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India should keep dairy products out of all free trade pacts: Balyan
As India plans to sign a slew of Free-Trade Agreements with several countries in the near future, milk and dairy products should never form part of any such trade deal to protect the interest of farmers, minister Balyan said.
Dairy tariffs renew Canada-US trade spat, threats of retaliation
Canada’s refusal to budge on dairy tariffs is whipping up discontent south of the border, and had at least two US industry groups calling on Washington to retaliate.
New Zealand challenges Canada dairy tariffs under CPTPP
New Zealand has fired a warning shot at Canada over dairy tariffs, kicking off a dispute resolution under the trans-Pacific Partnership pact - the first of its kind.
Meat from cows kept in cruel conditions to be imported from Australia under UK trade deal
Cattle transported for up to 48 hours without eating and drinking included in post-Brexit deal hailed by Boris Johnson.
No duty concession on 29.8% of India’s product categories under FTA with Australia
Some of the products India has kept in the exclusion category without offering any concession to Australia in the Free Trade Agreement include milk and other dairy products, walnut, chickpeas, pistachio nut, wheat, rice, most medical devices, etc.
Farmer union rep vows Indian people will resist FTAs
Interview with Vijoo Krishnan, joint secretary of All India Kisan Sabha (or All India Peasants Union) regarding current India FTAs negotiations.
Can the AfCFTA bring an end to the rise in food prices in Africa?
Globally, food prices are rising due to the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on global food supply chains. In West Africa and the Sahel, food inflation is a native problem existing for over ten years.
EU again defies its highest court
On 22 December 2021, the European Commission released [or download] a large report on how the EU-Morocco trade agreement allegedly is for the “benefits for the people of Western Sahara”. aimed to amend EU-Moroccp trade agreement
Groups to USTR, USDA: Panama must fully implement trade pact
Panama submitted a formal request to revise the agricultural tariff elimination terms of the US FTA. US agriculture groups urge the Biden administration to oppose any changes to agricultural tariffs, TRQs or safeguards.
Gabon ’greedy’ for investments from India: Minister Madiya
Gabon is fast emerging as an investment destination for industries in sectors such as fisheries, wood, health, mining, infrastructure projects and tourism and they are using this greed to attract more Indian companies.
Australia-India Free Trade Agreement cheered by wine exporters and sheep farmers, but dairy and grain miss out
Australian wine exporters and sheep farmers are among those who will see tariffs significantly reduced but the dairy and grain industries are calling for better deals.
Southern Africa: Brazil, EU dump poultry in Sacu ... Implications and lessons for Namibia
Poultry products dumped into SACU from Brazil, Denmark, Ireland, Poland and Spain are causing a material injury and a threat of material injury to the SACU poultry industry.
Govt urged to adapt its approach to secure trade deal with India
There are calls for the government to adapt its strategy to reach a free trade deal with India - after Australia reached a deal with the nation.
South Korean farmers rally against free trade
Hundreds of South Korean farmers and fishers protested in the country’s financial and political center, Yeouido, demanding the government reconsider its intention to enter into yet another free trade agreement.
Lawmakers press for ag focus in Indo-Pacific Economic Framework
Eighty-seven US Congress members have signed a letter urging the Biden administration to focus on improving agriculture trade as it builds foreign relationships under the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework.
UK farmers must compete with ‘cruel and unsustainable’ farming practices due to Australia trade deal
Post-Brexit agreement contains ‘no safeguards’ for environmental protections or animal welfare, campaigners warn.
Farmers, fishermen strongly oppose Korea joining CPTPP
A coalition of farmers and fishermen are against the government’s move to join a trade agreement with 11 countries in the trans-Pacific area, saying their livelihoods will be threatened greatly if Korea opens its market to global sellers of cheaper agricultural and marine products.
S. Korea’s accession to CPTPP likely to boost real GDP, damage agricultural sector
Los sectores de agricultura y pesca se opusieron firmemente a la medida, y docenas de agricultores y pescadores enojados realizaron una protesta en la sede de la audiencia pública.
Beef emerging as sticking point in free trade talks between Canada and Britain
A potential clash over hormone-treated Canadian beef is emerging as a sticking point as free trade talks between Canada and Britain formally begin.
Beef trade deal struck with Japan
New trigger mechanism keeps US beef on level playing field with other CPTPP countries as beef exports continue to rise.