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Taiwanese eye Africa as investment destination amid marginalization
Taiwan’s Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association encouraged Taiwanese companies to take advantage of free trade deals in Africa.
India plans to restart trade pact talks with Biden team
India expects to restart negotiations for a free trade agreement with the US once President-elect Joe Biden’s administration enters, Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said.
China FTA set for National Assembly ratification
The inter-ministerial committee in charge of Cambodia-China Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA) negotiations is preparing documents to submit to the National Assembly (NA) for a ratification and an ambitious implementation by January 1.
Pacific trade agreement enters into force
The PACER Plus is a regional trade agreement, covering goods, services and investment.
Negotiations for FTA with Asean underway
Bangladesh has formally initiated negotiations with the Association of South-East Asian Nations (Asean) to sign a free trade agreement.
RCEP legal text (Nov 2020)
Urgent call from international CSO to Ecuador on the Chevron case
150 organizations are asking the government of Ecuador to appeal the arbitration award issued by the Dutch justice system in favor of the oil transnational Chevron.
In spite of its many sponsors, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) goes into the wall
The sharp decline in manufactured goods trade and the growing food deficit over the past 25 years call for the African Union to be more modest in its ambitions to become “the next world manufacturing center”, far from the free trade illusion of the AfCFTA.
Digital trade top agenda item in pending Canada-UK trade talks
When Canada and Britain begin negotiations as early as next year on a bilateral, post-Brexit trade deal, digital trade will be a top priority.
Vietnam, Britain close in on post-Brexit trade deal
Britain and Vietnam have concluded talks to negotiate a new free trade agreement, weeks before Britain completes its transition out of the European Union on Dec. 31.
Deep and comprehensive dependency
How a trade agreement with the EU could devastate the Tunisian economy.
African ambassadors expect more cooperation with China under new FTA
The AfCFTA requires strong infrastructure linkage across the African continent, an area where China can reach out to help.
GCC ministers discuss increasing free trade agreements with other countries
GCC states need to ensure the adoption of economic diversification plans through free trade agreements, UAE Foreign Trade Minister said.
Brexit: Ratcheting up the pressure for a trade deal
Some in the UK will find level playing field controversial. For them, the very point of Brexit was to undercut EU rules and regulations.
Philip Morris to soon submit motion to intl arbitration in case of AMCU fine of UAH 1.2 bln
Philip Morris Ukraine, a large tobacco manufacturer, will file a motion with the ICSID in response to the decision of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine on a UAH 1.2 billion fine.
Canada-UK trade deal signed — but implementing bill unlikely to meet deadline
Officials met privately to ink agreement with current trade rules set to expire January 1.
Israel, Korea to sign free trade agreement within days
Israel and South Korea are set to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) next week, according to Israel’s Foreign Affairs Ministry’s confirmation. The FTA will be signed over Zoom and in the presence of the ambassadors of the two countries and senior government ministers.
Singapore and Britain ink free trade deal
Singapore signed a free trade agreement (FTA) with the United Kingdom to ensure that companies from both countries continue to enjoy the same benefits that they are receiving under the Republic’s FTA with the European Union.
India-UK trade agreement may be in the offing
Indian apparel manufacturers are keen on the trade deal as they fear India will lose out to rivals like Bangladesh and Vietnam without a trade pact.
‘No African nation yet to meet AfCFTA requirements’
The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) said no nation had met the requirements for the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), despite the political will to get the pact ratified in good time.