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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.
EU again defies its highest court
On 22 December 2021, the European Commission released [or download] a large report on how the EU-Morocco trade agreement allegedly is for the “benefits for the people of Western Sahara”. aimed to amend EU-Moroccp trade agreement
AfCFTA Secretariat: Conclusion of AfCFTA Phase II negotiations our priority
Mr. Mene said, concluding the outstanding negotiations and protocols -phases I and II in full, would create robust implementation of the Agreement. while significant progress had been made with agreement of 87.7 per cent of tariff lines.
India’s trade pacts: A toss-up between strategic interests, economic gains
After a long hiatus, India has resumed its engagement with trade pacts. To what extent do these deals weigh on economic considerations? More importantly, how similar are they to strategic alliances?
Cambodia mulls bilateral trade, investment accord with India
The two countries are in the stage of finalising studies by each working group on the possibility of negotiating the establishment of a free trade agreement.
Spain pushes for quick EU action to approve Chile trade deal
Spain wants the European Union to move quickly to ink a free-trade deal with copper powerhouse Chile that was put on ice late last year.
Johnson says FTA hopefully by yr-end; to hold talks with PM Modi today
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said his country hoped to complete a free trade agreement (FTA) with India by the year-end.
European Commission President to visit India next week
President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen’s two-day visit starting on April 24 will see discussions around key issues including the India-EU Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
UK ministers expect first trade deals with individual US states to be secured ‘within weeks’
The planned agreements will not be legally binding or cut tariffs, UK trade minister said.
Canada postpones talks to expand FTA agreement with Ukraine until after war
Ukraine and Canada have agreed to continue negotiations on expanding the agreement on the free trade zone to the sphere of services and investments after the end of the war in Ukraine.
ISDS landscape in Latin America for 2022
ISDS in Latin America is here to stay. While disputes in sectors such as pensions and telecoms are becoming more common in the region, we expect to see a ripening of COVID-related, tech and energy disputes.