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TDM is preparing a Special on Latin America: The topics to be discussed include the following: Disputes Involving States and State Parties; Control of Local Laws and Courts over International Transactions; Changes in Dispute Resolution Methods; Implications of Investment by "Multi-Latinas" and Access to Changing Markets; Regional and National Disputes.
Chinese investment in Korea jumped 374 per cent last year and has doubled so far this year compared with the whole of last year because of the upcoming free-trade agreement between the two countries.
The Abbott Government can still refine or reject parts of the deal that aren’t in the public interest; but without public pressure, there’s little hope of hearing about, much less putting a stop to, the devil in the detail.
Chief negotiators in Trans-Pacific Partnership talks failed to iron out differences over the last week, with intellectual property protection on medicines and environmental protection being key stumbling blocks.
With increased levels of investment into Africa, the number of legal disputes in the continent is also on the rise.
“The people that are in favor [of TPP] are the people in Wall Street,” the Nobel Prize winning economist told a community meeting in New York.
Federal Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastgir Khan said that Pakistan had refused to accept US model on Bilateral Investment Treaty.
The Board of Investment is working on Pakistan’s own template of a bilateral investment treaty, which will replace the existing treaties with different countries. And all the future ones will be negotiated on the new template.
ExxonMobil and Murphy Oil awarded $17.3 million in damages from Canada in investor-rights dispute over research and training funding in Newfoundland and Labrador.
South Korea’s agriculture ministry said Friday that it is considering requiring firms that benefit from the country’s free trade agreements (FTAs) to share some of their profits to help make up for losses suffered by farmers, which has led to strong opposition from the business circle.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today assured Sri Lanka that it will take steps to address the concerns arising out of the two-way merchandise trade between both neighbours even as he pitched for having a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA).
Pakistan has rejected the United States’ proposed draft of a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) between the two countries, saying the acceptance of the US template would carry ‘dangerous obligations’ for the country.
Hong Kong, the world’s 10th largest trading economy, is seeking to expand its partnership both in trade and services with the Indonesian private sector to support a free-trade agreement (FTA) currently under negotiation.
Law professors from across the United States urged lawmakers to keep rules to protect foreign investors out of trade pacts on Wednesday, warning they would give big companies too much power.
Trade Minister Robb says that Australia "will automatically receive the same treatment provided by China to any other country in the future including the EU and the United States."
German industry federation BDI has been forced to slash its estimate of the economic benefits for Europe of a proposed US-EU free trade pact by a factor of 10, it conceded Wednesday.
The US Ambassador Lippert has sent a letter to the Korean Minister of Food and Drug Safety requesting protection of biologics under the patent linkage system. He also confirmed that the US seeks the same protection in TPP.
Dozens of major labor unions plan to freeze campaign contributions to members of Congress to pressure them to oppose fast-track trade legislation sought by President Barack Obama , according to labor officials.
US Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker finally admitted publicly that the Obama administration no longer has the ability to get legislative approval for any trade agreements with Pakistan, and hence is focusing on getting more US businesses to invest in Pakistan.
The TPP would displace 1.2 million workers across Mexico and the Caribbean and nearly 170,000 in the US, according to Mary O’Rourke, an industry analyst.