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UK keen on joint committee to boost bilateral trade post-Brexit
The British government remains hopeful of setting up a joint committee to boost bilateral trade and investment with Malaysia amid changes to the federal government.
Will Canada’s grain farmers be collateral damage in the rush to pass Bill C-4?
Bill C-4 - the legislation to implement the Canada-US-Mexico trade agreement - makes it so Canada must treat all American-grown grain as if it were Canadian-grown.
Chile will maintain current export conditions with the UK after Brexit
The association agreement with the United Kingdom approved by the Chilean Senate in 2019 contemplates the conditions of the existing association agreement between Chile and the European Union.
The AfCFTA and the European Union : ‘sister continents’ in the decade ahead?
The European Union is investing political capital in the African Continental Free Trade Area. What’s the state of play in getting the world’s largest free trade area off the ground? And why does the project matter so much for Europe?
USDA, USTR cite progress on farm provisions of U.S.-China trade deal
The United States and China have made progress in implementing the agriculture-related provisions of a Phase 1 trade deal that took effect on Feb. 14, the USDA and USTR said.
Mexico: Investors need to protect foreign investments in times of changing treaty protections
Because of changing attitudes with regard to "expansive" investor protections contained in current treaties, investors need to think ahead and negotiate for the necessary protections to be included in investment contracts.
Intellectual property rights: Potential implications of the DCFTA for access to medicine
If the intellectual property provisions of the DCFTA are applied, this will have an impact on both the cost of patented medicines and undermine access to affordable medicines.
Indo-Bangla economic partnership: terms ready to launch jt study on advanced FTA
Bangladesh and India are set to start a joint study on the signing of an advanced free trade area deal under the banner of comprehensive economic partnership agreement, or CEPA, said officials.
Singapore, Australia agree to promote data connectivity, digital economy
Singapore and Australia have committed to allowing financial institutions to choose where their data is stored and prohibiting data localisation, among a raft of other agreements.
Kingdom, Russia set to boost trade, investment
Cambodia and Russia have pledged to increase bilateral trade and investment as the Kingdom aims to diversify its market through the Eurasia Economic Union (EAEU).
EU puts challenges to Vietnamese agricultural producers
The implementation of the European Union - Vietnam Free Trade Agreement poses many challenges to Vietnamese agricultural products.
Lawyers fight Kenya-US trade deal
Trade deal violates the East African Community Treaty and its protocols, lawyers say.
New trade agreement allows Solomon Islands to export duty-free tuna to EU
The EU has decided to include the Solomon Islands in its trade agreement with the Pacific states, which will allow tuna caught there to be exported to EU markets without duties.
US trade deal ‘could flood Britain with toxic cosmetics’
Campaigners fear that EU rules banning dangerous chemicals will be relaxed to allow American companies into UK market.
Nigeria signed 28 investment agreements in 16 years – Official
The model used for negotiation of Nigeria’s investment agreements was reviewed between 2014 and 2016 to balance investor’s rights with obligations.
China’s Belt and Road, CPEC are conduits for pandemics and not prosperity
Amid the coronavirus outbreak, activist from Gilgit-Baltistan has called on the international community to tell China to permanently discontinue mega projects ike the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as they have become "conduits for pandemics and not prosperity.
Japan scouts more Asian players for TPP to cut China dependence
Japan will make a fresh attempt to expand the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact to include more Asian economies, such as Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia and the Philippines, after the new coronavirus exposed the risks of supply chains overly dependent on China.
Pakistan to step up ties with Singapore
Pakistan is looking to step up its relations with Singapore in various fields with the possible signing of bilateral agreements and exchanging high level political visits between the two countries.
China readying for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership
China’s Ministry of Commerce has announced that it will continue plans for the signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) by the end of the year, as scheduled.
Seoul, Moscow hold FTA talks for service sector
South Korea launched another round of trade talks with Russia to flesh out details on the two country’s pending free trade agreement (FTA) in the service and investment segments.