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Britain wants Canada-style trade deal with EU - minister
Britain wants a Canada-style agreement with the European Union that includes goods and services.
Uber ready to take dispute with Colombia to international arbitration: regional manager
The ride-hailing firm said its initial calculations suggest damages from suspending its service in Colombia will exceed $250 million.
Understanding the European Union’s understanding on computer and related services
If adopted on a wide scale, the Understanding would consolidate power and control over the digital ecosystem, including of data, in the major powers and more specifically, their corporations.
Spain pushes for prioritising services in EU-UK deal
Spain called for the inclusion of services in the first phase of EU-UK negotiations on the future relationship, adding more complexity to trade talks.
Seoul, Moscow to hold 3rd round of FTA talks on service sector
South Korea said it plans to hold the 3rd round of FTA negotiations with Russia in the service and investment segments this week, as the country endeavors to diversify its trade portfolio amid protectionism.
Uber threatens Colombia with treaty-based arbitration after ban on use of its ride-sharing app
The US-based ridesharing services platform Uber Technologies and its Colombian subsidiary, Uber Colombia, have threatened to initiate arbitration proceedings against Colombia under the Colombia-US Trade Promotion Agreement.
Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership spells danger for 1.1 billion women
Australia has yet to show any serious interest in recognising the potential negative impacts of trade policies on gender or take steps to systematically assess these. A gender equitable trade policy is possible. But it would look nothing like the RCEP.
New AFTINET fact sheet: The impact of trade and investment rules on public health
Trading away our health: How trade and investment rules put corporate rights ahead of public health.
Trade in services in the AfCFTA
Member states are currently engaged in negotiations on issues that are essential for trade in services under the AfCFTA to begin.
Japan braces for US pressure on services in next trade talks
The Office of the US Trade Representative released late last year a summary of negotiating objectives spanning 22 areas, including telecommunications and financial services.
Court enforces ICSID award
This case involves a dispute between TECO, an energy company incorporated in the United States, and the Republic of Guatemala, over electricity rates.
Seoul, Moscow to hold 2nd round of FTA negotiations on service sector
South Korea’s trade ministry said Monday it plans to hold the second round of FTA negotiations with Russia in the service and investment segments, in line with the government’s efforts to deepen bilateral economic ties.
Ukraine, Israel want to expand free trade agreement to cover services
Ukraine and Israel have agreed to start to work on the expansion of the free trade agreement to cover services.
BT Buzz: Why India should not ignore RCEP free trade mega deal
Are mega free trade agreements (FTAs) beneficial for Indian economy? Majority of Indian industry may say no, but a research policy paper attempts to offer a slightly contrarian view
Trade negotiations and the triple trouble for health and the NHS
On Monday, the British parliament will debate whether the NHS should be included in US trade talks. Here’s how to decode the reassuring words we’ll no doubt hear from government.
South Korea and Russia initiate FTA talks in service and investment sectors
South Korea and Russia initiated the two sides’ FTA negotiations in service and investment in Moscow on June 20.
Malaysia signs Asean trade in services agreement
Malaysia has signed the Asean Trade in Services Agreement (ATISA) and the Fourth Protocol to Amend the Asean Comprehensive Investment Agreement (ACIA).
Negative list makes debut in FTA talks
China used the negative list system for the first time to conduct negotiations on service trade and investment during the second phase of China-South Korea Free Trade Agreement talks.
Trade agreements put our right to water at risk
Trade agreements like the RCEP are designed to make it easier for foreign multinational corporations to invest and do business. In doing so, they put the rights of citizens and workers second to profits.
UK nationalisation: The law and the cost
UK investors could seek to move their investments to jurisdiction such as Singapore and Hong Kong where they can take advantage of investment treaty protection, if a potential new Labour govenment were to nationalise public services.