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Civil society groups in India and across the world protest against EU-India FTA
Civil society and public health groups from India, Brazil and several other countries today vehemently objected to the proposed India-European Union Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
GTPI petition against the FTA between European Union and India
In light of the meeting with members of the International Trade Commission of the European Parliament, scheduled for April 9th at the office of the Brazilian Interdisciplinary AIDS Association, the Working Group of Intellectual Property (GTPI) decided to promote a on-line petition (in Portuguese and English) as form of protest against the negotiations of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between India and European Union.
King, Brazil’s Lula discuss means to boost bilateral ties
King Abdullah and the Brazilian president agreed to work intensively to wrap up talks towards the signing of a free trade agreement between Jordan and the Mercosur trade bloc, which comprises several Latin American countries, including Brazil.
Brazil readies free trade agreement with Palestine
Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and his Development, Industry and Foreign Trade minister Miguel Jorge announced in the Middle East that Brazil and Argentina have already agreed to negotiate a free trade agreement between the Mercosur and the Palestinian National Authority (PNA).
Brazil, Mexico may launch FTA talks next week
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and his Mexican counterpart Felipe Calderon may officially launch negotiations for a free trade agreement at a bilateral meeting in Cancun, Mexico next Tuesday, Lula’s spokesman said Friday.
Mercosur, EU may set aside agriculture to reach trade deal
Brazil mentions the possibility of putting aside the subject of agriculture for the moment, since “the central problem of eliminating agricultural subsidies can only be resolved with a global plan” at the World Trade Organization.
Mexico seeks Brazil free-trade accord by 2012, official says
Mexico’s government aims to sign a free-trade agreement with Brazil by the end of President Felipe Calderon’s administration in 2012, said Rogelio Granguillhome, head of economic relations at Mexico’s Foreign Ministry.
Brazilian business leaders look to Israeli know-how
The decision by Brazil’s House of Representatives last week to approve a free trade agreement for Israel with Mercosul, the South American free trade area, could have enormous economic consequences for the Jewish state, a member of the delegation traveling with Peres has told reporters in the president’s entourage.
Israeli Prez Peres Must Carry Palestinian Answers to Brazil
Israeli President Shimon Peres should have answers to the Palestinian issues during his Latin American sojourn if he aspires to strengthen ties with them, particularly, in light of growing opposition in Brazil over the ratification of Mercosur-Israel FTA. A Parliamentary Commission on Foreign Relations and National Defence has recommended to the Brazilian parliament in September not to ratify Mercosur-Israel FTA until “Israel accepted the creation of the Palestinian state on the 1967 borders”.
Argentina-Brazil trade tensions rise
Brazil’s ambassador to Buenos Aires was summoned to Argentina’s foreign ministry Tuesday amid rising trade tensions between the two South American economic powers.
Brazil proving a tough nut to crack
William Dymond recalls the heady excitement of early 1997. Brazil’s president was bound for Ottawa, and Canada was pushing for a free-trade agreement with South America’s largest country.
Brazilian Parliament recommends freezing out Israelis from third largest export market
“This decision is an enormous blow for Israel’s economy and foreign relations”, says Jamal Juma’ of the Stop the Wall Campaign. The Brazilian Parliamentary Commission on Foreign Relations and National Defense has recommended that the parliament should not ratify the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Mercosur and the State of Israel until “Israel accepts the creation of the Palestinian state on the 1967 borders”.
Will new trade agreements reduce dependence on US?
Presidents Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of Brazil and Felipe Calderón of Mexico agreed recently to explore the possibility of a free trade agreement as part of a strategy to reduce their dependence on the industrialized world.
Krishna to leave for Brazil on Sunday
Foreign minister S M Krishna will be pay an official visit to Brazil from August 30 to September 1 for co-chairing the 4th India-Brazil Joint Commission Meeting and also for participating in the sixth IBSA Trilateral Commission meeting.
Brazil-Mexico: Free trade to reduce dependence
Presidents Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of Brazil and Felipe Calderón of Mexico agreed Monday to explore the possibility of a free trade agreement as part of a strategy to reduce their dependence on the industrialised world.
Les présidents brésilien et mexicain appellent à une alliance stratégique entre les deux pays
Le président brésilien Luiz Inacio Lula de Silva et son homologue mexicain Felipe Calderon ont appelé lundi à une alliance stratégique entre les deux pays, sur la base du libre-échange et de la coopération entre les compagnies énergétiques d’Etat Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) et Petrobras.
Mexico’s president favor trade deal with Brazil
Mexican President Felipe Calderon says he supports the idea of a free trade agreement between Brazil and Mexico, the two biggest economies in Latin America.
Agreement between MERCOSUR and EU becomes a priority
The negotiation of a free trade agreement between MERCOSUR and the UE has become, for Brazil, a greater priority than the trade liberalization debates at the World Trade Organization (WTO)
Obama touts trade in meeting with Brazil official
President Barack Obama said on Tuesday he wants stronger ties with Brazil, especially in the commercial area, a top aide and possible successor to Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said.
Federation one step closer to benefiting trade agreement with Brazil
The Federation of St Kitts and Nevis has received approval from CARICOM to enter into trade negotiations with Brazil