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EAEU-Iran talks on free trade agreement set for September
The next round of talks on a full-fledged free trade agreement between the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and Iran will take place in Moscow at the end of September.
Tensions rise as Korea waits for verdict on Lone Star dispute
The Korean public has been in outrage over the matter for more than a decade, claiming that the case was an international “fraud” committed by an overseas private equity firm.
Trade agreement: Why India made a U-turn on free trade deals
Increased collaboration between countries like India, Australia, Japan and the US reflect their growing anxiety over China’s control over supply chains and its ability to disrupt them.
Supply chain analysis of AfCFTA
An African supply chain that makes it difficult to move goods by water from Cameroon to Nigeria but easy to move goods from Cameroon to China and other countries is a threat to the regional integration plan.
Oil firm Rockhopper wins £210m payout after being banned from drilling
Italian government ordered to compensate UK firm after exploration forbidden within 12 miles of coast.
EAC states challenged on trade agreements
The East African Community (EAC) partner states have been challenged to increase their volume of transactions under regional and international trade agreements.
President calls for enhancing trade, investment with Korea
President Dr Arif Alvi has said there is a need to explore new avenues of cooperation between Pakistan and Korea for further enhancing bilateral trade and investment.
Chinese premier calls for quick progress in follow-up FTA talks with Korea
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang called for quick progress in follow-up free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations with Korea as he described the two countries as "inseparable" neighbors that should work together to defend supply chain stability.
Speaker calls for Indonesia-Timor Leste bilateral investment pact
House of Representatives (DPR) Speaker Puan Maharani has urged Indonesia and Timor Leste to form a bilateral investment treaty to create a stable investment climate and encourage more investment.
54 African countries have signed AfCFTA Agreement – Deputy Trade Minister
Ghana’s export sector is said to be making giant strides as the Ghana Export Promotion Authority about two months ago announced a $3.3 billion increase in non-traditional export earnings for 2021.
Kenya’s GDPR-style legislation threatens US firms’ x-border data transfer model
In the Kenyan context, Meta’s GDPR woes may be avoided if the U.S. gets its way in a proposed free trade deal between the two countries which is currently in discussions.
Montero Mining seeks CAD$ 90,000,000 in damages from the Tanzanian Government for expropriation of the Wigu Hill project
Montero Mining and Exploration Ltd. is seeking compensation of CAD$ 90 million from Tanzania over the expropriation of the Wigu Hill Rare Earth Element Project.
Algeria and Spain return to normal trade relations despite the current political crisis, economic reality prevails and trade relations resume
After almost two months, Algeria has ended trade restrictions with Spain. This decision eases the current crisis between Algiers and Madrid, triggered by Spain’s turnaround on the Sahara.
UK and Ukraine launch talks on digital trade agreement
The UK and Ukraine have agreed to launch talks on a new digital trade agreement as Kyiv prepares to celebrate independence day.
China to implement negative list for cross-border trade in services
China will implement a negative list for cross-border trade in services, expand opening-up in the services sector and bolster digital trade to shore up economic growth, said government officials.
Domestic businesses still not able to take advantage of FTA
Economic experts have revealed that the advantages of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) in Vietnam are mostly taken by Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) businesses. In some situations, this causes even fiercer competitions for domestic enterprises not only in national but also in international markets.
Vietnam firms must work to fully benefit from UK trade agreement
The United Kingdom-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (UKVFTA) is giving a big push to Vietnamese exports, but insiders say firms still have much to do to make the most of the deal.
AfCFTA: 8 countries including Ghana to commence trading - Deputy Trade Minister
“Actual trading is starting between Cameroon, Egypt, Kenya, Mauritius, Rwanda, Tanzania, Tunisia and Ghana. In the coming weeks, the dream of our forebears will be off the ground, and historic as the moment may be.”
SACU, EU claim poultry victory
This was the first time the EU triggered a bilateral dispute settlement mechanism under one of its EPAs – and as such, the EU challenged the legal basis and compliance of the measure with the EU-SADC EPA on a number of grounds.
State of play in EU trade policy
After a slow year, the EU’s free trade agenda is picking up speed under the Czech EU Council presidency. Nevertheless, more momentum still seems to be on the unilateral trade measures currently being negotiated in the bloc.