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Chicken woman has a lesson on fowl play for SA
The EU threatens now and again to force Cameroon to open its markets, given its status as a signatory to the Economic Partnership Agreement.
Morocco agrees to accept US poultry: USTR, USDA
Morocco has agreed to accept imports of American poultry products for the first time, the US Trade Representative’s office and the US Department of Agriculture said, estimating initial annual shipments at about $10 million.
Dozens of grassroots groups want changes to ‘secret’ trade pact
While some states in East and Southeast Asia favor the 16-nation RCEP trade deal, many civil society groups say it lacks transparency and public participation.
Indian farm product tariffs curbing Australian exports, says Minister
Australia exported A$1.3 billion ($964 million) of agricultural goods to China in 2015/16, according to the latest figures from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
A leading think tank brokered access to ministers for US donors looking to influence Brexit
Britain’s most prominent free-market think tank is offering to broker access to senior politicians for foreign donors seeking to influence the course of Brexit and a potential US-UK free trade deal, a new report reveals
Italy threatens to bring down EU-Canada free trade deal
Citing farmers’ complaints, antiestablishment government vows to seek parliamentary veto, which would annul pact for all partners
Guerre commerciale: États-Unis et Europe en désaccord sur l’agriculture
Bruxelles assure que l’accord scellé la semaine dernière pour éviter une guerre commerciale ne prévoit pas d’ouvrir plus largement l’accès au marché agricole européen. Mais l’administration Trump prétend le contraire. La France demande des clarifications.
Trade agreement with Japan is crucial for US beef industry
Research from the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture indicates that a trade agreement with Japan is crucial for the US beef industry
EU-US trade truce falters on day 1 over farming
Europeans don’t want their hallowed farm sector sucked into the deal.
Small–scale farmers of Africa and Denmark reject free trade agreements
Free trade agreements on farm products benefits primarily transnational corporations and furthers the industrialisation of agriculture. All at the expense of local food production.
RCEP negotiation must stop, demands Assembly of the Poor, Thailand
Free trade negotiation never benefits the poor. But it gives opportunities for the capitalist transnational corporations to control and dictate the food and agriculture systems absolutely.
‘Huge growth opportunities for agri-food exports’: How the EU-Japan trade deal will benefit EU food
The European Union and Japan signed a landmark agreement that is expected to boost trade in agri-food products.
RCEP: India must uphold peoples’ rights and welfare
Joining the RCEP would definitely have economic, social and environmental costs for India. Threats to the livelihoods of millions of farmers and workers due to cheaper imports are real and present danger.
Should Canada scrap its supply management system? No
In the current talks to renegotiate NAFTA, the US is demanding a significant increase in access to Canadian agricultural markets and the phasing out of tariffs. Effectively, this would mean the end of supply management.
Could EU-Indonesia free trade deal end palm oil conundrum?
As a new round of free trade negotiations between the European Union and Indonesia begins in Brussels, improving forest governance should be central to any agreement.
EU keen to get Mercosur deal over line as trade war with US ramps up
Talks on a trade deal between the EU and South American Mercosur bloc are heating up this summer.
Food for Thought: Weighing up health and investment in the age of the new pandemic
A potential collision course between trade and investment agreements and public health measures could impact countries’ regulations of unhealthy food and drinks.
Author Raj Patel on the oligarchy of food
The economist says we can shake the yoke of corpocracies, reclaim our food supply and bring collective solutions to the table
FTA negotiations: EU beefs up trade talks with Australia
Farmers can look forward to greater access to the highly protected European Union, but it is still to be seen how big an impact a free trade agreement between Australia and the world’s largest trading bloc will have on the red meat industry.
States should be consulted before agreements are signed: CM
The Chief Minister of Kerela, state of India said in regard to ongoing RCEP trade negotiations that the union government should consult states before signing international agriculture trade agreement and free trade agreements.