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More European Union countries have shown signs of impatience with the ongoing reform of the Energy Charter Treaty, which critics say impedes efforts to phase out fossil fuels, according to leaked diplomatic cables.
The PA-Singapore Joint Work Plan builds on the PA-Singapore Free Trade Agreement and the PA-Singapore Joint Declaration.
One of the biggest barriers will be the legal infrastructure that oil and gas companies and some coal companies have constructed to defend their investments, through treaties like the energy charter treaty.
Plaza Centers has submitted a request for arbitration against Romania with the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, seeking full compensation for losses related to the project.
Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova will renew a Free Trade Area agreement despite the war.
Aside from the Philippines’ pending accession to the mega free trade deal RCEP, the government is also strongly pushing for the country’s participation in the CPTPP and the Indo Pacific Economic Framework.
Malaysia views US President Joe Biden’s proposed Indo-Pacific economic bloc as a welcome initiative but sees a bigger immediate opportunity in selling its access to a China-led trade pact.
IPEF is created to encourage regional economies to “decouple” from the Chinese market by leading them to alternative supply chains.
The AIFFWF, in its organisational report, also highlighted the eviction of 2,250 families of fisherfolk, involved in small-scale fishing, from a lake spread over 10,187 acres.
The agreements have been technically finalized and cover cooperation on avoidance of double taxation, air services, reciprocal protection of investment, and trade cooperation.
Insecurity and infrastructure deficiencies are threats to the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement, says West African food association
After the graduation to a developing nation, Bangladesh may take the initiative for holding discussions with ASEAN countries to sign free trade agreement, Philippine Ambassador said.
The European Union aims to finalize and sign at least three stalled trade agreements this year as the bloc looks to reinforce strategic alliances amid the turmoil caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
A State Department spokesperson said the US was still discussing the mechanics of the framework with its partners but will design IPEF to prioritise flexibility and inclusion
The European Union and Japan have agreed on increased cooperation to develop digital technologies, cyber security and artificial intelligence.
Russia’s top lender Sberbank initiated investment arbitration proceedings against Ukraine after its parliament approved a presidential decree allowing for the forced seizure of Sberbank-owned assets in the country.
The development is taking place at a time when India is set to begin deeper engagements with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries towards inking a free trade agreement (FTA).
The EU will launch legal action and possibly impose countermeasures if London takes unilateral action.
New Zealand has fired a warning shot at Canada over dairy tariffs, kicking off a dispute resolution under the trans-Pacific Partnership pact - the first of its kind.
The free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations between India and the UK have resulted in the draft treaty text advancing across the majority of chapters at the end of the third round of talks.