New polling reveals only one-fifth (21%) of UK public are satisfied with the current parliamentary process of scrutiny for the UK-Australia trade deal.
Public, congressional input is essential to prevent another TPP.
The Pacific regional e-commerce strategy needs to be revised as it denies Pacific Island Countries their sovereign right to manage their digital domains, including data, a new report has found.
Statement of the Mexican, European and international civil society, 4 July 2022
Close to 90 NGOs and farmers’ organisations from Indonesia, the EU and around the world sent open letters to the EU Commission and the Indonesian government today, calling on them to refrain from any clause that restrict farmers’ rights in a future free trade agreement.
There is much more at stake here than just agriculture, with several chapters seeming to impose restrictions on New Zealand laws and how the government can regulate.
International Trade Minister Mary Ng says Canada is formally initiating a challenge against “unwarranted and unfair” U.S. duties on Canadian softwood lumber.
South Korean Minister of Trade Industry and Energy said the US Inflation Reduction Act that bans tax benefits for electric vehicles built outside of North America is highly likely to breach the US-Korea FTA and WTO rules.
Indonesia’s parliament passed a law cementing the country’s membership of the China-backed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), making it the latest Southeast Asian nation to join the world’s biggest trade bloc.
The European Union should sign off on its updated trade agreement with Mexico later this year, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard said.
"It is by no means a done deal ... there’s going to be a huge diplomatic effort to push this across the line," - NZ’s chief EU trade negotiator Vangelis Vitalis.
Reaffirming its commitment to an interim trade pact with India, Canada said that the next round of negotiations will be held in September.