Preferential Trade updates January 2023

Canada extends copyright protection another 20 years to meet new trade obligation Canada will not add any new books, songs or plays to the public domain until 2043 after the government pushed through a change in copyright laws just before the end of 2022. Until December 30, copyright protection for literary, dramatic, musical or artistic […]

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Preferential Trade updates December 2022

Australia targets EU trade deal in first half of 2023 Australia is pushing to seal a free trade agreement with EU authorities in the first half of 2023. The European Union and Australia opened free trade negotiations in 2018 and have held 13 rounds of talks. But a deal has been held up by EU […]

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Preferential Trade updates November 2022

AfCFTA launches guided trade initiative for seven countries The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) secretariat based in Accra, the capital of Ghana, launched a guided trade initiative for seven member countries. These seven countries which have signaled their readiness to start trading under AfCFTA were Tanzania, Mauritania, Kenya, Egypt, Cameroon, Rwanda, and Ghana.  Secretary-General of […]

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Preferential Trade updates October 2022

AfCFTA launches guided trade initiative for seven countries The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) secretariat based in Accra, the capital of Ghana, launched a guided trade initiative for seven member countries. These seven countries which have signaled their readiness to start trading under AfCFTA were Tanzania, Mauritania, Kenya, Egypt, Cameroon, Rwanda, and Ghana.  Secretary-General of […]

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Preferential Trade updates 09/22

EU and Thailand cap turbulent decade with a partnership agreement                                      The European Union (EU) has finally sealed a Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) with Thailand, its sixth with a Southeast Asian country, as both sides seek to repair relations that frayed following a military coup in Bangkok eight years ago. It may provide the needed […]

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Preferential Trade updates 08/22

Bangladesh for securing SAFTA benefits in CEPA pact with India Bangladesh will push for securing the benefits it enjoys under the SAFTA deal when negotiations on Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) start with India. As a least developed country (LDC) all but 25 tobacco and alcohol products of Bangladesh are entitled to duty-and quota-free market […]

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