Protests have erupted in Pakistan’s port city Gwadar against a severe shortage of water and electricity and threats to livelihoods, part of a growing backlash against China’s multibillion-dollar belt and road projects in the country.
CPEC is an essential component of the Belt and Road Initiative, intended on creating new production sites and trade routes to connect China better with the rest of the world.
All WTO Members are negotiating restrictions on fisheries subsidies. This is the Chair’s explanatory note accompanying the draft consolidated negotiating text as of 18 December 2020
All WTO Members are negotiating restrictions on fisheries subsidies. This is the draft consolidated negotiating text as of 18 December 2020.
Fishermen’s associations claim that Chinese trawlers have docked at a Karachi port, allegedly for the purpose of deep sea fishing. They fear that Chinese companies are slowly taking over Pakistan’s fishing sector.
There’s speculation in Beijing diplomatic circles this month as to whether China will sign a free trade deal with Norway this year.
Britain offered tentative concessions on fisheries in trade talks with the European Union last week, two diplomatic sources said.
Pakistan fishermen in two provinces said they will protest the arrival of 20 Chinese deep-sea trawlers given licences to fish in their waters.
Indonesian CSOs assesses the national economic recovery strategy by strengthening policies economic liberalization focusing only on investment and exports will only be increasingly open space for corporate monopoly on economic resources.
The locals of Gwadar have little to show from the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor – except for broken promises.
The free trade agreement between the European Union and Vietnam, known as EVFTA, will come into force on 1 August, according to a Vietnamese government statement on 18 June.
The Chinese and Papua New Guinea governments are keen to move forward to get the free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations under way.
The US is troubled by the EU’s non-tariff barriers that impede the use of modern agricultural tools and technologies such as biotechnology, veterinary drugs and pathogen reduction treatments.
The British government introduced legislation to end the automatic right of European Union boats to fish in its waters, although they could be allowed back under a post-Brexit trade deal.
EU Commission says fishing must be part of a trade agreement. UK has said it wants control of its own waters after Brexit.
Negotiations towards a free trade agreement (FTA) between Norway and China are “developing positively”, the Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC)’s China envoy, with 15 rounds of talks held so far.
A long mooted free trade deal between China and Ecuador is being held up by worries in Quito about cheap Chinese imports impacting certain sectors of the economy.
A component of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor would prevent fishermen from fishing on Gwadar’s eastern port, which had been the only source of income for centuries. The Fishermen Alliance has announced that its protests will continue.
European Parliament has voted in favour of the EU-Morocco Fisheries Agreement that will be applied to the waters of occupied Western Sahara.
The Faroe Islands and the United Kingdom have signed a free trade agreement to ensure that trade between the countries continues after Britain’s departure from the European Union.