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Trump’s NAFTA 2.0: An environmental failure
An assessment suggests the revised deal would perpetuate NAFTA’s environmental damage.
How the ‘New NAFTA’ will affect Canadians
Small gains for workers, but the environment gets a shoddy deal.
Leading environmental groups urge Congress to oppose a pro-polluter NAFTA 2.0
The renegotiated NAFTA fails to meet the baseline standards for environmental and climate protection that the environmental community has consistently called for.
We need a socialist trade policy
Instead of imagining trade as an end in itself, or as the driver of job creation and production, we should think about trade as a support mechanism for well-defined political goals centered on improving the lives of working people.
EU-Mercosur deal lets agribusiness off the hook and exacerbates climate crisis
It is time that 21st century trade policy reflects 21st century emergencies and answers to the climate crisis.
DPR asks palm oil’s inclusion in IEU-CEPA
The House of Representatives (DPR) Commission IV has urged the government to include palm oil in the negotiations on Indonesia - European Union Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement/IEU-CEPA).
Comments on the draft interim report / Sustainability Impact Assessment (SIA) in support of the association agreement negotiations between the European Union (EU) and Mercosur
The failure to take recent data or events into account risks creating incorrect and biased results.
France says post-Brexit trade deal requires UK to align with EU standards
The EU and UK can reach an agreement on a future trade relationship provided that Britain sticks closely to Europe’s labour and environmental standards, according to France’s trade minister.
Indonesia to continue IEU-CEPA talks despite protest
Indonesia will continue the ongoing negotiations on economic and trade partnership with the European Union despite a fresh spat following a leaked document about the EU’s plan to exclude biofuels derived from palm oil by 2021.
Environmental injustice: How treaties undermine the right to a healthy environment
Global investment governance needs to be redesigned for the 21st century, with people and the planet at the core.
Governmental action against the Indonesian palm oil industry
SOMO researchers undertook a research project to identify cases when Indonesian governmental entities took steps to investigate, engage with, convict, or penalize certain palm oil companies accused of harmful or illicit business activity.
Indonesia to continue IEU-CEPA talks despite friction over leaked document
Indonesia will continue the ongoing negotiations on a trade partnership with the European Union despite a leaked document about the EU’s plan to exclude biofuels derived from palm oil.
Michel Barnier tells UK: ignore EU regulatory standards at your peril
EU Brexit negotiator links free-trade deal with the UK to workers’ rights and environmental protection.
Global climate laws threatened by rise in investor-state disputes
A global rise in investor lawsuits against nation-sates is putting climate protection laws under threat, activists warn.
Majority of Europeans against EU-Mercosur deal
A new poll shows that the vast majority of Europeans oppose the EU’s trade deal with the South American bloc Mercosur.
Indonesia gets Rp 232 billion grant from EU to ease trade negotiations
The European Union has granted Indonesia Rp 232 billion (US$16.37 million) through a program dubbed ARISE+ Indonesia to improve trade conditions and capacity between 2019 and 2023.
Hogan convinces MEPs by toughening up trade stance
Phil Hogan obtained the MEPs’ preliminary approval to become the EU’s next Trade Commissioner, promising a tougher stance towards China to ensure the protection of European values, and environmental principles.
Austria rejects EU-Mercosur trade deal over Amazon fires
In a decision that’s binding for the government, almost all parties on the parliament’s EU subcommittee voted against the deal with the Mercosur free-trade zone.
Canada will continue trade negotiations with Mercosur, despite the current Amazon policy of Brazil
Canada will continue its trade negotiations with Mercosur, the South American trading bloc that includes Brazil, despite demands to call a halt to the talks until more action is taken to protect the Amazon rainforest.
Slovakia reportedly ready to block the deal between the EU and Latin America
Agriculture Minister Gabriela Matečná said Brazil’s approach to the Amazon fires is unacceptable.