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Cautious China approves GMO alfalfa import after decade-long wait
Beijing promised to speed up access to its market under the Phase 1 trade deal concluded with the United States in 2020.
US ’disappointed’ in Mexico’s new GMO corn decree -ag secretary
The United States is "disappointed" in the Mexican government’s announcement which walked back a deadline to ban genetically modified corn for animal feed and industrial use in the country, but retained its plans to ban the corn for human consumption.
Sri Lanka to fast-track FTA with Thailand in bid to boost exports
Sri Lanka’s cabinet of ministers has approved a proposal to fast-track a free trade agreement with Thailand in the hopes of increasing exports to the Asian nation, Cabinet Spokesman Minister Bandula Gunawardana said.
‘Guerrilla policy by a populist government’: Koch Industries still wants payback for Ontario axing cap-and-trade
At a World Bank tribunal, the global conglomerate is challenging Ontario’s right to change environmental policy in a case observers fear will set worrisome international precedent.
Winshear Gold commences arbitration proceedings against the Government of Tanzania for the expropriation of its SMP gold project
Winshear Gold Corp. reports that the evidentiary hearing commences today in Washington D.C..
Macron puts EU deal with Africa, Caribbean, Pacific on death watch
It took one sentence in the wee hours of Friday morning for Emmanuel Macron to put more than seven years of work by the European Commission and others in mortal jeopardy.
Korea, Arab nations to hold new round of FTA talks
Korea and a group of Arab countries will hold a new round of negotiations for their free trade deal in Saudi Arabia this week, Seoul’s trade ministry said Tuesday.
We need people-centered approach to trade, security in Africa, says Ford Foundation W’Africa regional director
The West Africa Regional Director for Ford Foundation, Dr. ChiChi Aniagolu-Okoye, has called for a people-centered approach in dealing with security and trade issues on the African continent.
Women, girls wary of AU free trade cross border pact
Ahead of the African Union Summit of Heads of Government and State slated to discuss African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), leading African women and girl specialists have raised concerns on the impact the pact may have on women and girls who trade across borders.
France touts trade partnership with Morocco amid tensions
The French government has touted trade cooperation with Morocco amid diplomatic tension affecting the Rabat-Paris bilateral ties.
Why free trade area pact is a concern for women
While women dominate small scale traders who ply their trade across national borders in Africa, there are many who thrive doing cross border trade via illegal routes.
Kenya-US complete first round of trade talks
Kenya and the United States have concluded the first round of Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership (STIP) that will form a basis for future bilateral engagements.
Manifesto for an ecosocial energy transition from the Peoples of the South
A new manifesto critiques the "clean energy" transitions of the Global North and offers an alternative vision from the Global South.
Mercosur-Singapore free trade agreement coming up?
Under Argentina’s pro-tempore presidency, Mercosur will try to clinch a Free Trade Agreement with Singapore, according to Foreign Ministry sources.
Kazakhstan to sign trade agreement
Kazakhstan plans to sign a Transit Trade Agreement with Pakistan to provide a legal framework for businesses alongside an agreement between banks of both countries to develop cooperation in the banking sector.
In Mexico, US complaints help union organizing efforts
It has been nearly two years since the United States began pressing Mexico over labor rights violations by using rapid dispute resolution methods contained in the USMCA but workers and union organizers are mixed on the results.
China’s South America free-trade deal to have ‘clear impact’, but may irk US by seeking opportunities in its ‘backyard’
The election of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as president of Brazil has raised the possibility of a free-trade deal between China and the Southern Common Market (Mercosur).
Panama says negotiations with First Quantum making headway
The minister noted the parties will continue negotiating within the framework of a free trade agreement between Canada and Panama and international arbitration rules.
UK must quit climate-harming energy charter treaty, experts say
Secret international court system enables fossil fuel firms to sue governments for lost future profits.
Switzerland says won’t follow EU out of beleaguered Energy Charter Treaty
Bern said it will not join the European Union’s proposed mass exit from a controversial energy investment protection treaty, sparking fears that fossil fuel companies will use Switzerland as a rear base to keep suing governments over climate action.