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Indonesia maintains its position not to accede to UPOV 1991
Indonesia reiterated its position not to accede to the UPOV 1991 to ensure policy space to protect smallholder farmers’ seed systems and plant genetic resources.
Farmer protests: the wrong u-turn
Many farmers are fighting against deregulation: namely, free trade agreements that set unequal competition, the dumping of cheap produce on their markets, and the dismantling of market support.
South Africa, PH eye free trade agreement
The South African and the Philippine governments are looking to enter into a free trade agreement (FTA) to boost both nation’s trade relations.
Farmers ride tractors into central London in major protest over trade deals
The organisers claim trading arrangments will ‘decimate’ British farming and damage UK food security
Ties with Africa to grow with Korea’s support: Ivory Coast envoy
The upcoming Korea-Africa Summit in Seoul will increase cooperation with Korea and expand support for Africa’s progress, according to Allou Wanyou Eugene Biti, Ivory Coast’s ambassador to South Korea.
French parliament split ahead of EU-Canada trade agreement vote
French parliamentarians are sharply divided on whether or not to ratify the EU-Canada free trade agreement, following farming protestors’ heavy condemnation of trade measures that they argue create unfair competition.
Farmers’ protest: March to restart amid tight security at Delhi’s borders
The farmers want India to withdraw from the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and scrap all free trade agreements.
Invested in whiteness: Zimbabwe, the von Pezold arbitration, and the question of race in international law
Using the 2015 arbitral award in von Pezold v. Zimbabwe as its starting point, this piece reflects on the relationship between racial capitalism and international law.
Trade Agreement CETA threatens small and medium-scale livestock farms in Italy: ARI
Associazione Rurale Italiana highlighted the deep damage that CETA causes to small and medium-scale livestock farms in Italy; the risks of further economic (and therefore decision-making) reinforcement of a single industrial group on the entire dairy sector.
After 30 Years of NAFTA, the Working Classes Are Still Losing
Thirty years after NAFTA came into effect in 1994, the economic data suggests a somber conclusion: The three countries’ working classes are worse off today than they were before
Israel-Guatemala free trade pact comes into force
The free trade agreement between Israel and Guatemala came into force today after being signed by Minister of Finance Bezalel Smotrich.
MEPs green light bolstering trade ties with Kenya
MEPs voted by 366 in favour, 86 against and 56 abstentions to give their consent to the EU-Kenya Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).
European Parliament backs deeper political and economic ties with Chile
MEPs approved the EU-Chile Advanced Framework Agreement and its complementing deal on trade and investment liberalisation.
Free Trade Agreements are Failed Trade Agreements. An alternative is now urgent and necessary
La Via Campesina’s Statement and Open call for Endorsement
UAE, Peru announce free trade talks
The UAE and Peru have announced that they will start talks for a free trade agreement later this year.
Battle for biodiversity: AfCFTA’s Intellectual Property Protocol unveiled
The African Union is finalizing the draft protocol on intellectual property rights to the agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
Farmers’ Protest: Why are farmers demanding India’s withdrawal from WTO?
Farmers started protesting with a new set of demands including India’s withdrawal from the World Trade Organization and scrapping all Free Trade Agreements.
Spain suggests simplifying CAP, strengthening Mercosur ‘mirror clauses’
Spain will present a proposal to strengthen mirror clauses in free trade agreements, such as the EU-Mercosur deal.
Kenya, US talks shift to agriculture
Kenya and the United States are set to begin talks on contentious clauses in a proposed bilateral trade deal amid fears the agreement could flood the market with cheap agricultural imports from America.
EU-Latin America trade deal cannot be approved in current form, says Varadkar
The deal has been in negotiations for two decades, and supporters had hoped the agreement with Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay could be concluded after new environmental protections were sought.