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Dombrovskis: Deep and comprehensive trade deal with the US ‘not feasible’
The EU does not see it feasible going back to deep and comprehensive free trade agreement negotiations with the US but would explore mini-deals.
China-EU investment agreement to be signed by the year end, says ambassador
There have been breakthroughs on the level playing field issues. Market access and sustainable development chapters are now being discussed.
EU-New Zealand chart course toward green trade deals
Talks with New Zealand look likely to set a template for a new way of doing business.
India set to resume talks on free trade agreements with EU, US
India, which has not signed any trade agreement since 2012, will soon revive talks on the possible free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union and the US.
EPAs, the height of the European Commission’s foolishness in perpetuating the colonisation of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) by shooting itself in the foot
The imposition of Economic Partnership Agreements to ACP countries, where 94% of the population is concentrated in Sub-Saharan Africa, is based on a series of 12 lies.
India pulled out of RCEP as concerns not addressed: S Jaishankar
India refused to join RCEP citing reservations that goods manufactured by China could come into India. Jaishankar also said India would like a fair and balanced trade deal with the European Union.
Tensions simmer over EU-Africa trade relations
Trade relations are likely to be at the heart of the delayed EU-Africa ‘strategic partnership’, but only if long-standing tensions can be resolved.
Trade agreements as door-openers
Bilateral trade agreements often act as door-openers for the manufactured products of multinational food companies. Milk powder with vegetable fat is an example.
EPA: Cameroon set on suspending tariff dismantling till the end of 2020 despite the EU’s protests
Despite the European Union’s (EU) protests, Cameroon will maintain the suspension of tariff dismantling planned by the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) that binds it to EU countries.
Brexit: UK stokes tensions with EU and US in doubling down on contentious bill
The British government has vowed to reinstate parts of its Internal Market Bill, despite heavy defeats in the House of Lords, which would jeopardise trade deals with the EU and the US.
Open letter regarding the economic impacts of the EU-Mercosur agreement
We, the undersigning economists, consider it important to inform the public that the economic models used to calculate those ostensible gains are inadequate for assessing the social and environmental impacts of this agreement.
EU, UK so far fail to bridge gaps to secure trade deal
The European Union and Britain have so far failed to reach agreement on three most persistent sticking points in talks.
China’s Xi says country will speed up trade talks with EU, Japan and South Korea
In a major speech on Wednesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping talked up his country’s plans for playing a greater role in global trade, without mentioning ongoing tensions with the US.
Why is Europe quiet about Thailand’s protests?
Sources say that Brussels is keeping its powder dry in case the situation deteriorates further in Thailand. Yet it doesn’t want to annoy Bangkok pre-emptively lest it weakens relations.
Searching for value in the Japan–UK trade agreement
The UK has taken the first step in its post-Brexit FTA agenda by signing the Japan–UK CEPA on 23 October. Although the UK government called the deal a ‘historic free trade agreement’, its main value appears to be political — especially for UK domestic politics.
Labour rights key to resuming EU-Thailand trade talks
With a possible resumption of talks on the EU-Thailand free trade agreement on the cards, the European Union is being urged to require labour reform as a precondition to negotiations.
EU set to resume FTA talks with Thailand
The European Union is ready to resume Thai-EU free trade agreement (FTA) talks as soon as possible, senior officials have insisted.
Amazon deforestation and EU-Mercosur deal
A study of the trade pillar’s provisions concludes that, taking the risk of deforestation into account, the deal’s environmental costs are likely to exceed its economic gains.
EU-Vietnam FTA, expiry of GSP+ may hit Pakistani exports
Pakistani exporters fear that a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Vietnam and European Union (EU) and expiry of GSP+ status in 2023 will severely hit Pakistan’s exports to European countries.
EU agri-food products to be protected in China against misuse and imitation
European Parliament should back the deal between the EU and China that would protect 200 European and Chinese products, said the Trade Committee on Tuesday.