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Israel signs first Arab free trade agreement with UAE
The deal is Israel’s first big trade accord with an Arab state, after establishing ties in 2020.
Why is the agriculture sector against RCEP?
The current Senate should defer further action on RCEP. President-elect Bongbong Marcos and the incoming Congress can then review the agreement and craft the country’s trade policy, consistent with an overall plan for the revitalization and competitiveness of Philippine agriculture.
The ECOWAS Regional Competition Authority (ERCA) to coordinate ECOWAS Member States’ positions on the draft AfCFTA protocol on competition
The purpose of the meeting was to bring together a number of ECOWAS Member States (Gambia, Nigeria, Senegal) and ERCA officials for a brainstorming on the draft AfCFTA Protocol on competition...
Peru close to starting FTA negotiations with Hong Kong and Indonesia
Peru Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister reported that exploratory work with a view to starting negotiations for future FTAs between Peru and the economies of Hong Kong and Indonesia will commence shortly.
Pakistan and Gulf Coop Council agree to conclude negotiations on FTA
Pakistan and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has agreed to complete the negotiations on Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
China offers South Pacific nations security, free trade agreements
China has put forward plans to dramatically expand security and economic cooperation with South Pacific nations, in what one regional leader called a thinly veiled effort to lock them into "Beijing’s orbit"
Russia aims to conclude free trade agreement with Egypt
Russia aims to intensify negotiations on a free trade agreement with Egypt, and also to start similar negotiations with Indonesia and to conclude a Preferential Trade Agreement with the UAE.
Competing US, Canadian strategies in the Indo-Pacific
Minimum core labour standards appear to be a first principle of the US’ IPEF whereas Canada has already signalled to the Indonesian government that worker rights are negotiable in its Indo-Pacific trade deals.
UAE, Turkey pledge to boost cooperation, sign trade agreement
The two countries agreed to sign a comprehensive trade agreement before the end of this year, the Turkish minister said.
EAEU to start talks with Indonesia around free trade agreement
The Eurasian Economic Union is planning to launch talks with Indonesia around a free trade agreement, Prime Minister of Armenia said.
Taipei, US plan trade talks: sources
The talks came after the US announced that Taiwan would not be a part of its IPEF, after some of the participants said they feared retribution from Beijing
Indo-Pacific Economic Framework seeks to protect US, not Malaysian, interests
The Consumers’ Association of Penang is extremely concerned over the announcement by Senior Minister of International Trade and Industry that Malaysia will join a new economic agreement led by the United States.
Indonesia, Switzerland sign bilateral investment treaty
Indonesia and Switzerland have signed an investment promotion and protection agreement (P4M) to boost trade and investment between the two countries.
Mexico wants a trade agreement with South Korea
The Mexican government is advancing its foreign trade agenda and will also negotiate a trade agreement with Korea because currently, 80% of Korean products enter Mexico without paying tariffs, while Mexican agricultural products pay up to 800% tariffs to enter the Korean market.
India-UK FTA could be ready by Diwali: Piyush Goyal
The way things are progressing between the two negotiating teams, a free trade agreement (FTA) between India and the UK could be ready by Diwali without the need for an interim early harvest agreement
China-Swiss trade talks stall over rights issues – newspapers
Efforts by Switzerland to refresh its free trade agreement with China have stalled as Bern takes a more critical view of Beijing’s human rights record.
WTO COVID IP negotiating text as of 25/5/2022
Consolidated negotiating COVID intellectual property text as of 25/5/2022
The what, where, how and why of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework
Unlike traditional FTAs, the IPEF employs a menu-based approach in which countries would launch separate negotiations under the four pillars of the initiative.
Cheese not on the table in Canada-UK trade talks as Britain seeks market access
’We will not provide access to our supply-managed sector,’ says Canadian Trade Minister Mary Ng.
With US trade deal stalled, UK pairs up with Indiana
Britain will sign its first state-level trade agreement with the US corn belt state of Indiana, as London eyes ways to expand commercial ties despite Washington’s decision to halt talks on a national-level free trade deal.