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Britain sees Tran-Pacific trade deal next year, no date yet for US accord
Britain does not know when it might get a full trade deal with the United States but is hoping to join a Trans-Pacific trade partnership next year, British trade minister said.
South Korean trade minister calls for closer ties with the EU
Eleven years after the EU and South Korea signed a free trade agreement, South Korean Trade Minister is seeking to modernise it by including investment protection and new technologies.
UAE, South Korea to launch free trade talks
The United Arab Emirates and South Korea on Thursday agreed to start negotiations on a bilateral trade deal targeting a broad expansion of economic ties.
Miti: Malaysia in the process of amending Acts in order to ratify RCEP
The Malaysia government is currently refining the draft amendments to three Acts as it moves towards ratifying the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
Trade imbalances, then pandemic — why Modi govt changed strategy on free trade agreements
Disproportionate imports & exports as well as foreign investors’ China Plus One strategy may have pushed the Modi govt to adopt a new strategy towards FTAs, say analysts.
India ready for negotiations of comprehensive economic pact with Bangladesh, says Envoy
Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram Doraiswami has said that the proposed CEPA between two countries is a "win-win" situation and India is ready for negotiations as early as January 2022.
Colombia: Environmental defenders criticise ISDS tribunal decision favouring Canadian mining giant
While the tribunal has yet to make a decision about compensation to be paid, Eco Oro Minerals is claiming nearly $700 USD million.
Tariffs, rules of origin new hurdles to Africa’s trade area
A meeting held at the AfCFTA headquarters in Accra found that without these provisions no trade can take place.
Kenya-US trade talks stall as Biden administration reviews pact
Kenya’s trade deal with the US might not be concluded in the next two years, fresh details show.
The false hopes and empty promises of investment treaty modernization
A Canadian company’s successful challenge to a precautionary mining ban in Colombia shows how little investor–state dispute panels care about the right to regulate.
WTO plurilateral ecommerce draft consolidated revised text
Some WTO Members are negotiating rules on ecommerce. This is the revised version of the draft consolidated text as of 8 September 2021.
India calls for IPR waiver in WTO, dismantling trade barriers in global fight against pandemic
Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday called for a waiver of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and dismantling new trade barriers in the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kenya, Indonesia bridge trade gap
With the opening of a Kenyan embassy in Jakarta, Kenya and Indonesia are seeking to enhance trade ties.
India set to ink key trade deals by next year
The India government has set aggressive timelines for the agreements – formalisation of a CEPA with the UAE by early 2022, a FTA with the UK by next year, and an interim trade deal with Australia by December.
Brunei becomes sixth country to ratify RCEP
Brunei has ratified the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, the world’s largest free trade agreement, almost one year after signing the 15-nation pact.
Taiwan asks Australia to support regional trade bid
A Taiwan official has asked Australia to support its bid to join the CPTPP pan-Pacific trade pact, which China opposes, saying Taiwan can boost high technology trade flows and demand for Australian minerals.
India agrees to provide USD 200 million line of credit to support development projects in Kyrgyzstan
Indian External Affairs Minister said that one area that needs a concerted push from both sides is bilateral trade and investments.
Piyush Goyal pushes for stronger trade ties at G20 ministerial meet
India is trying to ink FTAs with Australia, UK, EU, and UAE. India will take forward the FTA talks with Canada and accelerate existing FTA review with South Korea.
India looks to sign FTA with Oman
India is looking to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) with Oman along with a number of other countries, the country’s Commerce and Industry minister said.
Threats, bullying, lawsuits: tobacco industry’s dirty war for the African market
In pursuit of growth in Africa, British American Tobacco and others use intimidatory tactics to attempt to suppress health warnings and regulation, including accusing governments of breaching trade agreements.