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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.
Statement on the transnational consequences of the war in Ukraine on food insecurity in many African countries
No to the free trade regime! Solidarity-based practice for a right to food sovereignty! Strengthen local, small-scale agriculture! Actively prevent hunger crises! WTO waiver 2.0!
India wants EU to start FTA negotiations, drop preconditions
India is trying to persuade the European Union to come to the negotiating table to work out the contours of the proposed bilateral free trade agreement instead of putting in place numerous preconditions for starting the talks.
Dairy groups slam Canadian proposal on USMCA dairy market access
Canada submitted its proposal on how it would change tariff rate quotas for imports on dairy. Dairy groups were disappointed in the proposal and called for more reforms.
Understanding the agricultural biotechnology provisions in the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement
While industry lobbyists succeeded in convincing trade negotiators to include agricultural biotechnology provisions in the USMCA, they now misstate the scope of the text that was agreed to by Canada, Mexico and the US.
The EU-Mercosur free trade agreement: A critical analysis and an alternative
The EU-Mercosur trade agreement leads to the destruction of nature, violation of land rights of farmers and Indigenous people and loss of industrial jobs in the Mercosur countries.
Hormone-treated beef from Canada to flood UK food chain under CPTPP deal, British farmers warn
According to the National Farmers Union, the deal would “severely undermine British farmers” and lower the quality of meet sold across the UK.
RCEP deferment: An opportunity to re-think trade policy
The Senate bowed to the wishes of over 100 peasant organizations and 200 mayors of municipalities engaged in organic farm production. The senators deferred to May the chamber’s decision on whether to ratify or not the RCEP.
UK will be told to lift ban on hormone-treated beef to join key trade bloc, leaked memo suggests
Canada asked some probing questions and stated this will be an important issue for Canada in judging the UK’s compliance with CPTPP.
With elections looming, France reins in open EU trade policy
France, facing a presidential election in weeks, has halted moves to clear an EU trade deal with Mexico which would allow in 20,000 tonnes of beef imports and wants to make it tougher to access the bloc’s markets, diplomats say.