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EAC common market scorecard falls short of expectations
Currently, trade between partners is at 20 percent, lower than the expectations of leaders at the time of the launch. EAC members are trading more with countries outside the bloc than partner states..
Congress could consider CAFTA-DR changes
A recent report lays out several changes that lawmakers could consider to the CAFTA-DR free trade agreement between the US and six Latin American countries, but as yet there is no clear path forward on any such measures in Congress.
EU launches new legal moves against UK over N. Ireland
The European Commission launched four new legal proceedings against Britain over London’s failure to implement Brexit divorce terms to govern trade with Northern Ireland.
US to host virtual meeting on Tuesday of Indo-Pacific trade, economic ministers
President Joe Biden, who launched the IPEF in May on a trip to Tokyo, wants to use it as a way to raise environmental, labor and other standards across Asia.
100+ civil society groups ask White House for transparency in IPEF deal
Public, congressional input is essential to prevent another TPP.
China, Nicaragua begin talks for FTA; textile trade may get boost
China and Nicaragua are moving ahead for a comprehensive free trade agreement (FTA) and have formally established a bilateral intergovernmental economic and trade cooperation mechanism.
AfCFTA: Inconclusive rules of origin, trade in services delay commencement –NAC
The NAC scribe said it has been acknowledged that the gains from AfCFTA will only materialise through comprehensive and sustainable implementation focused on outcomes,...
Time is ripe for India to explore trade deal with AfCFTA: Commerce Secy
AfCFTA brings together the 55 countries of the African Union and eight regional economic communities to create a single market for the continent, with an aim to enable the free flow of goods and services across the continent
Tunisian employers call for a free trade agreement between Tunisia and Algeria
The Tunisian Union of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA) is campaigning for the signing of a free trade and free movement agreement between Tunisia and Algeria.
U.S., Kenya launch non-tariff trade and investment partnership talks
Kenya exported $685.1 million worth of goods to the United States in 2021, of which more than 75% entered duty free under AGOA, according to the Congressional Research Service
China, S Korea made substantial progress for 2nd phase FTA talk: MOFCOM
China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) said on Thursday that China and South Korea have made substantial progress in second-phase China-South Korea FTA talks.
India-UK trade talks on track: Commerce ministry official
Political uncertainties in the United Kingdom have not impacted the ongoing talks regarding the Free Trade Agreement that is expected to be signed by Diwali this year.
FTA between Iran-EAEU to be inked within next three months
An official with the Trade Promotion Organization of Iran said that Free Trade Agreement between Iran and Eurasian Economic Union will be inked within next three months.
US, Canada demand trade dispute talks over Mexican energy policies
The United States and Canada demanded dispute settlement talks with Mexico under a North American trade deal, charging that Mexican energy policies were discriminatory and "undermine" international firms and cross-border supplies.
South American Mercosur bloc, Singapore conclude trade pact talks
South American trade bloc Mercosur concluded talks on a trade pact with Singapore, Brazil’s Economy and Foreign Affairs Ministries said.
UK kicks off talks on new Israeli trade deal to boost services sector
Negotiations on a new trade deal with Israel are set to begin as the UK looks to boost its services industry.
US says Mexico energy policy violates trade deal; opens dispute
Biden team requests dispute-settlement talks under USMCA deal. USTR argues Mexico’s favoring of state utility breaks pact.
Petro wants FTA with US repenned
Colombia’s President-elect and US Ambassador to Bogotá met to discuss common goals with the incoming administration which might include renegotiating the Free Trade Agreement signed ten years ago between the two countries.
Sri Lanka, China free trade agreement negotiations at a standstill
A senior government spokesperson of Sri Lanka said that there has been no positive response from China for the proposed debt restructuring programme despite taking steps to hasten the free trade agreement (FTA).
EAEU-Indonesia talks on free trade zone may kick off by end of year - Russian Ambassador
Negotiations on establishing a free trade zone between the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and Indonesia may commence by the end of the year.