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India, UK kick off FTA talks, will avoid ‘sensitive issues’
Bilateral trade between the countries is worth about $50 billion per year. Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal said both countries had agreed to avoid “sensitive issues” and focus on areas where there is more complementarity.
Will oppose any move to throw open dairy sector to Australia: BKU
Indian farmers will oppose the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA) between India and Australia if it throws open the country’s dairy sector for Australian dairy majors.
India to allow in imports of US pork and products, US officials say
India has agreed to allow imports of US pork and pork products into India, removing a longstanding barrier to US agricultural trade.
India to keep sensitive dairy, agri items out of FTA with Australia
India is keeping sensitive dairy and agriculture items out of the India-Australia free trade agreement (FTA) as it does not want to compromise the interest of its farmers.
Romania wins EUR 2 bln dispute at ICSID against Romanian-Swedish investors Micula
A committee attached to the Washington International Court (ICSID) definitively rejected the €1.8 bln claims of Romanian-Swedish investors Ioan and Viorel Micula.
US wins Canada trade spat as panel says dairy rules defy pact
The US notched a victory in a spat with Canada over dairy trade, with a dispute-settlement panel finding that the nation’s allocation of American lower-tariff imports violates their agreement.
America-based corn lobby urges Biden to prioritise Kenya trade pact
The US’ main corn lobby group has urged President Joe Biden’s administration and Congress to prioritise trade deals with the US and Kenya to avoid losing their industry’s advantage over China.
What might be the impact of the Australia trade deal on British food and farming
Approximately 40% of Australia’s total beef supply is produced in intensive feedlot systems where the animals are kept in close confinement and fed largely on grain rather than pasture.
Australian beef linked to deforestation could end up part of post-Brexit trade deal
Investigation finds areas of cleared land in Queensland likely to be habitats for threatened species.
Farmers urged senators to junk RCEP
A group of farmers has threatened not to support re-electionist senators if they will not junk the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), a mega trade deal.
US pork exports surging despite challenges
The biggest reason our exports have continued growing is trade deals, whether free trade agreements, trade and investment framework agreements or one-off market access deals.
Trade deals pushing UPOV: an interactive map
Which countries use free trade deals to push corporate control over seeds? Which countries are under attack from these deals?
“Prosperity for a few, poverty for the lot”, WTO and free trade agreements have failed the people!
We need a multilateral trade system where people and their social movements are at equal footing with governments in defining the trade rules between countries.
RCEP: Weighing the good, bad in world’s biggest free trade pact
A group of farmers, fishers, civil society organizations, and the private sector has expressed opposition to the ratification of the world’s largest free trade agreement—the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
Vietnam agrees to cut tariff on US pork
Better market access to Vietnam, a major pork-consuming country, has been a top trade priority for the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC).
British onion sector sold short by New Zealand trade deal, growers warn
British onion growers are concerned that the recently signed UK-New Zealand trade deal will disadvantage the sector and see food producers in general “openly sold out”.
Reject the RCEP trade agreement
The RCEP agreement was finalized without consulting agri-fisheries stakeholders, many of whom are directly affected by the treaty’s trade rules and concessions
How the Mercosur deal’s ethanol boost contradicts EU green promises
While the EU maintains that ethanol has a role to play in Europe’s shift to clean transport, the production of ethanol is damaging the environment and hurting local communities in South America.
Agriculture interest groups declare opposition to RCEP
Farmers, nongovernment organizations, and some members of the private sector said they oppose the ratification of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement.
New Asia-Pacific free trade deal harmful to PH food producers, groups say
The country’s agricultural groups urged the government to step on the brakes and review the condition of the farm sector before signing up to a new Asia-Pacific free trade deal that will worsen the already dire state of domestic food producers.