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Bargain chips few in trade talks
India, looking to wrap up free trade talks with the European Union and Australia, may now have to give more concessions.
Ma Ying-jeou’s legendary (Trade) millions
Things have been especially bad since the signing of the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA), invariably lauded as a “landmark trade agreement” in the international media.
EFTA and Malaysia hold seventh round of negotiations on an economic partnership agreement
Negotiations between EFTA and Malaysia have been ongoing since April 2014. The two sides have held seven rounds of negotiations, as well as intersessional expert meetings
Groups urge U.S. Congress to reject TPP over environmental concerns
More than 450 groups on Monday called on Congress to reject the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) if it comes up for a vote this fall, saying the trade deal would allow fossil fuel companies to contest U.S. environmental rules in extrajudicial tribunals.
IMI competency criteria for investor-state mediators
Mediation presents a credible and compelling option for both investors and states to settle disputes, disagreements and other conflicts arising from investment activities.
#ExxonKnew about climate change and ExxonKnows how to use trade deals to get its way
While ExxonMobil was misleading the public about climate disruption, it was also using trade rules to increase its power, to bolster its profits, and to actively hamper climate action.
Warnings over lack of safeguards in China Australia free trade ChAFTA deal
The Electrical Trades Union has lashed the Federal Government following revelations that seven Chinese workers were exploited and paid a fraction of their legal entitlements.
TTIP talks should be suspended, say 40% of Luxembourg residents
Over half of Luxembourg residents believe free-trade partnerships bring more disadvantages to Europe, and 40 percent think the current TTIP negotiations should be suspended.
Next round of RCEP negotiations in New Zealand from June 12
The RCEP is a mega trade deal which aims to cover goods, services, investments, economic and technical cooperation
Hedge fund sues Peru for $ 1.6 billion over agrarian bonds
Gramercy Funds Management has filed a $1.6 billion claim against Peru for its refusal to redeem land bonds from the 1970s agrarian reform.
Time is running out for TTIP deal
The EU and the US want to finish negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership in 2016 but despite substantial recent progress in the negotiations, TTIP is not ripe for conclusion this year
EU-PH FTA protest action in the Philippines
Health groups register their contempt for the upcoming EU-Philippines Free Trade Agreement.
Don’t trade with Western Sahara, says Danish parliament
The Danish parliament unanimously passed a motion on Western Sahara that urges Danish companies and the Danish public sector not to trade with Africa’s last colony.
Copper Mesa Mining Corporation awarded US$24.365 million for expropriation of two mining projects by Ecuador
The Permanent Court of Arbitration awarded the Company damages of US$19,447,498, plus pre- and post-award interest.
EU, Japan to aim for 2016 "agreement in principle" on FTA
Leaders from the EU and Japan confirmed that they aim to reach an “agreement in principle” in 2016 for a bilateral trade pact, following over three years of negotiations.
APEC membership for India likely focus in Narendra Modi’s talks with Barack Obama: Arvind Panagariya
India’s membership in the APEC forum will likely be an important topic in Modi’s talks with President Barack ObamaI while it is too early to think of the TPP.
Dairy farmers to protest trade deals on Parliament Hill
Dairy farmers are bringing cows and tractors to Parliament Hill to protest two big trade agreements: The EU free trade agreement, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Trade in Services Agreement ministerial round in Paris
Ministers from the WTO economies negotiating the Trade in Services Agreement met but made no substantial improvements on any of the thorniest issues,
The ASEAN Economic Community and what it means for intellectual property
The establishment of the AEC will almost certainly make IP protection even more, rather than less of an issue for foreign businesses.
Australia-India free trade pact at an advanced stage: Australian envoy
Talks on an India-Australia free trade agreement are in an advanced stage, but Australia is currently unable to commit on a timeline for its finalisation owing to the forthcoming federal elections