bilaterals.org logo
bilaterals.org logo

Articles by language


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.
Canadian mining companies keep targeting developing countries in dispute settlements
Canadian mining companies continue to sue developing countries for environmental policies that affect their profitability and often win huge payouts from these poorer countries, a new report states.
Thailand to join talks on US-led Indo-Pacific framework
This decision to engage in negotiations is not a commitment by Thailand to join the final arrangement, the government said.
Parliament Committee advises MEA to expedite Bilateral Investment Treaties
The parliamentary committee of the external affairs ministry has called for fast-tracking signing of bilateral investment treaties.
Colombia has formalized its free trade agreement with the United Kingdom
High-level sources revealed that Colombia has completed all its internal constitutional and legal procedures for the entry into force of the free trade agreement with the United Kingdom.
US picks negotiators for Biden’s Indo-Pacific Economic Framework
Sharon Yuan, a veteran of the Treasury Department who worked on the abandoned Trans-Pacific Partnership, has been hired to oversee staff work on the main points of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework.
What consequences will joining Biden’s IPEF have for S. Korea?
The US-led economic framework is designed to reorganize supply chains around the US — possibly sowing the seeds of conflict with China.
India should keep dairy products out of all free trade pacts: Balyan
As India plans to sign a slew of Free-Trade Agreements with several countries in the near future, milk and dairy products should never form part of any such trade deal to protect the interest of farmers, minister Balyan said.
Talos Energy pauses Mexico oil arbitration bid amid high-level talks
US-based oil producer Talos Energy has temporarily suspended pursuit of an arbitration claim against Mexico amid high-level talks over one of the country’s flagship offshore projects.
Dairy tariffs renew Canada-US trade spat, threats of retaliation
Canada’s refusal to budge on dairy tariffs is whipping up discontent south of the border, and had at least two US industry groups calling on Washington to retaliate.
Miners face headwinds in Guatemala despite consultation push
Mining companies are continuing to face political and community headwinds in Guatemala, as authorities push on with consultations needed to lift suspensions that have crippled the industry in recent years.
Spain calls for a quick ratification of EU trade agreements with Chile, Mexico and Mercosur, but what else is needed?
Spanish foreign minister Jose Manuel Albares called on his EU peers to definitively advance in the ratification of the trade accords of the European Union with Chile, Mexico and Mercosur.
In risky move, UK signals it may scrap Northern Ireland trade rules
The decision sets Britain on a collision course with the European Union, 18 months after a trade deal that was meant to have completed Brexit.
Europe edging closer to withdrawal from Energy Charter Treaty
More European Union countries have shown signs of impatience with the ongoing reform of the Energy Charter Treaty, which critics say impedes efforts to phase out fossil fuels, according to leaked diplomatic cables.
Singapore and the Pacific Alliance ink agreement to strengthen economic ties
The PA-Singapore Joint Work Plan builds on the PA-Singapore Free Trade Agreement and the PA-Singapore Joint Declaration.
Shut down fossil fuel production sites early to avoid climate chaos, says study
One of the biggest barriers will be the legal infrastructure that oil and gas companies and some coal companies have constructed to defend their investments, through treaties like the energy charter treaty.
Ukraine, Moldova to renew FTA agreement
Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova will renew a Free Trade Area agreement despite the war.