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MSF responds to UK’s disastrous proposal on intellectual property in UK-India Free Trade Agreement
UK IP demands contain provisions that would drastically harm access to affordable, lifesaving generic medicines from India, upon which millions of people around the world rely.
Pakistan leader in Beijing for talks on economic ties, CPEC ‘revitalisation’
Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif arrived in Beijing on Tuesday, where he is expected to discuss economic ties and reviving a stalled infrastructure and investment project.
India, Australia discuss early closure of trade deal signed 7 months ago
The free trade agreement that was signed by India and Australia earlier this year is expected to be implemented soon, an official statement released by the commerce and industry ministry said.
Cambodia-UAE 2nd round CEPA talks likely in Dec
Senior government officials of Cambodia and the UAE agreed in principle to arrange a second round of negotiation for the Cambodia-United Arab Emirates Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CAM-UAE CEPA) in December this year, according to a release from the Ministry of Commerce (MoC).
India-Gulf Cooperation Council FTA negotiations likely to begin next month: report
India is likely to begin the talks for a free trade agreement (FTA) with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) next month, reports Economic Times.
Philippines willing to work on FTA negotiations with EU
The Philippines has expressed interest and willingness to work toward the resumption of negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the European Union (EU), according to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
Containment to Cold War 2.0
Canada should consider non-aligned options for international cooperation focused on decarbonization and climate change, migration, public health, and labour standard across the supply chain.
Canada asking to join US-led Indo-Pacific trade talks
Canadian business leaders for months have urged Ottawa to sign on to the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity negotiations, saying this country should not have been left out of the launch.
BD’s FTA with EU unlikely
The European Union envoy in Bangladesh ruled out the possibility of signing a free-trade agreement between the bloc and Bangladesh.
Australia chosen to host major US-led forum in December aimed at challenging Chinese trade interests in the Pacific
Australia has been chosen to host the next round of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, with organisers now planning a meeting of Trade Ministers from member countries at the end of the year.
US chip war version 2: Decoupling from China or declaring war?
From the slogan of globalisation and “free trade” of the neoliberal 90s, the US has reverted to good old technology denial regimes followed by the US and its allies during the Cold War.
Chile is hopeful of signing a modernized trade agreement with the EU in November
Chile’s Foreign Minister has expressed hope that a modernized trade agreement with the European Union will be concluded by November at the latest after years of being blocked on the table.
Taiwan appeals for EU trade deal
The restructuring of global supply chains and transformation of our economies bring enormous potential for closer, mutually beneficial cooperation between Taiwan and the EU, President Tsai Ing-wen said.
Signing of PTA can boost bilateral trade: Tunisia envoy
Negotiations on a preferential trade agreement between Tunisia and Pakistan, which started three years ago, are near to be finalised.
Experts positive on India-UK FTA deal
The India-UK free trade deal, which has missed the Diwali deadline, is likely to get the much-needed impetus with Rishi Sunak taking over as Britain’s first Indian-origin Prime Minister as experts see political stability in the UK giving momentum to negotiations.
EU States start exiting the Energy Charter Treaty whilst African signatories increase
African countries are increasingly becoming signatories to the ECT potentially tying the hands of government to freely design their climate policies.
Belgian environment minister supports withdrawal from Energy Charter Treaty
Climate, Environment, Sustainable Development, and Green Deal Minister Zakia Khattabi reiterated her support for Belgium’s withdrawal from the Energy Charter Treaty during the EU’s Environmental Council meeting.
Slovenia ‘very likely’ to withdraw from Energy Charter Treaty
Slovenia will follow the lead of countries such as the Netherlands, Spain and France and very likely withdraw from the Energy Charter Treaty, Infrastructure Minister Bojan Kumer announced.
European exodus from Energy Charter Treaty raises climate questions
France, Germany and Spain plan to leave the controversial investment pact, putting a whole system of dirty energy protections into play.