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EU wants more access to Indonesian F&B market
The EU demands Indonesia to ease trade barriers in the food and beverage (F&B) sector to give European producers more access to Southeast Asia’s largest market.
Another trade opportunity for Canadian pork
Shortly after the signature of the Canada-EU trade deal, the pork industry shows optimism once again at Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement.
Is the EU abandoning freedom of speech in its trade deals?
As trade negotiators seek to wrap up the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA), the EU seems to have abandoned the objective of promoting human rights, notably freedom of speech.
UK raises Vodafone tax dispute; wants early resolution
Global MNCs like Cairn Energy and Vodafone have invoked Bilateral Investment Treaty and served arbitration notice to India over tax disputes. While the tax demand on Cairn Energy is Rs 10,247 crore, that on Vodafone is Rs 14,200 crore.
EU executive and Canada join forces to promote multilateral investment system to replace ISDS
The move follows the Commission’s pledge from last year to “start work, together with other countries, on setting up a permanent International Investment Court.”
Liberals dodge democracy in effort to ram CETA through House
Parliamentary committee plans to freeze out critical input from Canadians.
Data exclusivity could go to 12 yrs
US reports that data exclusivity for biologics in Australia could still be extended to 12 years via the TPP trade deal have got local activists up in arms.
China-led Asia Pacific trade deal nears completion
Once approved, RCEP will promote free flow of goods and services among countries accounting for 30 percent of the global economy and half the world’s population.
Negotiators question EU commitment to services deal
Negotiators working to increase market access for services are beginning to question whether the European Union is capable of forging a multi-trillion dollar services agreement.
Ruling bloc further delays lower house TPP vote amid strong opposition
The Japanese government’s plan to rapidly ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement hit another setback
East Africa: team faults EAC-EU EPA deal
The Economic Partnership Agreement between East African Community and European Union is ’a raw deal’, an independent team tasked to examine the trade deal has warned.
Wisconsin dairy farmers oppose TPP
In a poll by the Wisconsin Farmers Union, nearly 80 percent of the 1,000 farmers surveyed favored Congress rejecting or placing a moratorium on TPP.
Addiko Bank threatening Montenegro by international arbitration because of the "Swiss"
Addiko Bank AG repeated its concern regarding the Proposal of the Amendment law for conversion of loans in Swiss francs to euros.
Croatia hit with lawsuit for franc-loan conversion law
The Croatian government is facing a lawsuit for forcing local banks to convert Swiss franc loans into euros.
Hearings of the international arbitration proceedings start next week
The hearings of the international arbitration proceedings between AS Tallinna Vesi and the Republic of Estonia will be held from November 7th – 11th November 2016 and on November 14th – 15th, 2016 in Paris, France.
Canada legislates to implement Ukraine FTA
The Canadian Government has introduced legislation to implement a free trade agreement with Ukraine.
China firms eye ’Made in Vietnam’ windfall - if Obama’s TPP survives
Vietnam’s Free Trade Agreement with the European Union and the Trans Pacific Partnership would collectively give China access to markets worth $44 trillion in combined gross domestic product.
U.S., China rushing investment treaty at end of Obama term
Negotiations on the proposed bilateral investment treaty, BIT as it is commonly known, are continuing at an accelerated pace, with new rounds only two weeks apart.
EU’s EPA strategy detrimental to Africa – ECOWAS farmers
The Economic Community of West Africa States ECOWAS,’ farmers have called on African leaders to resist the pressure being put on them by the European Union to sign the Economic Partnership Agreement.
Latin American nations set import records for U.S. corn
The U.S. Grains Council recently announced new grain import records set by Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua.