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Cairn Energy’s major investors ask India to honour arbitration
Investors have written to the Indian government as well as the governments of the US and UK seeking adherence to the award of a tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague
Israel, Morocco sign economic trade cooperation agreement after peace deal
The agreement establishes a framework for cooperation in the fields of economics, trade and innovation, with both sides aiming to increase bilateral trade and remove trade barriers.
Prospects for an Australia–India trade deal
Negotiations on the Australia–India Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) are set to restart after being suspended in 2015. Australia’s new Minister for Trade Dan Tehan has flagged that a trade deal with India will be one of his top priorities.
Canada explores free trade agreement with Indonesia
Canada is exploring the merits of a trade agreement with Indonesia. International Trade Minister Mary Ng announced Jan. 11 that Canada was beginning public consultations.
RCEP seen highlighting PHL manufacturing weakness
A recently signed 15-country trade deal may not significantly benefit the Philippine economy and instead expose its lack of competitiveness in manufacturing, a senior equities research executive for Regis Partners said.
Zambia ratifies tripartite free trade area agreement
Zambia has become the latest country to ratify the Tripartite Free Trade Area, bringing the number of countries that have ratified the agreement and deposited the instruments to nine. The agreement, being pursued by COMESA, the East African Community (EAC) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC), needs a total of 14 countries to enter into force.
UK-Africa trade: What will Brexit change?
UK has already inked post-Brexit trade deals with 13 African countries. These new agreements, which offer duty-free and quota-free access to British markets, aren’t much different to the old ones, as they are mainly transferring the conditions in the EU deals into bilateral agreements between the UK and the African nation, or blocs.
EU-China trade ties in the spotlight following news of investment pact
The EU-China agreement-in-principle on investment includes language that would aim to prevent forced technology transfers, and describes a “positive list” approach for market access.
French controllers of Nuevo Pudahuel, operator of the Santiago airport, initiate ICSID proceedings against Chile
Nuevo Pudahuel had asked the Ministry of Public Works to extend the term of the concession contract as a result of the pandemic, but the MOP was closed to changes in the contract.
EU-China BIT partial text (Jan 2021)
Analysis: How rich oil firms are using secretive court to fight capital gains tax in developing world
The battle between ConocoPhillips and Vietnam result could mark a significant shift in the way huge multinationals fight off the threat of taxes from desperate revenue authorities in developing countries.
Switzerland plans to start talks with Moldova on creation of free trade zone
Switzerland intends to begin negotiations with Moldova this year on the creation of a free trade deal.
UK will submit request to join CPTPP trading bloc soon - trade minister
Britain will soon submit its application to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) trade bloc, trade minister Liz Truss said.
MSG to pursue ratification of Melanesian Free Trade Agreement
The Melanesian Free Trade Agreement is a comprehensive and progressive free trade agreement that aims to achieve regional integration of economies in the Melanesian Spearhead Group.
Mozambique is not in a position to ratify AfCFTA agreement
An economist at the Centre for Public Integrity (CIP) argues that Mozambique is not in a position, in the short-to-medium term, to ratify the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).
UK free to make trade deals with genocidal regimes after Commons vote
The government has narrowly defeated a move requiring the government to reconsider any trade deal with a country found by the high court to be committing genocide.
EU-China investment deal lacks teeth on forced labor but could still be derailed
Potential gains not worth cost of overlooking ’blatant human rights violations’ in Xinjiang, Hong Kong, Tibet, and against Taiwan’: French senator
Government of Canada takes next step in compensating Canada’s dairy farmers
The compensation is valued at $1.75 billion to dairy producers for the market access concessions made under CETA and the CPTPP.
Turkey ratifies free trade deal with Azerbaijan
Turkey ratified the free trade agreement with Azerbaijan, according to a notice issued in the Official Gazette.
US attacks Australia’s ’extraordinary’ plan to make Google and Facebook pay for news
The US has said the proposed legislation could run counter to the US-Australia free trade agreement.