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Swiss communists support “STOP Palm Oil” referendum against the FTA with Indonesia
The Swiss parliament ratified a Free Trade Agreement between the European Free Trade Association and Indonesia, allegedly without addressing the environmental concerns regarding Indonesian palm oil production.
The EU-Indonesia FTA sustainable impact assessment report and why it is so hard to find
The sustainable impact assessment report of the free trade agreement between the European Union and Indonesia is not easy to find. Yet some of its findings are quite worrying.
Wallonia votes against EU trade pact with Mercosur countries
The Walloon parliament has voted unanimously in favour of a motion critical of the trade pact agreed between the European Union and the Mercosur countries.
Trump’s new trade deal is disastrous for the planet
The deal’s chapter on the environment fails to even mention "climate change." Nor does it include meaningful standards to prevent corporations from dumping toxic pollution in border communities.
The EU’s toothless trade policy
The EU Commission fails to enforce trade agreements’ social and environmental norms. Just look at the case of South Korea.
How a trade deal with the US could destroy the UK’s climate change goals
Boris Johnson’s plan to diverge from EU rules threatens crucial environmental regulations.
Mercosur deal at odds with EU carbon neutrality aim, study claims
The controversial Mercosur trade deal is incompatible with the EU’s commitment to carbon neutrality and “may undermine global efforts to avert runaway climate change”.
With passage of NAFTA 2.0, Congress boosts fossil fuel polluters, particularly in Mexico
NAFTA 2.0 cleared another hurdle as the U.S. Senate approved the trade deal with bipartisan support.
New study on Mercosur: A bad deal for climate and environment
The Mercosur agreement damages the environment, climate and small farmers.
How ISDS corporate privileges risk to undermine community struggles
Inspiring people fought toxic gold mines, dirty oil drilling and greedy luxury real estate projects. Now, costly investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) lawsuits risk to reverse their community victories.
’When two elephants fight’: EU, Indonesia tussle over resources
As disputes over palm oil and nickel head to World Trade Organization, affected residents say they feel trapped.
Indonesia warns on EU trade deal, dairy imports amid palm oil spat
Indonesia is prepared to walk away from talks on a free trade deal with the European Union over the bloc’s stance on palm oil, while also launching a probe into subsidies on dairy imports from the EU.
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.