Singapore and Germany urged European Union members to ratify the EU-Singapore free trade agreement (FTA) expeditiously, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel saying it was in Europe’s interest to do so quickly.
The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes has ordered Papua New Guinea’s government to stop interfering in the management of PNG Sustainable Development Program.
Lock-in, no institutional safeguards for independence, perverse incentives, no separation of powers, automatic consent, ripe for exploitation, sovereign debt instruments included, open to the world, and a strategic mistake. Former trade commissioner De Gucht left us a Gordian Knot, writes Ante Wessels.
The fate of Canada’s landmark trade agreement with the European Union, known as CETA, may hinge on an obscure case due to come before the European Court of Justice that relates to a similar deal the EU recently struck with Singapore.
On 15 September Vrijschrift informed the European Parliament international trade committee that investor-to-state arbitration (ISDS) in the draft trade agreement with Canada is rigged to the advantage of the US. Today Vrijschrift informed the committee the same is true for the draft trade agreement with Singapore.
The Commission decided today to request an opinion of the EU Court of Justice on the competence to sign and ratify a trade agreement with Singapore.
As the debate in Europe over investors’ rights to sue States is growing, Singapore has been asking the European Commission to agree to a decoupling of the bilateral trade agreement as the country is concerned the investment protection part of the deal could hold up the entire pact.
The European Union and Singapore have concluded the negotiations of the investment part of the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA).
The European Union and Singapore have finally concluded negotiations over a bilateral investment agreement, EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht has told EU Trade Insights in an exclusive interview.
A panel conducting a review of Australia competition policy landscape has recommended increased scrutiny of intellectual property-related clauses in trade agreements.
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says the US will be "giving the game away" if it does not step up and press ahead to get the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement talks concluded.
Both Bilateral Investment Treaties aim to protect investors’ interests from the countries involved, and open up more business and investment opportunities.
The process to finalise and implement the free trade agreement between Singapore and the European Union will not be affected by the European Parliament elections in May that saw a larger number seats won by Eurosceptic parties, says EU Ambassador Dr Michael Pulch.
The ninth ministerial meeting for the Trans Pacific Partnership opened this morning with the fewest participation of trade heads. Only six trade ministers from the 12-member grouping attended the morning session.
Turkey’s Economy Minister announced that Turkey will sign free trade agreements with Japan, Singapore and Malaysia.
Singapore has been pushing for the ratification of the European Union-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (FTA) as early as possible — but observers say that as it is a complex process involving all the different members of the EU, the goal will be a difficult one.
The European Union and Singapore initialled a free trade agreement on September 20 2013 that is expected to enter into force in late 2014 or early 2015. The agreement includes an investment chapter which is still under negotiation and thus missing from the text of the signed agreement.
Singapore is pushing for early ratification of the agreement so that it may come into force by 2015
Hungary has given its strong support for the early ratification of the European Union-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (FTA).