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India-EU FTA talks likely in September but no resolution yet on linking of investments, GIs
India and the EU are likely to begin negotiations on the revamped proposal for a bilateral FTA in September but there continues to be disagreement on whether to carve out separate agreements on investment protection and geographical indications (GIs).
Phil Hogan appointed to business that lobbies European Commission
Former EU commissioner Phil Hogan has taken on an advisory role with a business that carries out activities to influence the EU policy and decision-making process.
Mercosur deal: Irish beef to lose at least €44 million in value
The value of Ireland’s beef output would be cut by at least €44 million, according to the government’s assessment of the EU-Mercosur Trade Agreement.
EU says it will not renegotiate Brexit NI deal
Britain has demanded that the European Union agrees to rewrite a deal overseeing the post-Brexit trade involving Northern Ireland just a year after it was agreed with the bloc.
The EU sets precedent with the first animal welfare-based condition in a trade agreement
For the first time, the EU set an animal welfare-based condition in the EU-Mercosur agreement but it is not sufficient to save the deal as it stands.
Vietnam: EU Domestic Advisory Group (DAG) denounces activists’ arrests
The EU Domestic Advisory Group set up under the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement received a concerning report of the arrest in Hanoi of two prominent civil society activists.
Can we harness the power of trade agreements to achieve our climate ambitions?
Figuring out how to address a worldwide climate crisis using institutions and instruments developed in the past century isn’t easy.
India and EU set to resume free trade agreement talks after 8 years
The parties have agreed to launch negotiations on key issues such as market access, investment protection and geographical indications.
Thailand pins high hope on FTAs to boost exports
Thailand’s Commerce Ministry looks set to propose negotiation frameworks for the Thailand-EU free trade agreement and ASEAN-Canada FTA for cabinet approval in the third quarter, aiming to boost the country’s exports.
EU sets Uyghur and Hong Kong conditions for investment agreement
The conditions have been listed in a draft report prepared by foreign affairs committee of the European Parliament.
Unpacking an empty box? The EU-China Comprehensive Agreement on Investment
The recent tit-for-tat sanctions between the EU and China have cast a shadow over the deal’s future and frozen talks for the time being. But if the agreement reaches the finish line, what is at stake?
Serbia-Eurasian Economic Union free trade agreement enters into force
The free trade agreement replaces current bilateral agreements with EAEU members, most notably Russia.
Vietnam to gain as EU-China investment pact stalls
European investors are likely to look beyond China following the suspension of an investment agreement. Strong diplomatic relations and trade ties with Vietnam mean that the Southeast Asian country is tipped to profit.
Centre hopeful of beginning FTA talks with EU in coming weeks
The enthusiasm of both sides to negotiate lower import duties, market access and custom rules may get a rude reminder on the issue of investment protection, which remains unsolved.
Trading away industrialization? Contexts and prospects of the EU-Mercosur agreement
The agreement is likely to be a step toward less productive, more unequal and more vulnerable economies in both regions.
The EU milk lookalike that is devastating West Africa’s dairy sector
The local dairy industry has come under increasing pressure since Burkina Faso and its neighbors opened their markets to Europe under a series of trade agreements that stretch back almost two decades.
Leaked diplomatic cables show ‘limited progress’ in Energy Charter Treaty reform talks
Little progress has been made to modernise a controversial agreement on energy investments that activists warn could derail decarbonisation efforts in Europe and across the globe, according to leaked documents.