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Experts have urged the government to complete its homework before engaging into the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Thailand as, historically, FTAs have failed to usher favourable terms for Pakistan’s exports.
TPP would lead to losses in employment and increases in inequality. Benefits for economic growth are more limited, and they are negative in some countries such as the United States.
The Obama administration could partly fix a flaw in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement through separate negotiations on the proposed Trade in Services Agreement.
China wants to forge a trade deal with Canada but this will require Canadian concessions on investment restrictions and a commitment to build an energy pipeline to the coast.
Letter from civil society organizations in Myanmar to EC Commissioner Malmström.
Canada asks officials to focus on TPP ratification instead; wants India to first ink bilateral investment pact.
TTIP’s ability to create global standards is limited. The agreement may even be detrimental to the promotion of higher social or environmental standards.
The problem of TPP is with the “investment” chapter, which severely constrains environmental, health, and safety regulation, and even financial regulations with significant macroeconomic impacts.
Representatives of industry raised concerns about the impact of various free-trade agreements (FTAs) on the country’s trade and sought more clarity on guidelines governing e-commerce in a meeting with commerce and industry minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday.
Domestic small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) need close co-operation from public offices in getting information about regulations of free trade agreements (FTAs) for getting more benefits from the agreements.
The government is open to reviewing and renegotiating existing free trade agreements (FTAs) India has signed with different countries, Union minister of state for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman said on Monday.
President Rafael Correa announced that Ecuador has reached a payment plan with the US oil company, Occidental (Oxy)
The beneficiaries of ISDS have overwhelmingly been companies with more than USD1 billion in annual revenue and individuals with more than USD100 million in net wealth.
A new study has concluded that TTIP threatens to completely change the way small and medium sized farms operate, through the use of more genetic engineering and more hormone-treated meat.
Persistent disagreements between the United States and the European Union over the treatment of personal data threaten to undermine international standards.
Ecuador paid $100M on Dec. 21; will pay another $100M on Jan. 15; $100M on Jan. 31; $200M on Feb. 29; $300M on March 31; and the remainder on April 29.
Prepared by staff from the World Bank, the study says the so-called Trans-Pacific Partnership would boost Australia’s economy by just 0.7 per cent by the year 2030.
South Africa has resolved a trade row with the US which threatened to throw South Africa out of its preferential trade programme over its refusal to allow the importation of American chickens.
Karuturi Global Ltd., one of the largest investors in Ethiopia’s farm industry, is challenging the termination of its project, claiming the government broke the terms of its agreement with the company.