bilaterals.org logo
bilaterals.org logo

All articles


Oceana filing under USMCA on right whales moves forward, could open US to trade restrictions
A filing made by non-governmental organization Oceana claims the US is not holding up its environmental laws regarding the protection of endangered North Atlantic right whales is moving forward.
The most worrisome threat to global climate action you’ve likely never heard of
How investor-friendly trade agreements might squelch government efforts to halt oil and gas expansion.
What would an FTA with New Zealand mean for Irish dairy?
With the EU expected to sign a free trade deal with New Zealand this summer, anxiety is rising in the huge dairy industries in Europe over how the deal will affect them.
UK-Singapore digital economy deal enters into force
A landmark digital trade deal establishing rules and standards for cross-border data flows and data protection between Singapore and the United Kingdom came into force.
S. Korea calls for quick ratification of trade deal with Indonesia
South Korea asked Indonesia to quickly ratify their trade deal as they seek to strengthen cooperation on supply chains and other economic issues.
Britain defies EU with ’relatively trivial’ Northern Ireland law
Britain published plans to override some post-Brexit trade rules for Northern Ireland by scrapping checks and challenging the role played by the European Union’s court in a new clash with Brussels.
14 nations hold informal IPEF ministerial meeting
US Trade Representative Katherine Tai convened an informal ministerial meeting of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework partner countries.
“DOWN DOWN WTO!” – Peasants agitate against the 12th Ministerial Conference of WTO
During the demonstration, peasants denounced the policies that the WTO has promoted in various countries, that has impoverished and displaced rural families through countless free trade agreements.
Latin American leaders should stand up for people, not corporate profits
As leaders gather in Los Angeles, a reflection on the past two decades of battles against neoliberalism and for a more just and equitable alternative in the Americas.
Ukraine envoy seeks Australian free trade
Ukrainian ambassador to Australia has called for a free trade agreement to help bolster investment and development in the war-torn country.
Big oil is suing countries to block climate action
Oil and gas investors are using investor-state dispute settlement to successfully argue that climate policies are cutting into their profits.
PH, Israel sign deal to strengthen economic ties
The Philippines and Israel inked the investment promotion and protection agreement that includes investor-state dispute settlement.
Oman-UK FTA likely soon
A Free Trade Agreement between the Sultanate of Oman and Britain is likely to be entered into by both parties and discussions are currently under way for a region-wide FTA.
PH cannot afford to reject RCEP
President-elect Marcos’ has expressed uncertainty about the RCEP and suggesting that the government might need "to take another look at it."
More free trade will not solve the food crisis
WTO has lost the trust of the people, and all governments must keep agricultural matters out of free trade agreements.
Canada, India welcome progress in negotiations towards interim trade pact
Canada and India have welcomed the progress in the second round of negotiations towards an interim trade pact.
Taiwan appeals to US not to forget its desire for free trade deal
Taiwan’s top trade negotiator appealed to the United States not to forget that the island wants a free trade deal, but understands this will not happen immediately and is willing to make other agreements first as "building blocks".
Bangladesh, Japan need to sign FTA: Japanese ambassador
Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Ito Naoki said both Bangladesh and Japan need to sign a free trade agreement as the majority of companies from both sides want such an engagement.
New Trade Minister and Assistant Minister have mandate for progressive reform of Australia’s trade policy
This policy commits Labor to oppose corporate rights to sue governments, stronger medicine and copyright monopolies, provisions for deregulation of public services, and the removal of labour market testing for temporary migrant workers.
RTA gets nod for stronger regional trade ties
A uniformed guideline will provide Bangladesh with guidance in negotiating, signing, and implementing treaties aimed at encouraging free movement of goods and services