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Ukraine envoy seeks Australian free trade
Ukrainian ambassador to Australia has called for a free trade agreement to help bolster investment and development in the war-torn country.
Big oil is suing countries to block climate action
Oil and gas investors are using investor-state dispute settlement to successfully argue that climate policies are cutting into their profits.
PH, Israel sign deal to strengthen economic ties
The Philippines and Israel inked the investment promotion and protection agreement that includes investor-state dispute settlement.
Oman-UK FTA likely soon
A Free Trade Agreement between the Sultanate of Oman and Britain is likely to be entered into by both parties and discussions are currently under way for a region-wide FTA.
PH cannot afford to reject RCEP
President-elect Marcos’ has expressed uncertainty about the RCEP and suggesting that the government might need "to take another look at it."
More free trade will not solve the food crisis
WTO has lost the trust of the people, and all governments must keep agricultural matters out of free trade agreements.
Canada, India welcome progress in negotiations towards interim trade pact
Canada and India have welcomed the progress in the second round of negotiations towards an interim trade pact.
Taiwan appeals to US not to forget its desire for free trade deal
Taiwan’s top trade negotiator appealed to the United States not to forget that the island wants a free trade deal, but understands this will not happen immediately and is willing to make other agreements first as "building blocks".
Bangladesh, Japan need to sign FTA: Japanese ambassador
Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Ito Naoki said both Bangladesh and Japan need to sign a free trade agreement as the majority of companies from both sides want such an engagement.
New Trade Minister and Assistant Minister have mandate for progressive reform of Australia’s trade policy
This policy commits Labor to oppose corporate rights to sue governments, stronger medicine and copyright monopolies, provisions for deregulation of public services, and the removal of labour market testing for temporary migrant workers.
RTA gets nod for stronger regional trade ties
A uniformed guideline will provide Bangladesh with guidance in negotiating, signing, and implementing treaties aimed at encouraging free movement of goods and services
Supply chains: From ‘just in time’ to ‘just in case’
New trade agreements would be a way to diversify away from the one obvious elephant in the room when it comes to trading partners the EU is highly dependent on: China.
EU seeks to speed up trade deals as Ukraine war forces rethink
The European Union wants to accelerate efforts to finalise trade agreements with third parties after a six-month pause, as the bloc adapts to the Ukraine war and other challenges, EU trade commissioner said.
‘Indo-Pacific Economic Framework’ not a blessing to Asia
The US has been trumpeting that its IPEF will bring prosperity to the region. But its sole purpose is to advance the “Indo-Pacific Strategy” and key interests of the U.S. instead of driving post-pandemic recovery, development and prosperity of the region.
Fourth round of India-UK free trade agreement to take place next week: British envoy
The next round of the India-UK free trade agreement will take place next week and both Prime Ministers have asked the negotiators that it will be done by Diwali.
Free Trade Agreement: India, EU to resume FTA talks from June 27
After a gap of about nine years, India and the EU will likely resume the much-awaited negotiations for a proposed free trade agreement (FTA) from June 27, as both the sides eye a deal by next fiscal.
How tension with Russia & China is pushing Europe to do more business with India
The European Union (EU) is now looking to do more business with India by way of greater investments in Europe as tension with Russia over the Ukraine war and geopolitical concerns with China pose massive challenges to the bloc and the world at large.
Buhari woos Spanish investors with ‘tax-free environment’, free trade zone
Spain has been a major importer of Nigerian crude oil, and Nigeria’s exports to Spain stood at $4.8billion in 2020 whilst Spain’s exports to Nigeria increased from $97.2 million in 1995 to $517million in 2020
China to continue pushing for Pacific Island nations to sign regional trade and security agreement
China’s government says it remains confident it can strike a sweeping trade and security agreement with 10 Pacific Island states despite being forced to shelve its proposed agreement.
EU proposes raising tariffs on countries blocking return of rejected asylum seekers
Under a new proposal from the European Commission, non-EU nations who refuse to make arrangements to take back undocumented migrants with a failed asylum claim may have their import tariffs increased.