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RCEP talks: Threat of imports worries dairy players
Co-ops, private dairies oppose freely opening Indian markets to global dairy producers.
US-EU trade negotiations in stalemate, Malmström says
The US is not ready to negotiate unless agriculture products are included in the agreement. But agriculture “is a red line for us,” EU’s trade chief said.
Farm and food groups to Congress: Reject the USMCA
We urge you to reject the USMCA and instead insist on new trade rules that would serve the interests of family farmers, ranchers, indigenous communities, farm and food chain workers, consumers and our environment in all three nations.
RCEP trade deal will intensify land grabbing in Asia
The RCEP mega-trade agreement if adopted will change how governments decide on rights to land and who has access to it. Therefore, it has the potential to increase land grabbing across Asia – already a huge problem in this region.
Egypt, US to promote greater reciprocal market access for agricultural, industrial goods
Egypt and the United States are seeking ways to promote a greater reciprocal market access for agricultural and industrial goods following the latest talks of the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement .
House Democrats call for revival of meat labeling law
A meat labeling law repealed three years ago may be making a comeback as some lawmakers call for it to be added to the proposed trade pact designed to replace the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement.
Food, Agriculture, Sovereignty: A book that dismantles the myths of Tunisian agriculture
The peasants have told the activist researchers stories of their daily struggles, but it is their attempt at organization that sparks the greatest interest.
India protects drug, agriculture business at RCEP
Three harmful provisions concerning pharmaceuticals and agriculture which were part of the RCEP have been withdrawn.
CETA and Mercosur meat quotas expose France’s double standards
While France is challenging the meat quotas provided for in the EU-Mercosur trade agreement, it plans to ratify the EU-Canada free trade agreement (CETA), which has been criticised by French beef producers.
New NAFTA limits labeling for food and workplace chemicals
A major focus throughout the agreement is an obvious effort to limit information provided to consumers and workers about food ingredients and nutrition, as well as the chemicals used in agriculture, consumer products and workplaces.
Beef farmers protest over Mercosur negotiations
A number of beef farmers held a protest outside the EU Commission offices in Dublin, against negotiations which they claim make a mockery of an EU climate strategy.
IFA to protest on ‘sell-out trade deal’ with Mercosur
A protest will be held by the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) at the European Commission offices in Dublin over the “double standards of the commission” in their reckless pursuit of a sell-out trade deal” with the Mercosur trade bloc.
The Spanish juice industry is threatened by Mercosur
The Union of Unions of Agricultural Producers and Ranchers has expressed its concern to the Cabinet of the Commissioner of Commerce of the European Commission about the signing of trade agreements with third countries. It has done so by presenting two reports, one on the active materials banned in the EU which are allowed in third countries, and another on the impact of Mercosur.
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer hopes for farm deal with Japan ’in next several weeks’
U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer expressed hope Wednesday that the United States and Japan will soon reach a deal on agricultural tariff cuts as part of efforts to strike a bilateral trade agreement.
EU allows Romania to pay EUR 200 mln compensation to Romanian-Swedish investors
The European Court of Justice on June 18 canceled a European Commission decision dating 2015, which established that Romania’s payment of compensation to Romanian-Swedish investors Ioan and Viorel Micula constituted illegal state aid. The European Commission also ordered the Romanian Government to recover the money already paid to the investors following an international court’s decision.
Indian dairy under threat from new trade deals
Several new trade pacts that cater to transnational corporations, like the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership or the proposed deals pending with Europe, threaten to radically change the map and wipe out India’s small dairy producers.
Connecting the dots: Insane trade and climate chaos
The connection between global trade and the climate crisis is clear. Much of global trade is unnecessary and wasteful - and yet, somehow, it continues to be profitable.
The impact of Thailand’s FTAs on US agri-food exports
US govt says Thailand’s FTAs - with China, Australia, NZ, Japan, India, ASEAN, Chile and Peru - have hurt US agri-food exports to Thailand.
How Ukrainian poultry becomes EU produce
The export procedures of Ukrainian poultry producer MHP have proved controversial. The EU has responded by changing its quotas for duty-free imports of chicken meat from Ukraine — but there may be further consequences.
NAFTA demolition better for PBI
USMCA, a modernization of the North American Free Trade Agreement, includes several positive changes for the seed industry.