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Three ways that human rights impact assessment can improve consistency between economic law and human rights law
A human rights-based approach to economic policy-making can result in outcomes from trade negotiations that are not only human rights-consistent but also more politically, socially and economically robust.
Services, investment key in UK trade pact
Services and investment are "huge" for Australia’s imminent trade pact with the United Kingdom, Trade Minister Dan Tehan said.
Turkmenistan wins $500 million claim brought before international arbitration tribunal by Turkish construction company
The government of Turkmenistan has won $500 million claim brought before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes by a Turkish construction company.
Belarus, China in talks over agreement on investments, trade in services
The first round of negotiations over the agreement on investments and trade in services between Belarus and China was held online on 7 April.
Nobel economist and 100 experts condemn corporate action against Argentina and Bolivia after rollback of failed pension privatization
Private insurance corporations are suing Argentina and Bolivia for loss of potential profits as a result of the reversal of privatization of pension programs.
Singapore ratifies ASEAN Trade in Services Agreement
Singapore has ratified the ASEAN Trade in Services Agreement and become the first ASEAN member to do so.
UK and EU reach agreement on post-Brexit financial services regulation
Three months after Britain exited the EU, London on Friday reached a cooperation agreement on financial services with Brussels but despite this first step rivalries between the two sides remain.
Seoul, Moscow agree to hasten free trade talks on services, investment - Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong
Russia and South Korea have agreed to speed up the talks about a free trade deal covering services and investment, South Korean Foreign Minister said.
Kenya now eyes UK talks on free trade in services
Kenya has set its sights on fresh talks with the United Kingdom on free trade in services such as money transfers after the pact ensuring continuity in tax- and quota-free trade in goods was enforced yesterday.
World Bank body dismisses Agility’s claims against Iraq
Kuwaiti logistics company Agility’s claim to recover more than $380 million it said it lost in Iraq has been rejected by an international tribunal.
Boholiubov, Kolomoisky intend to file $23 mln suit against the United States with ICSID for forfeiture actions targeting their assets – media
US Optima Ventures intend to file a lawsuit against the United States seeking compensation of $23 million in response to two civil forfeiture actions targeting their assets in Louisville.
WTO plurilateral services domestic regulation disciplines draft schedules
Some WTO Members are negotiating restrictions on the ability to regulate services. These are the services sectors they are proposing the new rules would apply to.
WTO plurilateral services domestic regulation disciplines - Chair’s summary of meeting held on 10 December 2020
Some WTO Members are negotiating restrictions on the ability to regulate services. This is the Chairperson’s summary of the meeting on 10 December 2020
WTO plurilateral services domestic regulation disciplines draft text as of 18 December 2020
Some WTO Members are negotiating restrictions on the ability to regulate services. This is the draft text as of 18 December 2020
Ambassador Korniychuk: FTA between Ukraine and Israel twill be extend to services sector
Ukraine and Israel are planning steps to extend the Free Trade Agreement to services.
French controllers of Nuevo Pudahuel, operator of the Santiago airport, initiate ICSID proceedings against Chile
Nuevo Pudahuel had asked the Ministry of Public Works to extend the term of the concession contract as a result of the pandemic, but the MOP was closed to changes in the contract.
UK-EU trade agreement: What’s next for financial services?
The EU and the UK committed in the agreement to establishing a Memorandum of Understanding, by March 2021, for establishing a framework for regulatory cooperation on financial services.
UK starts new trade ties with Asia post-Brexit
Britain hopes Singapore and Vietnam deals will bring it closer to joining Trans-Pacific Partnership.