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The EU-Indonesia FTA sustainable impact assessment report and why it is so hard to find
The sustainable impact assessment report of the free trade agreement between the European Union and Indonesia is not easy to find. Yet some of its findings are quite worrying.
Erdogan’s Pakistan visit ‘golden opportunity’ to boost trade ties
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to Pakistan this week will not only help strengthen economic cooperation between the two countries but will also help boost bilateral trade
EU-Vietnam: 68 Civil Society Organisations urge MEPs not to ratify the new trade and investment agreements
The undersigned organisations from Europe (1) call on the Members of the European Parliament not to ratify the free trade and investment agreements between the European Union and Vietnam.
Member states ‘in the dark’ over Commission’s talks with the US
A group of EU member states are unhappy about the lack of information from the European Commission on the trade talks with the US and have expressed their “nervousness” about what could be in the deal.
Vietnam looks to burnish human rights image before EU trade vote
The European Commission, which is responsible for negotiating the EU’s free trade deals, recognises Vietnam’s human rights record as a cause for concern. It stresses, however, that the deal will provide a platform to address such issues.
US-India likely to finalize trade, defence deal during Trump visit
After signing a trade deal with China, the US is likely to finalize a trade agreement and a defence deal with India during the visit of President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump later this month.
China’s red carpet trap for Sri Lankan media
Sri Lanka maintains a strong and close relationship with China. The country supported Sri Lanka during the war and also in postwar development via the issuance of loans.
S. Korea eyes further economic cooperation with India
Consider India as the key partner of the country’s New Southern policy, South Korea need to further beef up the economic cooperation.
Chengdu Trilateral Summit still to deliver
The fact that China, Japan and South Korea (CJK) engaged in an agreed-upon trilateral summit framework, and bilateral dialogues on the sidelines, was no small achievement given heightened tensions between the three countries.
Resisting RCEP from the ground up: Indian movements show the way
The six year long mobilisation led by farmers movements and trade unions have made it amply clear that rural India cannot be taken for a ride any more.
US energy secretary hopes Mexico, Canada will help export American coal
Canada and Mexico could help export US coal to Asia via USMCA to get around the blocking of shipments by West Coast states, US Energy Secretary said.
India not negotiating comprehensive FTA with US currently, says Piyush Goyal
A US team is likely to visit India to finalise talks on the proposed trade package ahead of the visit of US President Donald Trump.
Tanzania reviews law on mediation for investors
One of Tanzania’s concessions to Barrick in the new deal is the right to seek international arbitration in case of disputes.
Vodafone, Cairn eligible for settling disputes under tax amnesty scheme
Vodafone’s dispute relates to its $11 billion acquisition of a 67% stake in the mobile-phone business owned by Hutchison Whampoa. Cairn Energy is contesting a big tax bill that Indian government raised for a 2006 transaction.
The future EU-UK relations
Keeping the EU-UK future economic relationship as close as possible whilst preserving the integrity of the single market and a level playing field is a central concern of the European business community.
Canada, Ethiopia to start negotiating investment agreement: Trudeau
Prime Minister Trudeau brought the promise of an investment agreement with Ethiopia, as he continued his bid to get African votes for Canada‘s attempt to win a United Nations Security Council seat.
Indonesia-Australia partnership
The IA-CEPA has been ratified by the legislatures of both countries and is thus strongly based on a national political consensus, allowing for immediate implementation..
S. Korea, Mercosur bloc hold 5th round of FTA talks
South Korea held the fifth round of free trade talks with a group of South American countries, including Brazil, with a goal of striking the deal this year.
Keep agri, dairy products out of trade deal with US, govt. told
Farmers groups and lobbies are now urging the Centre to ensure that agricultural products stay out of the ongoing Indo-U.S. trade negotiations as well.
Important differences between the final RCEP electronic commerce chapter and the TPPA and lessons for e-commerce in the WTO
The US Mexico Canada Agreement extended the TPPA’s digital trade rules to provide even more extensive guarantees the already-dominant technology corporations. The RCEP puts a break on those developments.