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Trade and investment agreements cannot transform China into a Western-style market economy or turn it into a democracy.
Based on what we have seen in nearly final drafts of the text, the EU seems poised to again fail to promote a real shift in power relations due to imbalances that remain written into the new deal.
The AfCFTA will give the African Union the chance to become a strong, independent player in the world economy – at least that is the optimistic forecast. But there are good reasons to cast doubt on the high hopes pinned on the African free trade area.
An ICSID tribunal dismissed claims brought by WalAm Energy LCC over a geothermal project in the Republic of Kenya
A PCA tribunal dismissed India’s jurisdictional objections and found it in breach of the FET standard in the India–UK BIT in an arbitration under UNCITRAL rules initiated by Cairn Energy.
For many people affected by resource extraction, it is the prevailing legal regime that dis-embeds and disintegrates, because investment treaties can protect ventures that upend their lives with little scope for voice or redress.
The Paris Court of appeal set aside the arbitral award issued in the dispute Oschadbank v. the Russian Federation, finding that the tribunal lacked temporal jurisdiction.
Indiana argues that expropriation of its nickel project breached the investment agreement signed by Tanzanian, British and the Northern Ireland governments.
The first round of negotiations over the agreement on investments and trade in services between Belarus and China was held online on 7 April.
From colonisation to investor-state dispute settlements, rich countries have sought to exploit and influence their poorer counterparts for centuries, but how did globalisation in its current form come to be?
A free trade agreement and double taxation treaty are among several frameworks being worked on by the UAE and Israel to increase trade and investments flows between the two nations after they normalised relations last year.
The Paris Court of Appeal recently issued a noteworthy decision that will likely have a significant impact on the use of the OIC Agreement, one of the largest multilateral investment treaties.
Private insurance corporations are suing Argentina and Bolivia for loss of potential profits as a result of the reversal of privatization of pension programs.
Canada continues to pursue a multi-lateral free trade agreement with Southeast Asian nations, and those involved with negotiations say bilateral deals in the region could lead to larger pacts.
Referring repeatedly to legal threats by Barrick Gold Corp., Prime Minister Papua New Guinea released a statement announcing that his government will be making a deal with the company in regard to the Porgera Joint Venture gold mine.
Singapore has ratified the ASEAN Trade in Services Agreement and become the first ASEAN member to do so.
Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay reportedly wish to make the trading bloc more flexible for commerce by negotiating new trade accords to reduce the bloc’s tariffs.
US Trade Representative has raised digital trade as an area of potential future cooperation in her coversations thus far with Asian partners.
The complaint represents many organizations’ intentions to test if the revised NAFTA’s labor terms could be an effective tool to improve workers’ conditions.
Kenya agriculture sector umbrella body, The Agriculture Sector Network, ASNET, has lauded the recently ratified Economic Partnership Agreement between Kenya and UK saying it will go a long way in boosting economic development and job creation.