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Appeal in ISDS: Appealing for the host state?
The basis of a claim in ISDS is always the applicable international investment agreement. There would always be differences and inconsistencies with an appellate mechanism.
South Africa could lose $4.5bn under new African trade deal
The country’s tariff income is at risk under the deal, which requires African member countries to lower or cut tariffs.
What US business wants from a UK deal
Lighthizer will hold preparatory talks with Truss ahead of formal negotiations on a US-UK free trade agreement.
Brexit: UK negotiating objectives for trade with EU, in a nutshell
UK vision for next phase of Brexit abandons commitments made in October alongside withdrawal agreement.
It is still possible for India, Pakistan to resolve issues: Ranil Wickremesinghe
Former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says others can insist that they do so at least to get the SAARC summits moving.
Tricky trade ties
India have to determine its way forward in this situation. Trump is focused on opening Indian markets for the imports of US agricultural products. India have to decide what we will ask in return from the US.
The European Commission’s palm oil conundrum
With new regulatory changes now taking place on the basis of the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive (RED) II of 2018, Indonesia and Malaysia are trying to come to terms with the implications for their global palm oil market strategy and domestic production.
Public fear Trump trade deal food standards
Most people are worried about meat quality standards being lowered in a future trade deal with the United States, a new survey suggests.
Climate change poses risk to Africa’s free trade area: UN official
The recently-launched Africa Continental Free Trade Area Agreement faces climate change risks that could prevent the continent from gaining maximum trade benefits from the agreement.
New Zealand for bilateral trade pact with India if New Delhi does not join RCEP
New Zealand on Thursday said it will look forward to a bilateral trade agreement with India in case New Delhi does not join the China-backed mega trade deal RCEP.
Coronavirus delays maquiladora production
Maquiladoras in Reynosa are responsible for producing hundreds of products used and sold in the United States, with the majority of their parts coming from China.
Cambodia seeking trade deals with developed nations
Cambodia is taking steps to negotiate FTAs with South Korea and the Eurasian Economic Union and will sign a trade deal with China.
Pacific shouldering burden in unbalanced PACER-Plus Trade Deal
The Pacific Island Countries (PICs) are taking on disproportionate binding commitments in exchange for false promises of benefits from the regional free trade deal known as PACER-Plus.
Efforts under way to get Reko Diq case penalty cancelled: AG Khalid Jawed Khan
Attorney General Khalid Jawed Khan has said that Pakistan’s foremost effort in the Reko Diq mining case is to secure annulment of the $5.9 billion penalty.
NZ strongly encourages India to become participant of RCEP: Winston Peters
New Zealand strongly encourages India to become a full participant in RCEP as its absence is neither in the economic nor the strategic interest of the region, Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand Winston Peters said on Wednesday.
Pakistan seeks direct US market access
Pakistan said said US should convene meeting of Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) to move forward for result oriented progress.
UAH 460 mln AMCU fine is unreasonable, said the Director of Imperial Tobacco in Ukraine
Imperial Tobacco is working on available legal instruments of protection, including an international investment arbitration tribunal, to contest a fine imposed by Ukraine for anticompetitive concerted actions.
Coronavirus: China ‘fully expected’ to meet trade deal terms despite Covid-19 outbreak, top US officials say
US trade representative and Agriculture Secretary signed a letter praising China’s progress on trade deal. They did not mention coronavirus outbreak but said China ‘fully expected’ to meet terms.