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Experts urge selective protectionism as FTA with Malaysia returns to table
As a free trade agreement (FTA) with Malaysia returns to the table, experts fear local companies could lose business to Malaysian ones if duty-free market access is given in sectors where the latter has a competitive advantage.
Taiwan calls on Australia to restart free trade agreement talks
Taiwan wants the Australian government to resume free trade agreement talks after they were halted several times from pressure by Beijing.
Africa will fail to reach free-trade goals without new rules and infrastructure
Policy changes are needed to facilitate the faster and seamless flow of goods and services across borders.
African Continental Free Trade Area: A pipe dream or silver bullet?
Current realities are likely to counter the expectations that the AfCFTA is some kind of silver bullet that will transform Africa, sweeping away decades of embedded dysfunction and challenges.
Tanzanian to ratify free trade area agreement
The government of Tanzania will ratify the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) between June and October this year.
EU to open negotiations on an agreement on investment facilitation with the Republic of Angola
The Council of the European Union today adopted a decision to open negotiations in view of an agreement on investment facilitation with the Republic of Angola.
AfCFTA Secretariat establishes court to resolve trade disputes
The AfCFTA Secretariat has established a dispute settlement body, that will function as a full-court with the right mechanisms and structures in place to settle trade disputes.
Denying India its tax revenue is neo-colonialism. Cairn Energy is the new East India Company!
The perverse interplay of BITs with double taxation avoidance agreements has been bleeding India from the much-needed tax revenues.
Farmers to protest against Australia tariff-free trade deal
Fed-up farmers are preparing to stage protests over UK government plans to sign tariff-free trade deals with Australia and other countries, which they fear could lead to a flood of cheap food imports.
Energoatom suing Russia to get compensation for assets lost in Crimea
The dispute is about the assets it lost in Crimea, including the Donuzlav wind farm, which is now located in the temporarily occupied territory.
Report on the 10th round of negotiations between the EU and Chile for the modernisation of the trade part of the EU Chile association agreement
The 10th round of negotiations for the modernisation of the trade part of the association agreement took place from 19 April to 7 May 2021.
Tech liability shield has no place in trade deals, groups say
The organizations said including a legal shield for tech companies in trade deals “reflects a broad effort by the big tech platforms to use ‘trade negotiations’ to limit domestic policy options.”
US-China trade war: top negotiators hold ‘candid and constructive’ talks, first of Joe Biden presidency
USTR said the phase one trade deal was important but only one part of a challenging and complex relationship between the world’s two largest economies.
Uzbekistan, Afghanistan to sign preferential trade agreement this year
Uzbekistan and Afghanistan will sign an agreement on preferential trade by the end of the year.
British government aims for £5bn Gulf trade deal
UK officials are working on a new trade deal with the six members of the GCC, including the UAE and Saudi Arabia.
FTA with Malaysia back on the table
Commerce minister says Bangladesh government will sign the deal with Malaysia should not be just for the duty free benefits on export but also for securing massive investments, according to economists.
US amping up dispute with Canada over allowed exports of American dairy products
American producers say Canada is denying them fair access to the Canadian market.
Truss’s naivety on trade with Australia could leave the UK exposed
If the UK agrees to Australia’s demands for no tariffs on agriculture, it sets a dangerous precedent for other, bigger deals
Ford writes to EU ministers over Mexico trade deal
Ford Europe chief has written an open letter to the trade ministers of a number of EU states to express concerns over trade arrangements between Europe and other parts of the world
Brexit exclusive: UK-Norway trade deal close to collapsing as Christian-Democrats block pact to protect farmers from British beef and cheese
A comprehensive free trade deal between the UK and Norway is at risk of collapsing as the Christian Democrat party fears such a pact would hit farmers in Scandinavia’s richest country too hard.