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Russia’s Sberbank to appeal against Ukraine’s move to seize its assets
Russia’s top lender Sberbank initiated investment arbitration proceedings against Ukraine after its parliament approved a presidential decree allowing for the forced seizure of Sberbank-owned assets in the country.
India, Oman agree to have joint feasibility study on limited trade deal
The development is taking place at a time when India is set to begin deeper engagements with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries towards inking a free trade agreement (FTA).
UK rejects EU proposals to resolve N.Irish trade dispute
The EU will launch legal action and possibly impose countermeasures if London takes unilateral action.
New Zealand challenges Canada dairy tariffs under CPTPP
New Zealand has fired a warning shot at Canada over dairy tariffs, kicking off a dispute resolution under the trans-Pacific Partnership pact - the first of its kind.
India-UK FTA on fast track as third round of talks covers most policy areas
The free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations between India and the UK have resulted in the draft treaty text advancing across the majority of chapters at the end of the third round of talks.
India, Canada look to expedite FTA negotiations
Union commerce and industries minister Goyal and his Canadian counterpart Mary Ng had earlier agreed to formally relaunch negotiations for the India-Canada Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) and also to consider an interim agreement or Early Progress Trade Agreement (EPTA).
Overselling EU trade deals: new study uncovers failures of sustainability impact assessments
The European Commission uses flawed and tardy sustainability impact assessments as a fig leaf for environmentally, socially and economically damaging EU trade agreements, according to a new study.
Thai gold mine blamed for sickening local villagers is set to reopen
Citing the free-trade agreement between Australia and Thailand, Kingsgate, announced in November 2017 that it had filed a suit against Thailand at an international arbitration tribunal.
L’arbitrage, un coup de poker ?
Financé par un tiers financeur, l’arbitrage se transforme en une opération de spéculation au cours de laquelle le demandeur ne court aucun risque (puisqu’il ne déboursera pour sa part aucune somme).
Bhutan and Thailand to have bilateral trade
The government of Bhutan and Thailand agreed to sign a bilateral trade agreement. The two countries have a trade and economic cooperation agreement as of now.
AfCFTA: Cross-border Service Integration will Boost African Oil and Gas Industry, Says Briggs
Chief Dumo Lulu Briggs, Chairman of Platform Petroleum Limited, has admonished that cross-border service integration through the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will boost the African oil and gas industry.
DTI still hopeful for RCEP concurrence this month
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) remains hopeful that the Senate will concur with the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the Asean-led free trade deal with its five free trade partners, this month.
Oman’s trade minister visits India amid FTA buzz
Oman’s trade minister visit comes amid reports Oman has been keen on an FTA between India and the members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
ECOWAS experts meet to consider draft offer on trade in services for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)
The 7th Regional meeting reviewed the draft ECOWAS Offer for the AfCFTA Trade in Services negotiations and held bilateral sessions between ECOWAS Commission and Member States.
Japan, Africa look to deepen trade ties
Japan is looking to expand its presence on the African continent, with trade and investment taking center stage during the Japan-Africa Public-Private Economic Forum held in Nairobi
What is India-EU Trade and Technology Council, and how it will help ongoing FTA negotiations
Council will focus on areas like 5G and AI, seek to deepen cooperation in trade and security. Experts say it’ll ’smoothen’ overall FTA negotiations between India and EU.
US Indo-Pacific economic initiative launch eyed in May: Japan envoy
The US government aims to launch its Indo-Pacific economic engagement initiative around the time of President Joe Biden’s visit to Japan later in May.
IPEF at the crossroads
"Lobbyists for the giant corporations are celebrating IPEF as the second coming of the TPP," warned Senator Warren.
South Korea’s incoming government considers joining US economic pact
South Korea is "positively considering" joining an Indo-Pacific economic pact planned by the United States, a government official said.
Key human rights tests for UK free trade agreements
Without adequate rules and the right business incentives to protect workers and communities, trade deals can contribute to a ‘race to the bottom’.