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India-EU FTA negotiations – how deep can we go?
While India and EU have set the ambition to conclude a comprehensive agreement, it must be acknowledged that there are fundamental differences in the design, or the template of the trade agreements signed by India and the EU so far.
Trade Ministry expects IK-CEPA ratification in July
The Indonesia Trade Ministry expects the House of Representatives (DPR) to ratify the Indonesia-Korea Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IK-CEPA) next month.
Indonesia-Sri Lanka trade Talks soon
Negotiations on the Indonesia-Sri Lanka Preferential Trade Agreement (ISL-PTA) will begin soon as both countries see the enormous potential to boost bilateral trade, said Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia, Dewi Gustina Tobing.
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India-US bilateral trade disputes at multilateral IPEF? USTR’s meeting triggers alarm in Delhi
An 11 June meeting called by USTR Katherine Tai discussed ’launching negotiations under trade pillar’, sparking fears among Indian officials that IPEF could end up as a trade agreement.
Hopeful for conclusion of India-UK free trade agreement by Diwali: Goyal
Union minister Piyush Goyal has expressed hope that the free trade agreement between India and the United Kingdom will be concluded by Diwali.
China floats BRICS free-trade deal, while Russia’s Vladimir Putin calls for an alternative to US dollar
China has proposed a free-trade bloc among the five BRICS countries in a bid to enhance economic ties within the decade-old grouping, as its geopolitical rivalry heats up with the United States.
Kingdom calls on South Korea to hurry with FTA procedures
Phnom Penh has asked Seoul to complete its internal procedures as soon as possible for the bilateral Cambodia-Korea Free Trade Agreement to enter into force, which will stimulate trade between the two countries to “another level”, according to a commerce ministry spokesman.
Turkey, UK to upgrade free trade deal to boost economic ties: Turkish FM
Turkey and Britain are working to upgrade their free trade agreement as a means to boost bilateral economic ties, said Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.
Japan, Bahrain sign investment agreement
The bilateral agreement aims to further protect and promote investment between the contracting parties.
German parties agree to ratify EU-Canada free trade deal
The three parties in Germany’s ruling coalition agreed to ratify the European Union’s free trade deal with Canada, a senior Social Democrats official.
US poised to escalate claim Mexico violated free-trade pact
The US is preparing to escalate its complaints that Mexico’s state-favoring energy policies violate the nations’ free-trade agreement.
Commission’s trade sanctions proposal falls short
The proposal lacks ambition, especially when it comes to addressing trade’s role in driving climate breakdown.
NZ/EU trade deal on a knife edge
The only thing standing in the way of an agreement being reached is whether the EU is prepared to offer NZ what is described as ‘meaningful and commercially viable’ quotas for sheep meat and beef.
Macron’s misfortune spells trouble ahead for EU trade
Trade skeptics on the left and right now hold the balance of power in Paris.
Brexit: unilateral action on NI protocol ‘not conducive’ to trade deal, warns US
The US government has warned that Boris Johnson’s move to unilaterally axe some of the Northern Ireland Brexit arrangements protocol was a matter of continuing concern and “not conducive” to a trade deal.
Turkish firms move WB, seek $230m award against Pakistan
Two Turkish waste management companies have filed a complaint in the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) seeking a $230 million award against Pakistan
Britain launches free trade talks with Gulf countries
Britain will launch talks over a new free trade deal with six Gulf states including Saudi Arabia and charities warned it not to ignore human rights in its latest bid to grow non-EU ties after Brexit.
Fifteen EU nations say bloc must urgently accelerate trade deals
Fifteen European Union governments called for the bloc to accelerate the conclusion of free trade agreements to ensure its long-term economic growth and geopolitical standing in the world.