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Nepal-China agreements are stuck
After the 2015 Indian blockade, the Nepal government tried to diversify trade and access to the sea through China. But five years later, inertia and disinterest in Kathmandu have stalled a raft of bilateral agreements signed with the northern neighbour.
Stop corporations profiting from the pandemic. Stop ISDS.
Our call to suspend all ISDS cases during and beyond the COVID-19 crisis.
How the Amazon rainforest at risk because of an EU trade deal – Dr Richard Dixon
Trade deals with the EU are very topical just now but it is not a possible Brexit trade deal but a deal between the EU and four South American countries which concerns our international colleagues most.
Dombrovskis moves to save Mercosur deal
Brussels is already in talks with the bloc comprising Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay to negotiate an additional text on climate and deforestation, the new trade commissioner said.
Hungary’s OTP sues Croatia for loan conversion damages
OTP Bank has sued the Croatian government to recover about $34.60 million it lost during a mandatory conversion of Swiss franc-denominated loans to euro-based loans in 2015.
US to sign limited trade deal with Brazil
The new pact is expected to ease trade barriers, strengthen regulation and crack down on corruption.
US chemical industry overreaches by invoking USMCA
The plastics industry is using the promise of its future voluntary cooperation to postpone or bar more effective regulatory measures - relying on language in the USMCA to make its case.
French-Colombian investment treaty comes into force to boost virus-battered economies
The agreement for the reciprocal promotion and protection of investments between France and Colombia has entered into force, at the time of the pandemic-related economic crisis.
The secret tribunal
Expert Marcos Orellana walks us through the shadowy arbitration system, the Chevron case in particular, and what it all means for global climate action.
Negotiations on FTA between Ukraine, Turkey almost complete - Zelensky
Ukrainian President hopes that the free trade agreement between Ukraine and Turkey will be signed in the near future, as negotiations on the document are almost complete.
Dhaka to request Tokyo for joint feasibility study before signing FTA
Bangladesh will request Japan to commence a joint feasibility study on the signing of a free trade area agreement to help boost bilateral trade, officials said.
Environmental impacts of free trade deal with Brazil ignored by review, advocates say
A federal environmental assessment of a proposed trade deal between Canada and the Mercosur countries ignores major environmental and human rights violations in Brazil, environmental advocates say.
India and Chile hopes to firm up bilateral investment protection deal
Official sources said both sides are looking at firming up a bilateral investment protection treaty.
EU parks trade deal with Mercosur over environmental concerns
As European nations express environmental concerns, the ratification of the EU-Mercosur trade deal isn’t even close to starting.
OPL 245: Nigeria must resist Eni’s legal bullying, says group
The Human and Environmental Development Agenda, Re:Common, Global Witness, and Corner House, have called on the Nigerian government to stand against Eni’s legal move over the oil processing license (OPL) 245.
Israel, UAE agree deal to boost investment in each other’s economies
Israel and the United Arab Emirates have reached a bilateral agreement that will give incentives and protection to investors who make investments in each other’s countries.
Australia says it’s ready to talk to China about their trade dispute
Australia wants dialogue with China to resolve their trade dispute and clear up any misunderstandings with its largest trading partner, Australian agriculture minister David Littleproud told CNBC Friday.
India is ‘unlikely to re-think rejection of huge trade deal’
In November 2019, India pulled out of the deal primarily through concerns of dumping of manufactured goods from China and agricultural and dairy products from Australia and New Zealand, potentially affecting its own domestic industrial and farming sectors.
Thai ministry: RCEP deal set to be inked next month
The RCEP agreement is ready to be signed next month, and is expected to take effect in the second half of next year, said Auramon Supthaweethum, the director-general of Thailand’s Trade Negotiations Department.
Deputy FM Kim to visit Mexico next week for talks on resumption of FTA talks, economic cooperation
Korean Deputy Foreign Minister will visit Mexico for talks with his counterpart and other officials over economic cooperation, including the resumption of bilateral free trade talks.