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UK urges Canada to ratify its entry into Pacific trade pact
A British trade official called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to ratify the UK’s entry into a Pacific trade deal by the end of the year, despite opposition from some Canadian agriculture groups.
Indonesia to apply for CPTPP membership this year: minister
Indonesia will apply to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact "within this year".
Dhaka, Tokyo hold 1st round of negotiations on Economic Partnership Agreement
Firing the five-day first round of negotiations for the Japan-Bangladesh Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) held in Dhaka from 19 May to 23 May, both sides decided to work on scheduling the dates of the second round of negotiations through diplomatic channels.
A new economic partnership is emerging between Africa and the Gulf States
The emerging economic relations between Africa and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) — namely the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman — are poised for significant growth, driven by mutual interests in diversification, investment and sustainable development.
UAE FTA welcome news
The dairy and red meat sectors have welcomed news that New Zealand will begin formal negotiations for a free trade agreement (FTA) with the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Uruguay supports Việt Nam’s negotiations of FTA with Mercosur: Official
Uruguay’s foreign minister emphasised that the country will work closely with the Vietnamese Embassy to promote stronger and more comprehensive relations between the two countries in the coming time.
Government wins landmark international arbitration case against Laiki, Bank of Cyprus depositors
The World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) tribunal unanimously rejected a USD 600 million claim by depositors and bondholders of Laiki Bank and the Bank of Cyprus.
Modernisation of the Chile-EU FTA: a false promise of equity and development
An in-depth analysis of the Chile-EU FTA reveals its profound neo-colonial character and that it is an instrument of the neo-liberal economic order that emerged in the 1980s.
Bhutan and Thailand set to finalise free trade agreement within two years
Bhutan and Thailand launched Free Trade of Agreement (FTA) negotiations last week in Thimphu.
Resisting green colonialism for a just transition
A serious overhaul of how we run the economy and live our lives is needed to tackle the climate crisis – and there are signs that decision makers are recognising the urgent need for a ‘green transition’: a massive shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy systems.
RCEP members encouraged to harmonize rules
Members of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership can further improve the alignment of operational guidelines across key sectors such as competition policy and trade in services to elevate mutual openness, said trade experts and foreign scholars on Sunday.
Kyiv has offered Argentina and Chile a free trade agreement, participation in reconstruction, and investment opportunities in Ukraine
Following visits by Minister of Economy Yuliya Svyrydenko to Argentina and Chile, she confirmed a common interest in investment and the conclusion of bilateral agreements on free trade.
ICSID rules in favour of Peru in decade-long dispute with Kaloti Metals
The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) ruled in favour of Peru in a decade-long dispute with gold dealer Kaloti Metals & Logistics, LLC.
PHL seeks FTA with US on cyberspace, digital technology; trade deal with Japan
The Philippines is considering forging a bilateral free-trade agreement (FTA) with the United States on cyberspace and digital technology.
India to develop SOPs for free trade agreement negotiations
India is gearing up to formulate standard operating procedures (SOPs) for negotiating free trade agreements (FTAs) as the country engages with multiple trade partners for such pacts, according to a senior government official.
Parliament expected to ratify document on UK’s accession to CPTPP
The Government of Vietnam proposes the NA ratify the UK’s accession protocol at the 7th session of the 15th NA so that Vietnam will be one of the first six CPTPP countries to ratify it.
The EU’s critical minerals crusade
The EU is aggressively pursuing critical minerals globally to benefit from the energy transition, securing access via trade agreements and partnerships. Failure to address resource overconsumption risks reinforcing inequalities and intensifying extractivism.
British government declares Western Sahara trade “legal” despite UN proposal rejection
The British government’s declaration of trade activities in Western Sahara as “legal” has stirred controversy, particularly in light of a proposal to establish a United Nations council for monitoring natural resources in the disputed territory.
Kenya - US Elusive Free Trade Deal at Risk of Collapse if Trump Wins Election
Hopes for a swift conclusion to the much-anticipated free trade agreement between Kenya and the United States have been dampened as negotiations continue to drag on.
Namibia advocates for the combination of AGOA and AFCFTA
The Minister of Industrialisation and Trade, Lucia Iipumbu said Namibia is advocating for the establishment of a nexus between the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and the African Continental Free Trade (AfCFTA)