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RCEP: A rural disaster
The disastrous impact of the Indo-Sri Lanka FTA and ASEAN FTA on Indian farmers especially in the plantation sector is well known. RCEP would be worse than ASEAN FTA
Why Australia and India haven’t settled an FTA yet
It has been more than eight years since Australia and India began negotiations on a free trade deal, but the two countries have yet to reach a settlement that both New Delhi and Canberra feel comfortable with.
Peasants and small scale food producers in India intensify their protest against RCEP free trade agreement
On 24th October and thereafter, thousands of farmers organized under the Indian Coordination Committee of Farmers’ Movement (ICCFM) and ally groups carried out coordinated actions and demonstrations reject RCEP.
Farmers’ organisations call for rejecting RCEP agreement
The leaders of various farmers’ associations in the State have called upon the Union government to reject the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement.
Farmers’nation-wide protests against RCEP go unnoticed
The widespread protests by hundreds of farmers across the country against the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) went unnoticed by and large.
Why the rice trade wants India in the RCEP
The Indian rice trade is keen that the cereal is included as part of the agreement as it could help boost exports.
Karnataka farmers, planters oppose proposed Free Trade Agreement
The farmers from Mandya, Mysuru, Shivamogga, Hassan and other districts staged a massive protest against the proposal as they are apprehensive that the duty-free import of milk products will affect their livelihood.
Telangana farmers plan protests against RCEP on Oct 25
The All-India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) will organise protests, demanding the Union Government to withdraw from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
Shivamogga Milk Federation, farmers oppose RECP pact, demands exclusion of milk
Shivamogga Milk Federation along with milk producers staged a protest against the inclusion of milk in the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.
Congress to oppose free trade deal, both within and outside parliament
Congress president Sonia Gandhi has decided that the party will stand against the free trade agreement, and is planning to protest the "anti-farmer" trade deal both within Parliament during the winter session.
German farmers take to roads in extensive tractor protests
Concerns include the Mercosur trade deal, which is said to “threaten the supply of safe, high-quality and certified food from the region with low-priced imports".
Don’t sign free-trade agreement, Swadeshi Jagran Manch tells Centre
Activists of the Swadeshi Jagran Manch on Friday urged the the central government not to take the proposed free-trade agreement, the RCEP forward.
Banana tariffs a sticking point in South Korea free trade deal
Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations with South Korea are currently stalled because Seoul has not budged on key items sought by the Philippine side, particularly on opening up the market for bananas.
India tries to loosen RCEP tangle ahead of Leaders Summit on November 4
Indian negotiators are in Bangkok trying to insert crucial provisions in the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) pact.
US-Japan free-trade deal puts pork producers back on track
Implementation of the new US-Japan free trade agreement is expected to put US pork producers back on a level playing field in that market and help set the tone for future US free trade agreements.
Six million fewer chickens slaughtered weekly in EU after Mercosur pact
The EU poultry meat sector was sacrificed in order to convince Brazil to seal the Mercosur trade agreement. But the impact on the sector in Europe is expected to be very heavy.
Japan’s farms face up to $1bn hit from US trade deal
Japanese agricultural production will decline 60 billion to 110 billion yen ($552 million to $1.01 billion) under the bilateral trade deal with the US, the government said.
RCEP: As deadline looms, trade unions call out dangerous clauses
Negotiators representing 16 countries have been tasked with arriving at an agreement on the controversial Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership by October 19 but trade unions say the deal has grave consequences.
African Continental Free Trade Agreement: Will the SA beef industry benefit?
The agreement will have positive spin-offs for the SA beef industry, said one of South Africa’s leading beef producers.
South Korea cites smooth sailing FTA discussions with Philippines
Negotiations between the Philippines and South Korea on the planned free trade agreement (FTA) is “smooth sailing”, South Korean Ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Lim Sung-nam said Wednesday.