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European Union to give Seychelles 10 million euros to support economic partnership agreement
The objectives of the agreement are to improve Seychelles’ capacity to manage and implement the current EPA.
Results of EAEU FTA study announced
The feasibility study provides a quantitative and qualitative assessment of the impact of the proposed FTA. The study also examines the EAEU’s current FTAs.
Mexico sees progress in talks to revise USMCA, says drug protections to ease
Mexico’s government said progress was being made toward revising a new North American trade pact that will sharply reduce protections for biologic drugs.
Investors still waging war with Spain over retroactive cuts
Spain has offered an olive branch in its long-running legal battle with renewables developers. But the fight isn’t over yet.
Experts caution Uganda on investment treaties
Most Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) are not just used by investors to inform their investment decisions, but are increasingly becoming tools used to sue States in a foreign or international court.
US and Japan to discuss next trade talks in early 2020, USTR says
The United States and Japan will begin consultations early 2020 in order to enter into negotiations on a broader trade agreement.
China-Norway free trade agreement negotiations in good progress
“Good progress” is being made on a long-awaited free trade agreement (FTA) between China and Norway, urging further dialogue and an open attitude toward trade to fend off lingering concerns over protectionism.
Decision to keep away from RCEP, right move on part of India
India, in recent days, is faced with Hamletian dilemma. To join or not to join the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), a free trade association consisting of 16 nations including India.
Jailed journalist urges EU not to ratify FTA with Vietnam
Pham said of human rights in particular, it would go against the EU’s founding principles to condone the human rights record of Vietnam through the EVFTA.
Mexico offers compromise to end impasse with US over new Nafta
Mexico is willing to allow panels with US and Mexican judges to resolve labor disputes at specific factories but rejected requests to allow international inspectors to enter Mexican factories.
US, China move closer to trade deal despite harsh rhetoric
The US and China are moving closer to agreeing on the amount of tariffs that would be rolled back.
Africa relations are ‘not equal’, leaders warn EU
African political and business leaders complained that trade deals are skewed in favour of Europe, preventing them from building up domestic processing industries.
Japan parliament approves US free trade pact
The Japan-US trade agreement designed to reduce or eliminate a broad range of import tariffs was approved by majority vote of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and others in the upper house of the Diet.
Dumping by China? Singapore imports surge under the scanner
This level of annual spike in imports from Singapore has been unheard of despite the existence of the FTA for around 14 years now.
Japan should think twice on RCEP
Japan may refrain from signing an India-less Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
After RCEP, farmers’ body seeks termination of existing FTAs
After prevailing upon the Centre to drop out of the RCEP treaty, farmers organizations has urged the MPs to prevail upon the Union government to terminate the other existing FTA inimical to the livelihood of farmers in the country.
PH sees US FTA nego next year
The Philippines is optimistic that discussions on the proposed bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) with the US could start next year after the US Congress has settled trade issues with Canada and Mexico.
Japan won’t sign China-backed trade deal if India doesn’t join
Abe seeks to bolster India ties to balance China’s clout.
EU-Mercosur deal lets agribusiness off the hook and exacerbates climate crisis
It is time that 21st century trade policy reflects 21st century emergencies and answers to the climate crisis.
Walmart uses FTA to sue Chilean government for insufficient repression of popular protests
Walmart is using the Chile-US FTA to sue the Chilean State for not providing enough police protection.