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Investment disputes from below: whose rights matter?
Mining, environment and livelihoods in Colombia.
Treaty claims against the Republic of Slovenia by Ascent Resources Plc and Ascent Slovenia Ltd
Ascent Resources Plc and its subsidiary Ascent Slovenia Ltd have formally notified Slovenia of the existence of disputes under the UK - Slovenia bilateral investment treaty and the Energy Charter Treaty.
Bangladesh, Algeria sign deal to raise bilateral trade
Bangladesh and Algeria had agreed to ink an agreement to increase bilateral trade and economic cooperation, Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi said.
Ecuador and Chile sign major trade agreement
The signing of the agreement was carried out virtually with the participation of the presidents and officials from the two countries’ foreign ministries.
Trump administration ’satisfied’ with China purchase progress in Phase 1 trade deal - Kudlow
White House economic adviser said the Trump administration is satisfied with China’s progress in meeting commitments to purchase U.S. goods in a Phase 1 trade deal.
Vietnam courts EU investment in medical and drug supply chains
Vietnam seeks to build on its new free trade agreement with the European Union to expand foreign investment in medical equipment and pharmaceuticals, with the government position the country as an alternative production base to China.
RCEP talks entering final stage: Deputy Trade Minister
Negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) have entered the final stage of legal scrubbing and are set to be signed soon, with the exclusion of India.
Thai commerce ministry to push for RCEP signing
The Thai Ministry of Commerce will push the country’s Cabinet in October to consider signing the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement.
How ‘digital trade’ rules would impede taxation of the digitalised economy in the Global South
The new digital trade regime, which has already been adopted in some free trade agreements and is being proposed in the WTO, would exacerbate the harmful tax practices of multinational enterprises within a deeply integrated digitalised economy.
Taiwan to seek closer security ties, trade agreement with US: Tsai
Taiwan will continue to work closely with the United States with the focus on establishing a constructive security relationship and beginning negotiations on a free trade agreement, said President Tsai Ing-wen.
New Zealand ’frustrated’ over UK trade talks, says deputy PM
New Zealand is "very frustrated" with the pace of post-Brexit trade talks with the UK, the country’s deputy prime minister has said.
AfCTA threatening intra ECOWAS trade
The impending commencement of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCTA) will remove the advantage of intra-ECOWAS trade.
UK says trade talks with US continue to make positive progress
Nevertheless, British international trade minister told her US counterparts that retaliatory tariffs imposed on EU goods were unacceptable and should be removed.
EU, African countries advance negotiations on economic partnership
The second negotiating round for the deepening of the interim Economic Partnership Agreement was held virtually, from 6-8 July 2020.
Ukraine- President forms delegation to review free trade agreement with North Macedonia
President of Ukraine has formed a delegation to take part in negotiations with the Republic of North Macedonia on revision of the free trade agreement.
Chile’s Senate approves trade pact with Brazil
The agreement builds on rules facilitating commerce already in effect between Chile and Mercosur bloc nations Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay.
Cambodia loses EU trade privileges as it rushes FTA with China
The European Union enforced trade sanctions against Cambodia in response to human rights violations, prompting the government to turn to China.
Britain to scrap tariffs on Japan autos by 2026 under new trade deal
Britain will phase out tariffs on Japanese auto imports by 2026 but the countries are still negotiating what to do with levies on cheese under a post-Brexit free trade deal.
The Covid-19 pandemic and liability under investment treaties
COVID-19 can increase liability for countries under international investment treaties. Developing countries face imminent challenges under such treaties.
US farmers push for free milk market access to Kenya in trade talks
US dairy farmers want unfettered access of their milk products to the Kenyan market in the proposed free trade agreement between Nairobi and Washington, which could have far-reaching implications on Kenya’s milk farmers.