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Notwithstanding the ruling on the legality of the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) that is expected in the coming weeks, over 300 Filipino nurses and caregivers are bound for Japan in an attempt at gaining employment.
If one takes a look at the real big winners in this project, it will soon be realized that multinational corporations mostly from Europe, North America and to some extent Asia which have set up base in Cairo, Johannesburg and Nairobi will be real winners.
Only small changes can be made to an investment protection clause in a trade pact between Canada and the European Union, European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström said on Monday (10 November).
The Korean government and financial institutions are planning to more than double the ratio of yuan-based trade settlements next year after the conclusion of the Korea-China FTA.
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The Indian textile industry as well as the policy makers are too focused on export incentive scheme for export promotion
EU officials state, but cannot guarantee, that sensitive issues such as growth hormones or GMO admissions will not be watered down as a result of TTIP.
The ITUC has called on governments to stop negotiations on the “Trans-Pacific Partnership” agreement, criticising the secrecy and corporate bias in the current negotiations.
Iceland Foreign Minister Gunnar Sveinsson said his country is eager to reach a free trade agreement with Japan, calling on Tokyo to take “new steps” in this direction.
The planned EU free trade agreements with the US and Canada have been clouded by months of uncertainty. Now a compromise appears to be in the making following a visit by the EU trade commissioner to Berlin.
Australia will claim a breakthrough on global trade liberalisation at this weekend’s G20 summit, as Tony Abbott reveals that a free-trade agreement with India is next on Australia’s trade shopping list.
Treasurer Joe Hockey has dismissed the concerns of a senior Liberal colleague over a free-trade agreement with China, saying he hasn’t even seen the deal.
It is only now, in the context of EU-US negotiations over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), that the health implications of free trade agreements have become a front line political concern in the UK.
If a “high-standard” ISDS is included in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the results could be catastrophic, especially for the environment and people fighting to protect the environment.
The US’ top trade official said in Beijing that there is more work ahead in 2015 for a US-China bilateral investment treaty (BIT)
Fixing up timelines for concluding negotiations on a bilateral trade agreement is on the anvil during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s bilateral meeting with his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott in Canberra.
An internal document shows the European Commission and Council have initiated a coordinated “information campaign” on TTIP. But one thing is missing: a strong case.
Vice Economics Minister Cho Shih-chao said Monday that a free trade agreement to be signed in the near future between China and South Korea will have a major adverse impact on Taiwan’s industrial base.
Recent developments have created opportunities for the North American countries to build on past work and to advance their partnership to a new stage.
Chinese and South Korean leaders on Monday signed a "substantial conclusion" of a free trade agreement that will sharply reduce barriers to commerce between the two trading giants, but leaves in place those on rice and automobiles.