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The time is right to finally drop the EU-Mercosur deal

Friends of the Earth Europe, Eurogroup for Animals and the European Trade Justice Coalition (ETJC) share European farmers’ frustration over having to compete with imported products exempt from the EU environmental, labour and animal welfare standards.

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Swiss trade deal: Is India changing its tune on pharma patents?

Intellectual property protection for the Swiss pharmaceutical industry has been a key sticking point in negotiations on a free trade agreement with India. Now there seems to be a breakthrough in talks after 16 years. What’s changed?

EU-Mercosur deal breaches climate laws - new legal analysis

A new legal analysis shows that the EU-Mercosur would not comply with existing EU and international law, because it is expected to lead to an overall rise in greenhouse gas emissions and increased deforestation.

India will not rush into signing FTA deals: Piyush Goyal

India is engaged in free trade negotiations with several countries and blocs, including the United Kingdom, the European Union, Oman, Sri Lanka and Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) partner countries.

Environmental equity in the Indonesia-EU CEPA

The EU and Indonesia have differing approaches to incorporating sustainable development principles into trade agreements. While the EU focuses on maintaining high environmental and labor standards, it prefers to keep these standards separate from broader trade and economic considerations. In contrast, Indonesia advocates for a more balanced approach that integrates economic growth, social development, and environmental protection.

US-led Indo-Pacific deal on supply chain resilience takes effect

The IPEF supply chain agreement has recently come into effect, aiming to enhance economic collaboration among member countries. The agreement focuses on strengthening supply chain resilience, identifying key sectors, and establishing an emergency communications channel to address disruptions.