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PBI-Switzerland notes referendum on free trade deal with Indonesia as Canada launches consultation on similar agreement
Human rights defenders on the ground have been drawing attention for many years to the negative consequences of palm oil cultivation for small farmers, indigenous people and the environment.
Ukrainian pig breeders ask to revise quotas on pork imports from EU when revising FTA terms in 2021
The Association said that Ukrainian producers are working at a loss due to an oversupply of pork in the EU countries, as well as an increase in the cost of Ukrainian pork by 25%.
Government of Canada takes next step in compensating Canada’s dairy farmers
The compensation is valued at $1.75 billion to dairy producers for the market access concessions made under CETA and the CPTPP.
Dispute over palm oil: Agreement with Indonesia breaks new ground
Only implementation can show what the palm oil agreement with Indonesia is worth, says trade expert Elisabeth Bürgi Bonanomi.
US assesses potential losses in agricultural exports to EU if the Mercosur deal is finally ratifies
Analysis by the United States Department of Agriculture point out that the country has US$ 4 billion in agricultural exports that may be affected to some extent by the European Union-Mercosur trade deal.
China FTA set for National Assembly ratification
The inter-ministerial committee in charge of Cambodia-China Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA) negotiations is preparing documents to submit to the National Assembly (NA) for a ratification and an ambitious implementation by January 1.
The EU-Mercosur agreement: increasing pesticide use and GMOs, and undermining healthy food production and standards
The EU-Mercosur agreement is inconsistent with the EU’s recently announced Farm-to-Fork Strategy, which aims to dramatically reduce pesticide use and completely ban any residue on food of pesticides not registered for use in the EU.
EPAs, the height of the European Commission’s foolishness in perpetuating the colonisation of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) by shooting itself in the foot
The imposition of Economic Partnership Agreements to ACP countries, where 94% of the population is concentrated in Sub-Saharan Africa, is based on a series of 12 lies.
Analysis | India has rightly shunned RCEP for now
India’s decision to stay out of the China-backed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, or RCEP, Asia’s mega free-trade agreement (FTA), has been met both with a sense of approval and disappointment and divided economists on the issue.
Fears world’s biggest trade deal could spark conflicts, hurt farmers
An Asia-Pacific trade deal backed by China could hurt small scale farmers, cause more land conflicts, and leave workers in poorer nations without protection as they struggle to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, human rights groups said on Friday.
It’s not just chlorinated chickens: there’s still nothing appetising about a UK-US trade deal
How America’s low-welfare standards could wreck the UK’s farming and food industry.
Japan to keep tariffs on sensitive farm product imports in RCEP deal
Japan will exempt its key farm products including rice and wheat from being subject to tariff cuts or elimination in a mega regional trade deal between Asia-Pacific countries including China, a draft of the agreement showed Tuesday.
Zim, UK launch trade deal
The basket is dominated by produce such as peas, avocadoes, oranges, berries, flowers, plums, and tea and all these are expected to register exponential growth on the back of this launched partnership.
Why are British people protesting US farm imports?
Cow costumes, tractor caravans, and Great British Bake Off support: UK farmers and their allies are registering opposition to a new agriculture bill.
EU agri-food products to be protected in China against misuse and imitation
European Parliament should back the deal between the EU and China that would protect 200 European and Chinese products, said the Trade Committee on Tuesday.
Ag starts to come into focus in next round of UK trade talks
Sensitive topics including agriculture are likely to start to come into greater focus in the next round of free trade agreement negotiations between the United Kingdom and Australia.
Australia says it’s ready to talk to China about their trade dispute
Australia wants dialogue with China to resolve their trade dispute and clear up any misunderstandings with its largest trading partner, Australian agriculture minister David Littleproud told CNBC Friday.
Vietnam continues institutional reform as part of EVFTA commitment
Vietnam is continuing its institutional reform commitments made in the historic EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) in an aim to boost exports of agricultural products and attract more investment from the EU trading bloc.
Campaigners in last-ditch push to protect farming standards post-Brexit
Farmers say UK food safety and animal welfare could be compromised as agriculture bill returns to parliament
Britain open to Aussie-style EU trade deal but Australia wants more
Australia is far from happy with its arrangements with the EU and is pushing for the better market access that only a fully-fledged trade deal with the wealthy 27-member bloc would bring.