While it’s positive that at least the parties are coming to the conclusion to forego the gratuitous copyright term extension, most of the changes in the consolidated text show a continued tightening of copyright protections that favor incumbent rights holders at the expense of users and the commons.
Rich countries have made our current trade rules and made sure that these rules suit their needs, providing few means for people in poor countries to protect themselves from aggressive export policies.
Malaysia is studying the possibility of establishing a free-trade agreement (FTA) with Brazil, International Trade and Industry Ministry Secretary-General Datuk Seri J Jayasiri said.
The union is concerned that the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership could be used as a model for talks with Mercosur.
An EU diplomat said Mercosur resistance to European proposals on automobile exports and geographic product indicators were also sticking points.
South Korea and the Southern Common Market, also known as Mercosur, will likely begin negotiations to forge a trade pact in the first half of the year.
The foreign ministers slated the first round of talks for the Mercosur-Canada FTA from March 20 to 23 in Ottawa, Canada.
A spokesman for International Trade Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne says the negotiations could begin in earnest in the next 10 days.
New Zealand is interested in strengthening economic ties with the Mercosur trading bloc, a South American regional economic organization, Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker said.
The Coordination of Trade Unions of the Southern Cone and the European Trade Union Confederation expressed their disagreement with the terms on which the possible agreement between Mercosur and the European Union is proposed.
The European Union and the South American trade bloc Mercosur are extending talks on a free trade deal by a couple of weeks to resolve "four or five" outstanding issues.
This next step in the Liberal government’s trade diversification strategy will come a day after Canada formally signs the 11-country Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership in Chile
French farmers drove tractors through town centres and blocked highways to oppose extra agricultural imports from South America, raising pressure on President Emmanuel Macron in the run-up to a politically sensitive Paris farm show.
European Union and Mercosur representatives are pressed to close a deal before the upcoming Brazilian general elections.
Swiss Economic Affairs Minister wants to speed up a free trade agreement between Switzerland and Mercosur, but there is concern in the agricultural sector
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Officials hope to begin Mercosur talks March 9, the day after signing revised TPP.
Negotiators for the European Union and Latin American bloc Mercosur have concluded two weeks of talks in Brussels on a free trade deal with no clear breakthrough and no formal offers made.
The EU has conceded to increase its beef import quota offer by almost 30,000t in a bid to reach agreement on the much-anticipated Mercosur trade deal, a parliamentary source has claimed.