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Kenya to sign EU economic partnership agreement in June
Kenya and the European Commission have agreed to review the EU Economic Partnership Agreement.
Singapore, Britain launch negotiations on new investment treaty
Britain and Singapore have started talks on a new treaty that will improve the flow of investments between the two countries. The UK-Singapore Bilateral Investment Treaty (UKSBIT) as it is called will supersede the existing pact that came into force in 1975.
Fourth round of negotiations on proposed Sri Lanka-Thailand FTA held
The fourth round of negotiations on the proposed Sri Lanka-Thailand Free Trade Agreement (SLTFTA) was held to increase Sri Lankan exports’ access to the Thai market and to reduce existing non-tariff barriers.
Reuters: US ultimatum to Mexico over energy dispute imminent
The United States intends to issue an ultimatum to Mexico in the coming weeks as it seeks to make progress in a dispute over the latter’s nationalistic energy policies.
UAE, Costa Rica to launch free trade talks
The UAE launched the CEPA programme in September 2021 to expand its trade and investment partnership with several strategic global markets, increase the size of trade exchanges and enhance growth opportunities for national exports.
UK-Australia FTA to remove agricultural good tariffs
The Australia and UK free trade agreement has received Royal Assent in the UK Parliament, eliminating tariffs on agricultural goods such as beef, wheat and barley.
RCEP to take effect in PHL by June — official
The RCEP will likely take effect for the Philippines around June, a Trade official said. This as the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) aims to deposit the instrument of ratification for the Philippines’ participation in the mega-trade deal by April 3.
Hungary digs in against Europe’s Africa-Caribbean-Pacific deal
Something has to give, and it’s either Hungary, the European Union, or a decadeslong partnership between the EU and 79 African, Caribbean, and Pacific states that many say has had its day.
Venezuela and Colombia sign agreement on investments protection
The President of Venezuela signed with the Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism of Colombia an agreement for the promotion and protection of investments between both nations.
EU digital trade rules: undermining attempts to rein in Big Tech
This report shows how Big Tech companies are working to constrain the ability of EU democratic bodies to regulate their activities in the public interest through “trade” agreements, which are binding and permanent.
Kenya expects trade partnership deal with US in a year, minister says
Kenya expects to finish talks for a trade and investment deal with the United States by the end of this year and to sign the agreement by April 2024, Trade Minister Moses Kuria said.
Kenya, UK in first Economic Partnership Agreement meeting amid plans to expand trade
Trade and Investments Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria yesterday met the United Kingdom’s Minister for International Trade Nigel Huddleston in London during the first UK-Kenya Economic Partnership Council meeting.
Vietnam promotes negotiations of FTA with Mercosur
The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) is taking measures to promote the negotiations of a FTA with the Southern Common Market (Mercosur - including Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay), which is expected to be a driving force for Vietnam to tap the Latin American market.
India, EU conclude another round of talks for proposed trade agreement
India and the European Union (EU) on Saturday concluded the fourth round of talks for a comprehensive free trade agreement in Brussels, a a move aimed at further strengthening economic ties between the two sides.
Cambodia, UAE conclude talks on trade pact
The announcement comes after three rounds of formal negotiations. No official date has been given for the signing of the deal.
BIMSTEC nears completion of Free Trade Agreement, says secretary general
Free Trade Agreement among the BIMSTEC countries is at the final stage of formulation, the secretary general Tenzin Lekphell said.
Israel-UAE free trade deal takes effect
A free trade agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates has come into effect, the first such economic deal the Jewish state reached with an Arab country.
Free trade deal with Mexico discussion and animal welfare
Claims that beef imported from Mexico has a lower carbon footprint than UK-reared beef are ‘B-word’, an environment minister has said.
UK free trade deal with GCC on track for fourth round of talks
The British government’s investment minster has said the third round of talks that could eventually lead to a free trade agreement between the UK and the GCC have been completed successfully and a fourth session should be held in London later this year.