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Why NZ must get rid of ISDS now
Australia’s costs for tobacco case it won show why NZ must get rid of ISDS now.
Media release: Philip Morris paying only half of Australia’s costs in ISDS case is outrageous, says AFTINET
It has taken a second FOI case and another two years to reveal that Australian taxpayers were only awarded half of the costs of defending Australia’s tobacco plain packaging laws against tobacco giant Philip Morris in March 2017.
ICSID arbitration Churchill v Republic of Indonesia: Annulment proceedings dismissed
The annulment committee has dismissed Churchill’s application for annulment of the award for the dispute arising out of the revocation of the mining licenses that made up the East Kutai Coal Project in East Kalimantan.
Sugarcane, livestock farmers worried over impact of IA-CEPA deal
Indonesian sugarcane and cattle farmers are expressing worry over a possible high inflow of sugar and livestock from Australia following the signing of the IA CEPA.
Indonesian free trade deal a big win for Aussie farmers
IA-CEPA will help ensure that Australia, and its horticulture producers, will be able to benefit from the country’s expected economic growth.
Indonesia-Australia FTA text
As released by Government of Australia
It’s more than a free trade agreement. But what exactly have Australia and Indonesia signed?
Indonesia – Australia CEPA signed without prior released text to assess its costs and benefits.
Unions to fight wage-crushing Indonesian FTA
Australian unions stepped up their opposition to the deal as it currently stands and warned they would lobby a future Labor government to renegotiate the terms before it is ratified by parliament.
Pursuing FTA finalization target, Indonesian Government are trading away people’s live and rights
Press Release: Pursuing FTA finalization target, Indonesian Government are trading away people’s live and rights
Indonesia FTA: Labor should reject harmful clauses, says AFTINET
The Indonesia FTA has been signed without any public scrutiny of the text and without any independent assessment of its overall costs and benefits.
Australia to sign free trade agreement with Indonesia, ending months of uncertainty
Australian industry leaders laud the deal that hit a wall in October over when Australian Prime Minister considered moving the Australian embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.
Indonesia, Australia to sign trade deal in March
Indonesia is to sign a trade and investment partnership deal with Australia in March, Indonesia’s trade minister said.
Names of wines, cheeses hold back Australia-EU free trade deal
Progress on a free trade agreement between Australia and the European Union has been interrupted by the names of cheeses and wines.
Clive Palmer threatens to sue Australian taxpayers for $45b as he re-routes business through NZ
Clive Palmer has channelled his corporate empire through New Zealand and threatened to use free trade rules to sue Australian taxpayers for $45 billion as part of a dispute with a Chinese mining company.
New Zealand signs post-Brexit recognition agreement with UK
New Zealand has joined Australia in signing up to a deal with Britain aimed at softening the impact of Brexit on trade.
Pacific Rim trade deal enters into force with steep tariff cuts for six nations including Singapore, Australia, Japan
Pacific trade pact takes off with tariff cut in six nations that ratified the pact
The legal clause which could allow Adani to sue Australia
Global corporations should not have special legal rights to undermine the policies of democratically elected governments.
EU-Australia FTA: EU proposals (December 2018)
As released by the European Commission
Dairy push for Peru FTA to be signed
Failure to ratify the Peru-Australia free trade agreement this year will cause major agricultural industries to miss out on improved market access and tariff cuts, says the country’s peak dairy group.
Government too ambitious in seeking free trade: IGJ
In 2018, there were many international trade talks the government wanted to be wrapped up such as Indonesia-Australia CEPA, Indonesia-Europe FTA and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, says IGJ Executive Director