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Congolese port users welcome Kenya, DRC trade deal
Congolese businessmen hope that the trade, transport and security deals signed between Kenya and the DRC will lead to increased business for them at the Port of Mombasa.
Tasks before the AfCFTA dispute settlement body
The inaugural meeting of the dispute settlement body of the AfCFTA signals the readiness of this infrastructure to take up any disputes that may arise in the course of trading amongst the member States.
Dairibord cautious of AfCFTA
DAIRIBORD Holdings Limited has said although the African Continental Free Trade Area could unlock a string of spinoffs, significant threats to intra-African trade would also arise.
Tunisia ready to participate in the COMESA free trade regime
Tunisia is ready to fully participate in the COMESA Free Trade Area regime (FTA) one year after giving notification of participation in the trade regime in March, 2020.
Unmasking the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor
CPEC is an essential component of the Belt and Road Initiative, intended on creating new production sites and trade routes to connect China better with the rest of the world.
Gerald Group resolves iron ore dispute with Sierra Leone
US commodity trader Gerald Group will pay Sierra Leone $20 million and cede a 10% stake in an iron ore project as part of the resolution to a nearly two-year dispute that led to the shutdown of production.
Canada-Chile agreement aimed at enhancing bilateral engagement on intellectual property issues
The memorandum of understanding creates a formal mechanism for the two countries to enhance bilateral engagement on IP under the Canada-Chile Free Trade Agreement.
EU exports of banned pesticides fuelling death & destruction in Mercosur
The EU has exported 7000 tonnes of deadly pesticides – banned domestically – to Mercosur countries in 2018-2019, a study published by the Left group in the European Parliament has found.
UK-Australia trade deal could mean children and patients eating meat reared in ways illegal in UK, warn experts
‘It would be grossly hypocritical for the government to allow unsustainable meat to be served in schools and hospitals,’ say critics
Taiwan says will work with EU, other democracies on chips
President Tsai reiterated a call for Taiwan and the EU to restart talks for a stalled bilateral investment agreement.
EU, Kazakhstan celebrate strides in bilateral relations
The Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement allows for cooperation in areas such as trade and customs, the environment and the fight against climate change, energy, the rule of law and the judiciary.
Peru, Nicaragua begin free trade agreement negotiations
Peru and Nicaragua began the first round of negotiations to form a free trade agreement.
US unions lodge first Mexico labor grievance under new NAFTA
The AFL-CIO, the biggest US labor federation, will file the first petition for the US government to bring a labor complaint against Mexico under the USMCA trade deal.
Malaysia eyes fresh free trade talks with EU
As the EU secures trade deals with Southeast Asian nations, Malaysian industry groups are pushing to restart trade talks. Experts say a free trade agreement would boost post-pandemic recovery in both regions.
Thailand postpones CPTPP signing for 50 more days
Following the hashtag #NOCPTPP trending due to resistance directed at Thailand’s participation in the CPTPP, it has been explained that the Cabinet has only agreed to grant the Prime Minister another 50 days to consider the issue to ensure thoroughness.
Pakistan seeks more trade with Central Asia in diversity push
Pakistan is looking to intensify trade with neighbor Afghanistan and countries in Central Asia, as it looks to diversify commerce beyond the top players, the nation’s trade adviser said.
EU says not seeking escalation with China, working on investment deal
The situation is less dramatic than people seem to think. The EU is still working very closely with China’s Ministry of Commerce, the bloc’s ambassador in Beijing said.
EU may gain from negotiating separate trade and investment pacts with India
The decision by India and the EU to recast the stalled trade and investment agreement into three separate deals could favour the latter.
US, Pak discuss COVID-19, agree to continue TIFA Agreement dialogue
The United States and Pakistan agreed to continue the Trade and Investment Framework (TIFA) agreement dialogue and Ambassador Tai expressed desire to build a strong US-Pakistan trade relationship.
Mexico’s America Movil says loses tribunal ruling against Colombia
America Movil said the World Bank’s ICSID tribunal has ruled against the company in its dispute with Colombia and ordered it to pay $2.2 million to cover the costs of the case.