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EU-Mercosur: a nightmare for nature

The deal as negotiated is in principle a neocolonial, extractivist instrument: intended to secure EU imports of commodities and raw materials from South America, while increasing EU exports of industrial and chemical products.

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Singapore, Britain launch negotiations on new investment treaty

Britain and Singapore have started talks on a new treaty that will improve the flow of investments between the two countries. The UK-Singapore Bilateral Investment Treaty (UKSBIT) as it is called will supersede the existing pact that came into force in 1975.

UAE, Costa Rica to launch free trade talks

The UAE launched the CEPA programme in September 2021 to expand its trade and investment partnership with several strategic global markets, increase the size of trade exchanges and enhance growth opportunities for national exports.

RCEP to take effect in PHL by June — official

The RCEP will likely take effect for the Philippines around June, a Trade official said. This as the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) aims to deposit the instrument of ratification for the Philippines’ participation in the mega-trade deal by April 3.