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Quartz Africa | 17-Sep-2021

The UK has committed to making Africa’s landmark trade agreement successful

James Duddridge, the UK’s minister for Africa, signed a memorandum of understanding with Wamkele Mene, the secretary-general of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) secretariat.
Bloomberg | 17-Sep-2021

China applies to join Asian trade deal US abandoned

Beijing has applied to join an Asia-Pacific trade pact once pushed by the U.S. as a way to isolate China and solidify American dominance in the region.
The Business Standard | 15-Sep-2021

Bangladesh, Australia sign trade, investment agreement

Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi and his counterpart Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Dan Tehan signed a framework on trade and investment between Bangladesh and Australia on Wednesday.
The Korea Herald | 15-Sep-2021

S. Korea to expand FTAs with more emerging countries in S.E. Asia, Latin America

South Korea said it plans to implement or launch negotiations for a set of new FTAs with trading counterparts from Southeast Asia and Latin America this year, as part of efforts to reduce its reliance on major economies.
Nikkei Asia | 15-Sep-2021

China and ASEAN push for timely RCEP start as Jan. 1 looms

Countries that have signed on to the East Asia-spanning RCEP trade deal are going full speed ahead with plans to implement it on Jan. 1, 2022, despite foot-dragging by a majority, with China and ASEAN especially keen, for their own reasons, on seeing the pact come into force soon.
Phnom Penh Post | 13-Sep-2021

Kingdom-EAEU team to push for FTA

Cambodia is reportedly keen to set up a new joint team with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) to conduct a more detailed examination of the possibility of formally launching free trade agreement (FTA) talks with the bloc soon, and add impetus to underwhelming bilateral trade ties.
The Economic Times | 13-Sep-2021

Piyush Goyal, Liz Truss talks to decide next steps for UK-India trade deal

International Trade Secretary Liz truss will speak with Minister for Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal to discuss timelines and next steps to launching negotiations for a UK-India trade deal.
The Korea Herald | 13-Sep-2021

S. Korea proposes digital trade pact with ASEAN

South Korea on Monday proposed a new pact on digital trade with Southeast Asia to cope with the changing global business environment and forge deeper economic ties with the region.
Capire | 13-Sep-2021

The people of Asia against free trade: “society endures the trauma of debt”

The struggle against free trade has been strategic for social movements, especially La Via Campesina, which has actually built a proposal for food sovereignty to counter the capitalist free trade model for agriculture.
The Independent | 13-Sep-2021

Kenya appeals to Uganda to sign EU trade pact

Kenya has again appealed to Uganda for a joint strategy on accessing the European market through the stalled EU/EAC Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).
The East African | 13-Sep-2021

Tanzania ratifies Africa free trade area treaty

Tanzania on Thursday ratified the agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), effectively joining a pact connecting countries with a total gross domestic product of $3.4 trillion.
Business Ghana | 13-Sep-2021

Ministry of Trade justifies agreement that gives EU 80 percent access to Ghanaian market

The Ministry of Trade and Industry says it will not allow Ghana to become a dumping ground for goods from the UK following the Ghana-UK.
Business Daily | 13-Sep-2021

UAE targets new Kenya trade deal

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) plans to sign a comprehensive economic partnership agreement with Kenya to consolidate its position as a gateway for global trade and investment.
Texts of agreements

WTO plurilateral investment facilitation draft consolidated revised Easter text

Some WTO Members are negotiating rules on facilitating investment. This is the draft consolidated text as of 23 July 2021 ("revised Easter text"). It updates the Easter text available at
MercoPress | 16-Sep-2021

Gobierno de Paraguay busca profundizar acuerdo comercial del Mercosur con Egipto

El Ministerio de Hacienda de Paraguay buscó profundizar el Tratado de Libre Comercio (TLC) entre el Mercosur y Egipto el miércoles durante la II Reunión del Comité Conjunto del Acuerdo.
Monte Carlo | 16-Sep-2021

Uruguay: El gobierno citará a empresarios y sindicatos por TLC con China

El presidente Luis Lacalle Pou anunció que "en breve" invitará a las cámaras empresariales y al PIT-CNT para discutir el alcance del posible Tratado de Libre Comercio (TLC) con China que ambos países están evaluando.
América Latina Mejor sin TLC | 16-Sep-2021

Ecuador: corporaciones vs derechos humanos y de la naturaleza

En un extenso y profundo diálogo con la Plataforma América Latina Mejor sin TLC, Cecilia Cherrez y David Fajardo Torres hacen un análisis del actual gobierno y las luchas sociales en Ecuador.
La Jornada | 15-Sep-2021

Oportunidades para desmantelar el sistema de demandas inversionista-Estado

A la vez de remover la estatua de Colón del Paseo de la Reforma como símbolo de dejar de exaltar visiones colonialistas, es menester para la 4T eliminar derechos corporativos entregados en el T-MEC.
iProfesional | 13-Sep-2021

Tras el acuerdo con China, Uruguay negocia con más países por fuera del Mercosur

El canciller local Francisco Bustillo se refirió al vínculo con el gigante asiático como un "pequeño despertar"; malestar en los otros países del bloque.
Hoy Día Córdoba | 13-Sep-2021

El TLC de Uruguay con China divide al Mercosur

La negociación formal iniciada por el Gobierno uruguayo para un eventual Tratado de Libre Comercio (TLC) con China generó un nuevo revuelo en el Mercosur, donde se volvieron a expresar las tensiones cruzadas que dividen al bloque.
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