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BD’s FTA with EU unlikely
The European Union envoy in Bangladesh ruled out the possibility of signing a free-trade agreement between the bloc and Bangladesh.
Australia chosen to host major US-led forum in December aimed at challenging Chinese trade interests in the Pacific
Australia has been chosen to host the next round of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, with organisers now planning a meeting of Trade Ministers from member countries at the end of the year.
US chip war version 2: Decoupling from China or declaring war?
From the slogan of globalisation and “free trade” of the neoliberal 90s, the US has reverted to good old technology denial regimes followed by the US and its allies during the Cold War.
Chile is hopeful of signing a modernized trade agreement with the EU in November
Chile’s Foreign Minister has expressed hope that a modernized trade agreement with the European Union will be concluded by November at the latest after years of being blocked on the table.
Taiwan appeals for EU trade deal
The restructuring of global supply chains and transformation of our economies bring enormous potential for closer, mutually beneficial cooperation between Taiwan and the EU, President Tsai Ing-wen said.
Signing of PTA can boost bilateral trade: Tunisia envoy
Negotiations on a preferential trade agreement between Tunisia and Pakistan, which started three years ago, are near to be finalised.
Experts positive on India-UK FTA deal
The India-UK free trade deal, which has missed the Diwali deadline, is likely to get the much-needed impetus with Rishi Sunak taking over as Britain’s first Indian-origin Prime Minister as experts see political stability in the UK giving momentum to negotiations.
EU States start exiting the Energy Charter Treaty whilst African signatories increase
African countries are increasingly becoming signatories to the ECT potentially tying the hands of government to freely design their climate policies.
Belgian environment minister supports withdrawal from Energy Charter Treaty
Climate, Environment, Sustainable Development, and Green Deal Minister Zakia Khattabi reiterated her support for Belgium’s withdrawal from the Energy Charter Treaty during the EU’s Environmental Council meeting.
Slovenia ‘very likely’ to withdraw from Energy Charter Treaty
Slovenia will follow the lead of countries such as the Netherlands, Spain and France and very likely withdraw from the Energy Charter Treaty, Infrastructure Minister Bojan Kumer announced.
European exodus from Energy Charter Treaty raises climate questions
France, Germany and Spain plan to leave the controversial investment pact, putting a whole system of dirty energy protections into play.
EU says ‘fully committed’ to Mercosur deal as region comes into focus
The EU is ‘fully committed’ to moving ahead with the stalling Mercosur free-trade deal with the South American bloc and should do so before “other actors intervene,” EU’s chief diplomat Josep Borrell said.
Romania loses arbitration versus investors in solar power
A tribunal operating under the World Bank has ruled in favor of ten companies that initiated arbitration with the argument that Romania violated the Energy Charter Treaty by lowering incentives for their solar power plants.
Chip giant Taiwan appeals for EU trade deal, sees ’enormous potential’
Taiwan’s government officials touted its leading position in the chip sector on Tuesday while appealing to the European Union to start talks for a trade deal, which Taipei has long sought.
India-UK free trade talks to gather pace after a brief lull
The briefly interrupted last-mile negotiations for the ambitious India-UK FTA may restart with the Rishi Sunak become PM, but the unprecedented economic crisis gripping the island country could still slow the process and delay a deal beyond 2022, according to officials and trade analysts.
UAE trade deal talks may finish 2023
Formal talks on the Cambodia-United Arab Emirates (UAE) CEPA will likely be completed by 2023, according to a senior commerce ministry official.
Barbados seeking to forge strong ties with Algeria
Possible areas of cooperation between the two countries include a double taxation agreement and a bilateral investment treaty.
Kenya to expand trade ties with UAE
The two nations have agreed to fast-track trade agreements and set up a joint panel to explore investment partnerships in oil and gas, technology transfer, agriculture, healthcare as well as development of Special Economic Zones.
EFTA and Malaysia met for 13th round of FTA-negotiations
Malaysia and member states – Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland – of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) met for a 13th round of negotiations on an Economic Partnership Agreement.
France becomes latest country to leave controversial energy charter treaty
Quitting the ECT, which protects fossil fuel investors from policy changes that might threaten their profits, was ‘coherent’ with Paris climate deal, Macron said.