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Geopolitics behind NZ-UK free trade deal
For now, New Zealand’s free trade deal with the UK might be about building back butter - but it could end up being more about Beijing.
‘Pakistan to renegotiate all bilateral investment treaties’
Pakistan will renegotiate all bilateral investment treaties (BITs) on the basis of new BIT template being finalised by the government, a top official of the Board of Investment said.
SPS rules still hold back agri exports
The Cambodia-China Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA) has been signed, trading appreciably more agricultural wares will not be possible without first tackling some of the remaining non-tariff barriers, especially those concerning sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) rules.
EU-ESA EPA: EU proposals (Jun 2021)
Less than a third of UK public would support a Saudi Arabia trade deal
Government data, released after pressure from Labour, shows just 27% would be in favour of such a deal as Liz Truss visits Gulf state.
CPTPP members must be wary of China’s attempt to join trade pact
Until Beijing demonstrates a credible commitment to abiding by the rules and ceases to use its economic might as a tool of coercion against other states, allowing it to join the CPTPP would be a serious mistake.
UK agrees free trade deal with New Zealand
The only winners the mega-corporations who run New Zealand’s meat and dairy farms," said UK shadow trade secretary.
EU lawmakers push for closer ties with Taiwan, drawing Chinese anger
The European Union must deepen ties with Taiwan and start work on an investment deal with the island, EU lawmakers said in a resolution adopted, angering Beijing, whose similar deal with the EU struck in 2020 has been put on ice.
The EU may finally be ready for an independent investment deal with India
The European Union (EU) has finally given its assent to conclude a proposed investment facilitation deal with India, separate from the free trade agreement (FTA) also being negotiated between the partners.
Talks on PTA with Vietnam to be held in November: envoy
The talks on further progress on the proposed Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) between Pakistan and Vietnam are likely to take place in the middle of November this year, a diplomat said.
Cambodia-South Korea deal ‘to be signed next week’
The Kingdom of Cambodia and the Republic of Korea will sign a draft free trade agreement (FTA) next week, as the two countries witness their bilateral trade amount on the rise.
Aussie trade minister flies home without post-Brexit trade deal
Trade ministers were unable to thrash out a post-Brexit trade deal, with several issues unresolved.
Nine-month timeframe to sign agreement was set by Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed and Yair Lapid, Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs
Nine-month timeframe to sign agreement was set by Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed and Yair Lapid, Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs.
UK nears New Zealand trade deal in latest post-Brexit accord
The UK is on the verge of sealing a trade deal with New Zealand as it seeks new economic allies after leaving the European Union.
AfCFTA holds key to strengthening UAE-Africa trade
The new African Continental Free Trade Area is not only a symbol of the continent’s business resilience but is rapidly reshaping global as well as intra-Africa trade to deepen the longstanding relationship between Africa and Dubai.
Congo set to offer tax facility to UAE investors
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will offer a tax facility to the UAE investors and sign an agreement to protect investments and boost bilateral trade between the two countries, says its President.
Making sense of Sudan’s move against Petronas
Sudan’s government confiscated Petronas’s assets on the grounds that they were acquired "through illegal means" during Omar al-Bashir’s regime. Some argue that Sudan is turning on its allies "under the pretext of fighting corruption".
TDM Law Journal call for papers: International investment arbitration - Environmental protection and climate change issues
Environmental protection and climate change issues are increasingly coming to the centre stage of international public discourse as an urgent matter and more so in the wake of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, 2015.
Devas Multimedia eyeing foreign assets of Indian govt to enforce $1.3 bn arbitral award
Devas Multimedia’s investors are eyeing several properties owned by the Indian government across the world, as they seek to enforce a $1.3 billion arbitral award the satellite company won against Antri.
Changes to dairy product names likely needed for EU trade deal - minister
NZ Trade Minister Damien O’Connor is back from a two-week trip to the US and EU and says good progress has been made on trade talks.