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Peru seeks to avoid arbitration over Chinese-built mega port
A free-trade agreement between Peru and China, which has been in effect since 2009, protects investments and has allowed increased trade between the countries.
Serbia to face transport investment arbitration
The subject of the arbitration is given as ‘transportation fare collection services’, and invokes the 2001 bilateral investment treaty between Turkey/Türkiye and Yugoslavia as the basis for the claim.
China rolls out cross-border trade in services negative lists
China has rolled out national and pilot free trade zone versions of negative lists for cross-border trade in services to boost opening up, the Ministry of Commerce announced.
UK and Turkey open talks on new post-Brexit trade deal
The UK is looking to boost its services industry with a ‘modernised’ trade deal with Turkey.
After 30 Years of NAFTA, the Working Classes Are Still Losing
Thirty years after NAFTA came into effect in 1994, the economic data suggests a somber conclusion: The three countries’ working classes are worse off today than they were before
India on verge of inking FTA with EU as 7th round of talks underway
India-EU FTA seventh round talks is expected to focus on services and investments, building on earlier talks that covered goods and public procurement
India seeks service inclusion, investment commitment from Switzerland in EFTA trade deal
India and EFTA have held negotiations on several chapters including trade in goods & services, intellectual property rights, investment promotion and cooperation, rules of origin, trade facilitation and trade and sustainable development.
Al Habtoor group issues a notice of an investment dispute against Lebanon
Emirati conglomerate Al Habtoor Group served a notice of an Investment Treaty Dispute against the Lebanese Republic in connection with Lebanon’s breaches of the Bilateral Investment Treaty between the United Arab Emirates and Lebanon.
Overview of the implications for developing countries/LDCs of the JSI E-commerce text (Revision 5)
Developing countries and least developed countries (LDCs) face growing pressure to participate in and adopt the outcomes of plurilateral negotiations on electronic commerce.
Settlement agreement with Ozpak concludes
Pakistan concluded a settlement agreement with Ozpak, a Turkish company, in longstanding arbitration proceedings pending in the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes.
India seeks to settle WTO import duty dispute with EU on ICT goods through free trade talks
India seeks to resolve a WTO import duty dispute with the European Union on certain information and technology products through the proposed free trade agreement, which is under active negotiations, an official said.
India-UK FTA: Committee of Secretaries meet to iron out tricky parts
As both countries inch closer to signing the agreement, discussions have focused on contentious parts such as intellectual property rights (IPR), rules of origin and bilateral investment treaties (BIT)
Millions awarded to Lee-Chin in dispute with Dominican Republic
Jamaican business mogul Michael Lee-Chin has been awarded more than US$43 million in an investment dispute with the Dominican Republic.
North Macedonia charged with expropriation by Amadeus Group
The request for arbitration charges that North Macedonia expropriated Amadeus’ investment in a hotel and commercial center in Skopje, all violations of the North Macedonia-Albania bilateral investment treaty, and seeks a damage award of at least $110 million.
Kenya signs bilateral agreement with Jamaica
The bilateral agreement is related to tea and coffee, tourism sector, jobs and financial technology.
USTR releases summaries from US-Kenya Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations
The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) today released summaries of texts proposed by the U.S. side during the first negotiating round of the United States-Kenya Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership (STIP).
In India-EFTA talks, balanced trade and access to services, IPR are key
India and the EFTA agreed in April to resume negotiations on a trade and economic partnership agreement following a push from the European states.
UK targets services boost as Swiss trade talks begin
Britain and Switzerland will begin talks on an upgraded free trade agreement, with British trade secretary Kemi Badenoch flying to Bern aiming to boost financial and professional services exports.
Public services in the crosshairs
The impacts of investment protection regimes on the public services sector in Latin America and the Caribbean.
‘Chile is looking to include digital services as well in trade agreement with India’: Alex Wetzig
Following the recent agreement between Chile and India for cooperation in agriculture and allied sectors, Chile is looking to expand its trade basket with India, Alex Wetzig, Secretary General, Chile’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.