In the process of developing negotiations, there are new policies issued by the two countries, such as the Job Creation Law (Omnibus Law) which was passed by Indonesia in 2020, and the EU New Trade Policy which was issued in February 2021, and these policies seem to have an impact on the IEU CEPA discussion.
Environmental organisations have hailed a court decision that could mean the end of a little-known legal mechanism that poses a massive threat to climate action.
Interview with Lora Verheecke, a researcher specialising in trade and lobbying.
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?
For now, New Zealand’s free trade deal with the UK might be about building back butter - but it could end up being more about Beijing.
Pakistan will renegotiate all bilateral investment treaties (BITs) on the basis of new BIT template being finalised by the government, a top official of the Board of Investment said.
The Cambodia-China Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA) has been signed, trading appreciably more agricultural wares will not be possible without first tackling some of the remaining non-tariff barriers, especially those concerning sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) rules.
Government data, released after pressure from Labour, shows just 27% would be in favour of such a deal as Liz Truss visits Gulf state.
Until Beijing demonstrates a credible commitment to abiding by the rules and ceases to use its economic might as a tool of coercion against other states, allowing it to join the CPTPP would be a serious mistake.
The only winners the mega-corporations who run New Zealand’s meat and dairy farms," said UK shadow trade secretary.