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Modi’s visit to Canada will boost trade deals: Diplomat
Canada expects Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit in April to help accelerate finalization of trade and investment agreements between the two countries, a Canadian diplomat has said.
Why do we say NO to FTAs, TTIP and CETA
In this video, Via Campesina leaders from Europe, US and Canada explain how new free trade agreements affect food sovereignty.
WPF motion on TNCs and human rights violations
The World Parliamentary Forum calls on national and regional Parliaments to reject both free trade agreements (FTAs) that benefit corporations and major international investors, as well as abusive bilateral investment treaties (BITs), that some governments have already cancelled.
Eurasian Economic Union to sign free trade deal with Vietnam soon — Russian official
The free trade deal between the EEU and Vietnam will help expand Russia’s access to the Vietnamese market and the market of the ASEAN member states, the government says.
Australia-GCC free trade agreement “a priority”
A GCC-Australia Free Trade Agreement is top of the agenda for Andrew Robb, the Australian Minister for Trade and Investment, when he returns to the region in April.
Company vs country
Resistance is mounting against the booming and lucrative business of multinational companies suing governments.
European trade lobby urges restart of FTA talks
The European Association for Business and Commerce (EABC) is calling for an early resumption of talks on a Thailand-European Union free-trade agreement, arguing that there is no need to wait for the return of democracy.
Le Vietnam et la R. de Corée paraphent leur accord de libre-échange
La République de Corée et le Vietnam ont paraphé leur accord de libre-échange (ALE), a annoncé dimanche le ministère sud-coréen de l’Industrie, de l’Energie et du Commerce extérieur.
India denies pushing SL to sign CEPA
The Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka last week denied reports that the country was pushing Sri Lanka to revive the much discussed Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) solely due to the former’s interest.
India: Govt, legal experts differ on Cairn compensation demand
Cairn Energy Plc’s demand for compensation from India for the Rs 10,200 crore tax notice slapped on Cairn India earlier this month under the ambit of the India-UK Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (BIPA) has divided those in the government and those outside it.
CBDT on Cairn: Tax matters not covered under UK-India BIT
According to sources ay India’s Central Board of Direct Taxes, tax matters are not covered under UK-India bilateral Investment treaty (BIT).
S. Korea, Vietnam initial free trade deal
South Korea and Vietnam have initialed their free trade agreement (FTA) that aims to boost bilateral trade by removing tariffs and other barriers, the government said Sunday.
EFTA, Philippines hold first FTA negotiations
The first round of free trade agreement talks between the Philippines and the members of the European Free Trade Association – Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland – was held last week in Makati, Philippines.
17 April 2015: International Day of Peasant and Farmer Struggle against Transnational Companies and Free Trade Agreements
This April 17th 2015, La Via Campesina will focus its mobilizations on the impacts of Transnational Corporations and Free Trade Agreements on peasant and small-scale agriculture and national food sovereignty
NZ-Korea FTA Select Committee provides Kiwis chance to break silence on ISDS
The Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade committee is now accepting public submissions on the NZ-Korea Free Trade Agreement, providing Kiwis with a rare chance to break the silence on the controversial investor-state dispute settlement provisions in that agreement and in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, according to It’s Our Future NZ.
Narendra Modi goes to Europe
Can an FTA with EU really help India counter the TPP and TTIP impact or would it – if not treated with caution – further trap India into strict IP regimes and undue market access wherein India is expected to completely open up while Europe continues with its protectionist measures?
EU pursues FTA talks with Philippines
The European Union is pursuing discussions with the Philippines within the year for a possible free trade agreement as the country’s ongoing economic reform process shows readiness to commit to an ambitious bilateral deal.
ANALYSIS: India invites comments on draft model investment treaty; text offers radical departure, and calls to mind Norway’s past efforts at revision
One of the most striking features of the draft model is its jettisoning of the fair and equitable treatment standard in favor of a standard — egregious or outrageous behaviour — that hearkens back to legal touchstones of an earlier era.
LatAm states look to trade in bilateral deals for regional agreements
Latin American countries are increasingly looking at the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) as forming the foundation of a broader free trade area of Asia Pacific linking the 21 economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum.
Chevron’s "fight it out on the ice" strategy for Ecuador case is slipping, fast
In Chevron’s massive international arbitration directly against the government of Ecuador, it has gotten everything it has asked for from the panel of arbitrators — until last week.