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Business group blasts Mexico’s new lithium law as violating trade deal
A Mexican law that nationalizes its future lithium industry violates its trade obligations under the CPTPP, the International Chamber of Commerce said.
Energy Charter Treaty fundamentally incompatible with EU law, study finds
Withdrawal from the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) is the only realistic way for the European Union to fix the outdated treaty’s incompatibility with the EU’s own laws, a new in-depth legal study has found.
US, UK trade officials to meet for 3rd round of talks in Boston
US and British trade officials will meet again in Boston in June to continue their dialogue on strengthening trade ties.
UAE and Turkey aim to double bilateral trade - minister
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Turkey have officially launched talks on a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement.
After India-Aus FTA, Indian pharma industry sees global opportunities
After the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement signed between India and Australia, the domestic pharmaceutical industry is seeing a plethora of opportunities for international trade.
UK trade deal with Israel sends a clear message: Apartheid is rewarded
Without conditionality on human rights or a mechanism for accountability, how can an enhanced trading relationship be understood by Israel as anything other than support for its violations and war crimes?
NI protocol the main barrier to trade deal, says US official
The impasse over the status of the Northern Ireland protocol is one of the main obstacles to a US-UK trade deal, Washington’s trade representative Katherine Tai said.
EU, India agree to set up trade and technology council
The push is part of a broader EU plan to accelerate trade talks with India, according to a person familiar with the talks.
Prime Minister proposes immediately initiating bilateral discussions on an FTA with China
Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa has suggested to the Cabinet that bilateral talks with China on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) be resumed immediately.
Can the AfCFTA bring an end to the rise in food prices in Africa?
Globally, food prices are rising due to the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on global food supply chains. In West Africa and the Sahel, food inflation is a native problem existing for over ten years.
A peek under the hood: Unwrapping the 2019 Moroccan model BIT
The 2019 Moroccan Model BIT is a good example of the growing body of ‘new generation’ Model BITs fuelling the ISDS reform conversation.
Britain’s hopes of post-Brexit US trade deal ‘depend on workers’ rights’
Unions from both sides of the Atlantic accuse Boris Johnson’s government of failing to grasp importance of labour rights.
Kyrgyzstan ratifies ICSID Convention
Kyrgyzstan government deposited with the World Bank a document on the ratification of the ICSID Convention, thereby completing the process of joining the world’s leading institution for resolving international investment disputes.
Bangladesh wants to sign CEPA with India in a year
Bangladesh is keen to clinch a Free Trade Agreement not only with India but also with Indonesia and Sri Lanka in a year.
UK and Israel to begin ‘formal negotiations’ later this year over trade agreement
Israeli Trade minister Rani Jayawardena "thrilled" by exciting "digital, data, technology, services and innovation" plans between the counties.
India, Canada resume FTA talks, eye interim deal
India and Canada resumed negotiations for a free trade agreement (FTA) last week and are eyeing an interim trade deal first to bolster bilateral commerce and investment.
China makes signing FTA a condition for helping Sri Lanka
While China has empathy for Sri Lanka’s economic plight and is keen on helping it, there ought to be “an early start of the negotiation and signing of the Free Trade Agreement, so as to enhance mutually beneficial cooperation.
EU Council and Commission appeal Western Sahara ruling
The Council of the EU has appealed the ruling of the EU General Court annulling the application of EU-Morocco deals in occupied Western Sahara. Surprisingly, the EU Commission lodged separate appeals.
Zim finalises tariff offer under AfCFTA
ZIMBABWE is finalising its tariff offer under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and hopes to reap huge trade benefits under the agreement.
Africa e-trade platform to connect 22 countries
The platform has been in its pilot phase for about 18 months in Kenya, Morocco, Tunisia, Cameroon and Senegal, and will now be integrated in 22 countries.