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Trade between Indonesia and the EU likely to get more tense, with dairy at the center
Away from the more headline grabbing US-China trade dispute, a less glamorous one has also been taking place between the corridors of Brussels and Jakarta.
What does India’s RCEP withdrawal tell us? – Analysis
Given the current ease and widespread access to information as well as the social media-facilitated civil mobilizations across the globe, political elites of the RCEP countries should be consistently mindful of such risk from the grassroot level.
US-China phase one deal: Washington wants to meet 30% of China’s import needs, non-US suppliers will need to conduct damage assessments
Certain aspects of the soon to be signed US-China “Phase One” trade deal to end the ongoing 18-month trade war between the two nations may not be released to the public.
UK tells Trump that American chicken is still off the menu
US chicken imports offend British sanitary sensibilities. Not just for the safety of people who ingest it, but mainly because the process compensates for less stringent health standards.
Trade war: China’s refusal to lift grain quotas make Trump’s phase one import demands ‘more difficult’
China will not raise its quotas for the import of grains, according to vice agriculture and rural affairs minister Han Jun, raising the prospect of a stand-off with the US.
India’s withdrawal from RCEP a breather on many fronts
India’s decision to pull out of RCEP means its policy on access to inexpensive drugs will not be under pressure.
USTR’s ag negotiator shares more on trade deal with China
The agreement will not only increase Chinese purchases of US agricultural products but pave the way for long-term structural reforms.
Emission intensity of Irish beef vs. Brazilian beef outlined by MEP
The high emission intensity of beef production in the Mercosur countries can reach levels that are more than double the emission intensity of Irish beef.
Indonesia warns on EU trade deal, dairy imports amid palm oil spat
Indonesia is prepared to walk away from talks on a free trade deal with the European Union over the bloc’s stance on palm oil, while also launching a probe into subsidies on dairy imports from the EU.
Struggling Missouri farmers question ’bonanza’ promised under trade deal with China
Some farmers are skeptical with a tentative agreement easing trade restrictions with China, who’ve been pummeled by the trade war.
Romania agrees to pay large compensations to Romanian-Swedish investors
The Government took this decision to unlock the accounts of Romania’s air control company Romatsa, frozen by the Miculas.
New NAFTA is lost opportunity to reform corporate trade deals
Deal does not address the farm crisis, but will exacerbate climate crisis and jeopardize health and public safety.
Rejecting RCEP preserved India’s milk self-sufficiency’
The decision of keeping India out of the Regional Comprehension Economic Partnership (RCEP) has helped crores of farmers and prevented the likely shift shift of India from a self-sufficient milk producer to importer.
Decision to keep away from RCEP, right move on part of India
India, in recent days, is faced with Hamletian dilemma. To join or not to join the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), a free trade association consisting of 16 nations including India.
After RCEP, farmers’ body seeks termination of existing FTAs
After prevailing upon the Centre to drop out of the RCEP treaty, farmers organizations has urged the MPs to prevail upon the Union government to terminate the other existing FTA inimical to the livelihood of farmers in the country.
EU-Mercosur deal lets agribusiness off the hook and exacerbates climate crisis
It is time that 21st century trade policy reflects 21st century emergencies and answers to the climate crisis.
EU lawmakers clear US beef imports but fault US tariffs
European Union lawmakers approved an increase in US beef imports to the EU, a move likely to ease transatlantic tensions.
EU-Mercosur trade deal will intensify the climate crisis from agriculture
The reality is that the EU-Mercosur FTA will cause a serious increase in global greenhouse gas emissions.
EU on course to allow in more US beef from 2020
European Union plans to allow more US beef imports cleared a key hurdle when EU lawmakers specialising in trade backed the move, which is likely to ease transatlantic tensions.
PH, South Korea see conclusion of free trade deal by 2020
The Philippines and South Korea are aiming to conclude their free trade negotiations by next year in a bid to finally cure the trade and industry imbalances between the two Asian nations.