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On May 19, the European Union adopted a communication calling for taking “trade relations with ASEAN to a different level and working towards an ambitious region-to-region free trade agreement building on bilateral agreements between the EU and ASEAN Member States.”
The German federal government has admitted that an EU country’s arts policies could lead to it being sued by foreign corporations before investor tribunals under trade agreements being negotiated with Canada and the US.
The need for businesses to learn the import and export regulations in different markets has only become more important as Viet Nam signs a slew of free trade agreements (FTAs), experts say.
A group of UN experts have issued the following statement to express concern about the secret nature of drawing up and negotiating many of these free trade and investment agreements, such as TPP and TTIP, and the potential adverse impact of these agreements on human rights.
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, European Council President Donald Tusk, and EU President Jean-Claude Juncker agreed last Friday (29 May) to accelerate negotiations over a long-deadlocked Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and Japan.
The EU should be able to close markets to specific US agricultural goods if an increase in imports threatened to cause serious harm to domestic food production, say MEPs.
Today WikiLeaks has launched a campaign to crowd-source a $100,000 reward for America’s Most Wanted Secret: the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP).
A governernment official has warned Zanu PF supporters against invading commercial farms covered under Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements (Bippas) with foreign governments
Trade Ministers of 16 countries, including India, may meet in July in Kuala Lumpur to iron out issues related to the mega trade deal – Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement.
Alaska can now export liquified natural gas (LNG) to countries with which the US does not have a free trade agreement - such as Japan, Taiwan, China and India.
Australian politicians have been told they can view the current confidential negotiating text for the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, but only if they agree not to divulge anything they see for four years, despite expectations the deal could be finalised within months.
The European Parliament’s INTA Committee has recently voted on a recommendations for the European Commission regarding the TTIP negotiations.
Norway says TTIP could cause "issues" for UK if it pulls out of EU