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Fishing group complains of ’gang rape’ of tuna in Aurora waters | 31-December-2008
The fisherfolk alliance Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya) on Saturday decried the "gang rape" of the country’s tuna stocks by Japanese, South Korean, and Taiwanese companies poaching in the portions of Philippine Sea in Aurora province.
Ruling party to railroad divisive bills | 31-December-2008
Lawmakers of the governing party in Korea are expected to ratify the Korea-US free trade agreement (KORUS FTA) motion and railroad 85 contentious bills today after last-minute negotiations with the opposition failed as of midnight Tuesday.
Indonesia delays free trade deals with Oz, NZ | 31-December-2008
Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s largest economy, has delayed signing a trade deal with Australia and New Zealand, due to be inked this month, until March next year, a senior official said Monday.
Russia, US amend trade agreement on pork, poultry | 31-December-2008
The US government and Russia have amended their five-year bilateral poultry and pork trade agreement with protections that should limit disruptions to trade, the US Trade Representative said.
EU set to further enhance ties with M’sia, says Ambassador | 30-December-2008
The next round of negotiations on the EU-Asean free trade agreement (FTA) will take place in KL, while the EU is awaiting an announcement from the Malaysian government of its intention to sit at the negotiation table and try to conclude their Partnership Cooperation Agreement, a prerequisite to the FTA.
US, Oman free trade pact to be effective Jan 1 | 30-December-2008
The United States said Monday that a free trade agreement with oil-rich Oman will enter into force on January 1 2009.
Mexico’s fiscal prudence fails to avert a slowdown | 30-December-2008
The North American Free Trade Agreement, which so tightly bound Mexico and the United States and turns 15 on Thursday, is helping drag Mexico down with the United States
SKorean opposition ordered to end occupation of parliament | 29-December-2008
The head of South Korea’s parliament ordered opposition legislators Monday to end their sit-in by midnight so major bills can be passed, warning them not to force him to take "extreme measures."
Row stalled Gulf-EU talks | 29-December-2008
A disagreement over human rights and democracy was behind the suspension earlier this month of trade talks between the Gulf Cooperation Council and the European Union, an Omani official said yesterday.
Outlook cloudy for SKorea-US free trade agreement | 28-December-2008
Call it the free trade follies. South Korean opposition politicians last week used a sledgehammer to try and force their way into a barricaded committee room to stop the ruling party from introducing debate on a free trade agreement with the United States. Fire extinguishers were used amid the melee — it’s not entirely clear by whom — that threw South Korea’s National Assembly into chaos.
Indonesia and New Zealand to resume FTA talks in March | 28-December-2008
The negotiation on Free Trade Agreement between Indonesia and New Zealand is expected to be resumed in March 2009 after the signing of the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand FTA agreement in February 2009.
Pakistan, Afghanistan to ink new trade agreements | 28-December-2008
Pakistan and Afghanistan are expected to enter in to a new trade and economic cooperation mechanism during the President of Pakistan first official visit to Afghanistan on January 7, 2009
All-night sit-in strike staged in S. Korea | 27-December-2008
Representatives of peasant organizations in south Korea went into an all-night sit-in strike in Seoul on Dec. 22 to check the passage of the motion calling for the ratification of the south Korea-US FTA through the National Assembly.
Greater Arab free trade zone no longer useful | 27-December-2008
Arab states should not pursue the process of establishing the greater trade zone "because it won’t be useful," an Arab League official says
Japan, Vietnam sign free trade pact | 25-December-2008
Japan and Vietnam signed an economic partnership pact Thursday with a promise to cut tariffs on some 92 percent of goods and services traded between the two nations within a decade.
Forget Mercosur, sign trade accord with EU says Brazil industry | 25-December-2008
A leading number of Brazilian businessmen belonging to the country’s powerful National Confederation of Industry, CNI, said it was time to sign a bilateral agreement with the European Union, which would leave out Mercosur
Quebec supporting apartheid? | 24-December-2008
Quebec inked an economic partnership agreement with Israel this fall in Jerusalem. Attracting little attention from major media outlets, Quebec’s bilateral accord was signed during a government-led delegation to Israel that included high-level state officials and corporate representatives this past September, amidst Israel’s ongoing siege of Gaza.
Le CCG suspend ses négociations avec l’UE sur un accord de libre-échange | 24-December-2008
Le Conseil de coopération du Golfe (CCG) a suspendu ses longues négociations avec l’Union européenne (UE) sur un accord de libre-échange, a affirmé mardi le secrétaire général du CCG Abderrahmane Al-Attiyah.
Les opérateurs algériens inquiets après les accords de libre-échange | 24-December-2008
Les industriels algériens ne partagent pas l’optimisme du ministre du Commerce au sujet de la grande zone de libre-échange (Zale). Ils l’ont fait savoir, hier, avec des propos parfois très durs. Ils estiment ne pas être préparés pour subir encore la concurrence des produits arabes, notamment agroalimentaires, textiles... à compter du 2 janvier prochain.
Probe foreign poachers, DFA asked | 24-December-2008
The Filipino fisherfolk group Pamalakaya is urging the Department of Foreign Affairs to investigate the reported entry of foreign fishing vessels allegedly feasting on rich tuna grounds in portions of the Philippine Sea. The fishing vessels are reportedly owned by Japanese, Korean and Taiwanese companies, and Japan has recently access to Philippine waters under JPEPA.
EU and US business to profit from the crisis? | 14-June-2013
Court ruling fails to stop business lobbies’ privileged access in EU-India trade talks | 13-June-2013
How popular resistance can defeat corporate power | 3-June-2013
LA social movements map solidarity with ALBA alliance | 27-May-2013
Unfair, unsustainable, and under the radar | 26-May-2013
Perú: ¡por un límite NO negociable de nuestros derechos! | 20-May-2013
Plantón contra el TPP | 20-May-2013
In whose interest is EU-India FTA being negotiated? | 16-May-2013
Colombia: Paro nacional de productores | 13-May-2013
Japanese movement against TPP growing | 10-May-2013
Traders protest against govt policies on FDI, FTA | 6-May-2013
Carta abierta al presidente Correa: No al TLC con la UE | 30-April-2013