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Bitter friends: Inside the summit aiming to heal EU-US trade rift
The European Union is up in arms over Biden’s plans for hefty subsidies for made-in-America electric cars, claiming these payments, which partly kick in from January 1, are nothing more than outright trade protectionism.
How Asean can bridge US-China gap and reap economic benefits amid potential flashpoints
A ‘non-aligned’ foreign policy is key, as is Asean’s preference for dialogue and cooperation over the intense rivalry of the great powers.
The bare truths about FTAs
That much of world trade happens through free trade agreements and these help boost exports are among myths that need to be busted.
Mexico pauses free trade agreement negotiations with South Korea
Mexico has paused negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement with South Korea in order to design the objectives it wants to achieve, said minister of Foreign Affairs.
Uruguay applies to join CPTPP in bid for Asian export boost
Uruguay has applied for membership in the 11-nation Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership, in the South American country’s latest bid to do more trade with Asia.
German parliament ratifies CETA, urges other countries to follow suit
The Bundestag has officially ratified the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), which has been under provisional application since 2017.
Kenya anti-tobacco crusaders fault President Ruto’s South Korea deal
A group of advocates of tobacco use control has denounced the deal Kenya’s president, William Ruto made with South Korea to enhance tobacco trade, saying it will put more Kenyans at risk of diseases linked to the farming and use of the product.
Cambodia-Korea FTA comes into force today
The Cambodia-Korea Free Trade Agreement comes into force and will be used by two parties to encourage more investors from The Republic of South Korea to invest in the Kingdom and export products to the Korean counterpart and third countries.
The future of US-Africa trade
Ambassador Katherine Tai, the 19th United States Trade Representative, and Secretary General Wamkele Mene of the African Continental Free Trade Area discuss US-African engagement in the AfCFTA-FRI, DECEMBER 2, 2022 • 9:00 AM ET
EU-India FTA (EU proposals, Mar 2022)
EU-India BIT text (EU proposal, Mar 2022)
Georgia and Korea to start free trade talks in 2023
The parties agreed to implement“relevant internal state procedures as soon as possible’ to start negotiations on the actual agreement, with the first round of talks planned for 2023.
Standardisation key to reaping AfCFTA benefits, says F.G
The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mrs. Maryam Katagum, has said that the role of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) remained critical in helping the country’s manufacturing sector to fully benefit from the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).
Ghana, six others begin trade under AfCFTA
Ghana and six other countries have started trading goods and services under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
Mexico’s planned GM corn ban ’deep concern’ for US
A row between the US and Mexico over a plan by the latter to ban imports of genetically modified corn by 2024 deepened.
What are the green promises that would facilitate the EU agreement with Mercosur?
The executive arm of the European Union is set to propose a series of environmental and climate commitments in an attempt to Facilitate the approval of a historic trade agreement with four South American countries.
Ukraine strikes digital trade agreement with Britain
Britain said it had agreed in principle a digital trade deal with Ukraine, the eastern European country’s first such agreement.
Arctic miner GreenX to pocket £740m in damages from Polish government
Arctic miner GreenX to pocket £740m in damages from Polish government.
Second round of UAE CEPA talks Dec 19-21
Cambodia is set to host the second round of formal talks on the bilateral Cambodia-United Arab Emirates Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement, with the deal expected to have substantial positive effects on the Kingdom’s trade with the Middle East.
India-UK FTA leaked draft reveals nobody’s gain except big pharma
India - UK FTA provisions favor neither India nor the UK except the pharma industry in a big way. It defeats the firm stand taken by the Indian PM three years ago when he decided to pull out of the RCEP against the corporate interests over people’s lives.