Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong hopes negotiations for an improved Free Trade Agreement will start this year, as the existing pact has been in place for many years, and China now has trade agreements with many other countries.
Indonesia has informed Singapore that it does not want to continue with a bilateral agreement signed in 2005 by both countries to promote greater investment flows, and this is an issue that must be addressed for both nations to boost economic ties, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
Switzerland has expressed interest to upgrade its Bilateral Investment Treaty with Sri Lanka.
The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes hears its first case outside of US, France
David Martin MEP (S&D, UK), the European Parliament’s rapporteur on the EU-Singapore trade deal, criticises the infamous ISDS (investor-to-state dispute settlement) part of the agreement.
Five out LGBT members of Congress objected to the inclusion of two countries with anti-LGBT laws in a free trade deal that the Obama administration is currently negotiating and seeking to fast-track it for adoption.
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.