After a long hiatus, India has resumed its engagement with trade pacts. To what extent do these deals weigh on economic considerations? More importantly, how similar are they to strategic alliances?
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said his country hoped to complete a free trade agreement (FTA) with India by the year-end.
The planned agreements will not be legally binding or cut tariffs, UK trade minister said.
The government will not allow more Indians to come to the UK through new visa routes in any UK-India free trade deal.
India’s successful free-trade agreements with the UAE and Australia have encouraged the country and the EU to plan three rounds of talks, all within this year to conceptualise a basic frameworks under which the partners will negotiate a comprehensive deal to raise bilateral trade.
Post-Brexit agreement contains ‘no safeguards’ for environmental protections or animal welfare, campaigners warn.
UK launches programme of up to £35m to support negotiations and implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
A potential clash over hormone-treated Canadian beef is emerging as a sticking point as free trade talks between Canada and Britain formally begin.
The third round of negotiations is due to be hosted by India in April, the ministry said.
Jersey and Ghana are seeking to finalise a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT), which "provides additional protections and fair treatment to investors", said Jersey’s government.
US and UK officials are looking at new ways to deepen economic cooperation, even as President Biden’s negotiator suggested that a traditional free-trade agreement may not be the best approach.
UK lawmakers have warned that “there is no guarantee” that the new international trade agreements being negotiated by ministers “will deliver actual economic benefits”, in a new report
Realpolitik dictates that the deal is also an effective down payment by the UK on its goal to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Partnership Agreement (CPTPP).
AFTINET has raised the alarm over the possibility that British corporations will gain the right to sue the Australian Government if the UK is granted membership in the CPTPP.
People have only ten days to make submissions on the 1700-page secretly negotiated free trade agreement between New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
The free trade agreement between New Zealand and the United Kingdom demonstrates the intransigence of political leaders and their official advisers in the face of concerted demands to rethink the country’s trade policy paradigm.
Professor Kelsey repeated the calls for a comprehensive rethink of this model of free trade agreements to confront the social, environmental and economic challenges of the 21st century.
The announcement of the free trade agreement with the United Kingdom was described by Pita Tipene as “a missed opportunity to set a new bar for honouring Te Tiriti o Waitangi”.
New Zealand’s key export sectors are lauding a new free trade agreement (FTA) with the United Kingdom, while it has received stiff criticism from one academic who said it was "hardly an economic bonanza".