Asia-Pacific Summits Update: RCEP Talks in "Final Stage," Extending into 2019

A series of high-level summits in the Asia-Pacific region are getting underway this week, kicking off with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and concl...





EU Trade Talks with New Zealand, Indonesia Advancing Steadily, Officials Say

The European Commission recently circulated updates on the progress seen in two different negotiating processes, specifically with Indonesia and New Zealand, earlier t...READ MORE


Australia, Canada, New Zealand Ratify CPTPP, Setting Stage for Trade Deal's Entry into Force

The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) has now been ratified by six signatories, meeting the minimum threshold to take effec...READ MORE


CPTPP Ratification Process Advances, With Possibility of Taking Effect in Early 2019

Last week, Australia’s Senate passed legislation ratifying the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), the sweeping trade...READ MORE


RCEP Ministers Assess Progress, Call for "Further Improvements" Ahead of Year-End Target

Ministers representing 16 Asia-Pacific countries called for “further improvements” in negotiating a sweeping trade accord, while outlining some advances in...READ MORE


How technology can help navigate the trade law spaghetti bowl

A sizable part of global trade and investment flows are governed by rules enshrined in free trade agreements and custom unions. These rules, however, can be surprising...