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EU commits sh21b towards AfCFTA operationalisation
The European Union has pledged to commit an additional €5m (about sh21.7b) towards the second phase of the African Trade Observatory (ATO) to support the operationalisation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
US keen to complete Free-Trade talks with Kenya, Blinken says
President Biden’s administration is “looking forward to continue the ongoing discussions with regard to our FTA,” Blinken said Tuesday in a virtual meeting with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta.
UK - Viet Nam free trade agreement entry into force
The UK and Viet Nam mark an important symbolic step in this partnership as the UK-Viet Nam Free Trade Agreement enters into force.
Negotiations on the UK’s future trading relationship with New Zealand: Update
The fourth round of Free Trade Agreement negotiations with New Zealand took place virtually between 12-27 April 2021.
Bangladesh, Indonesia for early signing of PTA
Bangladesh and Indonesia on Thursday stressed early signing of Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) within the ambit of which potential export items from both countries would be allowed to enter duty free, reports UNB.
Japan approves world’s biggest free-trade deal after China’s call to boost Asian economy
Japan’s parliament approved joining the RCEP to aim for it to come into effect from the start of next year. The approval by Japan’s upper house comes after China called for the deal to be ratified to shore up the economy in the Asia-Pacific.
Halloumi cheese EU regional naming rights raise concerns for New Zealand dairy
The New Zealand dairy industry says further moves by the EU to control the use of cheese names are of major concern.
PH, Chile to kick off joint economic cooperation this year
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said the Joint Economic Cooperation (JEC) between the Philippines and Chile will commence this year to strengthen trade and investment ties between the two nations.
Distrustful EU lawmakers back trade deal with Britain
The European Parliament has overwhelmingly backed the post-Brexit trade deal between Britain and the European Union, while expressing clear mistrust of the British government.
Japan approves world’s largest trade deal including China, ASEAN
Japan’s parliament approved Wednesday the world’s largest free trade deal, signed by 15 Asia-Pacific countries including China and the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations, raising the possibility for the pact to enter into force later this year.
Civil Society call for democratic control of EU-UK trade relations
As civil society organisations from the UK and the EU, we want to express our concerns regarding the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement which is currently provisionally applied.
Agricultural trade between Russia and Vietnam has increased strongly
The free trade agreement between the EAEU and Vietnam, which has been effective since October 2016, has contributed to such active growth.
India has been short-changed by Vodafone and Cairn arbitral awards
The international economic law regime has stripped India of over $3.8 billion in taxes due by Vodafone and Cairn Energy, as the country is battling the Covid19 crisis.
EAEU–Iran trade and its prospects
Negotiations on a full-scale free trade agreement between Iran and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) are planned for the second half of 2021.
Iran, Turkey to revise preferential trade agreement signed in 2015
Iran and Turkey are negotiating to revise a major trade deal signed six years ago as the neighbors seek to offset trade losses suffered in recent years because of the US sanctions on Iran and the spread of coronavirus pandemic.
Azmin: Miti targets to get Cabinet mandate for trans-Pacific trade pact direction this October
The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (Miti) targets to receive the mandate from the Cabinet to determine the direction of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in October this year.
Dhaka’s negotiations with Kathmandu over PTA likely to face hurdles
The country’s negotiations with Nepal over the signing of Preferential Trade Agreement are moving at a snail’ space due to the difference of opinion on fiscal benefits.
Signing of Korea trade deal postponed
The formal signing of the Cambodia-South Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA), scheduled for mid-year, will be postponed due to disruptions from the Covid-19 outbreak stemming from the February 20 community incident, according to a spokesman for the Ministry of Commerce.
Regaining sovereignty
Pakistan, which entered into its first BIT with Germany in 1959 — which also was the first BIT ever entered — has concluded 53 BITs with 48 countries.
Trade minister Dan Tehan says free trade deal with UK ready by June
Australian Trade minister has departed Britain promising an in-principle trade deal with the United Kingdom by June.