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Vicat takes dispute with Egyptian state to international arbitration
France-based Vicat raised a case against the Egyptian government with the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes in late June 2021. It concerns its cement production business.
Experts seek AfCFTA dispute resolution mechanism for non-state parties
Ahead of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) implementation in Nigeria, the Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators and other stakeholders are seeking dispute resolution mechanisms that will address concerns of non-state entities.
Brexit: Western Sahara indy campaign takes UK Government to court
A CAMPAIGN group backing independence in Western Sahara is to take the UK Government to court over a post-Brexit trade agreement with Morocco.
Biden administration launches initiative to build US-Africa trade
The administration of US President Joe Biden has kicked off the Prosper Africa Build Together initiative by requesting $80 million from Congress to build trade and investment between the US and Africa.
’We want an Aussie-style agreement’
What happens in the next six weeks will be critical for New Zealand to secure a free trade agreement with the UK, according to the executive director of the Dairy Companies Association.
Corporate courts vs the environment
Corporate courts were invented to protect the West’s control of the world against decolonisation. They are now undermining attempts to halt climate change.
DEPA lacks added value
There is minimal value added by DEPA, even as a pathfinder for e-commerce proponents in the WTO and APEC. For critics of the TPP and CPTPP’s one-sided rules, DEPA reflects a wasted opportunity.
Thailand moves to strengthen EU ties amid US-China rivalry
The Southeast Asian country is looking to revive trade and business with the European Union to avoid dependence on Beijing and Washington. Economists say a free trade agreement is expected within the next few years.
Indonesian Finance Ministry endorses five international trade rules
The Indonesian Finance Ministry has endorsed five regulations aimed at boosting trade between Indonesia and Free Trade Area (FTA) partner countries.
UK ’closing in’ on free trade agreement with New Zealand
Britain is nearing an agreement in principle on a free trade deal with New Zealand, its trade ministry said, as London looks to bolster its post-Brexit trade ties with non-EU partners.
Brexit: Australia trade deal may lead to deal with South America, where intensive farming destroys rainforests
‘Any policy allowing imports that do not match UK animal welfare policies simply props up an industry the public has firmly rejected,’ says critic.
India begins talks on free trade agreement with UAE
Pact to help India increase exports in goods, services; lead to possible FTA with GCC.
Pakistan, Bahrain agree to negotiate CEPA
Pakistan and Bahrain agreed to start talks on a free trade agreement for trade liberalisation and increasing the volume between the two countries.
Ex-Yukos unit wins new $5 billion court judgement against Russia
The Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled that Russia illegally expropriated loans provided by Yukos Capital Sarl to its former parent company.
Free trade agreement under preparation between Turkey and Azerbaijan
In March 2021, a preferential trade agreement was approved between Turkey and Azerbaijan. Currently, work is underway on a free trade agreement.
How a new trade deal could make it harder to improve life for Australians in aged care
When negotiations for the RCEP began in 2012, the aged care industry in Australia was dominated by local not-for-profits. The sector is now dominated by for-profit providers, with a jointly-owned Singapore company, Opal, one of the largest.
Delay expected as deadline looms for AfCFTA rules of origin talks
Talks aimed at finalising key aspects of the new African Continental Free Trade Area are facing delays, as member countries work to reach an overarching agreement on rules of origin and tariff reduction schedules.
S. Korea, Uzbekistan eye closer economic ties
South Korea’s trade ministry said Thursday it plans to expand economic ties with Uzbekistan by launching new projects in a wide array of areas from ICT to the medical sector, as the COVID-19 pandemic has recently weighed down bilateral business cooperation.
US trade chief plans summit to discuss Africa duty-free access
The US’s trade chief plans to convene a meeting with African ministers before the end of the year to strengthen partnerships and discuss a law that provides duty-free access to the U.S. for thousands of goods from sub-Saharan nations.
DR Congo, Rwanda sign three agreements on bilateral cooperation
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda signed on Saturday three agreements on bilateral cooperation after a meeting between the two heads of state in Goma.