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Groups urge PM to backtrack on CPTPP deal
With just one day to go before Malaysia’s entry into the CPTPP is enforced, the Coalition of National Sovereignty urges Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim to withdraw from the ratified agreement.
Letter: South Africa will take a heavy toll on AfCFTA
The African Continental Free Trade Agreement risks being unworkable if all members follow SANRAL’s example.
Businesses for signing FTA with Canada
Businesses in Bangladesh want the government to start the negotiation with Canada to sign the free trade agreement in order to retain the duty-free market access in the North American nation.
India, Canada likely to sign free trade pact
Five rounds of trade talks have been held between India and Canada, the last round got over on November 18.
Reko Diq settlement hangs by thread
The government urged all stakeholders to complete pending actions hampering the conclusion of the $900 million settlement deal in the Reko Diq case to avoid a $5.9 billion penalty.
India, Gulf Cooperation Council agree to pursue free trade agreement; resume talks, says Piyush Goyal
India and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have agreed to pursue a free trade agreement (FTA) between the two regions and resume the negotiations, Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said.
The 33rd meeting of the Energy Charter conference held under the chairmanship of Mongolia
The conference expects to meet ad hoc in April 2023 to finalise the discussion on the adoption of the amendments to the ECT.
S. Korea, Canada to sign agreement on supply chains of key minerals
South Korea and Canada agreed to expedite their push for signing a memorandum of understanding on key minerals in a move to enhance cooperation on supply chains of secondary cells, electric vehicles and broader industry fields.
Canada to explore a free-trade agreement with Ecuador, in fresh run at lessening reliance on US, China
Canada has been negotiating a trade agreement with the Pacific Alliance, which includes Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and soon Ecuador, since 2017
European Parliament resolution ‘final nail in the coffin’ for Energy Charter Treaty
The European Parliament has adopted a resolution calling on the European Commission to initiate the process toward a coordinated exit of the EU from the Energy Charter Treaty.
Farmers, seeds & the laws: Importing the chilling effect doctrine
The UPOV-based Plant Variety Protection laws, favoured by developed countries, and often pushed through bilateral or regional trade agreements, regulate farmers’ interactions with seeds in many countries.
209 Civil Society Organisations say: EU trade deals must not undermine democratic rights
We civil society organizations vehemently oppose the splitting of trade deals, which would circumvent existing concerns about the negative implications of these deals on biodiversity, climate change and human rights issues.
Indigenous Indonesians want EU support on land rights
As the EU and Indonesia work on a free trade agreement, one tribe is seeking European help to secure its rights. Many Indigenous peoples are at risk of losing their land as economic development increases.
India-EU FTA: Stock-taking meet to follow third round of talks next week
Market access for key items, government procurement, IPR, digital trade, data secure status, labour, environment to be areas of focus
Crimes against agriculture: NAFTA as state crime in Mexico
Using the copious research on NAFTA, the trade deal is shown to have ingratiated transnational corporations while leaving poor rural farmers to cope for themselves in a newly shaped economy.
Vienna-backed Austrian firm wields controversial energy treaty against Kyiv
AMIC Energy, an Austrian private equity firm, is threatening to sue Ukraine based on the Energy Charter Treaty after its assets were seized by Kyiv over the company’s close ties to Russia.
PNG, China talk trade
PNG Prime Minister and Chinese President agreed that a free trade agreement must be concluded at the very earliest that would secure both nation’s interest so that trade and commerce happened within this realm.
Nigeria not ready for AfCFTA trade implementation
Chief Executive Officer of Ocean & Cargo, Aare Jide Taiwo, has said Nigeria is not ready for AfCFTA implementation. He was speaking on issues bedeviling the country’s maritime industry, in an interview with TOLA ADENUBI of Nigerian Tribune.
Israel and Japan take first steps toward free trade agreement
Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid agreed to move toward signing a free trade agreement with Japan. Lapid says an FTA between the two countries will mean discounts for products and goods from Japan for the benefit of the Israeli market and increasing Israeli exports to Japan, the third-largest economy in the world.
Asean free trade agreement with Australia and New Zealand upgraded for times of crisis
ASEAN member states, Australia and New Zealand have substantially concluded negotiations to upgrade a free trade agreement (FTA), which will include new features to ensure the continued flow of essential goods during times of crisis.