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Beyond repair? The Energy Charter Treaty
An obscure investment agreement, the Energy Charter Treaty, threatens to undermine bold climate action to transform Europe’s energy system.
Philippines raises possibility of free trade deal with UAE
The government said it is exploring the possibility of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
EU FTA talks: India looking at ways to end stalemate, re-start negotiations
But the EU wants issues such as market access for automobiles, wines, and govt procurement issues resolved first.
PNG-USA to forge trade, investment pact
PNG and the United States of America are to sign the Trade and investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) which is close to being finalised, says US Ambassador.
Maldives to not proceed with free trade agreement with China
Indicating a toughening of its stance against Beijing, Maldivian Parliament’s Speaker categorically rejected that the archipelago will sign a trade agreement with China.
UK heads towards Brexit and Thailand ponders an FTA with Britain
Thailand is pondering the possibilities of creating a free trade agreement with the UK after British PM Boris Johnson’s victory in the UK election.
Romania agrees to pay large compensations to Romanian-Swedish investors
The Government took this decision to unlock the accounts of Romania’s air control company Romatsa, frozen by the Miculas.
Mexico objects to labor enforcement provision in North American trade deal
An annex for the implementation of the treaty, the result of political decisions by Congress and the Administration in the United States, was not consulted with Mexico, said Mexico’s deputy foreign minister.
We’re still waiting for a trade deal that benefits working people
The proposed replacement of NAFTA remains a tool for corporate interests and provides insufficient relief to address the problems for working people embedded in the original agreement.
Sweden sued for $1.8 billion due to environmental regulation
For the first time, Sweden has recieved a notice of arbitration for banning the exploration and mining of uranium.
Civil society declaration – Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreements: the mirage of the evaluation study
The evaluation is highly unsatisfactory due to: the economic methodology imposed by the EU; civil society not sufficiently involved; social, economic and environmental impacts not taken into account.
US settles on outline of elusive China trade deal
The United States has settled on final terms of a partial trade deal with China, several people familiar with the negotiations said.
Morocco-Turkey FTA (2004)
ICSID is modernizing and simplifying its rules
In amending the current rules, the ICSID aims to ultimately make the procedure less paper-intensive by using technology for the digital transmission of documents and case procedures.
’NAFTA lite’: Trump and Democrats’ trade deal is similar to pact president mocked as ’worst ever’
More than half of the new trade agreement simply modernizes provisions already contained in NAFTA.
We need a progressive alternative on trade — and NAFTA 2.0 isn’t it
Here’s what a progressive trade agenda that actually protects people and planet would actually look like.
How many trade deals will we lose access to post Brexit if we leave the Customs Union?
So far, the UK has negotiated 19 agreements covering 50 countries, which will come into force after the transition period ends.
New NAFTA is lost opportunity to reform corporate trade deals
Deal does not address the farm crisis, but will exacerbate climate crisis and jeopardize health and public safety.
Trump’s NAFTA 2.0: An environmental failure
An assessment suggests the revised deal would perpetuate NAFTA’s environmental damage.
Next India-EU summit expected in first half of 2020: EU envoy
The European Union said it was hopeful of forward movement in negotiations with India on the long-pending free trade agreement, and favoured opening separate talks for an investment protection treaty.