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Facing election, France urges EU caution on trade deals
France urged EU partners on Thursday to proceed more firmly and cautiously with trade negotiations, while denying it was blocking the conclusion of any deal before its presidential election in April.
How the Mercosur deal’s ethanol boost contradicts EU green promises
While the EU maintains that ethanol has a role to play in Europe’s shift to clean transport, the production of ethanol is damaging the environment and hurting local communities in South America.
Governments risk ’trillions’ in fossil fuel climate litigation
Governments which enact climate legislation risk being sued for trillions of dollars by fossil fuel companies seeking compensation for lost revenue and stranded assets.
India-US digital trade is going through a bad patch. USTR Tai’s visit can begin fixing it
US Ambassador Katherine Tai will hold talks with India Minister for Trade and Commerce on digital trade.
India, Australia negotiations on interim FTA speed up as Dec deadline approaches
India and Australia are on track so far for signing an interim free trade agreement (FTA) next month with officials from both sides engaged in exchanging lists of demands and offers in the goods, services and investments sectors, a source has said.
Agriculture interest groups declare opposition to RCEP
Farmers, nongovernment organizations, and some members of the private sector said they oppose the ratification of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement.
New-gen issues in India’s line of sight as it eyes trade deals
As India goes into firming up trade deals with developed nations like Australia, the UK and the regional bloc, and the EU, it will have to be well prepared to negotiate on new-generation issues, such as data protection regulation, e-commerce, and environment.
Why is Taiwan using APEC to lobby to join the CPTPP trade pact?
When Taiwan aimed to join the first incarnation of the CPTPP, the US-led Trans Pacific Partnership, it garnered little support due to concerns about China.
Xi Jinping, speaking at APEC, pledges market reforms in bid to join Asia-Pacific trade bloc
President Xi Jinping on Thursday pledged a raft of economic reforms as part of China’s efforts to join a Pacific Rim trade pact abandoned four years ago by the US and warned against efforts to “draw ideological lines” in the Asia-Pacific region.
SACU, EFTA continue negotiations on expanded Free Trade Agreement
Senior officials and experts from the Southern African Customs Union and the European Free Trade Association Member States met through videoconference on 3 and 4 November 2021 to continue their negotiations on an updated and expanded Free Trade Agreement.
UAE signs historic business pact with Jersey
The UAE signed a historic investment pact with Jersey to “help facilitate” financial flows between the two and offer investors “better protection”.
China’s bid to join CPTPP: Neither serious nor sincere
Joining the pact is a smart move for Beijing, but will it abide by the rules?
CPTPP members ’welcome’ Taiwan’s bid to join: New Zealand official
Any new entry in the CPTPP requires the unanimous support of all the trade bloc’s members.
The United States has said it wants to “enhance” trade ties with Uruguay
The US intends to increase trade and investments through the TIFA agreement.
Cabinet okays Asean-Canada FTA framework
The cabinet yesterday approved the negotiation framework for the Asean-Canada free trade agreement (FTA), hoping the pact will help open a gateway for Thailand into North America.
S. Korea in close consultation with Mexico to resume FTA talks: ministry
South Korea and Mexico have "closely discussed" the possible resumption of negotiations for a bilateral free trade agreement.
Japan, Colombia agree to accelerate EPA negotiations
Japan and Colombia have agreed to proceed with negotiations on a bilateral economic partnership agreement swiftly.
Will Thailand ever join the CPTPP?
While there are clear benefits for large companies to joining the pact, there are also clear drawbacks that could make life harder for the average Thai.
S. Korea, Singapore aim to strike digital trade deal this year
South Korea and Singapore agreed to conclude their digital trade pact in 2021 in a move to deepen broader trade and economic ties, Seoul’s trade ministry said.
Iran-Pakistan free trade agreement to be implemented within 3 months
Iran and Pakistan are going to implement a free trade agreement within the next three months, Iranian Industry, Mining, and Trade Minister announced.