More than 300 civil society groups and trade unions urged governments participating in United Nations meetings in Vienna to completely overhaul the controversial Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) system.
The hui on What an Alternative and Progressive Trade Strategy Should Look Like at Auckland University’s Fale Pasifika attracted a remarkable 16,831 pageviews over the two days of live-streaming.
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Investor-state dispute settlement was tempered in the USMCA, but the government needs to justify why it persists asking for it in other agreements.
Extreme right-wing, anti-immigration and Islamophobic parties tend to oppose so-called "free trade" agreements.
Indonesian Civil Society, urge the Government not to ratify the recently signed Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) with Singapore said it will threatens the state’s sovereignty. Besides signing the BIT, Indonesia-Singapore also signed MoU on Investment Cooperation for sectors such as Industry 4.0, tourism, financial technology, and education.
As part of the Change the Rules campaign, the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) and the broader union movement have raised significant concerns with Labor and the Government about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.
The choice is not between the unilateralism of a populist autocrat, captive of the world’s most powerful corporations, on one hand, and the failed neoliberal model, polished in the TPPA on the other. A few clip-on statements on gender and small and medium enterprises is not a progressive alternative.
The reworked agreement between the United States, Mexico and Canada neglects the demands of farm groups.
19 – 20 October 2018. Fale Pasifika, University Of Auckland.
Two major farmers protests are planned in New Delhi on 2 October and 30 November and RCEP will be high on the agenda.
Victims of Chevron-Texaco’s pollution of the Ecuadorean Amazon have vowed to fight to protect the ruling which has granted them compensation.
“We call on our governments to either address the real reasons why ISDS is fundamentally flawed or to abandon its ‘reform’ agenda that is designed to reinforce and re-legitimise a self-serving investment dispute system.”
The signatories of this letter wish to express their rejection of this decision and their support for the people of Ecuador and the organizations that have defended the communities affected by Chevron Texaco.
WTO and a host of multi-lateral and bilateral Free Trade Agreements have created criminal levels of inequality.
It is alarming to note that all the ‘impact assessments’ of CP-TPP have been conducted by large corporations, and it makes quite clear that for Thailand to join CP-TPP, only big businesses and corporations will benefit from this trade agreement.
About 20 organisations have signed a declaration of support for the activist and called on supporters to assemble outside the Brussels Law Courts before the hearing.
Let’s build a movement against the EU-Japan trade agrement together.
The TPP-11 implementing legislation is now being reviewed by a Joint Parliamentary Committee on which the government has a majority.
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.