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China to apply to join Digital Economy Partnership Agreement
China will apply to join the Digital Economy Partnership Agreement to strengthen international cooperation on digital regulation, President Xi Jinping said.
Ukraine, Canada agree to start talks on revision of FTA agreement
The talks include cross-border trade in services, financial services, investments, telecommunications, and other sectors.
ICSID arbitral tribunal discontinues arbitration case against Cyprus
The arbitration has been discontinued in response to the non-payment of the claimant’s portion of the required advance payment of the costs of the proceeding.
Cairn Energy moves to settle $1 billion tax dispute with India
The settlement is under the Taxation Laws (Amendment) Act, introduced this year to put an end to 17 tax disputes India has with multinational companies like Cairn and Vodafone Plc.
S. Korea, Arab nations agree to resumption of free trade talks
South Korea and a group of Arab countries have agreed to push for the resumption of their free trade talks that have been suspended for a decade in a move to forge deeper economic ties, Seoul’s industry ministry said.
Antrix case: Devas says award confirmed by ‘many nations’
Seen as a step for seizure of assets of Indian PSUs abroad.
EFTA-Indonesia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement enters into force
A new free trade agreement (FTA) between EFTA and Indonesia entered into force on 1 November 2021 after the ratification of all Parties.
Indonesia’s digital economy commitments in EU and RCEP trade agreements
In recent years, Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) have started to include rules for the digital economy as a result of pressure from Big Tech. This summary analyses the most important points being negotiated by Indonesia with the European Union and RCEP.
Owner of Dnipro-Buzka wind farm, Belgium’s SREW N.V., initiates arbitration against Ukraine
SREW N.V., an open joint-stock company registered in Belgium, which owns 75% of the charter capital of Dnipro-Buzka wind plant LLC, has initiated arbitration against Ukraine.
India-UK FTA talks should champion digital trade
The UK and India can play a pivotal role in shaping the global data and digital rules, say UK India Business Council directors.
Dhaka likely to ink PTA deal with Colombo by March next year
Dhaka wants to conclude preferential trade agreement (PTA) with Colombo on March 4th next, now that Bangladesh begins to arm itself with trading tools for its graduation into competitive-market regime.
‘Pak-Thailand FTA likely to be finalised by end year’
The process of dialogue between the two countries had been slowing down during the COVID- 19 pandemic period, the ambassador of Thailand to Pakistan said.
Debunking government claims on RCEP
As Trade Justice Pilipinas articulated in an earlier statement: “RCEP will further prop up a broken economic model that we need to radically transform in favor of one that is more resilient.”
RCEP mega trade deal to take effect in January, Australia says
The RCEP, a major trade deal including Japan, China, ASEAN, Australia and other members, is set to take effect on Jan. 1, the Australian government has announced.
The Asia-Pacific’s free trade disagreements
It’s not just the different agreements, per se – the distinctly different models of FTAs are complicating trade regimes in the region.
Russia would like BiH to conclude free trade agreement with Eurasian Customs Union
Russia to provide support to Bosnia and Herzegovina in the process of concluding a free trade agreement with the Eurasian Economic Union.
Iran starts free trade talks with EAEU in Armenia
Iran and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) have started three-day talks in the Armenian capital to discuss a potential free trade deal between the two sides.
Ukraine, Chile interested in concluding free trade agreement – Economy Ministry
Ukraine aims to deepen bilateral cooperation with Chile in the trade and economic sector by concluding a free trade agreement (FTA).
New US pork rules a boon to farmers
Lawmakers are concerned about the consequences for Taiwan’s bid to join the CPTPP if people vote to ban the import of pork products containing ractopamine residue in a referendum on Dec. 18.
Missing from the climate talks: Corporate powers to sue governments over extractives policies
Allowing oil, mining, and gas companies to continue to file expensive lawsuits over environmental regulations could undermine whatever agreements might be reached in the COP26 in Glasgow.