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Israel and Australia discuss free trade agreement, boosting trade relations
The two trade ministers agreed on preliminary talks as early as January, with a desire to create new initiatives that will serve as a lever for economic cooperation between the two countries.
CJEU extends Achmea to ad hoc arbitration agreements identical to intra-EU BITs’ arbitration clause
Meanwhile, the European Commission is working on a legislative initiative aiming at improving the protections offered to intra-EU investment under EU law.
Fossil fuel companies claiming 18bn against government climate action in secret courts
Courts allow big polluters to sue governments into “a state of climate paralysis”, campaigners say.
Reality check on curbing climate change — trade agreements
Rules accepted under various trade and investment agreements often benefit destructive, extractive industries to the detriment of national and international climate goals and ambitions.
The potential ag trade impact of China’s CPTPP bid
The world’s largest meat importing nation recently submitted a formal application to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership and it continues to draw a lot of attention.
Ukraine, Israel to hold talks on free trade in services next year - Ambassador Brodsky
Ukraine and Israel will start negotiations next year on the signing of an agreement on free trade in services, Israeli Ambassador to Ukraine Michael Brodsky has said.
China, Brunei call for RCEP trade agreement’s early entry into force at Asean meeting
Leaders of China and Brunei called for bringing the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) into force at an early date.
Thailand starts CPTPP application process driven by fears for inward investment and the economy
Just ahead of the ASEAN summit in Brunei came a strong indication that Thailand is taking steps to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
FTA between Iran, Syria reactivated after 11 yrs.: TPO
Under the FTA, the two countries were allowed to exchange goods by paying only four percent of the trade tariff (duties).
New Zealand-UK FTA: Agreement in principle (Oct 2021)
Old wine in new bottles – why the NZ-UK free trade agreement fails to confront the challenges of a post-COVID world
The price of allowing this FTA to proceed without open public and media debate is just too high. Another TPPA-style agreement will lock us into the failed neoliberal project of the 20th century.
UGTT to hold workshop on prospects and challenges of trade union action under AfCFTA
The Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) is organising a workshop on “the prospects and challenges of trade union action under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA): Opportunities and risks.»
African Union sees ‘huge potential’ for trade with Turkey
There is a huge potential when it comes to expanding and deepening relations between Turkey and African countries, the African Union’s commissioner for economic development, trade, industry and mining said.
Turkish exporters aim for $50B annual trade with Africa
Turkish exporters are aiming to increase annual bilateral trade with Africa from $25 billion (TL 240.43 billion) to $50 billion with the help of agreements in various sectors, the head of the Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEIK) said on Friday.
How Nigerian brands can win in Africa, against all odds
Insights on how local Nigerian brands can become regional and pan African giants by leveraging opportunities that AFCFTA provides. The role of government and private sector investors in this drive.
Spain and Colombia sign new BIT
Spain and Colombia signed a new BIT on September 16, 2021. Both countries sought to modernize the previous treaty, which had come into force in 2005.
Canada wants to deepen trade ties with ASEAN
A free trade agreement between the ASEAN and Canada will be a win-win for all sides, particularly in the context of economies that are struggling to come out of the pandemic, Canada’s Prime Minister said.
Parliament passes RCEP enabling legislation, despite acknowledging flaws in the agreement
The government will now proceed with the ratification process by exchanging letters with RCEP governments as required by the agreement.
S. Korea, Philippines strike free trade deal
South Korea has concluded a free trade agreement with the Philippines in a move expected to bolster ties with the Southeast Asian nation and help diversify South Korea’s trade portfolio.
China moves to ease rules on government procurement for CPTPP
China has taken a step toward easing rules that all but bar foreign companies from lucrative government procurement deals as the world’s second-largest economy seeks to join a Pacific Rim trade deal.