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India-UAE FTA text (2022)
South Korea’s CPTPP membership application being delayed
South Korea’s application for the CPTPP membership is likely to become possible in June, two months behind schedule, amid opposition from farmers and fishermen and the government’s transition period.
Carlos Vicente: A “man-tree”
GRAIN and bilaterals.org are heartbroken to announce the passing of our brother, comrade and colleague, Carlos Vicente.
Beef emerging as sticking point in free trade talks between Canada and Britain
A potential clash over hormone-treated Canadian beef is emerging as a sticking point as free trade talks between Canada and Britain formally begin.
India, UK conclude second round of talks for proposed free trade agreement
The third round of negotiations is due to be hosted by India in April, the ministry said.
UK and Canada begin formal talks for a free-trade agreement
The UK government announced the formal start of negotiations on a new trade deal with Canada, seeking to replace an interim deal put in place following Britain’s departure from the European Union.
Beef trade deal struck with Japan
New trigger mechanism keeps US beef on level playing field with other CPTPP countries as beef exports continue to rise.
Indo-Pacific Economic Framework: Business recommendations
The American business community’s suggested points for inclusion in the US administration’s proposed alternative to the CPTPP, the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework.
International Law considerations for foreign investors with business interests in Russia
This note focuses on the relevant international law considerations, including the possible remedies that investors may seek in respect of these measures under international investment law.
Calls to ditch ’ecocide treaty’ after failed reform efforts
Environmentalists and energy experts have been warning for years over an obscure trade deal that could lock Europe into decades of fossil fuel use.
Meta says Australia’s anti-defamation laws are at odds with FTAs
Australia’s proposed anti-defamation laws seek to require social media platforms to establish nominated Australian entities that can access user data for users who post potential defamatory material
Ghana visit ’brings investment deal closer’
Jersey and Ghana are seeking to finalise a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT), which "provides additional protections and fair treatment to investors", said Jersey’s government.
World’s largest trade deal RCEP comes into effect in Malaysia
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the world’s largest trade deal so far, came into effect in Malaysia from 18 March 2022.
US, UK seek to deepen ties in absence of free-trade deal
US and UK officials are looking at new ways to deepen economic cooperation, even as President Biden’s negotiator suggested that a traditional free-trade agreement may not be the best approach.
S. Korea, Turkey seek deeper economic ties via FTA
South Korea and Turkey checked the outcome of their free trade agreement that went into effect nine years ago and discussed ways to further deepen trade and investment ties.
Tuna industry to take advantage of Africa Continental Free Trade Area
The Ghana Tuna Association has set-out modalities to take advantage of opportunities being offered through the Africa Continental Free Trade Area to expand its production and market for Tuna consumption in Africa.
India, Australia interim trade deal not in sight even after PM Modi’s summit with Morrison
During his second bilateral summit meeting with Australian PM Scott Morrison, PM Modi said FTA is crucial for the ‘economic security’ of both countries.
Romania wins USD 200 mln arbitration against fugitive businessman Popoviciu
The ICSID arbitral tribunal on March 16 this year admitted it had no jurisdiction concerning the applicant Germen and rejected as inadmissible Alverley’s application.
Pakistan evades $11b Reko Diq penalty
In 2019, the ICSID tribunal had given an award over $6 billion against Pakistan to the TCC. At the same time, the London Court of Arbitration also imposed another $4 billion fine on Pakistan.
Germany wants TTIP free trade deal between EU and US back on the agenda
Germany’s finance minister has put the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) free trade deal between the US and European Union back on the agenda.