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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says a completed free trade deal with the EU by the end of 2019 is realistic, but New Zealand will still push hard for open access for agricultural products to the EU market.
Representatives from 17 farmer organizations from 7 European countries gathered here to denounce the EU’s current trade agenda.
In her new book, Alyshia Gálvez exposes how changes in policy following implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have fundamentally altered one of the most basic elements of life in Mexico—food.
India’s foray into the RCEP treaty is being seen as a risky adventure. More so at a time when agriculture is passing through a terrible agrarian crisis and manufacturing sector continues to limp
American negotiators urged to push the UK into scrapping regulations on pesticides, genetically-modified crops, and the production of chicken and meat products
Mexican farmers are on the verge of bold, new plans to completely transform their food and farm system. Will NAFTA 2.0 challenge them?
Efforts to debate the agreement at the plenary were blocked amid political infighting on whether to support the agricultural pact, which seeks to extend into the disputed territory of the Western Sahara.
How do new technologies and renegotiated supply management rules affect our food system? And, how do we move past the black/white, good/bad binaries that so often frame debates about trade-related issues?
The United States signalled it would not bow to the European Union’s request to keep agriculture out of planned US-EU trade talks.
The European Commission is preparing two mandates: one to cover removal of tariffs on industrial goods and another on areas of possible regulatory cooperation in areas such as pharmaceuticals, medical devices and cyber security.
African countries, backed by the EU, want internal and external free trade, which will wreck local agriculture, and rural economies and societies.
The vast expansion of the supermarket sector has been supported by free trade agreements that have promoted the industrial system of food production and processing, regional and international “supply chains”.
Morocco has agreed to allow imports of US beef and beef products into Morocco, under the terms of the US-Morocco Free Trade Agreement.
US businesses are seeking a comprehensive trade deal with Japan that also includes services and investments even as Tokyo tries to limit the scope of upcoming bilateral talks to goods only.
The North American Meat Institute called for US beef and pork exports to receive the same tariff benefits that have been granted to competitors under the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Failure to ratify the Peru-Australia free trade agreement this year will cause major agricultural industries to miss out on improved market access and tariff cuts, says the country’s peak dairy group.
The Indonesian government will push ahead and ratify a trade deal with Pakistan to protect $1.5 billion in annual palm oil exports to the South Asia nation, a cabinet minister said.
Increased effort to include references to UPOV 91 in EU trade agreements impose intellectual property rights on seeds, which can restrict the farmers’ right to save and re-use seeds and undermine local seed systems
Dairy Farmers of Ontario spokesperson said the agreement by Canada to end the Class 7 pricing on some Canadian-produced milk ingredients, like protein concentrates, skim milk and whole milk powder, is a concern.
Japan plans to expand the coverage of the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement to include the e-commerce sector and more concessions in agriculture.