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PHL to open more bilateral agreements | 22-September-2014

Trade Undersecretary Adrian Cristobal Jr. said the Philippines is willing to look into having bilateral trade agreements with other countries.

S. Korea-China free trade talks reach ’critical stage’ | 22-September-2014

Free trade talks between South Korea and China have reached a "critical stage," a Seoul delegate said Monday, suggesting that both sides were stepping up efforts to produce a breakthrough toward a deal.

Japanese Minister urges Thai to support ASEAN + 6 FTA | 22-September-2014

Japan wants Thailand to support the RCEP negotiations and proposes the resumption of the Japan–Thailand Economic Partnership Agreement (JTEPA) due to the changing political situations in the two countries.

Korea, Canada ink FTA | 22-September-2014

Korea and Canada officially sign a free trade agreement on Monday according to terms agreed in March after nine years of tough negotiations.

Delays in TPP ’could affect US presence in Asia’, says S’pore PM | 22-September-2014

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says the US will be "giving the game away" if it does not step up and press ahead to get the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement talks concluded.

Russia demands changes to Ukraine-EU association deal | 20-September-2014

Russia has demanded changes to a landmark political and economic pact between the EU and Ukraine in order to meet Moscow’s concerns, according to a letter seen by AFP on Friday.

After Brussels rejection, TTIP fight could go to ECJ | 20-September-2014

Opponents of the EU-US free trade agreement are hoping to get their day in the European Court of Justice after the EU’s executive body rejected a citizens’ initiative to throw out the neoliberal pact.

FTA with GCC to impact Indian petrochemical sector – Study | 20-September-2014

“India’s trade imbalance with the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council will further deteriorate as well as impact the Indian petrochemicals sector due to tariff elimination on petrochemicals under the proposed FTA”, says a study by an apex Indian trade body.

Tratado Trasatlántico de Comercio e Inversiones Unión Europea y los Estados de Unidos de América: Golpe transnacional contra la soberanía popular | 19-September-2014

A lo largo del pasado mes de julio se celebró en Bruselas la sexta ronda de negociación en torno al Tratado Trasatlántico de Comercio e Inversiones (TTIP, por sus siglas en inglés), bajo el mismo aura de opacidad y secretismo que ha caracterizado este proceso desde que la Unión Europea (UE) y los Estados de Unidos de América (EUA) lo pusieran en marcha en junio de 2013.

Questions linger over controversial Canada-China trade deal | 19-September-2014

Canada’s Conservative government is taking heat after Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s cabinet quietly ratified a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) with China after sitting on it for two years during which it was strongly criticized and protested.

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    The international implications of the Philip Morris branding battle in Uruguay | 25-September-2014
    Eduardo : The Board of Directors and main owners of Philip Morris shoud go to jail and pay Public Health expenses in the countries they sell their toxic product!
    Nuevo revés para Monsanto en Costa Rica | 19-September-2014
    César Zamora: Siempre se confunde lo que significa adquirir la exclusividad, sobre lo que una persona desarrolla con la autorización para comercializar. La siembra de transgénicos en Guatemala está prohibida, excepto cuando es para investigació ...
    EU must tear up association agreement with Israel | 13-September-2014
    Bernard K. Gordon: A very misguided comment was posted on your site, recommending that the EU-Israel trade agreement be "torn up." As many, many long and directly-experienced American commentators have pointed out, the record of Hamas during the Israel/Hamas ...
    Bilateral Investment Treaty to lure US companies to India, says expert | 12-September-2014
    Muthucumaraswamy Sornarajah: It is a myth that investment treaties attract foreign investment. There are no studies which conclusively prove this assumption. What we know is that the existing Indian BITs have enabled disgruntled investors to bring arbitrations against India. Th ...
    US dairy groups oppose Canadian market access restrictions | 9-September-2014
    Harvey Dann: I read with great interest your article on cheese imports into Canada. It is unfortunate that this happened for everyone concerned. Perhaps everyone needs to take a look at COOL (Country of Origin Labelling) and how some segments of your industry an ...
    US back ECOWAS’ efforts to attain borderless trade status | 4-September-2014
    Rosi DeJean: The overall evidence of free trade has failed to support economic development in any of the countries under the Free Trade Act. The evidence has supported a rise in poverty in those regions, especially reviewing the Caribbean islands (Haiti, Jamaica ...
    Government moves to protect rooibos in EU — eight years on | 4-September-2014
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