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The Indonesian CSOs assesses that the I-EU CEPA Agreement will deepen the crisis of democracy, climate and social justice for all Indonesian people. For this reason, the MKE Coalition urges the Government of Indonesia to not submitting the agreement before they can guarantee legal certainty for the fulfillment of democratic rights, guarantees for the protection of human rights, social justice, and sustainable environment.
Farmer groups maintain their opposition against the Regional Comprehensive Economic Cooperation (RCEP) as Senate resumes its deliberations Tuesday, Feb. 7, on the country’s participation in the mega trade deal.
The United States is filing another formal dispute over what it considers Canada’s failure to live up to its trade obligations to American dairy farmers and producers.
Several agricultural groups reiterated their opposition to the ratification of the Philippine participation in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) saying it could hurt local farmers.
Declaration supported by more than 100 peasant organisations, to understand why the EU-MERCOSUR FTA violates the rights of peasant farmers and other people working in rural areas.
President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr.’s declaration of support for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is premature pending the resolution of the agriculture industry remaining unresolved, a think tank said.
US farm and trade officials raised "grave concerns" over Mexico’s agricultural biotechnology policies in meetings with their Mexican counterparts, as lingering disagreements threaten decades of booming corn trade between the neighbors.
Australia is locked in a high-stakes food fight with Europe over certain local products using the names Prosecco for wine and feta for cheese.
There aren’t any compromises that the Biden administration is willing to make when it comes to Mexico’s effort to curtail its imports of genetically modified corn from the US, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said.
We who signed this memorandum would like to express concern about Malaysia’s participation in and ratification of the CPTPP which will have a large negative impact on farmers, livestock breeders and fishermen as well as on the food security and sovereignty of Malaysians in the future.
French livestock farmers have criticised the recently agreed EU-Chile trade agreement, which slashes most tariffs between both trading blocs, as it allows Chile to trade without having to respect the same standards that bind EU member states.
With the interim trade deal between India and Australia set to come into force on 28 December, the two countries are aiming to complete negotiations for the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) agreement by September next year.
The TPF is a premier forum to resolve trade and investment issues between India and the US, focusing on agriculture, investment, innovation (intellectual property rights), services and tariff and non-tariff barriers.
On June 2, 2022, the United States and Japan signed the Protocol to revise the beef safeguard mechanism under the USJTA which amends the beef safeguard trigger level with a new, three-trigger safeguard mechanism.
A group of bipartisan US lawmakers called on Trade Representative to start consultations under the US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement over Mexico’s ban on genetically modified corn and the herbicide glyphosate.
The African Union Members States, the Regional Economic Communities, the United Nations (FAO, UNIDO, ECA), and Development Partners converged to discuss the implementation and financing modalities for the establishment of the Common African Agro-Parks (CAAPs).
On November 17-18, over 400 smallholder farmers gathered for the 27th annual meeting of MVIWATA or the National Network of Small-Scale Farmers Groups in Tanzania.
The UPOV-based Plant Variety Protection laws, favoured by developed countries, and often pushed through bilateral or regional trade agreements, regulate farmers’ interactions with seeds in many countries.
Using the copious research on NAFTA, the trade deal is shown to have ingratiated transnational corporations while leaving poor rural farmers to cope for themselves in a newly shaped economy.
Two US Senators, both members of the Agriculture Committee, wrote to ask USTR Tai to intervene in Mexico’s proposal to ban the import of genetically modified corn, saying they had conferred on the issue with Iowa farmers.