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President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen’s two-day visit starting on April 24 will see discussions around key issues including the India-EU Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
The planned agreements will not be legally binding or cut tariffs, UK trade minister said.
Ukraine and Canada have agreed to continue negotiations on expanding the agreement on the free trade zone to the sphere of services and investments after the end of the war in Ukraine.
ISDS in Latin America is here to stay. While disputes in sectors such as pensions and telecoms are becoming more common in the region, we expect to see a ripening of COVID-related, tech and energy disputes.
The Presidents of Ecuador and Uruguay exchanged views on ”the possibility of starting to deal with a bilateral trade agreement.“
Panama submitted a formal request to revise the agricultural tariff elimination terms of the US FTA. US agriculture groups urge the Biden administration to oppose any changes to agricultural tariffs, TRQs or safeguards.
State exclusivity in the lithium value chain can violate the treaty between Mexico, the United States and Canada (T-MEC).
India and the UAE have remained cautious in granting each other access to the sensitive public procurement segment under the free trade agreement (FTA) signed in February.
Bangladesh now works vigorously to sign free-trade agreement (FTA) with ASEAN before LDC graduation to make up for loss of preferential trading facility following exit from the poor-country club.
In a petition to US labor officials, Mexican union SNITIS said a Panasonic car parts plant in the border city of Reynosa violated the 2020 United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).
Trade talks between New Zealand and the European Union have entered a “rolling process” of negotiations, with hopes the long-running discussions can be wrapped up before Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visits the region this year.
The new legal framework for intellectual property rights will meet the standards set out in the CPTPP free trade agreement, and is expected to help in the country’s negotiations to join the 11-member trade bloc.
The government will not allow more Indians to come to the UK through new visa routes in any UK-India free trade deal.
Barbados and Rwanda move to strengthen ties, Prime Minister Mia Mottley believes such a partnership can pay dividends in the fight against COVID-19.
Canada and Indonesia recently agreed to intensify economic cooperation, especially on trade, investment and energy transition. Indonesian foreign affairs minister Retno Marsudi and Canadian counterpart Melanie Joly signed the Indonesia-Canada Plan of Action for 2022-2025 during the latter’s visit to Indonesia to take ahead the cooperation initiatives.
The government is considering seven countries and two regional blocs as potential partners for signing free trade agreements to retain duty-free market access of Bangladeshi products after the graduation from the least developed country to a developing one in 2026.
South Korea decided to join a mega free trade agreement involving 11 Asia-Pacific nations as the country seeks to diversify its export portfolio amid heightened economic uncertainty.
Thailand is scheduled to study free trade agreements (FTAs) with countries in the Middle East, Africa and Latin America by the second half of this year, a move to expand new export markets.
In a move that surprised no one, the EU Council has appealed the recent EU Court of Justice stopping EU trade and fisheries in occupied Western Sahara.
The “digital trade agenda” would see the ability of governments to regulate big tech in the public interest severely curtailed.