Author: Editor Borderlex

Singapore South Asia & ASEAN

In Brief: EU advancing ICS plans in Asia as Singapore signals readiness to sign on to it and talks with Korea to be launched soon

The EU and Korea are preparing to launch talks to upgrade their 2011 bilateral free trade agreement. The main aim is to see Korea sign on to the EU model investment treaty that includes an investment court and pre-appointed arbitrators.   Such an agreement would supersede existing bilateral investment treaties …

Brexit & UK trade UK WTO & 3rd countries

WTO bosses: Brexit means long renegotiations with members, and not part of a “world of reason”

The current Director General of the World Trade Organization Roberto Azevêdo and his predecessor Pascal Lamy have been heard a lot in British media in recent days. None of them are looking favourably at the prospect of the UK leaving the European Union after the coming referendum on the issue …