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‘EU agrees on cooperation with Taipei’
European Parliament’s committee President said that he would continue to push for closer ties between the EU and Taiwan, and advocate for a bilateral investment agreement.
Campaign win: Australia cuts ties with Energy Charter Treaty (ECT)
In a significant step forward in the campaign against Investor-State Dispute Settlements (ISDS), Australia has announced its withdrawal from its signatory status to the Energy Charter Treaty.
New Asia-Pacific free trade deal harmful to PH food producers, groups say
The country’s agricultural groups urged the government to step on the brakes and review the condition of the farm sector before signing up to a new Asia-Pacific free trade deal that will worsen the already dire state of domestic food producers.
Thai envoy stresses FTA critical to balance bilateral trade
Trade between Pakistan and Thailand could be balanced if the government of Pakistan tackles the hurdles efficiently, particularly the delay in signing a free trade agreement (FTA), said acting Thailand Consul General Paoyee Waesahmae.
Japan FTA talks stalled on farm product access
The process of reviewing the free trade agreement (FTA) between the Philippines and Japan has stalled on the issue of access to Japanese markets for Philippine farm products, according to the Board of Investments (BoI).
Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA) text (Jun 2020)
Xi says open to discussion on state-owned companies in CPTPP talks
President Xi Jinping said Thursday that China is open to negotiations on industrial subsidies and state-owned enterprises in order to be accepted into the CPTPP.
China’s interest in DEPA digital trade pact raises questions about ‘domestic reforms’ and what could be the next big multilateral deal
Analysts and trade experts weigh in on China’s bid to join yet another economic pact that could draw interest on a global scale
US, India are set for tough talks as US Trade Representative Tai comes calling this month
Katherine Tai is embarking on her maiden visit to India as US Trade Representative from 22 to 24 November. The two sides will resume the Trade Policy Forum after a gap of four years.
Cameroon-India growing: trade development cooperation celebration
Cooperation ties between Cameroon and India have witnessed a great bolster within the past two years.
TUC schools trade union leaders on AfCFTA
The Trades Union Congress, Ghana, in partnership with the International Trade Union Africa has organized a capacity building training on the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement for Trade Union Leaders in the country.
Secretive court system poses threat to Paris climate deal, says whistleblower
Treaty allows energy corporations to sue governments for billions over policies that could hurt their profits.
The US appears poised to pursue a digital trade agreement in Asia – What does that mean?
Momentum is building for the United States to pursue a plurilateral digital trade agreement (or possibly a series of bilateral agreements) with trading partners in the Indo-Pacific region.
China to apply to join Digital Economy Partnership Agreement
China will apply to join the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement to strengthen international cooperation on digital regulation, President Xi Jinping said.
Ukraine, Canada agree to start talks on revision of FTA agreement
The talks include cross-border trade in services, financial services, investments, telecommunications, and other sectors.
Cairn Energy moves to settle $1 billion tax dispute with India
The settlement is under the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Act, introduced this year to put an end to 17 tax disputes India has with multinational companies like Cairn and Vodafone Plc.
S. Korea, Arab nations agree to resumption of free trade talks
South Korea and a group of Arab countries have agreed to push for the resumption of their free trade talks that have been suspended for a decade in a move to forge deeper economic ties, Seoul’s industry ministry said.
EFTA-Indonesia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement enters into force
A new free trade agreement (FTA) between EFTA and Indonesia entered into force on 1 November 2021 after the ratification of all Parties.
Indonesia’s digital economy commitments in EU and RCEP trade agreements
In recent years, Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) have started to include rules for the digital economy as a result of pressure from Big Tech. This summary analyses the most important points being negotiated by Indonesia with the European Union and RCEP.
India-UK FTA talks should champion digital trade
The UK and India can play a pivotal role in shaping the global data and digital rules, say UK India Business Council directors.