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Trade swap proposal: Tariff cuts on PHL fruits and South Korea industrial goods
Seoul has responded positively to Manila’s long-standing request to eliminate tariffs on agricultural products, in exchange for reduced import duties on South Korean industrial goods.
What next after the coming into force of African Free Trade Area
The African Continental Free Trade Area (ACFTA) will be launched on 7 July 2019 in Niamey, Niger, by the Heads of State and Government at an extraordinary summit of the African Union.
There’s no reciprocation in RCEP
RCEP is a free trade agreement (FTA) that could nullify all the gains made by the goods and services tax (GST).
India’s focus shift from SAARC to BIMSTEC is strategic, but underused
While India has tactfully used the platform to diplomatically isolate Pakistan, it must also tap into BIMSTEC’s immense potential for development, connectivity and trade in the region.
Ukraine-Turkey free trade agreement is 99% ready
The free trade agreement between Ukraine and Turkey is 99% ready. "The agreement is 99% ready. Some details have left that influence the numbers," Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Vasyl Bodnar said in an interview with the Ukrainian Radio, answering a question about the readiness of the FTA with Turkey.
PH, SKorea launch FTA talks
mproved economic relation is seen between the Philippines and South Korea as the two countries formally signed on Monday an agreement to begin negotiations on free trade deal.
R. de Corée - Philippines: négociations sur l’accord de libre-échange
La République de Corée a officiellement démarré le 3 juin les négociations sur un accord de libre-échange avec les Philippines
SCO 2019: Opportunities and challenges for India
Chinese proposals for a Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Free Trade Area put forth in 2010 were not received enthusiastically by the members. In 2018, President Xi Jinping again called for the need to begin feasibility studies on the FTA, revealing the lack of progress on this issue.
The African Continental Free Trade Agreement: Loss of sovereignty, lack of transparency
Rather than making drastic structural changes to the systems of production within Africa, the AfCFTA may intensify the ‘race to the bottom’ between working classes on the continent.
China calls more African countries to join BRI
China is planning to capitalize on AfCFTA to connect African and Chinese markets to promote the free movement of goods, persons, capital and technologies.
Canada’s updated trade agreement with Israel violates international law
The agreement allows goods and services produced in the Israeli settlements to enter Canada on the same tariff-free terms as goods and services originating in Israel.
Tobacco as an ‘offensive interest’ in trade talks? The role of rules of origin
Beyond ISDS, another potential trade policy issue lurks in the background and which has not yet captured the attention of the health policy community: rules of origin in trade agreements.
Tobacco and trade: an unhealthy and harmful marriage
The tobacco industry has a long history of using international trade deals to force their products into new markets.
Trump may ‘end up torpedoing’ the new NAFTA after threatening Mexico with a costly tariff
President Trump says an additional tariff on Mexican goods would address a “border crisis” that resulted in America being “invaded by hundreds of thousands of people.”
AMLO sends USMCA trade deal to Mexican Senate for ratification
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador sent the renegotiated Nafta deal for Senate approval, saying he’s optimistic the US Congress will also give it the green light.
Turkish investors see boon in pan-African trade pact
African Continental Free Trade Area expected to pave way for Turkish businesses in to grow on continent
Argentina to pay US$320m in damages over Aerolíneas nationalisation: court
The Cristina Fernández de Kirchner administration nationalised the airline in 2008, paying a symbolic one peso (30 US cents).
AfCFTA implementation may drag despite becoming operational
The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) became a binding international legal instrument, even though critical parts of the agreement are yet to be completed.
Trans-local mining activism connects Nevada and Guatemala in growing movement of resource nationalism
In December of 2018, KCA filed a $300 million-dollar arbitration claim against the government of Guatemala under CAFTA-DR.
NAFTA bill lets Trudeau cabinet wait and see what US Congress does Social Sharing
US Democrats fear higher drug prices, trying to change text of trade deal