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Turkey’s economy minister seeks Japan trade pact this year
Japan-EU deal adds urgency; Ankara plans ’countermeasures’ against US tariffs
Canada chasing trade deal with South American block after signing new TPP
A spokesman for International Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne says the negotiations could begin in earnest in the next 10 days.
S. Korea will negotiate US steel tariffs during FTA talks: minister
South Korea will negotiate with the United States over proposed tariffs on imported steel in upcoming negotiations to amend the bilateral free trade agreement to help minimize its impact on the Korean steel industry.
Asia-Pacific trade deal signed by 11 nations
Eleven Asia-Pacific countries have signed the trade pact formerly known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
NAFTA countries close out three more chapters as political calendars tighten up
Ministers welcomed the completion of those three chapters, which involved good regulatory practices, publication and administration, and sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures.
The CJEU strikes again in Achmea. Is this the end of investor-State arbitration under intra-EU BITs?
In this short analysis, I will point out the broader implications for the EU’s investment law and policy.
Fair use and platform safe harbors in NAFTA
What’s needed is a much more open and inclusive process, to ensure that trade agreements such as NAFTA reflect the needs of all rather than just those of well-connected corporate lobbies.
Activists cement their feet in concrete to protest CPTPP signing
A last-ditch effort to stop the CPTPP has seen protesters cement themselves in concrete as well as dumping pillows and soft toys outside MP’s offices.
Banks line up behind British government in EU trade battle
Banks and insurers lined up to back the British government’s demand that a future trade deal with the European Union must include financial services, putting them on a collision course with Brussels.
New Zealand explores free trade agreement with South America
New Zealand is interested in strengthening economic ties with the Mercosur trading bloc, a South American regional economic organization, Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker said.
Resist the onslaught of neo liberal attacks under CPTPP
Peoples movements, especially women, are enraged that the revived and rebranded CPTPP (Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership), an agreement set to trample on people’s rights, will be signed today, March 8, the very same day that is historically dedicated to honor the struggle of working class women against injustice and capitalist exploitation, and for the advancement of their rights.
Slovakia payment to Dutch company overturned
Slovakia will no longer have to compensate Achmea B.V., the shareholder of Union ZP health insurer, for €22 million in damage.
Indonesia-Aust trade pact talks push out
Canberra and Jakarta are unlikely to finalise a free trade deal ahead of the Indonesian president’s visit to Australia for a leaders summit.
Canada didn’t violate trade agreement in B.C. pulp mill case, NAFTA tribunal rules
A NAFTA tribunal rejects $250-million claim by Mercer International Inc. against the Canadian government.
France rules out UK bid to include banks in EU trade deal
French Economy Minister rejects financial services to be part of a free-trade deal with the European Union after Brexit.
ICC court plans to arbitrate in Belt and Road disputes
The International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce plans to offer its services for settling disputes among companies participating in China’s Belt and Road trade initiative.
Case studies demonstrate EU member state protections threatened by CETA
Regulating in the public interest at risk if Member States ratify Canada-EU trade deal
Japanese envoy says signing of new TPP sends message to China on trade rules
As Canada, Japan and nine other countries prepare to sign the rebooted Trans-Pacific Partnership this week in Chile, some see it as a way to set the stage for closer relations with China.
Palm oil issue must be resolved ahead of Asean-EU FTA, says Mah
Palm oil would be at the top of Malaysia’s agenda on its free trade talks under the Asean with the European Union (EU).