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Virus-fueled protectionist mode derails RCEP

It might be difficult to conclude the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) by the end of this year as planned, as parties are moving toward the direction of protecting their supply chains to the detriment of free trade.

US, UK talks off to a good start

Officials from the US and United Kingdom made progress on a number of areas over the past two weeks of negotiations and are moving forward at an “accelerated pace,” UK’s international trade secretary said.

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US-Kenya FTA and the rights to land and food

The US Trade Representative has announced plans to negotiate a free-trade agreement with Kenya. This would be the first free-trade agreement the US has negotiated with an African nation.

EU scrutiny of GM food is not negotiable

74 NGOs have written to the EU Commission to demand that genetically modified crops are not pushed onto Europe’s fields and plates as part of a trade deal with the USA.