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India, UK agree to be ambitious on services deal in FTA negotiations
India and the United Kingdom expressed their commitment to working out a free trade agreement and said the two countries would be ambitious while negotiating on services in the deal.
Kenya-Pakistan end tariff wars, draft MoUs for more trade
Kenya and Pakistan have ended a long-standing tariff war that hurt trade between the two countries, mainly Kenyan tea exports.
Examining trade disputes in AfCFTA agreement: The need to engage private sector in Nigeria
AfCFTA roundtable brought together business leaders, academia, government representatives, trade, and legal experts to discuss and deliberate on dispute issues in implementing the agreement in Nigeria.
A turning point for Dubai-Africa trade
Dubai’s trade with Africa has grown by leaps and bounds over the last decade, thanks to several important developments that have established new business links between the emirate and promising markets across the continent.
What’s going on between African nations and the EU?
African leaders still have incentives to maintain the partnership between the two continents, not least because of the trade links and development assistance Europe offers. But they also have a strong interest in revising that relationship.
Government bars unions from ‘seat at the table’ in trade talks
UK Prime Minister and the trade department are blocking trade unions from sensitive trade talks despite unions’ offers to sign confidentiality agreements, according to leading labour representatives.
Timeline shifts for UK-NZ free trade deal
A free trade deal with the UK is taking longer than both sides had hoped.
Companies cannot use ECT to sue governments for climate progress, top court says
Environmental organisations have hailed a court decision that could mean the end of a little-known legal mechanism that poses a massive threat to climate action.
Beijing will back Hong Kong’s entry into world’s biggest free-trade deal, China’s commerce minister tells belt and road summit
Wang pledged to support Hong Kong in joining “as soon as possible” the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the world’s biggest free-trade deal covering China and 14 other nations in the Asia-Pacific region.
First meeting for UK’s CPTPP inclusion to be held in a month, Japan minister says
Member countries of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) agreed to hold within a month a first meeting with Britain to discuss its inclusion in the trade deal.
Brussels: Nest of lobbyists
Interview with Lora Verheecke, a researcher specialising in trade and lobbying.
Costs, damages and duration in investor-state arbitration
This study examines over 400 investor-State cases, giving a comprehensive account of how long ISDS proceedings last, how much they cost, how tribunals allocate those costs as well as the amounts of damages awarded.
Ecuador will seek a trade agreement with Russia after the elimination of preferences
Ecuador to promote a free trade agreement with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), as the generalized system of preferences granted by Russia expires on October 11.
Mercosur-Arabs: Brazil wants to resume talks on agreements
The Brazilian government is interested in resuming negotiations for free trade agreements between Mercosur and Arab countries such as Morocco, Tunisia, and Lebanon.
Walmartland: How US stores colonizing Mexico are displacing local culture
More and more US transnationals have opened up in Mexico over the past few decades, taking advantage of unfair trade agreements, super-exploitative labor conditions, and cheap utilities.
Canada joins Mexico in seeking consultation with US over USMCA content rules
Canada has joined Mexico in seeking formal consultation with the United States over the interpretation of content rules for automobiles
UK-New Zealand trade pact ‘expected in days’ affecting meat, wine and jobs
The UK is on the brink of signing a trade agreement with New Zealand which is expected to mirror Britain’s controversial deal with Australia over agricultural imports.
Proposed FTA with UAE to boost jewellery, chemicals, engineering exports, say exporters
Under a free trade agreement, two trading partners reduce or eliminate customs duties on the maximum number of goods traded between them.
UK aims to conclude Pacific trade group talks next year - FT
Britain aims to conclude negotiations to join the trans-Pacific trade group by the end of 2022, said International Trade Secretary Liz Truss.
S. Korea kicks off 7th round of free trade talks with Mercosur
South Korea said it has launched a new round of negotiations to clinch a free trade agreement with Mercosur, South America’s leading trading bloc, as it aims to further expand its export portfolio.