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The geopolitics of China’s CPTPP move
Nowhere is the intersection between geopolitics and geoeconomics more evident than the accession negotiations under the 11-member Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
China, Russia may update investment deal
China and Russia are looking into the feasibility of updating their bilateral investment treaty to provide better institutional support for the two nations’ investment cooperation.
‘Proposed India-Australia early harvest trade pact likely by year-end or early 2022’
Both sides are keen to meet the time-line of having an early harvest agreement by the year-end. Comprehensive agreement aimed by 2022.
Trade deals pushing UPOV: an interactive map
Which countries use free trade deals to push corporate control over seeds? Which countries are under attack from these deals?
India wary as US drags labour issues into trade talks
Labour issues may emerge as a tricky area for India in its efforts to further trade ties with the US as the Biden government is keen to make “worker-centric” matters part of the bilateral trade discussions.
Govt proposes to continue with MEUFTA negotiation — MITI
The government has proposed to continue with the Malaysia-European Union Free Trade Agreement (MEUFTA) negotiation that has been delayed since 2012, said Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Senator Datuk Lim Ban Hong.
India pushes renewed trade talks in aftermath of Canada-China tensions
Canada and India are quietly setting the stage to reboot formal free-trade talks as the Trudeau government seeks economic alternatives to China following the dispute over the Meng Wanzhou-two Michaels affair.
Switzerland hopes for early signing of FTA between Vietnam, EFTA
Vietnam and Switzerland have agreed to soon conclude negotiations on a free trade agreement (FTA) between Vietnam and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), of which Switzerland is a member.
New US Ambassador to NZ Tom Udall has free trade agreement on his radar
The United States’ brand new Ambassador to New Zealand is making encouraging noises that a free trade agreement (FTA) with the US could finally happen.
foodwatch submits complaint to the European Ombudsman against CETA
The complaint addresses the lack of transparency and democratic deficits of the CETA committees’ work.
“Prosperity for a few, poverty for the lot”, WTO and free trade agreements have failed the people!
We need a multilateral trade system where people and their social movements are at equal footing with governments in defining the trade rules between countries.
ARSO, AfCFTA Secretariat sign MoU to drive ambitious free trade agreement
The African Organisation for Standardisation and the African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the implementation of the AfCFTA agreement.
Bahrain loses case against Iran banks
Bahrain has been ordered by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague to pay over €200 million in damages plus costs to two Iranian banks for the unlawful moves against their operations.
Greenpeace urges Canada to drop trade deal to save the Amazon
An environmental group is pleading with the Canadian government to reject a controversial trade deal it says would further fuel deforestation in the Amazon in a new letter addressed to Canada’s minister of foreign affairs.
RCEP: Weighing the good, bad in world’s biggest free trade pact
A group of farmers, fishers, civil society organizations, and the private sector has expressed opposition to the ratification of the world’s largest free trade agreement—the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
Indonesia continues to enhance cooperation with Palestine
Right now, Indonesia is also seeking to sign a preferential trade agreement (PTA) with the Palestinian government in order to help the Palestinian people conduct trade and increase economic cooperation between the two countries.
Free Trade Agreement talks with UK could be delayed to January 2022
Negotiations between India and the U.K. on a comprehensive FTA could be delayed to January 2022, with a Cabinet change in the UK and the need for more “pre-negotiation” talks being the main reasons for the talks not taking off in November as expected.
Lopez pushes PH-EU FTA for more stable economic relations
Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon M. Lopez cited the need to elevate the Philippine-EU trade and investment relations to new heights via a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) to give the two parties’ bilateral relations more stability.
New impetus to EU-India free trade agreement: Swedish envoy
Sweden’s ambassador to India, expressed hope that the FTA between the EU and India would be negotiated and resolved soon. Swedish diplomats also stressed on innovation and cooperation between entities from their country and India.
Proposed amendments needed for RCEP ratification to be tabled in Parliament next month, says Azmin
The proposed amendments to three Acts, which are necessary to complete the domestic ratification process of the RCEP, will be tabled in Parliament next month, according to Senior Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.