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TDM Law Journal call for papers: International investment arbitration - Environmental protection and climate change issues
Environmental protection and climate change issues are increasingly coming to the centre stage of international public discourse as an urgent matter and more so in the wake of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, 2015.
Devas Multimedia eyeing foreign assets of Indian govt to enforce $1.3 bn arbitral award
Devas Multimedia’s investors are eyeing several properties owned by the Indian government across the world, as they seek to enforce a $1.3 billion arbitral award the satellite company won against Antri.
Changes to dairy product names likely needed for EU trade deal - minister
NZ Trade Minister Damien O’Connor is back from a two-week trip to the US and EU and says good progress has been made on trade talks.
India, Israel to resume negotiations on FTA in November
India and Israel agreed to resume negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) from next month with an aim to conclude the long-pending deal by next June as External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar held "very productive talks" with Alternate Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid.
S. Korea to soon decide whether to join CPTPP: finance minister
South Korea plans to decide whether to join a mega Asia-Pacific free trade agreement involving 11 nations as early as this month in an effort to diversify its export portfolio, the country’s finance minister has said.
Negotiations likely next year with Bangladesh
Thailand expects to begin talks on a free trade agreement (FTA) with Bangladesh next year.
Dan Tehan opens door to British workers to fill pandemic hole
A new free-trade agreement between Canberra and London, due to be finalised within days, will make it easier for people to live and work in both countries.
Cambodia, Korea to sign free trade agreement on October 26
Cambodia and Korea will sign a free trade agreement on October 26. This is according to Chring Botum Rangsay, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Cambodia to the Republic of Korea.
Israel and UAE nearing free trade agreement
Israel’s Ambassador to the UAE Amir Hayek told an Israeli business delegation to Abu Dhabi and local business leaders that there will soon be a regional FTA.
Singapore backs Beijing’s CPTPP bid, Chinese ministry says
Singapore has welcomed China’s application to join the CPTPP trade agreement, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said.
EU-UK talks, fishing threat kick Brexit back into high gear
Sticking points over Northern Ireland and French fishing remain, coming almost a year after a deal on a free trade agreement was supposed to have officially sealed the separation between the EU and the UK.
Another Turkish firm moves ICSID against Pakistan
Turkish construction company Bayindir filed a claim under the 1995 Turkey-Pakistan bilateral investment treaty at the ICSID on October 12.
The EU’s path to trade sustainability
As public support for EU free trade deals is waning, civil society groups are hoping to help tighten the bloc’s standards on trade sustainability as part of an ongoing consultation.
India to start talks for three more free trade agreements: Piyush Goyal
While Goyal didn’t name these economies, he said talks with them will be over and above India’s current negotiations with Australia, the UK, the UAE and the EU for free trade agreements (FTAs).
States must stop prioritizing investment over human rights – UN experts
UN experts today called on States to ensure that international investment agreements do not provide a “safe harbour” for investors to abuse the human rights of individuals and communities.
Investor-state arbitration and the ’next generation’ of investment treaties
Investor–state arbitration has grown over the years to become one of the most dynamic and controversial features of international investment law.
Chile sees ‘long line’ of nations looking to join digital partnership initiative
Chile sees growing interest from several nations in joining the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement, an international treaty brokered last year by the country and fellow APEC members New Zealand and Singapore.
UK trade deals should prioritise economic growth over environmental protections - leaked govt document
The document says it can be very difficult to trade with some countries that do not necessarily support saving the environment but the government says ministers are not considering the advice.
Modernisation of the association agreement between the European Union and Chile
30+ MEPs on the EU Commission to not conclude negotiations of the EU-Chile trade deal before Chile’s constitutional process is over.
Africa-Turkey forum to promote investment and trade under AfCFTA
On October 21 to 22, Turkish and African leaders together with corporate business directors, industrialist and investors are meeting under the theme “Deepening Turkey-Africa Strategic Partnership: Trade, Investment, Technology and Logistics”.