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Rich countries want to strike trade deals in Africa
There is a sense of drift in Africa’s trade relations with the West, as both America and Europe rethink how they do business with the continent. The old approach was paternalistic and gave Africans little say. But the new one, handled badly, could put Africa’s own integration at risk.
China Is the biggest winner from Africa’s new free trade bloc
AfCFTA was supposed to usher in a new era of continental trade and economic growth—but Beijing’s not letting that happen.
Urgent mobilisation against the signing of the Samoa Agreement to succeed the Cotonou Agreement
The agreement was concluded between the chief negotiators (foreign or trade ministers) in December 2020 and initialled on 15 April 2021 in Samoa.
Argentina sued before New York court for debts related to the expropriation of Aerolineas Argentinas
The investment fund Titan Consortium has taken legal steps after the expropriation of Aerolineas Argentinas in 2008, which resulted in an arbitration award against Argentina.
Turkey, UK to start talks on more comprehensive free trade deal
London and Ankara will start negotiations on a more comprehensive trade pact next year, a British minister said.
Harris: Vietnam to reduce ag tariffs, participate in climate-smart ag
Vice President Harris announced in Vietnam today that Vietnam has agreed to cut its import duties on corn, wheat and pork products.
India, Australia aim to announce early harvest trade deal by December
India and Australia are looking at announcing an early harvest trade deal by December, according to a joint statement released by the nations.
Problematising the relationship between mining, development and foreign investment in Colombia
The new resource extraction regime continued to consolidate through the approval of new development plans, new standards, and the signing of international investment agreements.
US – Ecuador trade deal comes into effect
The US Trade Representative (USTR) has announced that a mini trade deal between the US and Ecuador, originally signed in December 2020, has come into effect.
Contested Turkey trade deal to finally come into force
A controversial free trade agreement upgrade between the European Free Trade Association and Turkey will come into force from October 1 after surviving stinging criticism and delays.
African social movements demand that AU suspends undemocratic and pro-industry seed and GMO guidelines and processes
More than 50 African groups denounce how the African Union is using the African Continental Free Trade Area as a justification to push the seed harmonisation agenda.
Why a hasty trade deal may not be good for us – or for the environment
What precedent might be set by the new Australia trade deal and what could it tell us about the future for UK environmental standards?
Kenya eyes duty-free access to South Korea market
Kenya is engaging South Korea for a trade deal that will see reduction or complete removal of duty on exports to the Asian country, mainly on coffee and agricultural produces.
S. Korea seeks to resume FTA negotiations with Mexico
South Korea’s trade ministry said it wishes to resume free trade agreement (FTA) negotiations with Mexico in the near future as it aims to forge closer ties with the top economic partner in Central America.
China to accelerate pace of negotiations on new FTAs: MOFCOM
China is set to upgrade its current free trade agreements (FTAs) and is actively considering joining the CPTPP for further expansion of opening-up, as the agreements have played a vital role in Chinese foreign trade.
Uruguay to open an embassy in Turkey, hopes to sign trade agreement
Uruguay hopes to sign a free trade agreement with Turkey, would be joined by the other Mercosur partners, said Foreign Minister, Francisco Bustillo.
Ukrainian PM, EU rep discuss introduction of ACAA
The first round of talks on further abolition of customs tariffs in bilateral trade in accordance with the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement will take place in September.
Saudi Arabia plans FTA with Pakistan, 10 other countries
Saudi Arabia is looking for more trading partners under free trade agreement as the country aims at increasing non-oil exports share in its gross domestic product.
Lasso will meet with López Obrador in Mexico to request the entry of Ecuador to the Pacific Alliance
Ecuador will propose the free trade agreement with Mexico, with the purpose that, in the shortest possible time, Ecuador can enter the Pacific Alliance