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South Korea is "positively considering" joining an Indo-Pacific economic pact planned by the United States, a government official said.
Without adequate rules and the right business incentives to protect workers and communities, trade deals can contribute to a ‘race to the bottom’.
Ukraine and Canada will finalize the expansion of the free trade agreement in the coming weeks.
Cattle transported for up to 48 hours without eating and drinking included in post-Brexit deal hailed by Boris Johnson.
India’s Commerce Ministry has finalized the draft agreement for the proposed Bangladesh –India Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement.
India and the UK concluded the third round of talks for the proposed free trade agreement in New Delhi covering ground on key areas. The two sides hope to sign the interim deal by October.
ISDS is likely to be an increasingly important avenue for the resolution of climate change disputes.
A group of European Union countries are pushing to kick start negotiations on stalled free-trade agreements as Russia’s war with Ukraine threatens the bloc’s economic and security interests.
Talks on the long-delayed Free Trade Area of the Asia-Pacific (FTAAP) and open economies topping the agenda of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) trade ministers meeting.
The proposed ASEAN-Canada free trade agreement holds the potential to broaden Philippine goods’ access to North American markets, the Philippine Department of Trade and Industry said.
India has “no plans" to join the government procurement agreement grouping of the World Trade Organization, but is open to negotiating such agreements as part of bilateral deals.
We estimate that countries would face up to $340 billion in legal and financial risks for canceling fossil fuel projects that are subject to treaties with ISDS clauses.
Some of the products India has kept in the exclusion category without offering any concession to Australia in the Free Trade Agreement include milk and other dairy products, walnut, chickpeas, pistachio nut, wheat, rice, most medical devices, etc.
The Government of Ghana has pledged to protect Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) for countries that sign agreement with it for reciprocal foreign direct returns on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
Kenya wanted to do a deal with Washington before the expiry of the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa), which allows sub-Saharan African countries to export thousands of products to the US without tariffs until 2025.
United States, European Union and their Pacific allies’ sanctions are fast-driving Russia towards Africa. As the sanctions bite, Russia continues stepping up to realign with Africa, stemming its policy with mountainous pledges.
India has kept as many as 1,157 sensitive products from key sectors, including dairy, automobiles, medical devices, consumer electronics and agriculture, out of the purview of its free trade agreement with the UAE.
Ukraine and the UK have legally enshrined the abolition of import duties and tariff quotas in bilateral trade by signing an agreement.
Amendments to the mining law in Slovenia which prohibit the use of any hydraulic stimulation in mining exploitation constitute further breaches of the protections established by the BIT and the ECT.
In this ever-unfolding but unpredictable world and regional situation, Malaysia should remain “non-aligned” — albeit as appropriate for these new times. It should not take sides between the dominant West and its adversaries — led by China, the region’s major trading partner by far.