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Seychelles hosts meeting with EU, African states on economic partnership
Seychelles is for the first time hosting negotiations between the European Union and the Eastern Southern African States that are focusing on the implementation of an interim economic partnership.
Bernie is right: Trade is a climate issue
Trade deals have been huge drivers of climate change. NAFTA, for instance, incentivized the expansion of industries with high carbon footprints.
Morocco begins talks to curb trade deficit with Turkey
Morocco and Turkey agreed to review their free trade deal as Rabat struggles to curb its roughly $2 billion annual trade deficit with Ankara.
US and China sign phase one of trade deal
The US and China signed what they billed as the first phase of a broader trade pact. Big issues of Beijing’s state-run economy left for phase two.
India’s ‘door still open’ to RCEP free-trade deal: Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
More than two months after India pulled out of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar has suggested New Delhi could rethink its decision.
US-China phase one deal: Washington wants to meet 30% of China’s import needs, non-US suppliers will need to conduct damage assessments
Certain aspects of the soon to be signed US-China “Phase One” trade deal to end the ongoing 18-month trade war between the two nations may not be released to the public.
MEPs: Don’t waste your chance to change Vietnam
In coming weeks, the European Parliament is expected to take a binding decision on whether to approve, postpone or reject the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and Investment Protection Agreement (IPA).
Understanding the European Union’s understanding on computer and related services
If adopted on a wide scale, the Understanding would consolidate power and control over the digital ecosystem, including of data, in the major powers and more specifically, their corporations.
Russia woos India to sign trade pact with Eurasian Economic Union
Moscow hopes to show global heavyweights take its bloc seriously. India’s exit from the RCEP could pave the way for it to sign an agreement with the EAEU instead.
Big Pharma looks to stem losses after trade deal defeat
The industry is working to get US senators on record in support of including the protections it lost in NAFTA 2.0 in future trade agreements with other countries.
This Canadian won millions in a legal fight with Kazakhstan. Was it worth it?
A Canadian mining exec’s decades-long tussle with Kazakhstan is finally over. He was awarded nearly $53 million.
S. Korean firm to request arbitration in investor-state dispute with US government
KTurbo claims US government violated terms of KORUS FTA, after US court judged that the company violated place of origin rules.
Spain pushes for prioritising services in EU-UK deal
Spain called for the inclusion of services in the first phase of EU-UK negotiations on the future relationship, adding more complexity to trade talks.
EAEU-Serbia FTA (2019)
EAEU-Singapore FTA (2019)
Boris Johnson’s next Brexit fight looms on EU’s fishing demands
EU Commission says fishing must be part of a trade agreement. UK has said it wants control of its own waters after Brexit.
Seoul, Moscow to hold 3rd round of FTA talks on service sector
South Korea said it plans to hold the 3rd round of FTA negotiations with Russia in the service and investment segments this week, as the country endeavors to diversify its trade portfolio amid protectionism.
S. Korean investment agreements allow paper companies to request international arbitration
South Korea has concluded no fewer than 99 investment agreements that allows paper companies to take advantage of investor-state dispute system.
China and EU may hold summit in Beijing at end of March, ahead of ‘17+1’ meeting
China and the EU are expected to hold their annual summit at the end of March, two weeks before Beijing hosts a high-profile meeting with the leaders of Central and Eastern European countries.