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Comparing EU free trade agreements: Sanitary and Phytosanitary Standards
Sanitary and phytosanitary standards (SPS) are receiving increasing attention within the framework of international trade. SPS measures are meant to ensure that imports do not undermine national health and safety.
Watch out beyond the WTO: The EU’s aggressive multi-level trade agenda
Is it really just the US which pushes its economic interests in fora outside the WTO? No! The European Commission as the power centre of EU trade policy is pursuing its own neo-liberal liberalisation and deregulation scheme multilaterally within the WTO and at the same time in regional and bilateral processes!
Deadline for Mercosur-EU talks jeopardised
No one is admitting it publicly, but there is now little doubt that nine years of negotiations to reach a free trade agreement between South America’s Mercosur trade bloc and the European Union have failed, without even leaving any real hope for the coming year.
Thailand: Lobbyists needed to guard interests
Thailand needs more lobbyists in the capitals of its major trading partners to protect its interests in the context of global, regional and bilateral forces, a senior official in the Commerce Ministry has said.
Two-way deals fill free trade gap
It may seem as though a deal is a deal, but experts in the field differ on the relative merits of bilateral and regional agreements, with each having its friends and foes.
EU-Mercosur: EU presents completed offer to Mercosur
In the on-going negotiations for an EU-Mercosur Association Agreement, the EU has today sent Mercosur a completed offer.
Taking liberties - new Christian Aid report
This bold new report from Christian Aid explodes the myth that free trade is the answer to poverty.
Brazilian minister: no Mercosur-EU FTA before Oct. 31
Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim said Monday that differences over agriculture and other issues had made it impossible for negotiations to be completed over a free trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and the Common Market of the South (Mercosur) by Oct. 31, the original target date.
Preferences, conflicts in the way of free trade pact with EU
The European Union and Thailand are unlikely to forge a free trade agreement (FTA) because the grouping is currently focusing on its 10 new members, business pundits said yesterday.
Preferences, conflicts in the way of free trade pact with EU
The European Union and Thailand are unlikely to forge a free trade agreement (FTA) because the grouping is currently focusing on its 10 new members, business pundits said yesterday.
Why the EU approach to regional trade negotiations with developing countries is bad for development
Briefing Paper on the so-called EPA negotiations between EU and ACP countries within the framework of the Cotonou Agreement
Letter to USTR, State and Commerce on the threat to bilateral investment treaties posed by EU enlargement
Letter to USTR, State and Commerce on the threat to Bilateral Investment Treaties posed by E.U. Enlargement.
EU puts on hold free-trade deal with ASEAN bloc
The proposed free-trade agreement (FTA) between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the European Union (EU) have temporarily been placed on the back burner after European countries have made it clear that they would father pursue a multilateral trade scheme under the auspices of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
European Imperialism and Free Trade
The European Union is on the verge of implementing a series of free trade agreements and is leading a trade policy that can hold its own against the American policy.
Our negotiators in the EPA with EU have to stand their ground
Negotiators in the expected Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA) with European Union (EU) will have to stand their ground if they are to give Namibia a better deal from the EU, -more especially if they do not want to give the country a replica of the Free Trade Area (FTA) component, to which the country is already subjected, under the Trade Development and Cooperation Agreement (TDCA) that the EU has with South Africa.
’Singapore issues’ part of EU’s trade agenda: Lamy
Investment, competition policies, and transparency in government procurement emerged during a recent meeting between trade ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the European Union aimed at seeking ways to boost trade and economic cooperation between the two regions.
Fiji: NGOs want more consultation
Non-Governmental Organisation’s and regional civil society organizations are concerned that not enough thought is being given to trade agreements, says coordinator Stanley Simpson.
EU to open trade negotiations with Pacific region
The European Union will open talks this week to try to reach an economic agreement with the Pacific region, a big producer of sugar, the bloc’s executive said on Wednesday.
Civil Society statement on EPA between Pacific ACP states and EU
Statement of civil society organizations from workshop on negotiations for an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the Pacific ACP states and the European Union, 7 September 2004, Suva.
Singapore Fast Track To EU Trade Pact
SINGAPORE businesses could soon see improved access to markets in the 25-nation European Union (EU) whose 450 million consumers account for more than a quarter of world trade.