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Position paper on pure food and genetic modification
Ngā Toki Whakarururanga believes IPEF provisions would cut across the rights, interests, duties and responsibilities of Indigenous Peoples throughout the region.
Why Britain joining the CPTPP is clearly not about the economy
‘Global Britain’ needs new friends and trading partners as the economic harm from Brexit becomes clear.
Latest round of IPEF talks get underway
US trade officials are in Bali, Indonesia, this week for the latest round of negotiations over the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework.
Shared views on the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF)
Any final deal should correct the errors of past trade pacts and becomes a useful model for future agreements that deliver real benefits to people and the planet.
Emerging issues in the IPEF trade negotiations: A critical summary
The US is trying to present IPEF as a rethinking of the aggressive trade liberalisation model it championed for the last four decades. At its core, however, IPEF appears to be mainly a geopolitical tool for the US to maintain its hegemony in the Asia-Pacific.
US eyes trade deals with allies to ease clash over electric car subsidies
The Biden administration hopes to reach limited free trade agreements with countries in Europe and Asia that would not require congressional approval as it looks to ease allies’ concerns about its plans to bolster electric vehicle and battery production.
Second round of IPEF negotiation to start in India on Wednesday
India has opted out of the trade pillar as broad consensus had not emerged on issues pertaining to labour, environment, digital trade, and public procurement.
US to aggressively push for digital trade rules in Asia in 2023
The goal is to quickly create shared rules for the region, particularly in the digital sector, and to regain the initiative in the US-China contest for economic leadership in Asia.
In India-UK trade deal, focus on what is acceptable to both countries: Piyush Goyal
Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal has said that in the talks for the proposed free trade agreement between India and the UK, the focus is on what is acceptable to both countries and not allow sensitive issues to scuttle the discussions.
Preliminary analysis of the IPEF chapter on good regulatory practice
The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) seeks to impose a structure, set of procedures and criteria to govern the Parties’ regulatory decision making at the central government level.
US wants Bangladesh to join Indo-Pacific Strategy
The US has been persuading Bangladesh to join in the Indo-Pacific Strategy, the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, commonly known as the “Quad”, and the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF).
IPEF is prosperity for the TNCs, degrades peoples’ interests
With the pressing issues of rising prices of basic commodities, the declining real wages and purchasing power of workers, and the destruction of local agriculture, the IPEF and its Four Pillars will degrade the lives of the people and the planet.
“We reject the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework!”
APWLD members and partners attending the APWLD Convening on Trade and Corporate Power in Asia Pacific in Chiang Mai, Thailand stand together to oppose the IPEF which is currently on its first round of negotiations in Australia.
NTW on IPEF for Brisbane 10 Dec 2022
Māori communities will be impacted upon by almost every pillar of IPEF. We will therefore be monitoring closely and exercising influence over all those elements.
What is the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework, about to be negotiated in Brisbane?
Australia is about to play host to negotiators from 14 countries involved in the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework over six days in Brisbane.
Civil society/NGO contacts for IPEF ministerial, Brisbane, Australia, December 12-15, 2022
IPEF looks nothing other than these new age ’spheres of political influence’ that replace cold war alliances. Calling it ’not a typical trade deal’ is at one level just a spin with free trade agreements written all over the initiative.
Indo-Pacific economic group expects progress in first round of talks - US official
The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) partners’ meeting in Australia on Saturday for the first negotiating round on trade-related matters will pose a tangible opportunity to reach consensus on several key items.
Canada’s IPEF bid has support from all members: trade minister
The Indo-Pacific has become a greater foreign policy priority for major economies like Canada, which released a comprehensive economic and diplomatic strategy for the region.
No higher priority: Why IPEF must include strong digital trade rules
The US business community will turn this week to Brisbane, Australia, which will host the first formal negotiating round of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF).
Women’s rights organisations and allies oppose the gender "upskilling initiative" as an IPEF carrot
IT for Change, Public Services International (Asia & Pacific) and Third World Network, with the undersigned women’s rights organisations, labour unions, and allies, oppose the use of Big Tech “upskilling” initiatives for women to encourage countries to sign on to the IPEF.