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India, Russia set a new trade target of USD 50 bn by 2025; India-EAEU FTA talks to start soon
According to government sources, “A feasibility study was conducted and it indicated having a FTA with EAEU is going to be favourable. The negotiations are expected to take off soon. Discussions have started. ”
US pork exports surging despite challenges
The biggest reason our exports have continued growing is trade deals, whether free trade agreements, trade and investment framework agreements or one-off market access deals.
India, UAE aim to conclude trade pact talks next week
India and the UAE aim to conclude the negotiations for a free trade pact next week when the two sides meet for the third round of talks in New Delhi.
EU in battle with its own states as it threatens countries with court over bilateral deals
The EU Commission has launched infringement proceedings against seven member states over their failure to end intra-bilateral investments agreements.
Africa: a false start for Africa’s free trade deal?
To sustain momentum after the AfCFTA’s January launch, traders must be kept in the loop about why implementation is slow.
Huge potential to boost Arab-Africa trade
Arab-African trade has enormous potential but is held back by a number of bottlenecks. The Second Arab-Africa Trade Forum in Cairo revealed new ways to take trade forward.
Trade imbalance remain key concern at Africa-China forum
The exports and imports mismatch has been highlighted as a key concern as Africa continues to deepen trade with China.
The geopolitics of China’s CPTPP move
Nowhere is the intersection between geopolitics and geoeconomics more evident than the accession negotiations under the 11-member Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
China, Russia may update investment deal
China and Russia are looking into the feasibility of updating their bilateral investment treaty to provide better institutional support for the two nations’ investment cooperation.
‘Proposed India-Australia early harvest trade pact likely by year-end or early 2022’
Both sides are keen to meet the time-line of having an early harvest agreement by the year-end. Comprehensive agreement aimed by 2022.
Trade deals pushing UPOV: an interactive map
Which countries use free trade deals to push corporate control over seeds? Which countries are under attack from these deals?
India wary as US drags labour issues into trade talks
Labour issues may emerge as a tricky area for India in its efforts to further trade ties with the US as the Biden government is keen to make “worker-centric” matters part of the bilateral trade discussions.
Govt proposes to continue with MEUFTA negotiation — MITI
The government has proposed to continue with the Malaysia-European Union Free Trade Agreement (MEUFTA) negotiation that has been delayed since 2012, said Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Senator Datuk Lim Ban Hong.
India pushes renewed trade talks in aftermath of Canada-China tensions
Canada and India are quietly setting the stage to reboot formal free-trade talks as the Trudeau government seeks economic alternatives to China following the dispute over the Meng Wanzhou-two Michaels affair.
Switzerland hopes for early signing of FTA between Vietnam, EFTA
Vietnam and Switzerland have agreed to soon conclude negotiations on a free trade agreement (FTA) between Vietnam and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), of which Switzerland is a member.
New US Ambassador to NZ Tom Udall has free trade agreement on his radar
The United States’ brand new Ambassador to New Zealand is making encouraging noises that a free trade agreement (FTA) with the US could finally happen.
foodwatch submits complaint to the European Ombudsman against CETA
The complaint addresses the lack of transparency and democratic deficits of the CETA committees’ work.
“Prosperity for a few, poverty for the lot”, WTO and free trade agreements have failed the people!
We need a multilateral trade system where people and their social movements are at equal footing with governments in defining the trade rules between countries.
ARSO, AfCFTA Secretariat sign MoU to drive ambitious free trade agreement
The African Organisation for Standardisation and the African Continental Free Trade Area Secretariat have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the implementation of the AfCFTA agreement.
Bahrain loses case against Iran banks
Bahrain has been ordered by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague to pay over €200 million in damages plus costs to two Iranian banks for the unlawful moves against their operations.