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ICSID rules in favour of Peru in decade-long dispute with Kaloti Metals
The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) ruled in favour of Peru in a decade-long dispute with gold dealer Kaloti Metals & Logistics, LLC.
PHL seeks FTA with US on cyberspace, digital technology; trade deal with Japan
The Philippines is considering forging a bilateral free-trade agreement (FTA) with the United States on cyberspace and digital technology.
Kenya - US Elusive Free Trade Deal at Risk of Collapse if Trump Wins Election
Hopes for a swift conclusion to the much-anticipated free trade agreement between Kenya and the United States have been dampened as negotiations continue to drag on.
Termination of African countries from AGOA agreement: A threat or opportunity for the African economy?
On January 2024, President Joe Biden of the U.S. announced the termination of Uganda, the Central African Republic, Gabon, and Niger as the beneficiaries of the African Growth Opportunity Act (AGOA).
NAFTA panel orders rethink on softwood lumber duties
B.C. forests minister says NAFTA panel ruling positive, but doesn’t end softwood lumber dispute.
Taiwan, US wrap up latest round of talks for trade deal
The second round of a second phase of talks under the United States-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade wrapped up in Taipei on Friday (May 3) after discussions about agriculture, environmental protection, and labor issues.
The hidden costs of the US-Singapore Free Trade Agreement
There are many downsides for Singaporeans that are never mentioned. For consumers, the clause on Intellectual Property Rights has been the most damaging.
Victories in the global movement against corporate globalization
For half a century, the ISDS system has allowed multinational corporations to run off with billions of taxpayers dollars while allowing them to undermine environmental standards, public health protections, financial regulations, and other sound policies throughout the world.
Philippines aggressively pushing free trade deal with US
The Philippines continues to aggressively push for a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) with the US, according to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
US, Taiwan to resume trade talks in Taipei starting on Monday
The US and Taiwan will hold another round of negotiations toward their "21st Century" trade agreement starting on Monday in Taipei, the U.S. Trade Representative’s office said.
Pakistan, US hold 7th TIFA meeting to strengthen trade and investment ties
The 7th Intersessional meeting of the Pakistan-United States Trade and Investment Framework (TIFA) was held here on Friday and discussed ways to strengthen trade ties between the two nations.
Kenya keen on trade deal with US before elections, AGOA lapse
Agriculture, environment and workers’ rights took centre stage in the Kenya-US trade talks , with the former seen to push for a deal before November.
Kenyan poultry farmers sound alarm over looming US-Kenya trade deal
The poultry sector in Kenya is facing a crisis as stakeholders, particularly small-scale farmers, intensify their opposition to an impending trade agreement between the Kenyan government and the United States.
As Honduras leaves World Bank dispute forum, US tries to keep influence
Honduras’ withdrawal from the World Bank investor dispute forum could have a limited practical effect, but it is already read along ideological lines.
US warns Pakistan of ‘possible sanctions’ following Iran trade deal
The United States warned Pakistan of ‘possible sanctions’ following trade agreements with Iran during President Ebrahim Raisi visit.
Public summary of second set of US text proposals under the US-Kenya Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership
The United States has tabled proposed texts under the US-Kenya Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership (STIP), covering Agriculture, Good Regulatory Practice and Workers’ Rights and Protection.
TEPA’s IP encroachment: A new barrier to indigenous innovation
The new approach to intellectual property and investment through FTAs accepts an IP maximalist agenda of the United States Trade Representative; it threatens to upset the fine balance between public and private interests and push India away from essential innovations.
Joseph Stiglitz, Jayati Ghosh, Zephyr Teachout, Dani Rodrik, and 295 law and economics professors urge Biden to terminate ISDS provisions in existing US trade and investment agreements
As US law professors and economics professors deeply committed to the rule of law and economic well-being both domestically and globally, we strongly urge you to remove ISDS provisions from existing US trade and investment agreements.
US senators introduce bill to renew AGOA through 2041
A bipartisan group of senators has introduced a bill to renew the US trade pact with Sub-Saharan Africa ahead of its expiration next year, an aide to one of the senators said on Thursday.