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Mexico and Turkey announce resumption of free trade agreement
The Mexican Foreign Ministry has announced the resumption of bilateral relations with Turkey through negotiations for a free trade agreement between the two countries.
Burkina Faso to be excluded from US-Africa trade deal - White House
The United States will exclude Burkina Faso from the trade agreement linking the world’s leading power to African countries, the White House announced Wednesday, November 2.
Morocco, Qatar conclude first round of talks on free trade agreement
Rabat - Morocco, and Qatar have concluded the first round of negotiations on the free trade agreement (FTA) in Rabat.
Slovenia withdraws from Energy Charter Treaty
Slovenia is no longer a party to the Energy Charter Treaty after the Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously endorsed the government’s proposal to withdraw.
Business warns investors could be spooked over trade agreement changes
“ISDS clauses pose a direct threat to Australia’s sovereignty and the ability of the Australian government to make laws in the national interest. They have no place in any agreement which claims to have the interests of working people at heart,” the Australian Council of Trade Unions said.
The US-driven Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) for Prosperity: TPPA in drag or a vacuous vanity project?
When the US launches a high level and concerted re-branding exercise, something big is happening. The latest target is the “Asia-Pacific” region, now to be known as the “Indo-Pacific”.
India-UK FTA likely to be closed by March 2023
A source from the commerce ministry said that the free trade agreement between the United Kingdom and India is expected to be closed by March 2023.
Chinese President seeks to speed up talks on free trade deal with South Korea
Chinese President told his South Korean counterpart about the need to speed up negotiations on a free trade agreement between the two countries and increase bilateral cooperation in high-tech manufacturing.
Armed conflict and investment treaty arbitration
This article summarises the legal protections which may be available to investors in times of armed conflict under investment treaty arbitration.
Revealed: secret courts that allow energy firms to sue for billions accused of ‘bias’ as governments exit
Secret court set up under energy charter treaty accused of conflicts of interest, self-regulation issues and institutional bias.
New Zealand, the ‘Saudi Arabia of milk,’ pushes Canada to live up to trade obligation
New Zealand’s Agriculture Minister has formally requested a binding dispute-settlement panel to resolve the dairy tiff with Canada under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Decision on India joining IPEF trade pillar linked to return receipt
With regard to joining the trade pillar of IPEF, India decides its strategy on its own terms...If you want binding commitments (from India) on different subjects, tell me what I am getting in return, said the commerce minister.
Statement on ISDS and climate
Civil society organisations are calling on governments to remove the threat that ISDS poses to the climate. The following statement outlines our primary concerns and demands. We seek to put pressure on our governments as they meet at COP 27 in November 2022.
Aussie companies to lose right to sue under free trade pacts
In a big win for unions and “fair trade” campaigners, Australian Trade Minister will announce government’s vow to strip future free trade agreements of investor-state dispute settlement clauses and water them down in existing deals.
India-Gulf Cooperation Council FTA talks slated to restart in 2-3 weeks: Govt
India-Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Free Trade Agreement talks are slated to restart in two to three weeks, government sources have told CNBC-TV18.
Activists rejoice as Berlin announces exit from controversial energy treaty
The German government has announced its intention to withdraw from the Energy Charter Treaty, following similar decisions in other large EU countries, which left activists jubilant.
UNCTAD publishes report on international climate change investment trends and policy developments
The report suggests that progress on IIA reform is critical to enable countries to address the challenges of climate change.
Huge lawsuits loom over gas market intervention
Massive compensation claims loom over the Australian government’s gas market intervention, with lawyers warning price caps and windfall profit taxes could lead to legal action under trade agreements.
German parties agree to ratify CETA, quit energy charter
Germany’s ruling coalition parties have agreed a raft of new trade policy measures, including quitting the Energy Charter Treaty and ratifying the CETA agreement.
Ireland must change law to ratify EU-Canada trade deal, court rules
Ireland’s Supreme Court ruled that parliament cannot ratify the European Union’s free trade deal with Canada unless laws are changed, posing a challenge to the coalition government if it wants to avoid the matter going to a referendum.