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How tension with Russia & China is pushing Europe to do more business with India
The European Union (EU) is now looking to do more business with India by way of greater investments in Europe as tension with Russia over the Ukraine war and geopolitical concerns with China pose massive challenges to the bloc and the world at large.
Buhari woos Spanish investors with ‘tax-free environment’, free trade zone
Spain has been a major importer of Nigerian crude oil, and Nigeria’s exports to Spain stood at $4.8billion in 2020 whilst Spain’s exports to Nigeria increased from $97.2 million in 1995 to $517million in 2020
China to continue pushing for Pacific Island nations to sign regional trade and security agreement
China’s government says it remains confident it can strike a sweeping trade and security agreement with 10 Pacific Island states despite being forced to shelve its proposed agreement.
EU proposes raising tariffs on countries blocking return of rejected asylum seekers
Under a new proposal from the European Commission, non-EU nations who refuse to make arrangements to take back undocumented migrants with a failed asylum claim may have their import tariffs increased.
Bringing a gun to trade negotiations
The chair of the European Parliament’s trade committee Bernd Lange argues that the EU needs more defensive instruments to safeguard its trade interests.
EAEU, UAE might make decision on free trade zone by year-end
A decision to start negotiations on a free trade zone between the Eurasian Economic Union and the United Arab Emirates might be made by the end of this year.
China, Papua New Guinea discuss free-trade deal
China and Papua New Guinea held talks on a free-trade deal, as Beijing’s foreign minister wrapped up a landmark tour of the Pacific Islands with a stop in the resource-rich nation.
Pacific nations walk away from trade and security deal with China as Australia aims to ’build stronger family’
Pacific Island countries have agreed not to sign a region-wide trade and security deal with China after a high-level meeting between Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and his counterparts from 10 Pacific nations in Fiji.
Taiwan and US to launch trade talks
Taiwan and the US announced that they would commence negotiations on a new trade agreement, signaling a breakthrough after Taiwan was excluded from a US-led regional trade framework.
India sees a second chance to pivot to the Indo-Pacific in new group that excludes China
Except for India and the US, all other nations in IPEF are part of the RCEP rival bloc. India’s aversion to a pact which includes China has geopolitical considerations at its root.
China dismisses Swiss reports of stalled free trade talks
China’s commerce ministry has denied talks with Switzerland to update a free trade agreement between both countries are "frozen".
UK, Texas and other US states should proceed carefully, but not abandon, trade deals
These agreements are not legally binding and do not create any legal, equitable, or financial rights, obligations, or liabilities for the participants.
Taiwan tells EU it will continue to be ’trusted’ chip partner
Semiconductor-powerhouse Taiwan held high-level trade talks with the European Union.
Mobility transition slowed down
The EU-Mercosur agreement and the influence of the automotive industry.
From solar dream to legal nightmare
How financial investors, law firms and arbitrators are profiting from the investment arbitration boom in Spain.
Pakistan, Turkey to boost bilateral trade
Pakistan and Turkey agreed to constitute a joint task force under the coordination of their commerce and trade ministries to develop a comprehensive road map, covering the issues connected to bilateral trade.
Peru’s struggle to balance foreign investors’ rights and local communities’ demands
New Peru President promised to transform the mining sector by granting the State more control and ensuring that local communities in mining regions would benefit from the distribution of profits from the copper-mining industry.
UK-Mexico deal: Safeguards needed for agri sectors, NFU says
The government must install safeguards for sensitive sectors such as horticulture, beef and sugar as the UK opens trade talks with Mexico, the NFU has said.
Ecuador and Mexico move closer to a trade deal in ninth round of talks
Ecuador and Mexico made "substantial progress" toward a Productive Integration Agreement in the ninth round of negotiations held May 23 to 27 in Quito.
US looks beyond delayed free trade deal in commercial ties with Kenya
The US government and Kenya early this month held a round of trade talks, which raised hopes of a fresh direction after the Biden administration froze Trump-era negotiations on the free trade agreement.