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Barrick Gold sends dispute notice to Papua New Guinea over Porgera mine
Canadian miner Barrick Gold Corp said it served a dispute notice to the Papua New Guinea government over the country’s refusal to extend a mining lease in the Porgera valley.
India-EU Summit slated for 15 July after over two-year break, to be held virtually
Bilateral trade and investment ties between India and the EU have become severely strained with the Modi government’s initial refusal to resume stalled negotiations on the proposed India-EU free trade agreement .
Brexit free trade deal ‘very close’ – UK finalising comprehensive agreement with Turkey
Turkey is "very close" to signing a post-Brexit free trade agreement with the UK covering manufactured goods, agriculture and services, the country’s Foreign Minister has revealed.
USTR Lighthizer says bilateral trade pacts conflict with multilateral trading system
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said the world needed either a multilateral system to govern global trade or a series of bilateral agreements, but the two were in conflict with each other.
Step up ‘no deal’ planning, Barnier warns EU firms
The EU’s chief negotiator on future relations with the UK warned EU businesses to step up their planning for a ‘no deal’ scenario when the UK leaves the Single Market at the end of 2020.
Nigeria can’t survive AfCFTA with weak industrialisation – Gbajabiamila
For Nigeria to compete and survive in the African Continental Free Trade Area, it must as a matter of national emergency ramp up industrialisation and manufacturing activities, the Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said.
The obscure treaty that could kill a global green recovery
The Energy Charter Treaty, with 53 signatories, allows energy companies to sue states that make their business unprofitable.
Corporations to sue states for pandemic billions
Corporations are busy weaponising obscure legal instruments to sue government for their actions to save lives and jobs during the coronavirus crisis.
What do FTAs mean for African women? A critical look into the African Continental Free Trade Area
What does this trade deal mean for African women and their role in the continent’s food production and trade?
UkrInform: Ukraine wants to renew Association Agreement with EU
The Ukrainian side hopes to reach a political agreement on the format of renewing the bilateral Association Agreement at the next EU-Ukraine Summit in October.
Trump bets on Kenya for Africa trade pacts as negotiations begin
US, Kenya kick off negotiations for free-trade agreement. Trump administration not looking to renew Africa regional pact.
PM to oversee China FTA signing in August
Prime Minister Hun Sen will lead a delegation of high ranking officials to sign the Cambodia-China Free Trade Agreement (FTA) next month, the Ministry of Commerce said.
No more EFTA power play against the South!
Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Norway are undermining farmers’ rights to seeds in the countries of the global South
Opposition to the proposed US-Kenya free trade agreement
Kenya should abandon or, at the very least, postpone the United States-Kenya Free Trade Agreement negotiations to a later date, civil society groups say in letter to the AfCFTA Secretariat.
Indonesia to resume trade negotiations with Pakistan on FTA: ambassador
The Government of Indonesia will soon resume trade negotiation with Pakistan on free trade agreement (FTA), which were suspended due to COVID-19.
Chan Chun Sing warns against renegotiating FTAs
Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing warned against reopening negotiations on free trade agreements (FTAs) and implementing inconsistent manpower policies.
Investor-state dispute settlement in Africa and the AfCFTA Investment Protocol
With the growing concern over the traditional ISDS system, it is highly unlikely that the AfCFTA will include an ISDS mechanism giving investors access to go to international arbitration under conventional international tribunals.
Stop the EU-Mercosur vampire treaty!
One year ago, Bolsonaro, Macri, Macron and Merkel announced the “biggest economic area in the world”. It is unlikely that anything will come of it.
More lobbies oppose Kenya, US trade talks
Kenya’s negotiations for a free trade deal with America has received opposition from organisations drawn from across Africa.
European Commission publishes draft Sustainability Impact Assessment for the Trade part of the EU-Mercosur Association Agreement
The Commission published the draft version of the final assessment of the potential economic, social, environmental and human rights impact of the trade part of the association agreement between the European Union and Mercosur.