The international economic law regime has stripped India of over $3.8 billion in taxes due by Vodafone and Cairn Energy, as the country is battling the Covid19 crisis.
Negotiations on a full-scale free trade agreement between Iran and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) are planned for the second half of 2021.
Iran and Turkey are negotiating to revise a major trade deal signed six years ago as the neighbors seek to offset trade losses suffered in recent years because of the US sanctions on Iran and the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (Miti) targets to receive the mandate from the Cabinet to determine the direction of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in October this year.
The country’s negotiations with Nepal over the signing of Preferential Trade Agreement are moving at a snail’ space due to the difference of opinion on fiscal benefits.
The formal signing of the Cambodia-South Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA), scheduled for mid-year, will be postponed due to disruptions from the Covid-19 outbreak stemming from the February 20 community incident, according to a spokesman for the Ministry of Commerce.
Pakistan, which entered into its first BIT with Germany in 1959 — which also was the first BIT ever entered — has concluded 53 BITs with 48 countries.
Australian Trade minister has departed Britain promising an in-principle trade deal with the United Kingdom by June.
Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Agriculture called on both sides to push ahead with further opening their countries’ markets to each other’s agricultural product.
In recent times, the discussion on CEPAs has gained considerable traction in Bangladesh. Policymakers and trade officials have mooted the idea of signing CEPAs with a number of Bangladesh’s trading partners.
Some outstanding negotiations are part of necessary conditions to ensure the success of the AfCFTA, but have been facing challenges from member countries despite commencement of the agreement.
A joint initiative on promoting early implementation of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement has been launched in the east China port city of Qingdao on April 25.
The Ghanaian Minister of Trade and Industry has called for the establishment of a Ghana-Canada Business Council, to promote trade between the two countries.
Pakistan’s Ambassador to the Philippines said he would push for the inclusion of Pakistan in the RCEP to boost trade with the Philippines and other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
A Canadian mining company is suing Turkey for $1 billion at a secretive arbitration court over the cancellation of a mine project that was deemed disastrous for the environment.
Pakistan is the latest to start withdrawing from international treaties that give corporations the power to sue governments over environmental and public interest regulations.
The international legal instrument to be adopted as the AfCFTA Protocol on Investment will constitute a binding international agreement for the AU Member States that have ratified this instrument and for whom it has entered into force.
The legal regimes of the eight Regional Economic Communities (RECs) recognised by the AfCFTA Agreement as building blocks of the African Continental Free Trade Area will not disappear when the AfCFTA is implemented.
The Kenyan government has hired a US lobbying and public relations firm as it pushes to conclude trade agreement with Washington. Rational 360’s partners and senior employees consist of veterans of Presidents Clinton and Obama administrations.
The EU and African, Caribbean and Pacific Community on Thursday (15 April) finalised the successor to the Cotonou agreement, bringing a close to two and a half years of negotiations and repeated delays.