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Union head urges House Democrats to seek better USMCA trade deal
The head of the largest US union confederation urged House Democrats to withhold support for the stalled USMCA until the Trump administration makes more changes to the enforcement provisions.
Beijing tariff demands may expand US-China ’phase one’ trade deal significantly
Trump has decided that rolling back existing tariffs, in addition to canceling a scheduled Dec. 15 imposition of tariffs on some $156 billion in Chinese consumer goods, requires deeper concessions from China.
As the Eurasian Union looks east, its deals do not benefit all members equally
The EAEU is shopping for partners in Asia. Middle finger to the West or sound trade policy?
Japan economy Minister says he hopes Britain joins TPP trade pact after Brexit
Negotiations about Britain’s entry into the free trade bloc can’t really take place as long as it remains an EU member.
German farmers plan for Berlin tractor protest next week
Farmers’ group outlined its concerns including the Mercosur trade deal, which it says “threatens the supply of safe, high-quality and certified food from the region with low-priced imports."
Open letter demanding the release of the RCEP text
Representatives of workers, farmers, women, indigenous peoples, environment, public health and patient groups, and other civil society organisations demands the release of the RCEP text
Modernizing the Energy Charter Treaty: A make-or-break moment for sustainable, climate-friendly energy policy
In investor–state dispute settlement (ISDS), ironies do occasionally occur. Sometimes they’re bitter. Sometimes they’re carbon-intensive. Sometimes they’re radioactive.
Environmental injustice: How treaties undermine the right to a healthy environment
Global investment governance needs to be redesigned for the 21st century, with people and the planet at the core.
Breaking new ground: The EU’s push for raw materials sovereignty
When it comes to critical raw materials, the Commission is exploring fair trade agreements with Africa, Australia and Chile while the Canada-Europe trade deal could be a boon for sourcing nickel and rare earths.
Turkish companies keen to invest in SEZs
Waheed said that Pakistan and Turkey have been negotiating a free trade agreement and many rounds of talks have already been held for this purpose.
US-China interim trade deal hamstrung by fundamental differences, experts say
Two sides ‘not on the same page’ on issues such as the removal of tariffs. Beijing will not buy agricultural goods it may not need ‘and definitely will not agree to it being written into a deal.
Amulsar uncertainty continues: A local activist and diaspora armenians share their concerns
Roads to the Amulsar gold mine have been closed for a year and a half by residents of neighboring communities opposed to the mine operated by Lydian who is considering international arbitration.
Did data and e-commerce issues also influence India’s RCEP exit
India has decided to pull out of the RCEP, an invitation to join later still standing. Even though the reasons provided for this fallout do not mention it, but one of the major contentions was the e-commerce chapter to which India did not relent.
Feasibility study on China-Cambodia​ free-trade agreement to be launched
Cambodia and China will launch the first official consultation on a bilateral free trade (FTA) agreement feasibility study in Beijing on Dec 3.
Governmental action against the Indonesian palm oil industry
SOMO researchers undertook a research project to identify cases when Indonesian governmental entities took steps to investigate, engage with, convict, or penalize certain palm oil companies accused of harmful or illicit business activity.
India - China trade panel to meet soon
India and China said a new committee, headed by senior ministers, will meet at the earliest and discuss ways to pare the $53-billion trade deficit between the two countries.
Indonesia, Colombia to undertake feasibility study on market access
Indonesia and Colombia have agreed to shortly initiate a Joint Feasibility Study (JFS) under its efforts to tap avenues for increasing access of several Indonesian export goods to the Colombian market.
India has to withdraw formally and fully from RCEP negotiations & similar FTAs: Indian Coordination Committee of Farmers’ Movements (ICCFM)
Reacting to the developments in Thailand, with countries in RCEP negotiations deciding to go ahead for now without India, farmer leaders in India stated that this is a good development, and that India will not lose in any manner.
USMCA deal close, but not ’imminent,’ Democrats say
Democrats say a deal to update the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is close, but not “imminent,” as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said earlier.
UK consumers will expect EU standards in FTA - Hogan
The European Commission has already done a substantial amount of preparation for the EU-UK future relationship negotiations and trade talks could be done quickly, EU trade commissioner said.