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After 30 Years of NAFTA, the Working Classes Are Still Losing
Thirty years after NAFTA came into effect in 1994, the economic data suggests a somber conclusion: The three countries’ working classes are worse off today than they were before
Israel-Guatemala free trade pact comes into force
The free trade agreement between Israel and Guatemala came into force today after being signed by Minister of Finance Bezalel Smotrich.
Honduras Denounces the ICSID Convention
On February 24, 2024, the World Bank received a written notice of denunciation of the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States (the ICSID Convention) from the Republic of Honduras.
Operational phase of the African Continental Free Trade Area launched
The 12th Extraordinary summit of the African Union which was held in Niamey on the 7th of July 2019 was a momentous occasion for Africa, as it saw the successful launching of the operational phase of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
EAC set to negotiate trade agreements with UK, UAE after EPA flops
At least seven countries have requested free trade arrangements with the East. African Community (EAC), as the bloc also intensifies efforts to expand the markets for its products.
Unveiling the future of Western Sahara: CJEU’s upcoming verdict on EU-Morocco trade disputes
The impending decision in the Western Sahara case by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) might have far-reaching consequences on international law, state sovereignty, and indigenous rights.
MEPs green light bolstering trade ties with Kenya
MEPs voted by 366 in favour, 86 against and 56 abstentions to give their consent to the EU-Kenya Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).
European Parliament backs deeper political and economic ties with Chile
MEPs approved the EU-Chile Advanced Framework Agreement and its complementing deal on trade and investment liberalisation.
Peru, Morocco Eye Economic Expansion with Potential Free Trade Agreement Talks
Peruvian and Moroccan trade leaders are exploring the possibilities of a bilateral free trade agreement to strengthen their economic relations and expand their trade cooperation.
South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol to visit India this year: envoy
South Korea and India are hopeful of concluding ongoing negotiations to upgrade the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement.
The AfCFTA’s digital `trade rules are not fit for Africa
African heads of state are slated to meet this weekend for the 37th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union and they could be prompted to make an unforced error that could weigh heavily in the continent’s plans to promote digital industrialization and the bridging of the digital divide.
Malaysia to seal free trade deal with UAE by June, minister says
Malaysia expects to conclude a free trade agreement with the United Arab Emirates by the end of June, the country’s trade minister said, adding the deal could boost investment in Malaysia by the Gulf state’s sovereign wealth funds.
India and Oman reportedly close to signing a free trade deal
India and Oman are nearing the finalization of a free trade agreement (FTA) aimed at facilitating easier access to each other’s markets. Officials familiar with the negotiations reveal that both sides have made significant progress on various issues within the proposed comprehensive economic partnership (CEPA) agreement.
Free Trade Agreements are Failed Trade Agreements. An alternative is now urgent and necessary
La Via Campesina’s Statement and Open call for Endorsement
Swiss trade deal: Is India changing its tune on pharma patents?
Intellectual property protection for the Swiss pharmaceutical industry has been a key sticking point in negotiations on a free trade agreement with India. Now there seems to be a breakthrough in talks after 16 years. What’s changed?
UAE, Peru announce free trade talks
The UAE and Peru have announced that they will start talks for a free trade agreement later this year.
How people power forced the UK to leave the Energy Charter Treaty
On 22 February 2024 the UK announced it will leave the climate-wrecking Energy Charter Treaty.
EU-Mercosur deal breaches climate laws - new legal analysis
A new legal analysis shows that the EU-Mercosur would not comply with existing EU and international law, because it is expected to lead to an overall rise in greenhouse gas emissions and increased deforestation.
India will not rush into signing FTA deals: Piyush Goyal
India is engaged in free trade negotiations with several countries and blocs, including the United Kingdom, the European Union, Oman, Sri Lanka and Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) partner countries.
Environmental equity in the Indonesia-EU CEPA
The EU and Indonesia have differing approaches to incorporating sustainable development principles into trade agreements. While the EU focuses on maintaining high environmental and labor standards, it prefers to keep these standards separate from broader trade and economic considerations. In contrast, Indonesia advocates for a more balanced approach that integrates economic growth, social development, and environmental protection.