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It’s Africa vs African Union
When the African Union rallies behind industry to regulate a sector that affects livelihood of 33 million smallholder farmers, we should shout from the rooftops
Honduran President wants review of trade agreement with US
Honduran President wants to review her country’s 2004 trade agreement with the United States, known as the Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA).
Statement: International Civil Society reactions to announcement of IPEF member Countries
Academics and representatives of CSOs in IPEF member countries, reflect a shared demand for any Indo-Pacific discussions to advance a genuine alternative to the failed 20th century free trade model, which has undermined governments’ ability to regulate Big Tech and other large corporations.
Scramble for Africa: A campaign primer on the African continental free trade area agreement
Africa is one of the richest continents in the world in terms of land and natural resources, but its people are the poorest. The region is home to about 70% of the world’s poor.
Pakistan-Uzbekistan free trade deal on the cards
Uzbekistan’s Ambassador to Pakistan Aybek Arif Usmanov hinted at the possibility of inking the FTA.
India-Australia Free Trade Agreement: Why the FTA is different, unprecedented
India has made a big leap in terms of the design, especially by including a negative list approach for scheduling commitments and by binding MFN treatment.
UK-wide protests over £11bn legal threat to climate goals
UK government urged to exit controversial Energy Charter Treaty, dubbed ‘the fossil fuel industry’s secret weapon’.
Britain launches free trade deal talks with Mexico
Britain is launching talks over a free trade deal with Mexico, looking to add services to its current agreement as well as aiming to increase trade in the financial and digital sectors.
Cambodia, Myanmar expedite trade deals
Cambodia and Myanmar are in the process of expediting negotiations on two important draft agreements in a bid to swiftly increase trade cooperation with each other, citing low bilateral trade volume.
US-led Asia trade pact eyes clean energy, supply chains
US President Joe Biden has announced a new economic framework deal for Asia-Pacific designed to boost investment in clean energy infrastructure, drive decarbonisation efforts and strengthen regional supply chains.
EU to upgrade trade ties with Taiwan as China warns Brussels ‘not to gamble on this issue’
The European Union will upgrade its trade and investment relations with Taiwan, as it looks to tap into Taipei’s “role as a hi-tech leader”, having earlier ditched the plan to avoid angering China.
Canada trade deal ruling could further erode Government’s majority
The Irish Government could come under further pressure in the autumn with a Supreme Court judgment on a legal challenge to the EU-Canada trade deal expected soon.
Bauxite mining dispute | IDRC dismisses UAE body’s claim for damages from Andhra govt
Ras Al-Khaimah Investment Authority’s claim that non-supply of bauxite from Visakhapatnam was in breach of the Bilateral Investment Treaty between India and the UAE was dismissed by the International Dispute Resolution Centre.
New S’pore-Pacific Alliance trade agreement to focus on tech, sustainability
Technology and environmental sustainability are among the key issues that Singapore, Mexico, and other Pacific Alliance members are discussing in the context of a new PA-Singapore trade agreement.
Indo-Pacific Economic Framework is not an FTA: 5 things to know
Tailored pact seeks to counter China’s clout while protecting US workers.
Cambodia, India mulling free trade pact establishment Chea Vanyuth
Cambodia and India have accelerated their internal technical work to establish the negotiation for a bilateral free trade agreement.
The US kicks off neocolonialism via Indo-Pacific Economic Framework
The IPEF represents continuity between the colonialist past and neocolonialist present in the Indo-Pacific region.
Panama President aims to restart China trade talks immediately
Panama President Laurentino Cortizo said he intends to immediately restart negotiations with China over a free trade agreement, after conversations were put on hold during the pandemic.
A protest is taking place in Salisbury city centre today
Protestors will be gathering to march to the Rockhopper Exploration headquarters. The company is suing the Italian government for £236 million due to its refusal to allow oil drilling off the Adriatic Coast.
The danger of corporate courts to green transition
Global Justice Stirling is holding a rally against corporate courts in front of Buchanan Galleries in Glasgow.