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The executive secretary of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), has proposed to African heads of state that trading under this framework starts in January 2021, according to an official.
At least 82% of the reported Non-Tariff Barriers in the COMESA region are those imposed on imports and exports of goods and services and are largely operational by design. According to trade experts, these type of NTBs are easy to identify and monitor.
MPs are set to try to force the government to block corporate lawsuits relating to future trade deals, in a bid to safeguard human rights.
The first significant bilateral trade agreement has been signed between the European Union (EU) and China this morning, Monday, July 20.
Chinese commerce minister Zhong Shan and Cambodian counterpart Pan Sorasak announced the conclusion of the talks via a video conference yesterday. The FTA is expected to be signed this year.
India is seeking concessions for generic drugs it exports to the United States in return for opening its dairy markets and slashing tariffs on farm goods as the two sides seek to shore up a new trade deal.
South Korea and China will hold a new round of negotiations on their free trade agreement(FTA) regarding the service and investment sectors this week.
The emergence of the so-called “Frugal Five” led by Austria and Netherlands, has blocked so far the European Union recovery plan, with a massive injection of funds, and forebodes hard times to finally reach the implementation of an EU trade agreement with Mercosur.
Indonesia will conduct a worker-exchange program with Australia to boost its human resources. The plan was announced by a senior government official just days after the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) entered into force.
India and the US are close to concluding an initial limited trade package followed by a possible bilateral free trade agreement (FTA).
The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) on Monday signed an agreement with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to support economic development and integration of the Caribbean Community (Caricom).
Limited funding for EAC integration and low public awareness about the Treaty Protocols and their implementation framework are bottlenecks for the 150 million-strong population to exploit opportunities it presents.
Last week, Kenya and US officially started negotiations of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA). A special interest group comprising civil society, trade unions and farmers have also mobilised against the FTA. This is a common trend globally when trade negotiations begin because the future of these vested interest groups is always uncertain.
The Indian government is open to Preferential Trade Agreement and even Free Trade Agreements with big countries like US, UK, and EU that are equal, fair and reciprocal.
The British government is aiming to reach a trade deal with Japan "around the end of this month," according to London’s chief negotiator with Tokyo.
The Attorney General has informed the Supreme Court that the content of the Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (SLSFTA) still under the study of the Presidential Committee appointed to review the agreement.
Cambodia and South Korea have agreed to launch official negotiations for a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA).
The Federal Government is facing calls to axe its free trade deal with Hong Kong after suspending Australia’s extradition agreement with the city.
India and the EU may take a fresh look at the long-pending bilateral Broad-based Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA) and see if a meeting ground could be reached and the talks taken forward when leaders meet at the India-EU Summit.
Trade liberalisation is incompatible with women’s human rights and gender equality when corporations exploit women’s cheap labour as a source of comparative advantage.