The Chinese government should ensure the projects it finances or engages in under the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) respect human rights, said Human Rights Watch.
Landless, subsistence, and small-scale farmers bear the brunt of the influx of competitive crops and price shocks that came with trade liberalization through CAFTA.
Malaysia may continue to suspend FTA talks with the EU and EFTA until the issue of unfair and discriminatory practices against palm oil is resolved.
The leaders of Indonesia and Malaysia sent a letter of objection to the European Union criticizing its decision to no longer consider palm oil as a green fuel and threatening the bloc’s ties with the countries.
The Global Campaign to Reclaim Peoples´ Sovereignty, Dismantle Corporate Power and End Impunity regrets the ruling of the Supreme Court of Canada regarding the case of Chevron in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
USMCA bears many resemblances to NAFTA, which has been cited as a driver of low-wage corporate outsourcing.
Public opposition to the controversial Myitsone Dam project is gaining momentum ahead of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s upcoming visit to China.
The infamous story of the environmental pollution of the Ecuadorian Amazon by Chevron-Texaco – which has come to be known as the "Ecuadorian Chernobyl" - is entering a new phase.
Indonesia’s government said will encourage the country’s palm oil companies to file lawsuits against the EU if the bloc goes ahead with a plan to phase out use of the commodity in renewable transport fuel.
While Eco Oro claims to have invested US$250 million in the project, it is seeking US$764 million as compensation for the cancellation of the project.
Indonesian CSOs Coalition for Economic Justice urges the government to review Indonesia - EU CEPA based on human rights and not the interests of palm oil industry.
From threats to cancel UK defence deals to pledges to stop imports of Norwegian salmon, European moves to restrict palm oil have enraged Malaysia and Indonesia.
Internal documents from the European Commission reveal that corporate lobbyists have privileged access to the EU trade officials, allowing them to influence the course of the negotiations EU-Indonesia.
Friends of the Earth and Walhi urge palm oil must be excluded from trade negotiations between Indonesia and the European Union.
In February of 2011 the Ecuadorian Courts delivered an historic verdict, sentencing the Big Oil Corporation Chevron to pay US$9,500 million dollars for its contamination of the Ecuadorian Amazon (1964-1992). However, Chevron hit back via the Investor-State Dispute Settlement system and sued Ecuador.
Long-running case began after New Jersey company’s bid to open a quarry in Nova Scotia rejected in 2007
As released by the European Commission
Trade is for and about people. It should never be separated from its social context. Trade should improve people’s lives and the public good.
The EU now imports 112 percent more US soy than a year ago, flooding the market to feed EU factory farms. Bad news for animal welfare, bad news for the environment.
The European Commission is set to authorise imports of soybeans from the US to produce biofuels. Soy has a comparably bad environmental impact as palm oil, say experts.