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Manila militants urge incoming senators to reject Philippine-Japan trade pact | 31-May-2007
Manila-based militant group Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamalakay ng Pilipinas on Tuesday urged incoming senators to reject the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement, which they described as the "second Japanese occupation of the Philippines."
India, Sri Lanka negotiating CEPA | 31-May-2007
India and Sri Lanka are working on upgrading their economic relations through a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement that would expand the existing FTA to include trade in services and encourage investment.
The help of a free-trade agreement | 31-May-2007
For the next 10 months, the US and China will be following Taiwanese politics closely. Economic differences between political parties will be an issue — most importantly how they affect Taiwan’s political future. At the same time, Taiwan and China will be watching how the US pursues its geopolitical interests in relation to both of them.
Organisations paysannes et APE : « Pas la charrue avant les bœufs ! » | 31-May-2007
Avant toute signature d’accord avec l’Union européenne, le monde paysan préconise entre autres mesures : l’ajustement du Tarif extérieur commun, instrument financier de l’intégration régionale, en fonction des besoins du secteur agricole ; la réalisation de l’ECOWAP pour mettre l’agriculture au centre de la construction du marché régional ; l’exclusion des négociations du brevetage du vivant ; déterminer la liste des produits sensibles dans chaque pays.
Bilateral trade between Algeria, EU registers huge imbalance | 31-May-2007
Algeria has experienced a rapid increase of imports from, and low exports to, the other side of the Mediterranean after signing the Algeria-European Union (EU) association agreement in September 2005.
EU-Brazil: Commission proposes Strategic Partnership | 31-May-2007
The European Commission proposes to address trade and investment issues of specific bilateral relevance between the EU and Brazil that complement EU-Mercosur FTA discussions.
Korean trade agreement: Threat to public health | 31-May-2007
The US-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) continues the practice of corporate hijacking global trade negotiations to the benefit of transnational drug and tobacco companies, and at the expense of people’s health. It threatens core protections for public health, long under fire from NAFTA’s notorious Chapter 11.
US complicit in labor abuse | 31-May-2007
Why would the business community be applauding an agreement that guaranteed workers’ rights in FTAs — something they’d been fighting against for years? Because they’d been given assurances, relative to American workers, "that the labor provisions cannot be read to require compliance with ILO Conventions."
Korea: No more free downloads of music after FTA | 31-May-2007
The Korea-US free trade agreement (FTA) means a lot more than the simple scrapping of tariffs. The full text of the pact released by the government showed that the strengthened protection on intellectual property rights will affect our daily lives.
Poisonous articles on IPR chapter in Korea-US FTA (eg. shutting down internet sites) | 31-May-2007
We are very worried about the Korea-US FTA’s IPR chapter and its confirmation letters. They have very dangerous things which the former US FTA didn’t have. If this Korea US FTA is passed, then the US will request other countries to include these things in the following FTA.
Positive headway made on FTA with European Union.: Humayun Akhtar Khan | 30-May-2007
Minister for commerce Humayun Akhtar Khan has said rise and fall in trade deficit is part of government policies and commerce ministry has no role behind it.
Don’t forget to read the trade deal’s fine print | 30-May-2007
It’s a trade negotiator’s nightmare. The Costa Rican Supreme Court has announced plans to review the United States-Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) to assess the impact of that agreement upon civil liberties and human rights.
Minority opinion | 30-May-2007
It remains unclear to me what the advantages of being part of the Saarc grouping are over entering into bilateral relations with each individual Saarc country instead. I have always like the concept of Bimstec instead.
China, India to advance feasibility research on regional trade arrangement | 30-May-2007
Chinese and Indian trade officials will meet in Beijing next month to discuss the viability of initiating a regional trade arrangement, Ministry of Commerce spokesman Wang Xinpei said on Wednesday at a regular press conference.
Merchandise FTA with five ASEAN countries to take effect next month | 30-May-2007
A merchandise free trade agreement between South Korea and five member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will take effect on June 1, officials said Wednesday.
Trade talks setback | 30-May-2007
Ministers from India and Oman offered different views on the progress of free-trade talks between India and Gulf countries, although both officials yesterday said a deal was achievable.
Bilateral trade between Malaysia and South Korea to rise further | 30-May-2007
Bilateral trade between Malaysia and South Korea is expected to increase further with the completion of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Asean and South Korea this year.
Pak-Malaysia to sign FTA within two months: Humayun | 30-May-2007
Minister for Commerce, Humayun Akhtar Khan said on Wednesday said that Pakistan -Malaysia have concluded negotiations on a bilateral Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and it will be signed within next two - month for improving trade and investment between them. "The initiative includes trade in goods, trade in services , investment and Economic cooperation", he told a press conference here at a local hotel today.
New EU market access offer unacceptable - region’s sugar group | 30-May-2007
The Sugar Association of the Caribbean (SAC) is calling for a substantial improvement in the current access of sugar to the European Union (EU) market.
Business Chambers: We’ll Open Books When Asked | 30-May-2007
Representatives from Costa Rican business chambers said yesterday that they’re happy to publish information on campaign donations for the upcoming free-trade referendum - but only if the Supreme Elections Tribunal (TSE) asks them to do so.
La Vía Campesina se hace presente en Bali para protestar en contra OMC y el Régimen de Libre Comercio | 4-Dec-2013
More than 100 organizations sign transatlantic statement opposing dangerous investor "rights" chapter in CETA | 26-Nov-2013
Trade-talk protesters push limit, then back off | 21-Nov-2013
Wikileaks publie le chapitre portant sur la propriété intellectuelle de l’accord secret de Partenariat Trans-Pacifique | 16-Nov-2013
The people can defeat the Trans-Pacific Partnership | 15-Nov-2013
La démocratie otage du libre échange | 2-Nov-2013
Déclaration de la société civile de l’Afrique de l’Ouest sur l’Accord de Partenariat économique et le Tarif extérieur Commun | 25-Oct-2013
FTA Watch condemns bid to amend Article 190 | 18-Oct-2013
EPA is no more | 17-Oct-2013
Canada-EU trade deal: Sell-out or celebration? Public needs a veto on massive corporate rights treaty | 17-Oct-2013
At summit, Kerry’s visit draws 100 anti-TPPA protestors | 11-Oct-2013
Calm before the storm? Secretive TTIP talks on hold | 10-Oct-2013