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Investment protection for Asian investors in Africa
African countries have entered into over 400 bilateral investment treaties which investors from Asia may take advantage of.
Hearings blunder offers glimpse into Juncker’s working methods
The European Parliament’s hearing of incoming Swedish trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom was supposed to be a no-brainer. Instead, it came to a vote.
Will Honduras’s new trade deal with Canada spur economic growth?
Contrary to what Canadian trade chief Ed Fast says, rising levels of trade have not led to increased prosperity in Honduras.
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UNASUR dispute settlement centre will start operating in 2015
Next year, the South American Union of Nations (UNASUR) dispute settlement centre will start operating, announced the UNASUR Secretary General
Chinese free-trade interests set up Asia-Pacific agenda ahead of APEC
China’s pursuit of free trade within the Asia-Pacific region is shaping up as one of the key issues to be discussed at this year’s APEC summit to be held in Beijing in November.
EU/Canada agreement: Publication of the official text
On the occasion of the EU Canadian Summit that took place in Ottawa on 26 September, the two parties officially concluded negotiations on CETA (the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement).
Japanese lawyers are filing for judicial review of TPP
On September 19 and 20, Tokyo Shimbun reported that Japanese lawyers are preparing a lawsuit to stop the TPP negotiations and declare the TPP to be unconstitutional.
US dairy industry decries market barriers raised in EU-Canada trade deal
The US dairy industry says the agreement violates Canadian intellctual property laws and restricts US access to the Canadian cheese market
BD to sign FTA with Czech soon: Tofail
Bangladesh government has decided to ink a free trade agreement (FTA) with the Czech Republic to expand trade and commerce with the central European country, said Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed on Monday.
EU and Vietnam complete ninth round of FTA talks
The EU and Vietnam completed the ninth round of negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
EU postpones application of free trade pact with Ukraine
The Council of the European Union on Monday delayed the application of a deep and comprehensive free-trade agreement (DCFTA) with Ukraine by 15 months to December 31, 2015, the press service has said.
Peru, Honduras to conclude FTA by year-end
The President of Peru, Ollanta Humala Tasso, and his Honduran counterpart, Juan Orlando Hernandez, have agreed to conclude a free trade agreement (FTA) by the end of this year.
China, S Korea remain with tariff differences in FTA talks
In the latest round of free trade agreement (FTA) talks between South Korea and China, the two sides were still unable to agree the scale and timing of tariff cuts on their respective ultra-sensitive goods.
Taiwan, S. Korea may sign investment treaty ’soon’
In an exclusive interview with the United Daily News, South Korea’s representative to Taiwan stated that the majority of the contents in the agreement have been shaped while both sides have yet to agree on a few fragments.
Battle Royal in Brussels - backroom ’trade’ deals under fire
Europeans are in uproar at chaotic attempts by the EU presidency to rush through ’secret courts’ for investors to sue governments who try to protect their citizens and public services.
Trojan horse trade deal could increase GM food and crops in Europe
Fears are growing that the proposed EU-US trade deal (known as TTIP) will lead to food contaminated with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) being allowed into Europe for human consumption, despite public reassurances that food safety standards would be maintained
Strong concerns about EU-US trade deal raised in Poland
31 Polish NGOs have signed a joint statement criticising the TTIP for its secrecy and investor privileges
Trading away access to medicines "revisited"
How the European trade agenda continues to undermine access to medicines
US-led trade bloc seen to harm Philippines
The Philippines stands to lose some of its major markets if it will not be able to join the United States-led Trans-Pacific Partnership trade bloc, a US-based economist said.