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DTI calls for resumption of PH-EU FTA nego
The Philippines has expressed its readiness to resume negotiations for a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union and the planned visit of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. to Brussels in December this year could help advance the trade deal negotiation.
CETA: An attack on health, the environment, consumer protection and democracy
The trade agreement disempowers the European Parliament and strengthens the influence of corporations.
CETA still not fully delivering
The Canadian agriculture sector wants the federal government to make progress on removing technical barriers, five years after the deal was signed.
Brussels looks to evade EU capitals to get Mercosur deal done
The European Commission is trying to split the trade agreement to shorten the lengthy ratification process. Countries won’t like it.
Brazil’s Lula expects to reach trade agreement with EU in six months if elected
Brazilian presidential candidate said he should reach an agreement on a trade deal between South America’s Mercosur trade bloc and the European Union within six months, if he wins October’s presidential election.
Five years into Canada-Europe trade deal, full ratification not guaranteed
Canada’s trade deal with the European Union has been operating in draft mode for five years, raising doubts it will ever be formally implemented.
India and European Union discuss Free Trade Agreement, price cap on Russian oil
India and the European Commission are eager to "expedite" the dialogue for the Free Trade Agreement.
EU hopes for trade pact with Indonesia within two years
The European Union hopes to strike a free-trade agreement with Indonesia within two years despite disputes with Southeast Asia’s largest economy over palm oil and nickel, the bloc’s trade commissioner said.
Australia and European Union resume free trade talks
Australia and the European Union have resumed free trade talks in the Australian capital, Canberra.
EU trade deal could be inked by 2024
Negotiations for a long-lasting free trade deal between Australia and the European Union are on the eve of being finalised, with hopes an agreement will be ratified by 2024.
Newly released text for modernized Energy Charter Treaty shows too many potential obstacles for climate action
The text of the agreement in principle to modernize the Energy Charter Treaty leaves unanswered too many crucial questions about the possibility of further fossil fuel carveouts and the exact timing of its entry into force.
EU and Thailand cap turbulent decade with a partnership agreement
The agreement conclusion may also indicate that both sides are inching closer toward a free trade agreement, which would be the third the EU has struck with a Southeast Asian country.
Uruguayan FM off to brokering Mercosur deal approval with EU
Uruguayan Foreign Minister Francisco Bustillo is off on a European tour seeking to advance in the signing of the Mercosur-European Union agreement.
Poland drafts law to ‘terminate’ controversial Energy Charter Treaty
The draft law on the “termination of the of the Energy Charter Treaty” and its protocols was agreed by the Polish government on 10 August and sent to the country’s lower chamber.
Mexico expects EU trade deal to be approved in 2022, minister says
The European Union should sign off on its updated trade agreement with Mexico later this year, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said.
EU-NZ trade agreement ’by no means a done deal’
"It is by no means a done deal ... there’s going to be a huge diplomatic effort to push this across the line," - NZ’s chief EU trade negotiator Vangelis Vitalis.
Supply chain analysis of AfCFTA
An African supply chain that makes it difficult to move goods by water from Cameroon to Nigeria but easy to move goods from Cameroon to China and other countries is a threat to the regional integration plan.
EAC states challenged on trade agreements
The East African Community (EAC) partner states have been challenged to increase their volume of transactions under regional and international trade agreements.
Kenya’s GDPR-style legislation threatens US firms’ x-border data transfer model
In the Kenyan context, Meta’s GDPR woes may be avoided if the U.S. gets its way in a proposed free trade deal between the two countries which is currently in discussions.