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Why can Ascent Resources demand half a billion euros from Slovenia?
Ascent Resources initiated an arbitration dispute in which it is demanding half a billion euros due to Slovenia’s request that an environmental impact assessment should be carried out before fracking in Petišovci.
Costa Rica seeks entry to trans-Pacific trade bloc
Costa Rica formalized its request to join a trade partnership of 11 countries across Asia, Australia and the Americas, President Rodrigo Chaves announced.
Taiwan should abolish the ECFA
With China threatening waves of economic sanctions, whether to continue with the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement or abolish it has once more become the subject of debate.
EU contacts Brazil to resume Mercosur trade pact talks
European Union representatives have approached Brazil’s government seeking to rekindle negotiations with South America’s Mercosur bloc on a stalled trade agreement.
Australia may ratify interim trade deal with India by Nov 18
Australia will likely ratify before November 18 an interim trade deal with India, which was signed on April 2 but is yet to come into force due to a delay in endorsement by its Parliament following the election of a new labour govenrment there.
FTA provisions to prevail in rules of origin disputes
India will follow provisions of free trade agreements (FTAs) over the wider and more stringent domestic framework in case of any dispute over value addition or rules of origin related to imports under FTAs.
Angola to start talks on trade deal with EU in bid to diversify from oil
Under the regional trade deal, the EU entirely removed tariffs and quotas on any imports from Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, and Eswatini, and almost entirely lifted duties on South African exports,
PM okays major trade deal negotiations with India
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has given her seal of approval to a proposal to begin formal negotiations towards signing the CEPA with India, according to sources in the know about the development.
Ecuador to sign a free trade agreement with China this year
Ecuador’s Production, Trade, and Investments Minister Julio Jose Prado announced that the administration of President Guillermo Lasso seeks to achieve a free trade agreement (FTA) with China this year.
The New U.S. Africa Strategy Breaks From the Status Quo—With Some Perplexing Stumbles
U.S. positioning for the great power competition with China and Russia for influence in Africa.
Taiwan-US trade deal talks to start soon: John Deng
The Taiwan and US will hopefully reach an agreement before an APEC summit in the US late next year, Taiwan’s chief trade negotiator said.
NEDA pushes RCEP ratification
The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) is pushing for the immediate ratification of the RCEP agreement to send a clear signal that the country is open to investments that will help generate more jobs.
Pakistan, Turkey sign Preferential Trade Agreement
Pakistan and Turkey on Friday signed the Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) aimed at boosting trade in goods between the two countries.
India, UK working intensively to meet Diwali deadline for FTA
India and the UK will continue to work intensively to meet the Diwali deadline at the end of October for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) announced during the India visit of outgoing British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, a U.K. government statement said.
Switzerland keen on closing free trade agreement talks with India
Switzerland advocated for the quick completion of negotiations regarding the free trade agreement between the EFTA and India in a recent meeting held between Swiss federal councillor Ueli Maurer and Indian finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi.
Bangladesh for securing SAFTA benefits in CEPA pact with India
Bangladesh will push for securing the benefits it enjoys under the SAFTA deal when negotiations on Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) start with India soon, officials say.
Rushed FTA between UK and India may pose big health threat
A newly published report has outlined several recommendations for a safe trade deal with India, which it says if rushed could threatened UK pesticide standards and farming.
Vietnam, Israel make progress in FTA negotiations
Vietnam and Israel have made progress during the recently eleventh round of negotiations on a free trade agreement (FTA) between the two countries.
KAM says home hurdles will hurt Kenya in Africa trade deal
Kenya which is among the 49 member states that have ratified the agreement, lacks product competitiveness due to quality challenges, high trade investment and trade costs.
India, Australia may begin comprehensive FTA talks from next month
Negotiations between India and Australia towards a comprehensive trade agreement are expected to begin from September, with focus on chapters such as digital trade, government procurement, among other areas, said people in the know.