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India seeks review of trade agreements with ASEAN, Japan after RCEP withdrawal
Weeks after India decided not to join RCEP, the government on Wednesday said that it had sought a review of its existing trade agreements with the ASEAN and Japan.
EU lawmakers clear US beef imports but fault US tariffs
European Union lawmakers approved an increase in US beef imports to the EU, a move likely to ease transatlantic tensions.
Australia to fight Europe on climate demands in free-trade deal
Climate change targets are shaping to be a major sticking point in trade negotiations with Europe after France publicly tied Australia’s domestic action on climate change to the proposed FTA.
NHS drug prices, chlorine-washed chicken and secretive courts: What do US-UK trade documents tell us about life after Brexit?
Hundreds of pages of leaked documents detailing behind-closed-doors talks between US and UK officials have stoked fears about the true price of a post-Brexit trade deal with Trump’s America.
EU-Mercosur trade deal will intensify the climate crisis from agriculture
The reality is that the EU-Mercosur FTA will cause a serious increase in global greenhouse gas emissions.
UK faced with EU-US biotechnology dilemma post-Brexit
The discussion over science-based policymaking in the EU, in general, has been heating up in recent years, with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) front and centre of the debate.
US-UK trade leak: US seeks changes to patents and GIs
Confidential documents from trade negotiations between the UK government and the US detail the US position regarding IP provisions.
Top Mexican official floats prospect of labor tweak for continental trade deal
Adjustments could be made to how labor disputes are handled in the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement trade deal to help push through its ratification in the United States.
Leaked US trade talks show how Trump is dictating Johnson’s approach to a hard Brexit
Far from taking back control, Britain has clearly entered into a relationship where we hold none of the cards.
DPR asks palm oil’s inclusion in IEU-CEPA
The House of Representatives (DPR) Commission IV has urged the government to include palm oil in the negotiations on Indonesia - European Union Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement/IEU-CEPA).
Explosive leaked trade papers show NHS, chlorinated chicken already on table in US trade talks
Trade deal with Trump would threaten public services, consumer protection and online rights.
Spain is ordered to pay damages of EUR 290.6 million in NextEra renewable energy case
An ICSID tribunal ordered Spain to pay two Dutch investors EUR 290.6 million in compensation for its breach of the FET standard under ECT
How World Bank arbitrators mugged Pakistan
Thanks to the World Bank’s flawed and corrupt investment arbitration process, the rich are making a fortune at the expense of poor countries.
Spain offers green energy investors incentives to drop lawsuits
The government will offer subsidies which will allow investors that abandon litigation to maintain their current profitability rate of 7.39% until 2031.
South Korea and Indonesia reach final agreement on free trade deal
South Korea and Indonesia on Monday wound up seven and a half years of negotiations on a free trade deal, with an agreement to remove tariffs on steel, autos and beer.
China, S.Korea, Japan to hold trilateral FTA negotiations in Seoul
China, South Korea and Japan will hold a new round of negotiations on the trilateral free trade agreement (FTA) this week in Seoul.
US-India free trade agreement expected to further strengthen bilateral trade
India is working towards concluding a free trade agreement with the United States, particularly after Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently announced in Bangkok that India was dropping out of the China-led Regional Cooperation and Economic Partnership (RCEP).
Comments on the draft interim report / Sustainability Impact Assessment (SIA) in support of the association agreement negotiations between the European Union (EU) and Mercosur
The failure to take recent data or events into account risks creating incorrect and biased results.
Spain held liable for breach of FET under the ECT for frustrating legitimate expectations of 9REN, a Luxembourg-based renewable energy investor
An ICSID tribunal held that Spain violated Fair and Equitable Treatment under the Energy Charter Treaty.
Commission publishes proposal for agreement on conformity assessment with United States
The European Commission published its proposal for an EU-US agreement on conformity assessment for industrial products, in line with its commitment to enhanced transparency in trade negotiations.