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India’s trade pacts: A toss-up between strategic interests, economic gains
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?
Johnson says FTA hopefully by yr-end; to hold talks with PM Modi today
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said his country hoped to complete a free trade agreement (FTA) with India by the year-end.
UK ministers expect first trade deals with individual US states to be secured ‘within weeks’
The planned agreements will not be legally binding or cut tariffs, UK trade minister said.
UK will not offer Indians more visas in post-Brexit trade talks
The government will not allow more Indians to come to the UK through new visa routes in any UK-India free trade deal.
EU wakes up, moves on FTA with India
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.
UK farmers must compete with ‘cruel and unsustainable’ farming practices due to Australia trade deal
Post-Brexit agreement contains ‘no safeguards’ for environmental protections or animal welfare, campaigners warn.
UK backs Africa’s ambitious continental free trade initiative
UK launches programme of up to £35m to support negotiations and implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
Beef emerging as sticking point in free trade talks between Canada and Britain
A potential clash over hormone-treated Canadian beef is emerging as a sticking point as free trade talks between Canada and Britain formally begin.
India, UK conclude second round of talks for proposed free trade agreement
The third round of negotiations is due to be hosted by India in April, the ministry said.
Ghana visit ’brings investment deal closer’
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, UK seek to deepen ties in absence of free-trade deal
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.
Rush for UK trade pacts risks having little benefit, lawmakers warn
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
NZ-UK free trade deal seen as a down payment
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 raises alarm on risk of UK companies suing the Australian Government through the 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.
10 days for submissions on UK FTA a total farce
People have only ten days to make submissions on the 1700-page secretly negotiated free trade agreement between New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
Behind the ‘inclusive’ window dressing, the NZ-UK free trade deal disappoints politically and economically
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.
NZ UK FTA “inclusive trade” agenda does nothing to redress failed free trade model
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.
NZ-UK free trade agreement: “a missed opportunity”
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”.
FTA with UK: Dairy and meat exporters thrilled, but academic criticises deal
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".