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Week ahead: Vietnam ratification vote, Australia Round 6, e-commerce, CETA
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Week ahead: Vietnam ratification vote, Australia Round 6, e-commerce, CETA

By Iana Dreyer and Chris Horseman  Vietnam vote in European Parliament This week, the European Parliament will vote on the EU Vietnam free trade agreement and investment protection agreement. The ratification process has been on for almost four years. The deal was initially concluded in 2016,  and then renegotiated, its …

WTO Investment Facilitation talks – what they are all about
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WTO Investment Facilitation talks – what they are all about

More than 70 WTO Members will spend the next five months trying to negotiate new rules on how governments regulate investment and treat investors in their countries as part of the ‘Structured Discussions on Investment Facilitation’. The rules they aim to agree primarily focus on predictability, transparency, simplicity and equity …