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All eyes on Kenya, EAC after European parliament backs free trade pact
Lawmakers at the European Parliament this week voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new bilateral deal that will boost trade between Kenya and the EU bloc.
AfCFTA fails to boost Africa’s global trade share beyond 3% as countries trade more outside the continent
Africa’s global trade participation still stands at less than 3%, largely driven by merchandise trade in 2023, the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) report on the assessment of progress on regional integration in Africa has said.
EU breaks deadlock on the ECT, announces exit
Today marks a significant turning point as the Belgian EU Presidency brokered a deal with the European Commission and member states on the withdrawal from the Energy Charter Treaty.
EU-Chile trade agreement falls short on animal welfare
The negative impacts of unconditional trade liberalisation should not be ignored: The EU and Chile should maximise the language on animal welfare cooperation within the agreement to ensure significant progress for the well-being of animals.
Dutch court rejects final argument in legal battle over former Russia oil giant Yukos
An Amsterdam court has rejected Russia’s final argument in a years-long legal battle over a $50 billion arbitration award.
Indonesia and EU discuss intellectual property in trade deal negotiations
Indonesia’s Ministry of Law and Human Rights discussed the intellectual property (IP) chapter during the 17th Round of Negotiations of the IEU-CEPA Working Group on Intellectual Property (WGIP).
Sri Lanka and India negotiating on bilateral investment treaty: report
Sri Lanka and India is working on a bilateral investment treaty, a media report quoted High Commission Santosh Jha as saying.
Thailand is nearing completion of a trade deal with non-EU countries
Thailand is close to finalizing a free-trade agreement with Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein under the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) by the end of the year.
IEU-CEPA: 17th negotiation round discusses trade barriers
Indonesia and the European Union discussed technical barriers in trade, sustainable food system cooperation, and institutional provisions during the 17th Round of Negotiations on the Indonesia-European Union Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IEU-CEPA).
Dhaka-New Delhi negotiation on CEPA to begin this year
Bangladesh and India are expected to commence negotiations on the proposed CEPA within this year, despite New Delhi taking time for preparation. This move is part of Dhaka’s initiative to increase bilateral trade and investment with its second-largest trade partner.
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.