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Food standards on the menu at US-EU talks
The US negotiating objectives clearly intend to cover agriculture broadly. One of the trade negotiation mandates adopted by the EU addresses domestic regulatory changes which does not exclude agriculture.
Will free trade make Africans sick?
African governments must act immediately to address the AfCFTA’s potential negative implications for Africans’ health.
Tanzania has good reasons not to sign the EPAs, say German Scholar
German scholar Prof Helmut Asche today April 15, said that Tanzania has good reasons not to sign the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) with the European Union (EU).
Chile is fighting the TPP-11 hand-to-hand
Chile is currently experiencing convulsed political days given the heated debate over the parliamentary ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, known as TPP11.
Pakistan may not have to pay $1b Karkey penalty
The key suspect in the rental power plants case – Laeeq Ahmed Sheikh, who is in National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) custody, has revealed some astonishing facts.
China to extend duty free access on 313 more tariff lines
China has agreed in principle to extend duty free access on additional 313 tariff lines under the proposed second phase of the China Pakistan Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA).
Here’s what you need to know about CUSMA and digital trade
"The data localization and data transfer rules may erode efforts to safeguard privacy and many other provisions represent a lost opportunity to establish higher standards," says expert
US, Japan kick off trade talks amid China deal optimism
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Japan’s Economy Minister Toshimitsu Motegi are set to embark on two days of talks in Washington.
EU approves new trade talks with US
European Union countries have approved plans for trade talks with the United States. France voted against and Belgium abstained.
China expects smooth negotiations on Free Trade Zone with Japan, ROK
China expressed the hope for smooth progress of negotiations on Free Trade Zone with Japan and Republic of Korea (ROK).
The Belt and Road Initiative: A new road or a dead-end for peoples’ development?
What does the BRI mean from the perspective of the development of peoples in the global South?
Pak-Turkey SEF Plan of Action: Pakistan wants to settle FTA by June 2019
Pakistan is seeking to conclude Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Turkey by June 2019 that offers the lowest tariff on all tariff lines extended by Turkey to its other trading partners.
Comm Min asks independent agencies to hold industry specific consultations on RCEP
The Indian commerce ministry has asked the three agencies, which have been tasked to prepare a report on proposed mega trade agreement RCEP, to get into greater details of issues involved in the pact and hold industry specific consultations
Experts warn: As G-20 tariffs drop, carbon emissions skyrocket
Tariff reductions by G-20 countries will sharply increase global carbon dioxide emissions. The lowering of tariffs through trade agreements has facilitated this offshoring of emissions.
The African single market takes a step forward as the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement becomes a reality
As a second step, negotiators will focus on rules pertaining to intellectual property rights, competition policy and investment, which they aim to finalise by June 2020.
France to vote no to trade talks between US and Europe
France will vote against the start of trade talks between the European Union and the United States, the French presidency has said, despite EU members agreeing in principle to begin the discussions.
Bangladesh keen to sign FTA with South American trade bloc to promote export
Bangladesh has expressed it interest to sign FTA with South American trade bloc Mercosur at an early date to tap the under-exploited South American market.
Government concealed failure to cancel the old, worse version of ISDS in new Indonesia trade deal
Detailed scrutiny of the text of the recent Indonesia trade deal has revealed that there are no provisions to cancel the old 1993 Indonesia-Australia bilateral investment agreement.
Eurasian Economic Union not ready to fully abolish trade restrictions with China - Official
The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) member states are not ready to create a free-trade area (FTA) with China.
China, EU aim to conclude comprehensive investment agreement in 2020
China and the European Union (EU) aim to conclude a comprehensive bilateral investment agreement in 2020.