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German parties agree to ratify EU-Canada free trade deal
The three parties in Germany’s ruling coalition agreed to ratify the European Union’s free trade deal with Canada, a senior Social Democrats official.
US poised to escalate claim Mexico violated free-trade pact
The US is preparing to escalate its complaints that Mexico’s state-favoring energy policies violate the nations’ free-trade agreement.
Commission’s trade sanctions proposal falls short
The proposal lacks ambition, especially when it comes to addressing trade’s role in driving climate breakdown.
NZ/EU trade deal on a knife edge
The only thing standing in the way of an agreement being reached is whether the EU is prepared to offer NZ what is described as ‘meaningful and commercially viable’ quotas for sheep meat and beef.
Macron’s misfortune spells trouble ahead for EU trade
Trade skeptics on the left and right now hold the balance of power in Paris.
Brexit: unilateral action on NI protocol ‘not conducive’ to trade deal, warns US
The US government has warned that Boris Johnson’s move to unilaterally axe some of the Northern Ireland Brexit arrangements protocol was a matter of continuing concern and “not conducive” to a trade deal.
Turkish firms move WB, seek $230m award against Pakistan
Two Turkish waste management companies have filed a complaint in the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) seeking a $230 million award against Pakistan
Britain launches free trade talks with Gulf countries
Britain will launch talks over a new free trade deal with six Gulf states including Saudi Arabia and charities warned it not to ignore human rights in its latest bid to grow non-EU ties after Brexit.
Fifteen EU nations say bloc must urgently accelerate trade deals
Fifteen European Union governments called for the bloc to accelerate the conclusion of free trade agreements to ensure its long-term economic growth and geopolitical standing in the world.
Cheese names under threat in EU free trade negotiations
New Zealand is currently negotiating a free trade agreement with the EU, and cheese makers are worried they’re about to be caught in the crossfire.
New Zealand red meat sector representatives travel to EU ahead of crunch trade talks
New Zealand red meat sector leaders head to Brussels this week as negotiations between the European Union and New Zealand for a Free Trade Agreement enter a critical stage.
Young people go to European court to stop treaty that aids fossil fuel investors
Five claimants aged 17-31 want their governments to exit the energy charter treaty, which compensates oil and gas firms.
Physical space in a digital world
Community radio spaces like CKUT have worked to deepen and reorient the mainstream political conversation in profound ways, slowly shifting the focus toward voices calling for transformative social change and justice.
Mexican workers file USMCA complaint against VU Manufacturing
A group of Mexican workers at VU Manufacturing has filed a petition under the US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA) alleging that the Michigan-based auto-parts maker is pushing them to join a union friendly to the company.
Taiwan, US to talk trade within days
The two sides would focus their negotiations on 11 areas, including trade facilitation, regulatory practices, standards, state-owned enterprises, nonmarket policies and practices, and countering corruption.
India, UK launch 4th round of free trade agreement talks in Geneva
A number of non-tariff barriers, like rules related to investor protection, intellectual property rights, and harmonisation of governance and standards, are among the key sticky points in the free trade agreement.
Egypt, EAEU discuss launching new free trade agreement
Egypt’s Minister of Trade and Industry Nevine Gamea stated that a free trade agreement between Egypt and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) has been negotiated.
Long-awaited Africa free trade area takeoff delayed by six states
Six countries drawn from three regional economic blocs are yet to ratify the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), delaying its implementation more than a year after it was formally launched in January 2021
Kenya, US revisit trade talks, agree to expedite process
US is pushing for favourable terms among them a duty free market access for its goods, including agricultural and industrial, in a move aimed at taming the growing dominance of China’s trade with Kenya.
PH-EFTA to push for improved trade to recover from pandemic
Philippines and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries have agreed to push for more trade to improve utilization of the free trade agreement (FTA) stressing the FTA as a tool for economic recovery after the pandemic.