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Farmers’ group outlined its concerns including the Mercosur trade deal, which it says “threatens the supply of safe, high-quality and certified food from the region with low-priced imports."
Reacting to the developments in Thailand, with countries in RCEP negotiations deciding to go ahead for now without India, farmer leaders in India stated that this is a good development, and that India will not lose in any manner.
The US is exporting ever-more processed foods, as well as meat, to the region, while making it harder for farmers there to supply healthy foods for the local market.
The Bangladesh Tariff Commission recommended signing a preferential trade agreement with Nigeria.
Indonesia will continue the ongoing negotiations on a trade partnership with the European Union despite a leaked document about the EU’s plan to exclude biofuels derived from palm oil.
This is the first comprehensive, high-level bilateral agreement China has ever signed with foreign businesses to protect geographic indication.
A Chinese state-run English daily said, “the countries involved in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership shouldn’t lose the chance to include India."
The disastrous impact of the Indo-Sri Lanka FTA and ASEAN FTA on Indian farmers especially in the plantation sector is well known. RCEP would be worse than ASEAN FTA
It has been more than eight years since Australia and India began negotiations on a free trade deal, but the two countries have yet to reach a settlement that both New Delhi and Canberra feel comfortable with.
On 24th October and thereafter, thousands of farmers organized under the Indian Coordination Committee of Farmers’ Movement (ICCFM) and ally groups carried out coordinated actions and demonstrations reject RCEP.
The leaders of various farmers’ associations in the State have called upon the Union government to reject the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement.
The widespread protests by hundreds of farmers across the country against the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) went unnoticed by and large.
The Indian rice trade is keen that the cereal is included as part of the agreement as it could help boost exports.
The farmers from Mandya, Mysuru, Shivamogga, Hassan and other districts staged a massive protest against the proposal as they are apprehensive that the duty-free import of milk products will affect their livelihood.
The All-India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) will organise protests, demanding the Union Government to withdraw from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
Shivamogga Milk Federation along with milk producers staged a protest against the inclusion of milk in the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi has decided that the party will stand against the free trade agreement, and is planning to protest the "anti-farmer" trade deal both within Parliament during the winter session.
Concerns include the Mercosur trade deal, which is said to “threaten the supply of safe, high-quality and certified food from the region with low-priced imports".
Activists of the Swadeshi Jagran Manch on Friday urged the the central government not to take the proposed free-trade agreement, the RCEP forward.
Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations with South Korea are currently stalled because Seoul has not budged on key items sought by the Philippine side, particularly on opening up the market for bananas.