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India has been short-changed by Vodafone and Cairn arbitral awards
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.
EAEU–Iran trade and its prospects
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, Turkey to revise preferential trade agreement signed in 2015
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.
Azmin: Miti targets to get Cabinet mandate for trans-Pacific trade pact direction this October
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.
Dhaka’s negotiations with Kathmandu over PTA likely to face hurdles
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.
Signing of Korea trade deal postponed
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.
Regaining sovereignty
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.
Trade minister Dan Tehan says free trade deal with UK ready by June
Australian Trade minister has departed Britain promising an in-principle trade deal with the United Kingdom by June.
Official urges optimisation of FTA to boost Vietnam-Russia agricultural trade
Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Agriculture called on both sides to push ahead with further opening their countries’ markets to each other’s agricultural product.
Negotiating CEPAs: the challenges ahead
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.
Outstanding negotiations on AfCFTA to conclude before end of the year
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.
Qingdao initiative launched to promote early implementation of RCEP deal
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.
Ghana: minister calls for establishment of Ghana - Canada business council
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.
Pakistani envoy eyes closer trade ties with PH
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.
Turkey is the latest victim of a billion-dollar corporate heist
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.
Mexico should follow other countries and refuse excessive powers for foreign investors
Pakistan is the latest to start withdrawing from international treaties that give corporations the power to sue governments over environmental and public interest regulations.
Design and architecture of the AfCFTA investment protocol
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.
Regional Economic Communities and the AfCFTA investment protocol
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.
Kenya hires US firm to lobby trade deals with Washington
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.
Successor to EU-Africa Cotonou treaty marks ‘turning point’, says EU
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.