President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr.’s declaration of support for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is premature pending the resolution of the agriculture industry remaining unresolved, a think tank said.
With recent developments, it was expected that the trade deal between the two countries would be closed by March 2023, while three to four chapters are still unfinished, which include intellectual property rights and goods that are yet to be discussed.
Pakistan and Hungary are likely to finalise Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) next month during the visit of Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to Budapest.
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva called for the South American trade bloc Mercosur to urgently seal a free trade agreement with the European Union before negotiating with China.
The Ghana summit is aimed at achieving deeper economic integration between African states and outlining its industrialisation priorities.
Thailand and the European Union have agreed to restart negotiations over a free trade agreement, officials said, nearly a decade after talks were stalled by a military coup in the Southeast Asian country.
Controversial ISDS provisions are trumpeted for protecting Canadian foreign investments, but are panned for allowing companies to sue countries.
The developers of the hotel project in Grenada say while an amiable settlement remains open, the “extensive damage to the project caused by the actions of the former government has severely complicated and handicapped the efforts towards settlement.
Free-trade agreement between Uruguay and China would destroy Mercosur by contradicting the bloc’s integration policies, declares Brazilian Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira.
This report analyzes the proposed interpretive guidance on the Investment Chapter of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union.
Since October 2022, seven EU member states have announced plans to withdraw from the European Charter Treaty. Across the board, the message is clear: the insufficient and potentially climate-damaging treaty reform effort is no longer a politically viable option.
It is possible the trade and cooperation agreement (TCA), which underpins the bilateral relationship, will itself not be fully implemented – and that a running dispute and conceivably even a trade war may ensue.
The foreign minister of Iran expressed hope for the finalization of a free trade agreement with Pakistan, which he said would greatly enhance the trade exchanges between the two neighbors.
Canada’s international trade minister says the United States appears to be pressing ahead with what she calls "unjustified" duties on softwood lumber imports.
The goal is to quickly create shared rules for the region, particularly in the digital sector, and to regain the initiative in the US-China contest for economic leadership in Asia.
Cambodia, which successfully entered into several free trade agreements (FTA) last year, is looking at the prospect of having a similar partnership with Switzerland.
Free trade may be on wane in popular opinion from the US to China, but across the world’s second largest continent – by geographic size and population – it is a different story.
Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal has said that in the talks for the proposed free trade agreement between India and the UK, the focus is on what is acceptable to both countries and not allow sensitive issues to scuttle the discussions.
The Armenian parliament’s regional and Eurasian integration affairs committee approved the ratification of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) – Singapore Free Trade Agreement.
Several knotty issues related to labour, environment and sustainability that have emerged in negotiations between India and the European Union on a free trade agreement will require political guidance for further progress