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Fiji to join Biden’s economic framework aimed at countering China
Fiji will become the 14th country and first Pacific island nation to join the US’ economic framework, the White House announced, delivering a boost to Washington’s efforts to counter growing Chinese influence in the Asia Pacific.
Gabriel Resources seeking to raise $5.6 mln to finance arbitration claim against Romania
Canada’s Gabriel Resources, which holds a licence for the Rosia Montana gold and silver mine, said that it aims to raise $5.6 million from investors, which it will use mainly to finance the costs of an arbitration claim against Romania.
US requests second dispute settlement panel on Canadian dairy quotas under USMCA
The Biden administration is requesting that a second dispute settlement panel be formed under the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to review a trade dispute with Canada over dairy import quotas.
Social movement reflections on FTAs in the new Chilean constitution
Interview with Chilean activist Lucía Sepúlveda Ruiz.
India-Canada second round free-trade agreement talks start next week
Canada is expected to seek greater market access for agricultural products such as pulses. Both nations may steer away from including sensitive items such as dairy in the trade deal
Independent unions in Mexico use the USMCA to stop abuse at multinational plants
New worker representatives push for renewal under the cross-border agreement to punish labor violations.
Farmers for Free Trade asks value of IPEF without tariff reduction
The IPEF will see commitments with partners that facilitate agricultural trade through science-based decision making and the adoption of sound, transparent regulatory practices, says USTR.
President Kenyatta reaffirms Kenya’s commitment to enhancing ties with Switzerland
The Swiss President said Kenya is an attractive destination for investments and trade it serves as a gateway to Eastern and Central African region, and Swiss companies will benefit from the huge market provided by the AfCFTA agreement.
It’s Africa vs African Union
When the African Union rallies behind industry to regulate a sector that affects livelihood of 33 million smallholder farmers, we should shout from the rooftops
Honduran President wants review of trade agreement with US
Honduran President wants to review her country’s 2004 trade agreement with the United States, known as the Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA).
Statement: International Civil Society reactions to announcement of IPEF member Countries
Academics and representatives of CSOs in IPEF member countries, reflect a shared demand for any Indo-Pacific discussions to advance a genuine alternative to the failed 20th century free trade model, which has undermined governments’ ability to regulate Big Tech and other large corporations.
Scramble for Africa: A campaign primer on the African continental free trade area agreement
Africa is one of the richest continents in the world in terms of land and natural resources, but its people are the poorest. The region is home to about 70% of the world’s poor.
Pakistan-Uzbekistan free trade deal on the cards
Uzbekistan’s Ambassador to Pakistan Aybek Arif Usmanov hinted at the possibility of inking the FTA.
India-Australia Free Trade Agreement: Why the FTA is different, unprecedented
India has made a big leap in terms of the design, especially by including a negative list approach for scheduling commitments and by binding MFN treatment.
UK-wide protests over £11bn legal threat to climate goals
UK government urged to exit controversial Energy Charter Treaty, dubbed ‘the fossil fuel industry’s secret weapon’.
Britain launches free trade deal talks with Mexico
Britain is launching talks over a free trade deal with Mexico, looking to add services to its current agreement as well as aiming to increase trade in the financial and digital sectors.
Cambodia, Myanmar expedite trade deals
Cambodia and Myanmar are in the process of expediting negotiations on two important draft agreements in a bid to swiftly increase trade cooperation with each other, citing low bilateral trade volume.
US-led Asia trade pact eyes clean energy, supply chains
US President Joe Biden has announced a new economic framework deal for Asia-Pacific designed to boost investment in clean energy infrastructure, drive decarbonisation efforts and strengthen regional supply chains.
EU to upgrade trade ties with Taiwan as China warns Brussels ‘not to gamble on this issue’
The European Union will upgrade its trade and investment relations with Taiwan, as it looks to tap into Taipei’s “role as a hi-tech leader”, having earlier ditched the plan to avoid angering China.
Canada trade deal ruling could further erode Government’s majority
The Irish Government could come under further pressure in the autumn with a Supreme Court judgment on a legal challenge to the EU-Canada trade deal expected soon.