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The NZ-UK free trade agreement - what you need to know
NZ Prime Minister announced the free trade agreement (FTA), years in the making, will come into force from 31 May.
Anthony Albanese announces free trade deal with UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak in London day before coronation
The Australian Prime Minister announced the free trade agreement will be ratified on May 31.
Sri Lanka and Bangladesh to resume talks for bilateral trade deal this month
Sri Lanka and Bangladesh plan to hold an introductory meeting virtually on 29th of this month to commence negotiations for the proposed preferential trade agreement (PTA), which is expected to eventually lead to a free trade agreement (FTA).
Thailand eyes 3 deals by 2024
Thailand wants to conclude free-trade agreement (FTA) talks with the European Free Trade Association (Efta), Sri Lanka and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by the middle of next year to improve trade and and investment.
Piyush Goyal in Canada to discuss FTA, bilateral investments, green transition
India Commerce minister Piyush Goyal will discuss with his Canadian counterpart Mary Ng key economic issues such as investment promotion, green transition, and the ongoing negotiation between the two countries on a free trade agreement (FTA),
US-Taiwan trade agreement on schedule: Trade representative
The progress to finalize the U.S.-Taiwan 21st Century Trade Initiative is on schedule though without a definitive signing date.
33 Democrats urge ban on investor-state dispute provisions in all US trade deals
Democratic U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday urged the U.S. Trade Representative and State Department to eliminate investor-state dispute settlement provisions from current and future trade deals
The ‘climate killing’ clauses helping companies sue governments for climate action
If you’ve never heard of ISDS (investor-state dispute settlement) that’s not surprising. ISDS operates in the shadows. It’s a mechanism for solving disputes between parties in cases of foreign direct investment while offering legal protections for the investor. The investment is typically provided by a private company to a foreign ‘host state’.
Ecuador and China will sign significant trade agreement on May 10
Ecuador and China will sign a trade agreement between the two countries on May 10, the signing of the treaty will be done virtually in simultaneous ceremonies in Quito and Beijing.
India’s ties with Russia remain steady. But Moscow’s tighter embrace of China makes it wary
India’s relationship with Russia remains steadfast as both sides seek to deepen their economic ties. But Moscow has also grown close to Beijing since invading Ukraine, and that raises critical national security concerns for New Delhi.
Israel, China hold first direct talks on free-trade agreement since 2019
Israel and China participated in the first direct talks on a free-trade agreement. It confirmed that the talks between representatives from the two countries took place and that issues related to free trade were discussed, including the transportation of goods and customs procedures.
Uncitral Working Group III reaches notable milestones in recent New York meeting
United Nations Commission on International Trade Law ("UNCITRAL" or "Commission") Working Group III finalized provisions on the use of mediation in ISDS.
Georgian FM, Israeli Economy Minister review cooperation, economic ties
Bilateral and multilateral cooperation involving Georgia and Israel, and economic ties between the countries were discussed on Tuesday. The officials signed a joint declaration on the completion of the feasibility study on the free trade agreement between the two countries.
ICSID Tribunal upholds jurisdiction over an intra-EU Dispute
This case concerns a dispute between Cavalum SGPS, S.A and the Kingdom of Spain about changes introduced by the respondent to the regulatory and economic regime for renewable energy projects.
US wants Pakistan to ‘do more’ for intellectual property enforcement
Pakistan has made significant progress in improving intellectual property legislation, but a lot still needs to be done in the area of enforcement, says US report.
A US fund declares Spain in “technical default” and claims almost 1,000 million government bonds
The US fund Blasket Renewable Investments has activated the “default” clause that declares Spain at “technical impact” after the Government has not yet paid the pending awards for the cuts in the premiums for renewables.
Spain tells World Bank it will not pay €2-billion ICSID awards for renewable energy debts
The World Bank has sent a de­vas­ta­ting letter to the Spanish go­vern­ment to de­mand pay­ment of the awards that con­demn our country to com­pen­sate the in­ves­tors af­fected by the re­tro­ac­tive with­drawal of the pre­miums granted to re­ne­wable ener­gies.
UAE strikes economic partnership agreement with Cambodia to enhance global ties
The UAE and Cambodia have finalized the terms for a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) as the Gulf state seeks to enhance its global trade and commerce ties to fulfill its new foreign trade agenda.
India, EFTA nations discuss prospects of resuming FTA negotiations
The development comes in the backdrop of a meeting between high-level delegations from India and EFTA to boost bilateral trade and economic partnership.
S. Korea, Serbia reach tentative deal on bilateral investment treaty
South Korea and Serbia have reached a tentative deal to sign a bilateral investment treaty aimed at promoting mutual investments between the two countries.