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The East African Community (EAC) wants to expand its European market for horticultural products (flowers, vegetables and fruits) through a new trade partnership with Norway, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Iceland.
A major free trade deal should not allow US companies to sue European nations when they pass environmental laws that hurt their profits, MPs in the UK said on Tuesday.
As published by the European Council on 10 March 2015
The Council decided on 10 March 2015 to declassify the mandate given to the Commission to negotiate an international agreement on trade in services.
The Czech Foreign Ministry has been using the association agreement between the European Union and Georgia as an instrument of pressure exerted on the Georgian authorities in order to protect the investments of the Czech Energo-Pro firm, daily Lidove noviny (LN) writes Monday.
The European Free Trade Association (Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein) and Mercosur (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Venezuela) have agreed to initiate an exploratory dialogue with a view to possible future trade negotiations, EFTA said.
Laos and Vietnam signed an improved free trade agreement (FTA) on March 3, 2015, to replace their existing treaty dating back to 1998.
Ecologistas en Acción and ‘No al TTIP’ consider that the EU-US trade agreement will mean reductions in labor rights and these will be justified by “cost reduction based on the anti-trade union policy of the US – that has not ratified ILO conventions – and on labor reforms imposed by the Troika”.
Progressives in US Congress believe that fair trade agreements are possible – but not if the administration follows the old model for negotiations
Thousands of New Zealanders turned out in protests across the country Saturday against a Pacific-wide free trade deal claimed to be “selling out” the people’s future.
EU officials say that while they are looking at a ‘political push’ from India to kick-start the stalled negotiations, the 28-nation bloc is willing to be flexible in resolving the contentious issues.
Sixteen nations across the Asia-Pacific region expect to conclude talks that will free up trade and investment in a region that covers 28 percent of the world’s economy by the end of this year, say high-ranking officials from Indonesia and China.
Implementing a bilateral trade deal with the United States as well as a number of key regional players makes South Korea a "natural candidate" to join ongoing discussions for the Washington-led Pacific Rim trading bloc, but it needs to make a stronger commitment in wider areas, a senior American official said Monday.
Why is the Malaysian government so committed to signing the TPP despite its lack of popularity amongst various quarters in Malaysian society?
The Chinese Ministry of Commerce has announced the text of a bilateral investment treaty with the United States has been completed.
A study presented in the European Parliament predicted that the controversial agreement that Brussels and Washington are negotiating behind closed doors would bring about losses in jobs, economic capacity, salaries as well as exports.
Keen to expand economic ties with India, the European Union has sought a ’political push’ by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to restart the stalled talks for the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and expressed readiness to adopt flexibility to iron out differences on crucial issues.
Hungary will not support any trade agreement between the United States and the European Union that impairs the jurisdiction of Hungarian courts in trade disputes, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday.
The European Association for Business and Commerce has urged Thailand to revise trade-related regulations
Despite the global downturn and economic troubles in Russia, trade between Moscow and Bangkok is in rude health, with the food and agriculture sectors showing especially dynamic growth.