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Will Biden’s proposed Latin America deal seek to repair past ‘free trade’ failures?
President Joe Biden announced the launch of a new economic proposal called the Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity to deepen economic ties in the hemisphere.
USTR announces new declaration on good regulatory practices
Many trade agreements in the Hemisphere, such as the USMCA, MERCOSUR, the Pacific Alliance, as well as other bilateral arrangements, contain provisions on good regulatory practices.
Croatia loses international arbitration against Hungary’s MOL over gas business
Croatia has lost an international arbitration case launched by Hungarian oil and gas group MOL over Zagreb’s failure to fulfil obligations under an agreement about the gas business of the jointly owned Croatian oil company INA.
PH ready to sign free trade pact with S.Korea
The Philippines’ free trade agreement (FTA) with South Korea is inching closer to formalization with the initial signing of the economic pact seen within the next two weeks.
IPEF negotiations expected to start in August
The US and South Korean governments are expected to initiate negotiations on the framework proposed by US President Joe Biden in August (2022).
Iran, EAEU continue negotiations on free trade agreement
Iran and the Eurasian Economic Union representatives have gathered for the fifth round of negotiations on upgrading the current preferential trade agreement between the two sides into a free trade agreement.
ITACO launches multi-billion dollar arbitration against Vietnam
Tan Tao Investment & Industry Corporation launched a billion-dollar arbitration proceeding against Vietnam under the agreement between the United States and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
Brazil wants more trade, investment with Arab countries, says official
Brazil wants to expand trade and investment with Arab countries, said a government official, amid ongoing talks for commercial agreements with Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates.
Jokowi, Putin meeting touches on possible Indonesia-EAEU free trade zone
The Indonesian President and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow talked about establishing a free trade zone between Indonesia and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).
Six reasons NOT to ratify the EU-Mexico Global Agreement
Statement of the Mexican, European and international civil society, 4 July 2022
European Parliament pushes for a new trade deal with Africa
The vote on the “Future of EU-Africa trade relations” focuses on five key themes: infrastructure, food security, civil society, fair trade agreements and sustainable economic development.
Kingdom, Mongolia eyeing deal to up trade, investment
Cambodia and Mongolia are looking to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance bilateral trade and investment ties.
Financial services an exciting aspect of UK-India FTA, says Rishi Sunak
The British Indian Minister welcomes the opening up of the Indian insurance market.
Peru’s ambassador to China: “The FTA with China is becoming obsolete”
Peru’s ambassador to China says Peru should strengthen bilateral relations and trade, and need to update its free trade agreement with China.
Biden’s Indo-Pacific Economic Framework is a paradigm shift
The United States can no longer afford to buy geopolitical allies with market access.
EU FTA & Tiriti O Waitangi: “More of the same”
The free trade agreement between New Zealand and the European Union fails to meet the standards we expect of the government under Te Tiriti o Waitangi in terms of both process and outcome.
UAE, Indonesia sign free trade agreement
Indonesia and the United Arab Emirates signed a free trade agreement, strengthening economic ties between Southeast Asia’s largest economy and the major oil producer Gulf state.
Thailand expects free trade agreement with EFTA in 2 years
The Commerce Ministry expects to reach a free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) members within two years after negotiations were launched last week.
Civil society calls upon EU and Indonesia to respect the rights of Indonesia’s famers
Close to 90 NGOs and farmers’ organisations from Indonesia, the EU and around the world sent open letters to the EU Commission and the Indonesian government today, calling on them to refrain from any clause that restrict farmers’ rights in a future free trade agreement.