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Reneging on beef opening would hurt US support for Taiwan | 28-December-2009
The head of Taiwan’s National Security Council urged lawmakers and the public not to demand a reopening of talks with the United States on controversial beef imports, though he said he would "respect the final decision by the legislature" and "the people’s right to initiate a referendum on the issue."
For safety’s sake | 13-October-2009
Malaysia is about to adopt its biosafety regulations despite pressure from the US Biotechnology Industry Organisation that called on the US trade representative to reject mandatory labelling of GM products in the US-Malaysia Free Trade Agreement, claiming that labelling is tantamount to trade barrier.
The great swine cover-up | 11-September-2009
Mexico has been considered the laboratory of globalization since it initiated the North American Free Trade Agreement in 1994. In April of 2009 a deadly virus germinated in that laboratory, finding ideal conditions to move quickly into a global pandemic.
Potato fight | 5-September-2009
A couple of weeks ago, following the discovery of some cases of brown rot, the EU decided to impose a ban on Egyptian potato exports. The Egyptian government believes that the reason behind the move is to protect local European produce from competition.
Cuidado, peligran las tierras del Sur | 24-August-2009
La desigual globalización de la economía mundial que impulsa las privatizaciones en todos los sectores, está provocando que millones de hectáreas de tierras de las naciones del Tercer Mundo sean compradas por las compañías transnacionales y los países ricos.
Africa: Industry sees red over red line | 19-August-2009
Various participants in a talk in Namibia on the economic partnership agreement with the European Union yesterday saw red when Finance Permanent Secretary Calle Schlettwein dared suggesting that the veterinary fence in the North be gradually moved further North to offer those farmers the same market access as those south of the fence.
Panama lifts beef ban ahead of Canada FTA | 18-August-2009
Panama has lifted its six-year-old BSE-related ban on Canadian beef as it concludes talks on a new free trade agreement with Canada that will improve access for other ag commodities.
Project helps Guatemalans learn about international trade, agricultural marketing | 17-August-2009
Through its Food for Progress efforts, the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture is helping farmers, agribusiness people and others in Guatemala make the most of producing, marketing and exporting a variety of agricultural products, said a project coordinator.
Study: Free trade spreading obesity | 28-July-2009
An influx of US junk food into Central America as part of relaxed trade rules has led to Central American obesity and related illnesses, a study said Monday.
Nicaragua’s Peasant Movement achieves milestone on the road towards Food Sovereignty | 21-July-2009
tThe new law establishes a legal framework to regulate the participation of transnational companies and help local organizations and governments to restore local food culture and peasant agriculture despite the CAFTA-DR "free" trade agreement
A profitable epidemic | 19-May-2009
The new swine flu epidemic that threatens to spread to more regions of the world is nothing new. It is part of an overall crisis, and it stems from industrial animal farming, which is dominated by transnational companies.
US-EU accord ends beef import rift | 7-May-2009
The European Union and the US on Thursday settled a long-running dispute over hormone-treated beef in a deal both sides said demonstrated their determination to reduce bilateral friction amid plunging world trade.
’Food colonialism’ increasing hunger in Africa | 6-May-2009
The European Union is coercing some West African governments into allowing European-based fishing companies to deplete West Africa’s fishing stocks in a new "food colonialism" that is now taking place between rich and poor countries around the world, according to British author George Monbiot.
EU aims for 15% growth in food exports to China | 20-April-2009
A China-EU FTA is not in the cards, but new European Union initiatives aim to boost EU food exports to China by 15% over the next several years.
El Gobierno español favorece la especulación con los alimentos | 17-April-2009
Los tratados de ‘libre comercio’ (TLC) que la UE negocia con más 100 países siguen con la extrema desregulación de la industria financiera, impidiendo los países a reformar su sector financiero.
Mexican farm expert lobbies for NAFTA change | 16-April-2009
The goal is to reverse adverse effects of NAFTA: save and share traditional farming methods, restore food independence and halt the migration of Mexican farmers to the United States.
US to push back on SPS farm trade barriers -Kirk | 13-March-2009
The United States will make it a priority to get rid of barriers to US farm exports based on unjustified sanitary and phytosanitary concerns about human, animal and plant health — including the EU ban on GM crops — the designee for US Trade Representative said on Thursday.
New Asian cattle trade deal | 6-March-2009
Australia’s red meat and live cattle export trade to South-East Asia received a boost last week, with the signing of a new trade deal.
Food export potential to Korea highlighted with largest organic deal | 23-January-2009
Hakubaku Australia has completed the largest ever export deal for Australian-made organic retail products into Korea with a $300,000 shipment of organic somen noodles to leading Korean food brand Sajo Haepyo, with the assistance of Austrade. This represents the second largest retail coverage for any Australian-made product behind Australian beef and shows the potential impacts of the proposed Australia-Korea FTA.
La sécurité sanitaire des aliments dans l’accord de libre échange UE-États-Unis : une réflexion plus globale | 12-Dec-2013
Et si les firmes prenaient le pouvoir ? | 5-Dec-2013
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