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India set to engage with new USTR on pending trade pact
ndia will engage with new US Trade Representative Katherine Tai once the Congress approves her nomination and seek her views on the pending mini trade deal, trade minister Piyush Goyal said.
Limits of the EU-China investment agreement
The CAI will be judged a few years from now by its implementation and the concrete steps China takes to fulfill its promises. If European companies do not perceive any improvement, and China makes no progress on labour standards, the CAI might come to be viewed as another empty gesture.
EAEU eyes free trade agreements with Indonesia, Mongolia
The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) is considering an opportunity of establishing free trade zones with Indonesia and Mongolia.
Trying to prepare scoping paper to quickly start FTA review with Japan, ASEAN: Goyal
The Commerce and Industry Ministry is trying to prepare a roadmap and a scoping paper to quickly start review of respective free trade agreements with Japan and ASEAN, Union minister Piyush Goyal said on Tuesday.
WTO plurilateral services domestic regulation disciplines - Chair’s summary of meeting held on 10 December 2020
Some WTO Members are negotiating restrictions on the ability to regulate services. This is the Chairperson’s summary of the meeting on 10 December 2020
WTO plurilateral services domestic regulation disciplines draft text as of 18 December 2020
Some WTO Members are negotiating restrictions on the ability to regulate services. This is the draft text as of 18 December 2020
WTO fisheries subsidies draft consolidated text
All WTO Members are negotiating restrictions on fisheries subsidies. This is the draft consolidated negotiating text as of 18 December 2020.
Norway must say no to the Mercosur agreement
Joint statement from several civil society organizations and farmers’ associations with requirements for the Mercosur agreement.
Google could use ISDS to sue Australia for millions over regulation for payment of news content
Google’s Singapore subsidiary could use a controversial ISDS provision in the Singapore-Australia Free Trade Agreement to demand millions in compensation over proposed Australian regulation for payment of news content.
UK favors comprehensive over quick US trade deal, envoy says
The UK wants to prioritize depth rather than speed in completing work on a free-trade agreement with the US, the nation’s ambassador said.
EU-Mercosur free-trade pact risks irreversible destruction
With environment issues rising quickly up the EU agenda, it’s time to get trade and ecological policies into coherent alignment.
An open letter to the Kenyan government about the Kenya - British EU agreements
Kenyan civil society groups send a letter of demands to the government regarding its bilateral and multilateral agreements with the UK and EU.
Want India to be more open in trade with Poland, will boost investment — envoy Burakowski
Poland has requested India to restart talks with the European Union (EU) over the long-pending free trade agreement, also known as the Broad-based Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA), for the benefit of both sides.
Australia has a great chance to engage in trade diplomacy with China, and it must take it
Australia’s efforts to end a diplomatic deep freeze with China may not be getting anywhere fast on the surface, but there are nonetheless some signs of a potential thaw.
For UK, deeper trade ties with India are an absolute priority
In the wake of Brexit, deeper trade relations with India are an absolute priority, says Elizabeth Truss, UK’s secretary of state for international trade and president of the board of trade.
The struggle in the Western Sahara combines old and new colonialism, says Sahrawi activist
The EU claims to be a place of democracy and human rights but it is neglecting the reality in the Western Sahara and conducting its policies in full awareness of the situation.
UK and Albania agree trade deal
The UK has signed another post-Brexit trade deal with an emerging European country: this time, it’s Albania.
India, EU discuss re-initiating talks on bilateral free trade pact starting with interim agreement
India and the EU have discussed holding regular interactions for re-initiation of the bilateral trade and investment agreement with an interim agreement, to start with, according to an official statement.
As UK joins CPTPP hopefuls, S. Korea hurries to prepare application
The South Korean government is speeding up its preparations to apply for membership in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) after effectively making official its plans for negotiations to join.
Has the EU-CARIFORUM EPA worked?
A report prepared for the European Commission was published last month to evaluate the outcomes of the agreement.