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RCEP - trade unions seek consultation by the government
Trade union representatives seek meaningful consultation by the government in the negotiations of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement or RCEP.
Rein in dairy exports to our continent: African farmers to EU
African dairy farmers protested outside the European Union HQ to demand that they don’t over-produce milk and then flood African markets.
Chile is fighting the TPP-11 hand-to-hand
Chile is currently experiencing convulsed political days given the heated debate over the parliamentary ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, known as TPP11.
The Belt and Road Initiative: A new road or a dead-end for peoples’ development?
What does the BRI mean from the perspective of the development of peoples in the global South?
Myitsone dam is now a sovereignty issue
Public opposition to the controversial Myitsone Dam project is gaining momentum ahead of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s upcoming visit to China.
Call for mobilization to defend our alternatives against the G7
France is the host country of the next G7 meeting to be held in Biarritz from 24 to 26 August 2019. Actions are planned during the week preceding this summit, from 19 to 23 August.
Hong Kong FTA would still allow foreign investors to sue our government, says AFTINET
The Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement and separate Investment Agreement signed still give special rights to foreign investors to bypass national courts and sue governments for millions of dollars in international tribunals
IEU CEPA review must be made based on the human rights, not the interest of palm oil industry
Indonesian CSOs Coalition for Economic Justice urges the government to review Indonesia - EU CEPA based on human rights and not the interests of palm oil industry.
How insane is global trade?
The way trade works in the global economy can be insane – it wastes resources, worsens climate change, and undermines the livelihoods of millions of small-scale producers worldwide.
3rd international conference TTIP and CETA-free zones
Local authorities, commons and free trade agreements. 29 - 30 March ’19 in Borgerhout - Antwerp.
Manifesto for trade justice
We need an alternative regional approach, not only in South Asia but the Asia Pacific region, which does not push so- called ‘free trade’ and investors’ rights at the cost of lives and livelihoods of people, and the life of the planet.
CPEC and Gwadar fishermen
A component of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor would prevent fishermen from fishing on Gwadar’s eastern port, which had been the only source of income for centuries. The Fishermen Alliance has announced that its protests will continue.
Open for business. How corporate lobbyist influence the EU-Indonesia trade negotiations
Internal documents from the European Commission reveal that corporate lobbyists have privileged access to the EU trade officials, allowing them to influence the course of the negotiations EU-Indonesia.
No palm oil in the EU-Indonesia trade and investment agreement
Friends of the Earth and Walhi urge palm oil must be excluded from trade negotiations between Indonesia and the European Union.
India: Peasant movements to scrutinise and expose the dangers of RCEP trade agreement
Several prominent peasant movements in India are holding a ‘National level consultation on the Impact of RCEP and other tree trade agreements on farmers and farming in India’ on 13th March in New Delhi.
Saving Japan’s seed heritage from “free trade”
Former Japanese minister Yamada joined forces with 150 lawyers that have challenged as unconstitutional both the TPP agreement and the government’s decision to abolish the seed protection law.
Pursuing FTA finalization target, Indonesian Government are trading away people’s live and rights
Press Release: Pursuing FTA finalization target, Indonesian Government are trading away people’s live and rights
Indonesia FTA: Labor should reject harmful clauses, says AFTINET
The Indonesia FTA has been signed without any public scrutiny of the text and without any independent assessment of its overall costs and benefits.
Philippine civil society letter on RCEP & plant variety protection
The undersigned signatories are writing to strongly stress that the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership negotiations must not place any obligation on the Philippines or any other developing country to join or implement UPOV systems
Malaysian civil society & farmer groups’ memorandum on RCEP & plant variety protection
RCEP negotiations must not include obligation to join or implement UPOV systems and in anyway undermine farmers’ rights