Background

U.S., Mexico unions file NAFTA labor complaint to influence talks

“The complaint argues that Mexico’s proposed labor law amendments to implement constitutional reforms will violate the North American Agreement on Labor Cooperation. It seeks efforts from the United States to prevent the measures from being implemented and to demand changes to bring Mexico into compliance.”

[Reuters]

WTO rules EU must change AD duties on Indonesia biodiesel

“The WTO panel found, in line with the ruling for Argentina, that the EU should have used the prices recorded by the producers. It also found that the EU failed to calculate correctly a normal profit margin.”

[Reuters]

Serbia and Turkey to sign new free trade agreement

“The free trade agreement was initialed during Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Serbia last October, and the signing on January 30 paves the way to ratification by the two states' parliaments and eventually its implementation.”

[B92]

Botswana signs tripartite free trade area agreement

The agreement among the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, the East African Community, and the Southern African Development Community “will boost intra-African trade as a result of elimination and reduction of tariffs and non-tariffs barriers as well as market expansion.”

[Xinhua]

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