Korean Prime Minister Han Duck-soo held talks with Chilean President Gabriel Boric on Tuesday and agreed to resume negotiations this year to upgrade a bilateral free trade agreement that went into effect in 2004.
The original NAFTA might have had labor and environment rules, but they turned out that they were unenforceable and there were no teeth, said USTR Tai.
Transform Trade charity says British-based companies are among main bringers of cases based on bilateral investment treaties.
Chile’s congress voted to approve the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) trade deal after four years of legislative debate.
The European Union and Australia are now talking up the strategic value of a deal.
Pakistani government decides to avoid future investment treaties and cancels agreements posing legal risks.
Japan and the European Union have been exchanging views on the reassessment of the need for including provisions on the free flow of data into the Japan-EU EPA.
Members of a trans-Pacific free trade pact could agree in principle to allow Britain to join as a new member this year, using the European country’s case as a model for future aspirants, Japan’s economic minister said.
India and Taiwan should finalise the proposed free trade agreement at the earliest as it will remove all barriers to trade and investment and help create a secure and resilient supply chain, Taipei’s de-facto Ambassador said.
The African Continental Free Trade Area secretariat based in Accra, the capital of Ghana, has launched a guided trade initiative for seven member countries.
The Bangladesh Trade and Tariff Commission (BTTC) is conducting further studies on possible outcomes of the country joining the world’s largest China-led trade deal, Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
Cambodian Minister of Commerce and United Arab Emirates Minister of Foreign Trade plan to hold a meeting in Abu Dhabi City at the end of this month to launch negotiations on the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between the two countries.
EU-Indonesia relations have soured over a handful of trade disputes, most of which have gone to the World Trade Organization (WTO) for review. Yet tensions are expected to ease once the WTO makes its recommendations by the end of the year.
South Korea has spent nearly 68.5 billion won ($48.1 million) in total to fight and settle investor-state dispute settlements since 2013,#including its battle with US-based private equity firm Lone Star, data showed.
Data localisation and UK companies being allowed to bid for Indian government contracts are among the issues causing a possible deadlock in the final stages of the India-UK free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations towards a Diwali draft completion deadline.
The Philippines is eyeing the entry into force of a free trade agreement (FTA) with South Korea next year, with the bilateral pact seen benefiting local banana and processed pineapple exporters in the form of reduced tariffs.
The chaotic events in Britain this week have put pressure on the UK to complete its accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership soon, but New Zealand is not the blockage.
New Zealand and India formally announced today an end to their talks on a free trade agreement, concentrating instead on ‘business relationship.’
The Consumers’ Association of Penang wants Malaysia to withdraw from the CPTPP before it comes into force in 60 days as it says the free trade agreement has “far more costs than benefits”
A post-Brexit UK-Morocco trade agreement is being challenged in the High Court by campaigners who argue it was concluded without obtaining the consent of people from the disputed Western Sahara territory.