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A group of farmers, fishers, civil society organizations, and the private sector has expressed opposition to the ratification of the world’s largest free trade agreement—the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
Right now, Indonesia is also seeking to sign a preferential trade agreement (PTA) with the Palestinian government in order to help the Palestinian people conduct trade and increase economic cooperation between the two countries.
Negotiations between India and the U.K. on a comprehensive FTA could be delayed to January 2022, with a Cabinet change in the UK and the need for more “pre-negotiation” talks being the main reasons for the talks not taking off in November as expected.
Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon M. Lopez cited the need to elevate the Philippine-EU trade and investment relations to new heights via a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) to give the two parties’ bilateral relations more stability.
Sweden’s ambassador to India, expressed hope that the FTA between the EU and India would be negotiated and resolved soon. Swedish diplomats also stressed on innovation and cooperation between entities from their country and India.
The proposed amendments to three Acts, which are necessary to complete the domestic ratification process of the RCEP, will be tabled in Parliament next month, according to Senior Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali.
Malaysia and Turkey are set to conclude the text-based negotiations for an expanded free trade agreement (FTA) between the two countries by year-end and finalise the entire package by the middle of 2022.
Thailand and Bangladesh are working closely to ink a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA), the country’s envoy said during a meeting with Bangladeshi business leaders.
Grassroots movements from the Americas have accumulated experiences and a history of struggles for sovereignty and integration.
Five fossil fuel companies are already known to be seeking over $18 billion in compensation from governments over energy policy changes and most of these have been brought via the Energy Charter Treaty.
Extractive companies are the most frequent users of the investor-state dispute settlement system (ISDS), making up 29 percent of all ICSID claims in fiscal year 2021.
Walker’s text of 22 November 2021 on the WTO response to the pandemic
Thailand aims to join talks on membership of a trans-Pacific free-trade agreement, a government official said.
India’s steps to better protect itself hasn’t curbed the appetite of foreign investors, suggesting that the perceived correlation between FDI and robust investor protection is overstated.
Pakistan and Azerbaijan are working on a preferential trade agreement, which will lower customs tariffs and improve bilateral trade, announced Azerbaijani ambassador to Pakistan.
Developers of Keystone XL are seeking to recoup more than $15 billion in damages connected to President Joe Biden’s decision to yank a permit for the border-crossing oil pipeline even after construction began.
We call on social organisations to be attentive to what happens with the modernisation of the Association Agreement between Chile and the European Union.
On 1 September 2021, Angola’s National Assembly ratified the International Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States (ICSID).
AfCFTA, in collaboration with Afreximbank, has plans to roll out a $10 billion adjustment fund for countries that might suffer revenue loss arising from the elimination of tariffs on goods produced in the continent.
The Ministry of Trade and Industry is working with the Japanese External Trade Organisation (JETRO) to attract more Japanese investments into the country.