The agreement was concluded between the chief negotiators (foreign or trade ministers) in December 2020 and initialled on 15 April 2021 in Samoa.
More than 50 African groups denounce how the African Union is using the African Continental Free Trade Area as a justification to push the seed harmonisation agenda.
What precedent might be set by the new Australia trade deal and what could it tell us about the future for UK environmental standards?
Governments must urgently terminate all international investment treaties in force, in particular the Energy Charter Treaty, and stop negotiating new ones.
Tackling trade and investment agreements must be an essential step in achieving justice-oriented action on climate change, health inequities and economic injustice.
Two French airport companies, Aeroports de Paris (ADP) and Vinci Airports, have initiated treaty-based arbitration proceedings against Chile, invoking the Chile-France bilateral investment treaty (BIT).
Some WTO Members are negotiating rules on facilitating investment. This is the draft consolidated text as of 23 July 2021 ("revised Easter text"). It updates the Easter text available at https://www.bilaterals.org/?wto-plurilateral-investment-45012.
Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi and his counterpart Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Dan Tehan signed a framework on trade and investment between Bangladesh and Australia on Wednesday.
South Korea said it plans to implement or launch negotiations for a set of new FTAs with trading counterparts from Southeast Asia and Latin America this year, as part of efforts to reduce its reliance on major economies.
Countries that have signed on to the East Asia-spanning RCEP trade deal are going full speed ahead with plans to implement it on Jan. 1, 2022, despite foot-dragging by a majority, with China and ASEAN especially keen, for their own reasons, on seeing the pact come into force soon.
Cambodia is reportedly keen to set up a new joint team with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) to conduct a more detailed examination of the possibility of formally launching free trade agreement (FTA) talks with the bloc soon, and add impetus to underwhelming bilateral trade ties.