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Mercosur-Arabs: Brazil wants to resume talks on agreements
The Brazilian government is interested in resuming negotiations for free trade agreements between Mercosur and Arab countries such as Morocco, Tunisia, and Lebanon.
Walmartland: How US stores colonizing Mexico are displacing local culture
More and more US transnationals have opened up in Mexico over the past few decades, taking advantage of unfair trade agreements, super-exploitative labor conditions, and cheap utilities.
Canada joins Mexico in seeking consultation with US over USMCA content rules
Canada has joined Mexico in seeking formal consultation with the United States over the interpretation of content rules for automobiles
UK-New Zealand trade pact ‘expected in days’ affecting meat, wine and jobs
The UK is on the brink of signing a trade agreement with New Zealand which is expected to mirror Britain’s controversial deal with Australia over agricultural imports.
Proposed FTA with UAE to boost jewellery, chemicals, engineering exports, say exporters
Under a free trade agreement, two trading partners reduce or eliminate customs duties on the maximum number of goods traded between them.
UK aims to conclude Pacific trade group talks next year - FT
Britain aims to conclude negotiations to join the trans-Pacific trade group by the end of 2022, said International Trade Secretary Liz Truss.
S. Korea kicks off 7th round of free trade talks with Mercosur
South Korea said it has launched a new round of negotiations to clinch a free trade agreement with Mercosur, South America’s leading trading bloc, as it aims to further expand its export portfolio.
Rich countries want to strike trade deals in Africa
There is a sense of drift in Africa’s trade relations with the West, as both America and Europe rethink how they do business with the continent. The old approach was paternalistic and gave Africans little say. But the new one, handled badly, could put Africa’s own integration at risk.
China Is the biggest winner from Africa’s new free trade bloc
AfCFTA was supposed to usher in a new era of continental trade and economic growth—but Beijing’s not letting that happen.
Urgent mobilisation against the signing of the Samoa Agreement to succeed the Cotonou Agreement
The agreement was concluded between the chief negotiators (foreign or trade ministers) in December 2020 and initialled on 15 April 2021 in Samoa.
Argentina sued before New York court for debts related to the expropriation of Aerolineas Argentinas
The investment fund Titan Consortium has taken legal steps after the expropriation of Aerolineas Argentinas in 2008, which resulted in an arbitration award against Argentina.
Turkey, UK to start talks on more comprehensive free trade deal
London and Ankara will start negotiations on a more comprehensive trade pact next year, a British minister said.
Harris: Vietnam to reduce ag tariffs, participate in climate-smart ag
Vice President Harris announced in Vietnam today that Vietnam has agreed to cut its import duties on corn, wheat and pork products.
India, Australia aim to announce early harvest trade deal by December
India and Australia are looking at announcing an early harvest trade deal by December, according to a joint statement released by the nations.
Problematising the relationship between mining, development and foreign investment in Colombia
The new resource extraction regime continued to consolidate through the approval of new development plans, new standards, and the signing of international investment agreements.
US – Ecuador trade deal comes into effect
The US Trade Representative (USTR) has announced that a mini trade deal between the US and Ecuador, originally signed in December 2020, has come into effect.
Contested Turkey trade deal to finally come into force
A controversial free trade agreement upgrade between the European Free Trade Association and Turkey will come into force from October 1 after surviving stinging criticism and delays.
African social movements demand that AU suspends undemocratic and pro-industry seed and GMO guidelines and processes
More than 50 African groups denounce how the African Union is using the African Continental Free Trade Area as a justification to push the seed harmonisation agenda.
Why a hasty trade deal may not be good for us – or for the environment
What precedent might be set by the new Australia trade deal and what could it tell us about the future for UK environmental standards?