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Phase 1 US China trade deal: patent provisions
China agreed to extend patent terms for novel drugs "to compensate for unreasonable delays that occur in granting the patent or during pharmaceutical product marketing approvals."
Auto and beef exports from Japan to EU higher after first year of EPA
Automobile and wagyu beef exports to the European Union are increasing thanks to tariff cuts under an economic partnership agreement between Japan and the EU.
UK sets out plan to reclaim sovereignty over fishing waters post-Brexit
The British government introduced legislation to end the automatic right of European Union boats to fish in its waters, although they could be allowed back under a post-Brexit trade deal.
Cambodia and EBA deal: Challenges and responses
Cambodia has been actively looking for alternative markets in China, South Korea and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) in recent months.
The bully in the lunchroom: The US moves to weaken Mexico’s new junk food labeling law
Even though US negotiators were forced by public opposition to remove language explicitly banning front-of-package graphic labels from New NAFTA, other provisions of concern remain in the trade deal.
EU’s Barnier eyes loose association deal as basis for new British ties
Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier told the 27 EU states that a loose so-called association agreement like the one the bloc has with Ukraine should serve as the basis for a new relationship with Britain.
Trump signs trade deal with Canada and Mexico
President Trump signed the trade deal at the White House, fulfilling a campaign promise to rewrite the North American trade rules.
CPEC: the bigger picture
For China, the benefits of the BRI go beyond mere connectivity and trade to ratcheting up its regional and global clout. Capital, whether it takes the form of equity or credit, is a principal source of extending leverage over other nations.
Economic diplomacy: APEC’s future, digital trade deals, and green debt
Malaysian PM Mahathir controls the credibility of APEC, and China controls how emerging economies cut carbon emissions.
Australia to intensify engagement, new envoy likely to be India-hand O’Farrell
Australian High Commissioner Harinder Sidhu hope that India will seriously consider returning to the RCEP table.
US, Kenya to start trade talks seen as template for Africa
The US and Kenya are expected to announce negotiations on a free-trade agreement, America’s first such deal with a sub-Saharan country.
Algeria, Libya plan to establish free trade zone
Algerian Minister of Trade Kamel Rezig announced a joint initiative with Libya to establish a free trade area.
ICSID’s longest running dispute: Tribunal dismisses application for annulment of resubmission award
An ad hoc committee has recently dismissed the claimants’ application to annul a resubmission award in Victor Pey Casado and President Allende Foundation v Republic of Chile.
NFU to lead food standards rally in Westminster
Hundreds of farmers from across the country will gather in London in March to join the NFU in a rallying call to Government, urging them to commit that future UK trade policy will not allow imports of food produced to standards that would be illegal in the UK.
PM Orban: We want to register Rosia Montana with UNESCO
The Romanian Government wants to register the Rosia Montana site on the UNESCO World Heritage List and is to hold consultations on this topic with the representatives of the Romanian state in the litigation at ICSID.
Mauritania to apply free trade deal with ECOWAS
Mauritania will soon implement the free trade agreement with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), President El Ghazouani has said.
US to talk trade deal with India before Donald Trump’s visit
India expects to sign deals to raise its defense and energy purchases from the US during Donald Trump’s visit: said a Report.
CETA: Rights for Canadian multinationals
CETA strengthens the legal position of North American companies in the EU and exposes European governments and taxpayers to potential claims.
Egypt MPs call for annulling free trade deal with Turkey
Tension between Egypt and Turkey surfaced again as the industry committee at the Egyptian parliament called for annulling the free trade agreement between the two countries, saying it “harms local products”.
Auto tariffs to be key topic in Japan-UK trade talks after Brexit
Auto tariffs are expected to come up as a top agenda item in Japan-UK trade talks that are expected to start as early as this spring after the latter’s exit from the European Union.