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RCEP will impact the future of developing countries
In a webinar held on 10th November, economic experts, business owners, civil society organisations and parliamentarians expressed their concerns about RCEP, a mega free trade agreement which is likely to be signed on November 15, 2020.
Women’s movement across Asia and the Pacific demand #NoRCEP
As the 10 ASEAN countries and their 5 trading partners get ready to sign the anti-people trade deal, the countries must conduct social and human rights impact analysis on RCEP before signing or ratifying it.
Greenpeace Africa petitions CS on plastic deal in Kenya–US trade talks
The Kenyan Trade Cabinet received a 20,000–strong petition calling on her to take a strong stand against any influence by the American Chemistry Council, which Greenpeace said is keen to secure market for the US plastic industry.
Labour unions in Asia Pacific condemn RCEP deal
Labour unions in Asia Pacific condemn this outcome and will continue working with our affiliates and allies to intervene in the enactment, ratification and implementation process of RCEP.
Open letter regarding the economic impacts of the EU-Mercosur agreement
We, the undersigning economists, consider it important to inform the public that the economic models used to calculate those ostensible gains are inadequate for assessing the social and environmental impacts of this agreement.
Campaign groups respond to announcement that a UK-Kenya deal has been finalised
UK-Kenya trade must be fit for the 21st century, say campaign groups.
Why are British people protesting US farm imports?
Cow costumes, tractor caravans, and Great British Bake Off support: UK farmers and their allies are registering opposition to a new agriculture bill.
#NoRCEP solidarity action!
Action Aid is coordinating a giant photo petition to show leaders the people-powered movement saying #NoRCEP. Will you join us?
Stop corporations profiting from the pandemic. Stop ISDS.
Our call to suspend all ISDS cases during and beyond the COVID-19 crisis.
OPL 245: Nigeria must resist Eni’s legal bullying, says group
The Human and Environmental Development Agenda, Re:Common, Global Witness, and Corner House, have called on the Nigerian government to stand against Eni’s legal move over the oil processing license (OPL) 245.
Pakistan: China’s ’involvement’ in deep sea fishing angers local fishermen
Fishermen’s associations claim that Chinese trawlers have docked at a Karachi port, allegedly for the purpose of deep sea fishing. They fear that Chinese companies are slowly taking over Pakistan’s fishing sector.
Campaigners in last-ditch push to protect farming standards post-Brexit
Farmers say UK food safety and animal welfare could be compromised as agriculture bill returns to parliament
EU-Mercosur: leaked treaty has no climate protection, undermines democracy
International agreements must have the protection of people and nature at their core, not as a ‘nice-to-have’ – this deal doesn’t measure up and must be scrapped.
Day of action against the US trade deal
Saturday 24 October: Take action against the US trade deal to protect services, standards, rights and democracy!
Martin Khor – a life spent fighting for a just global economy
Economist and journalist Martin Khor, whose life was cut short by cancer on 1 April 2020, was a standout figure in the struggle for a radical transformation of global economic relations.
Corporate trade deals: A history of resistance
From the Seattle protests against the WTO, to the defeat of TTIP and the Free Trade Area of the Americas, the attempt to impose corporate trade deals has often created moments of crisis for the system.
Joint declaration by European farmers: No to EU-Mercosur agreement
Peasants and farmers in Europe want a fresh start for a trade policy that enables fair prices, protects the climate and secures human rights, instead of just trying to fix the current model!
NGOs ask Macron to ’bury’ EU-Mercosur agreement
More than 30 NGOs join forces, sending open letter to French leader Emmanuel Macron asking him to "bury" EU-Mercosur trade deal over environmental concerns.
Government ordered to reveal more secrets about post-Brexit trade talks
Campaigners had challenged the Department for International Trade (DIT) over its "hostile approach to freedom of information law".
Pakistan fishermen to protest arrival of China trawlers
Pakistan fishermen in two provinces said they will protest the arrival of 20 Chinese deep-sea trawlers given licences to fish in their waters.