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EAEU-Iran FTA text (2023)
EAEU and UAE held third round of negotiations on economic partnership agreement
From June 12 to 14, Dubai hosted the third round of negotiations on an economic partnership agreement between the Eurasian Economic Union and the United Arab Emirates.
Indonesia, Chile commence talks on IC-CEPA
Indonesia and Chile launched negotiations within the framework of the Indonesia-Chile Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement to expand investment potential and opportunities in non-traditional markets, especially Latin America.
Chile’s RCEP application ’fresh sign’ supporting globalization
Chile has officially submitted an application to join the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.
India to seek three-year carbon tax exemption for small businesses in upcoming free trade talks with EU
India is likely to ask for a three-year exemption for its micro, small and medium enterprises from a proposed mandatory tariff on carbon-intensive imports in talks on a free trade deal with European Union negotiators
Romania wins EUR 330 mln ICSID arbitration lawsuit filed by owners of bankrupt insurer Astra
Romania won the litigation case filed by the owner of the bankrupt insurer Astra Asigurari, Dutch-based Nova Group Investments controlled by the Adamescu family, according to a note published by the Romanian Ministry of Finance.
US-Central Asia TIFA signatories agreed to expand trade, economic and investment cooperation
Prospects to diversify trade and expand investment cooperation were discussed by the representatives of the six countries – Kazakhstan, the US, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan – within TIFA.
Algeria hampers market access for European firms, EU initiates dispute settlement proceedings
According to Brussels, the Algerian authorities would be contravening trade liberalization commitments under the Agreement EU-Algeria Association Agreement of 2005.
Armenia government approves Eurasian Economic Union-Iran free trade agreement
The Armenian government approved, at its Cabinet meeting Friday, the free trade agreement between the Eurasian Economic Union and its member states, on the one hand, and Iran, on the other hand.
Hungary’s EU presidency to back ‘quick’ FTA talks with PH: FM
Hungary, as the incoming president of the Council of the European Union, will push for the early conclusion of the bloc’s free trade agreement talks with the Philippines, its visiting foreign minister said.
Russia’s President approves free trade agreement between EAEU, Iran
Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved a law ratifying the free trade agreement between the Eurasian Economic Union and Iran. The final stages of negotiations for the establishment of a free trade zone with Egypt and are also underway.
China, New Zealand agree to start trade talks
China and New Zealand agreed to commence trade in services negotiations based on a negative list approach, as part of efforts to enhance their comprehensive strategic partnership.
Intra-EU awards are still valid and enforceable outside the EU
Two recent decisions by the Swiss Federal Tribunal and the US Court of Appeal for the District of Columbia Circuit confirmed that international law does not offer arguments to contest either arbitral jurisdiction or the validity of arbitral awards in intra-EU investment cases.
Spain responds positively to Cambodia’s investment pitch
Spanish Secretary of State for Trade Ms. Maria Amparo Lopez Senovilla responds positively to Cambodia’s ‘door-knocking’ mission to bring in more investments from Europe.
NAFTA at 30: The mother of all free trade agreements
As the first free trade agreement in contemporary history, the North American Free Trade Agreement, turns 30, it’s a good time to ask why this particular treaty played such a watershed role in the history of the global regime of trade and investment.
The international system that pits foreign investors against indigenous communities
Investor-state dispute settlement allows foreign investors to sue governments for billions. A new report highlights this international legal system harms Indigenous Latin Americans.
Almaden to pursue international arbitration against Mexico; moves to drop Mexican lawsuits
Almaden Minerals Ltd. has taken the decision to submit its claims to arbitration against the United Mexican States under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Sri Lanka begins drafting free trade agreement with Malaysia
Sri Lanka’s cabinet of ministers have approved the starting of relevant negotiations for a free trade agreement with Malaysia, minister Bandula Gunawardena said.
Korea, EU discuss progress of bilateral FTA, regulations
Korea’s trade ministry said Wednesday that it has discussed the progress of the bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union and asked the economic bloc to address growing regulatory uncertainties for exporters.
The corporate colonization of Latin America
How Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) harms indigenous communities.