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NAFTA panel could rule on investor-state challenge targeting Ontario this month
Billionaire T. Boone Pickens is suing Canada through the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) for $700 million in future lost profit.
Japan mulls extra budget to bolster agricultural sector in wake of TPP pact
The government is preparing a supplementary budget to help farmers compete with cheaper imported crops under the recently concluded Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade pact, which obligates Japan to lift tariffs on many agricultural products.
Labor finally approves China-Australia free trade agreement
The China-Australia free trade agreement will come into force before the end of the year after a compromise deal was finally struck between the federal government and opposition.
India, Canada closely working to finalise CEPA
India and Canada are closely working to finalise the comprehensive economic partnership agreement (CEPA)
Gov’t to mull collecting sales promotion funds from farmers
The government will look into collecting funds from farmers and other producers to be utilized in promotional activities for their products.
Japan to remove tariffs on 95.1% of imports under TPP pact
The Japanese government said that it will eventually remove tariffs on 95.1% of farm, industrial and other imported products in value terms under the recently sealed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.
Lessons from NAFTA for the TPP
There are many lessons from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that are relevant to the current debate over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Govt to speed up trade negotiations with EU: Trade minister
Indonesian government wants to accelerate negotiations on a comprehensive economic partnership agreement with the European Union in its continued quest to expand the country’s trade clout globally, said Trade Minister Thomas Lembong.
Indonesia and the treaty on Trans-Pacific Partnership
Many are concerned with the apprehension of Indonesia being just a “market” for imported goods and services, should Indonesia join the TPP.
More TPP pork trade details announced
The following is a U.S. Meat Export Federation summary of the preliminary details related to U.S. pork trade.
The problem with tying health care to trade
Writing pharmaceutical regulations into international trade deals can have costly consequences.
Japan to lift duties on all vegetables, most fishery products under TPP
The government said it will lift tariffs on all vegetables and most fishery products under the recently inked Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.
Indonesia and the treaty on Trans-Pacific Partnership
Discourse on the possibility of Indonesia joining the TPP has caught both media and public attention. Indonesian accession to the TPP may potentially hamper the vision of the Jokowi administration to realize national economic independence.
EU-EAC EPA (2015)
As published by the European Commission
Tariffs to be focus of 11th round of talks on EU-US trade deal
The United States and the European Union will seek to make progress on tariffs during the 11th round of negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
Malaysia in talks on FTA with Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Malaysian Government is in discussions on establishing a free trade agreement (FTA) with Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Mauritius: EPA - Mauritius to adhere to new provisions
Mauritius will sign the Joint Undertaking on Administrative Cooperation for the Implementation of the Cumulation Provisions contained in the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA).
EU Parliament adopts robust mechanism needed for Paris climate talks. Are European national leaders ready to act?
EU Parliament adopts robust mechanism needed for Paris climate talks. Are European national leaders ready to act?
Leaked documents show TTIP negotiations in deadlock on most issues
EU member states are concerned about the “tough negotiation process in all key areas” of the TTIP agreement
Corporate rights in trade agreements: Attacking the environment and community values
A private trade tribunal ruled that Canada violated rules in NAFTA because of an environmental impact assessment that led Canada to reject a company’s controversial mining project from moving forward in an important cultural and ecological area in Nova Scotia.