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What would an FTA with New Zealand mean for Irish dairy?
With the EU expected to sign a free trade deal with New Zealand this summer, anxiety is rising in the huge dairy industries in Europe over how the deal will affect them.
“DOWN DOWN WTO!” – Peasants agitate against the 12th Ministerial Conference of WTO
During the demonstration, peasants denounced the policies that the WTO has promoted in various countries, that has impoverished and displaced rural families through countless free trade agreements.
More free trade will not solve the food crisis
WTO has lost the trust of the people, and all governments must keep agricultural matters out of free trade agreements.
UK-Mexico deal: Safeguards needed for agri sectors, NFU says
The government must install safeguards for sensitive sectors such as horticulture, beef and sugar as the UK opens trade talks with Mexico, the NFU has said.
Why is the agriculture sector against RCEP?
The current Senate should defer further action on RCEP. President-elect Bongbong Marcos and the incoming Congress can then review the agreement and craft the country’s trade policy, consistent with an overall plan for the revitalization and competitiveness of Philippine agriculture.
Cheese not on the table in Canada-UK trade talks as Britain seeks market access
’We will not provide access to our supply-managed sector,’ says Canadian Trade Minister Mary Ng.
US requests second dispute settlement panel on Canadian dairy quotas under USMCA
The Biden administration is requesting that a second dispute settlement panel be formed under the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to review a trade dispute with Canada over dairy import quotas.
Farmers for Free Trade asks value of IPEF without tariff reduction
The IPEF will see commitments with partners that facilitate agricultural trade through science-based decision making and the adoption of sound, transparent regulatory practices, says USTR.
It’s Africa vs African Union
When the African Union rallies behind industry to regulate a sector that affects livelihood of 33 million smallholder farmers, we should shout from the rooftops
Honduran President wants review of trade agreement with US
Honduran President wants to review her country’s 2004 trade agreement with the United States, known as the Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA).
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.