A free trade agreement (FTA) between Ukraine and Israel will take effect from January 1, 2021, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said.
The inclination is clearly towards bilateral trade agreements, where India has more flexibility in negotiating terms that it feelss wouldn’t disadvantage domestic manufacturers.
Second Report of Session 2019–21, together with formal minutes relating to the report of UK - Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreeement
There have been breakthroughs on the level playing field issues. Market access and sustainable development chapters are now being discussed.
Trade unions in UK and Norway have set out clear principles for a future trade agreement.
Lone Star Funds, which is in litigation against the South Korean government at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, suggested US$870 million as a concession.
Women’s movement from Asia and the Pacific is angered by the decision of ASEAN and its five trading partners to sign RCEP. The trade agreement will cover 30% of the world’s population and women farmers, women workers and women-led small enterprises will be the worst hit from this trade agreement.
In a webinar held on 10th November, economic experts, business owners, civil society organisations and parliamentarians expressed their concerns about RCEP, a mega free trade agreement which is likely to be signed on November 15, 2020.
As the 10 ASEAN countries and their 5 trading partners get ready to sign the anti-people trade deal, the countries must conduct social and human rights impact analysis on RCEP before signing or ratifying it.
Labour unions in Asia Pacific condemn this outcome and will continue working with our affiliates and allies to intervene in the enactment, ratification and implementation process of RCEP.
We, the undersigning economists, consider it important to inform the public that the economic models used to calculate those ostensible gains are inadequate for assessing the social and environmental impacts of this agreement.
UK-Kenya trade must be fit for the 21st century, say campaign groups.