ratified are opaque and undemocratic.
Almaden provides corporate update
Almaden delivered to Mexico written notice of its intention to submit a claim to arbitration against Mexico under the CPTPP.
Romania wins legal battle against a Canadian miner over failed plans to open a gold mine
The Romanian government has won a years long legal dispute with a Canadian mining company seeking damages over failed plans to open a gold and silver mine in the Eastern European country.