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Understanding FTAs: going back to the basics | 14-November-2005

Despite being a late starter in pursuing bilateral free trade agreements, Korea has been actively seeking Free Trade Agreement talks with its trading partners around the world.


TLC: amenaza para los países andinos | 11-November-2005

El Presidente de la Confederación Nacional de Organizaciones Campesinas Indígenas y Negras, FENOCIN, Pedro de la Cruz, dijo que un grupo de senadores del Congreso de Estados Unidos terminó por dar la razón a los opositores de las negociaciones del Tratado de Libre Comercio, TLC, entre EE.UU. Colombia, Ecuador y Perú, al considerar a este acuerdo comercial como una amenaza para los países andinos


EEUU: 24 congresistas cuestionan TLC andino porque acarrearía desempleo, inseguridad y crimen | 11-November-2005

El 08 de noviembre se hizo pública una carta suscrita por 24 congresistas de EEUU enviada al representante del Departamento de Comercio de su país (USTR, por sus siglas en inglés) en la que manifiestan sus preocupaciones con respecto al TLC Andino en tres temas: agricultura, propiedad intelectual y laboral


Grupos civiles andinos criticaron TLC | 11-November-2005

Representantes de organizaciones no gubernamentales y a favor de los derechos laborales de Colombia, Ecuador y Perú acudieron este jueves al Congreso de Estados Unidos para manifestar su rechazo al Tratado de Libre Comercio


ADB, RBI for FTA between India and Mekong nations | 11-November-2005

Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday advocated that India should go in for a free trade agreement (FTA) with China and five other nations in the Mekong region to sustain high growth.


Preocupa a ecuatorianos firma de TLC con EE.UU. | 10-November-2005

Los insistentes reclamos de grupos sociales e indígenas ecuatorianos de que la firma del Tratado de Libre Comercio (TLC) con Estados Unidos sea consultada al pueblo, evidencian hoy el rechazo a dicho acuerdo.


¿Se cierra el TLC Andino en noviembre? Será complicado, admite EE.UU. | 10-November-2005

Según los países andinos, todo depende de que la potencia del norte flexibilice sus posiciones y no imponga las patentes de vida


La derrota del ALCA | 10-November-2005

Esta derrota del ALCA no debe bajar la guardia del movimiento social continental ni de los gobiernos que mandan obedeciendo. Los intereses de los Estados Unidos en la agenda del ALCA se intentan implementar hacia arriba y hacia abajo.


Indígenas advierten a Palacio | 10-November-2005

La Confederación de Nacionalidades Indígenas del Ecuador (CONAIE) advirtió al presidente de la República, Alfredo Palacio, que si suscribe el Tratado de Libre Comercio (TLC) se lo calificará como traidor a la Patria


México y el TLCAN: Crónica de un desastre anunciado | 10-November-2005

El papel del TLCAN, en esta irresponsable cuanto alborozada cesión de soberanía por parte de México, queda claramente de manifiesto en la evaluación que del mismo hizo en 1997 el Departamento de Agricultura de EU. En el estudio leemos: "uno de los principales logros del tratado fue impedir a México recurrir a políticas proteccionistas durante la crisis de 1995. El tratado se convirtió en el candado que cierra la puerta e impide dar marcha atrás a las reformas". Más claro, ni el agua


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