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Korea is taking the plunge on the CPTPP
Korea is taking the first steps to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), a multilateral free trade agreement involving 11 other nations.
Investment governance in Africa to support climate resilience and decarbonization
African nations should not be expected to take the lead in addressing a climate emergency they did not create. The priority for Africa is to receive support and investment to build resilience and adapt to climate impacts.
Hope for Kenya–US trade deal as ministers hold talks
Kenya and the US have revisited discussions on trade policies, giving hope to the stalled Free Trade Agreement (FTA) that started more than a year ago.
AIO seeks insurance sector’s integration into AfCFTA
The President of African Insurance Organization, Mr Tope Smart, has said the organisation is examining how the insurance sector can best integrate into the African Continental Free Trade Area.
Britain agrees digital trade deal with Singapore
Britain said it had agreed a digital trade deal with Singapore, the first digitally-focussed trade pact signed by a European nation.
India-EU free trade talks hit slow lane over labour, environment, investment issues
There is no clarity now over when formal negotiations on the proposed India-EU trade pact would begin.
China’s BRI gets entangled in Pakistan port protest
Gwadar unrest grows as fishing communities complain of job losses and broken promises linked to Belt and Road Initiative projects
Majority of CPEC projects completed: envoy
A majority of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects have been completed, revealed Chinese Consul General in Karachi Li Bijian.
Farmers urged senators to junk RCEP
A group of farmers has threatened not to support re-electionist senators if they will not junk the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), a mega trade deal.
Singapore, EU in talks on strengthening bilateral digital trade, forming partnership
Singapore and Europe commenced talks in Brussels to strengthen bilateral digital trade, with a longer-term goal of advancing towards a digital partnership.
Australia urges US to push back on ‘digital authoritarianism’
The Morrison government is pushing the Biden administration to strike a digital free trade agreement with democracies across the Indo-Pacific in a bid to counter China’s “digital authoritarianism”.
Thai civil society urges government to end plans to join CPTPP
Thailand’s anti-CPTPP civil society organizations issued an open letter, addressed to Prime Minister, urging the government immediately to cease plans to join the 11-member CPTPP trade bloc.
UK seeks to trade with US states with broader deal on hold
By building relations at state level, the UK will help ease the approval process for any eventual federal-level free trade agreement.
Putin, Modi urge ministries to finalize talks on mutual protection of investments
The long-term target of the trade and economic relationship between the two countries is an increase by 2025 in bilateral trade to $30 bln and in mutual investment to $15 bln.
Africa: Dangote Group calls for ports’ reforms to enhance AfCFTA
The Commercial Operations Officer, Dangote Group, yesterday called for the reform at ports in Africa as well as the ease of regulations and bureaucracy, in order to realise benefits of the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement.
Tunisia ready to start talks on FTA with Ukraine
Tunisia is ready to start the negotiation process on concluding an agreement on a free trade area (FTA) with Ukraine, negotiations may begin in the first quarter of 2022.
Free trade agreement between India-Israel to conclude by June 2022: Envoy Gilon
The free trade agreement between India and Israel will conclude by June 2022, stated Israel Ambassador to India Naor Gilon.
India, Russia set a new trade target of USD 50 bn by 2025; India-EAEU FTA talks to start soon
According to government sources, “A feasibility study was conducted and it indicated having a FTA with EAEU is going to be favourable. The negotiations are expected to take off soon. Discussions have started. ”
US pork exports surging despite challenges
The biggest reason our exports have continued growing is trade deals, whether free trade agreements, trade and investment framework agreements or one-off market access deals.
India, UAE aim to conclude trade pact talks next week
India and the UAE aim to conclude the negotiations for a free trade pact next week when the two sides meet for the third round of talks in New Delhi.