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Select committee urged to stop the spread of ISDS under CPTPP
A range of labour, health and environmental organisations are calling for a clause to be inserted into the CPTPP Amendment Bill that would prevent future governments from extending investor-state dispute settlement to countries seeking to join the agreement.
Mexico’s historic election: A labor perspective
The recent election in Mexico is a referendum on the global reaction to the neoliberal assaults accompanying trade deals like NAFTA and TPP. Listen to this webinar with Manuel Perez-Rocha and Héctor de la Cueva
NAFTA deal by August?
US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is said to believe a deal is possible before the end of August.
Dar faces legal suit at international tribunals over tax, investment policies
Civil society organisations are pushing for a review of the BIT between Tanzania and The Netherlands which they say does not serve the best interests of Tanzania.
Community groups say no to the TPP-11 at Senate inquiry
“AFTINET will present evidence today to a Senate inquiry that the TPP-11 increases corporate rights at the expense of people’s rights and the environment and should not be implemented,” AFTINET Convener Dr Patricia Ranald said today.
RCEP: People’s movements resist free trade agreement
Organizations across the Asia Pacific region have come together to oppose the secrecy surrounding the negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.
RCEP negotiation must stop, demands Assembly of the Poor, Thailand
Free trade negotiation never benefits the poor. But it gives opportunities for the capitalist transnational corporations to control and dictate the food and agriculture systems absolutely.
Activists gather in Bangkok to discuss countering RCEP
The deal is likely to deal a huge blow to the less developed countries in the Asia-Pacific region and benefit big corporations and the richer countries.
Peoples movements reject the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)
More than 80 participants representing trade union, farmers, indigenous peoples, health and patients networks, women’s organisations, academia and civil society organisations from the region have gathered in Thailand on the sidelines of the 23rd round of RCEP negotiations.
Secret RCEP trade deal fails international standards of transparency, experts warn
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership involving 16 nations from Asia-Pacific will impact the lives of over three billion people, yet a new study reveals how the deal fails international standards of transparency and public engagement.
No RCEP campaign: Thai women’s groups reject RCEP
Women’s rights organisations from Thailand say NO to RCEP as the neoliberal free trade agreement will only exacerbate inequality and the negative impact on their livelihoods.
Spotlight on negotiations of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership in Bangkok
Civil society organisations from the RCEP negotiating countries will hold a press briefing at the FCCT on 20th July, Friday, 1.00 - 2.00 P.M. to highlight concerns regarding RCEP negotiations on human rights, intellectual property and investment rules.
Mexico’s landslide election: A labor perspective
Trade justice alliance webinar on Sunday 15 July
“You dropping BRICS from above? We’re throwing bricks from below!”
Social movements resisting the policies and agendas of Brazil-Russia-India-China-SouthAfrica elites will make their voices heard during the BRICS summit in Johannesburg on 22-27 July.
Rally protests trade agreement
More than 100 members of unions, aid and development organisations, health, environment and other groups rallied in Sydney outside the Parliament’s public hearing on the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership.
NGO’s send letter to Minister Kaag to call for termination of BIT with Burkina Faso
Both ENDS sent a letter, signed by various civil society organisations, to the Dutch Minister of Aid & Trade to urge her to terminate the Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) that exists between the Netherlands and Burkina Faso.
Activists sound alarm over trade deal
Groups say agreement will harm Thai agriculture and health, warn decision should be left to incoming elected government.
One Treaty to rule them all
The ever-expanding Energy Charter Treaty and the power it gives corporations to halt the energy transition.
September 10 | International day against WTO and free trade agreements
In memory of farmer Lee and the continuing struggles of peasants in resisting the neo-liberal agenda of WTO, La Via Campesina marks September 10 as the International Day Against WTO and Free Trade Agreements.