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AfCFTA and UNDP announce new partnership to support largest trade area towards inclusive growth in Africa
The AfCFTA Secretariat and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) today have signed a strategic partnership to promote trade as a stimulus for Africa’s socioeconomic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.
How corporate courts block climate action
Corporate courts are an unjust mechanism that can block climate action. The UK should reject them.
Sovereign states on a leash
The overreach on display in the aggressive use of ISDS lawsuits by multinational corporations is just one part of a broader trend in recent decades in which the ability of states to regulate their economies in their own interests.
India, Mauritius FTA to come into effect from Apr 1
Several Indian products will enjoy the benefit of greater market access at concessional duties in Mauritius as the FTA signed between the two countries will come into effect from April 1
Govt to reopen negotiations on Bilateral Investment Treaty with Japan
The government of Ghana has expressed its interest in concluding the negotiations with Japan on the Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT), which has been pending since April 2014.
Cameroonian deputies oppose signing the agreement
Some deputies did not approve the signing of the bilateral agreement between Cameroon and the UK.
DTI seeks June trade deal signing with South Korea to ensure treaty approved before polls
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is pushing for a June conclusion to negotiations for a free trade agreement with South Korea, which would give the Philippines sufficient time to complete its domestic approval process before national elections next year.
US, Central Asian countries agree to focus on digital trade issues
Trade officials in the meeting of the US-Central Asia Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) discussed the importance of digital trade for achieving broad-based inclusive economic growth and innovation.
Gov’t starting informal talks to join Trans-Pacific Partnership
The Philippines is starting informal talks with members of a transpacific trade deal as part of the process of indicating interest to join the agreement.
EU-China trade deal is a Trojan Horse sellout
The short-sighted German-driven agreement betrays the European project and poses a major economic and political problem for the rest of the West.
The interview: Michael Fakhri
The newly appointed UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food believes that trade reform may be the key to solving world hunger. He speaks to Hazel Healy about accountability, conflict and the meaning of ‘fair’.
Vietnam-UK trade deal to officially take effect from May
Vietnam will announce to the UK side its ratification of the UK-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (UKVFTA) this month, so the deal can officially come into force from May 1.
China, Oman agree to enhance cooperation, push forward China-GCC free trade talks
Visiting Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister on Monday held a meeting with his Omani counterpart, during which both sides agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation and push forward the free trade zone talks.
US suspends trade engagement with Myanmar after deadly crackdown
US Trade Representative announced the suspension of US collaboration with Myanmar, through the 2013 Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA).
Cambodia’s trade deficit to worsen to $2.3B per year with RCEP, says UNCTAD expert
Cambodia’s trade balance is expected to worsen by $2.3 billion per annum or around 17 per cent due to the recently-signed RCEP, startling data from a joint study led by Dr Rashmi Banga of the UNCTAD revealed.
UK and EU reach agreement on post-Brexit financial services regulation
Three months after Britain exited the EU, London on Friday reached a cooperation agreement on financial services with Brussels but despite this first step rivalries between the two sides remain.
European Commission publishes final sustainability impact assessment and position paper on the EU-Mercosur trade agreement
The European Commission published the final version of the Sustainability Impact Assessment (SIA) on the potential economic, social, environmental and human rights impact of the EU-Mercosur trade agreement.
Plan to ‘quickly ramp up’ trade ties with US, says Goyal
India Commerce Minister Goyal to engage with the new US Trade Representative to “try and put together a fresh package” after the old package under the Trump administration was off the table with the change of guard.
UK-US trade deal is likely years away as Biden shifts focus
The UK and the US are unlikely to be ready to strike a trade deal before 2023, in a blow to British hopes of a quick win from Brexit, according to people familiar with the matter.
India and Chile to discuss PTA expansion, Green Hydrogen and mining next month
Both countries are also focused on expanding Agricultural cooperation. Besides addressing market access issues for products of mutual interest, the two sides are working on an agreement on Agriculture.