The new code must be declared to benefit from the preferential tariff under the EU-Israel association agreement. Israeli settlements are not eligible.
Commitments to “inclusive” trade are meaningless if they support violations of international law.
The deal is Israel’s first big trade accord with an Arab state, after establishing ties in 2020.
Without conditionality on human rights or a mechanism for accountability, how can an enhanced trading relationship be understood by Israel as anything other than support for its violations and war crimes?
The UAE is directly benefitting from illegal Israeli settlements and is in violation of international law according to recently signed bilateral trade agreements between Abu Dhabi and the occupation state.
Interview with Stefan Christoff, media maker, musician and community activist living in Montreal.
Right now, Indonesia is also seeking to sign a preferential trade agreement (PTA) with the Palestinian government in order to help the Palestinian people conduct trade and increase economic cooperation between the two countries.
The colonial national affinity between Canada and Israel creates the context for the Canada Israel free trade agreement
Australian and Palestinian human rights groups have urged Australia to stop pursuing a potential free trade agreement with Israel and condemn its actions in Gaza and East Jerusalem.
On Sunday a demonstration is planned in Montréal against the Canada Israel Free Trade Agreement. Under the banner “Against Israel’s annexation of the Jordan Valley.
Isreal appeals to the British government to include Judea and Samaria, Golan Heights in the free trade agreement between Jerusalem and London, slated to come into effect with the completion of Brexit in 2021.
The agreement allows goods and services produced in the Israeli settlements to enter Canada on the same tariff-free terms as goods and services originating in Israel.
The free-trade deal appears to be on hold as Indonesia is angry about Australia’s potential move of an embassy to Jerusalem.
China has agreed to begin free-trade talks with Palestine, Beijing said on Wednesday
Indonesia could delay signing a planned free trade deal with Australia if Prime Minister Scott Morrison formally recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, political analysts suggest, as the move would provoke deep anger in the lead up to the Muslim nation’s presidential election.
China has pledged to complete official discussions to reach a free-trade agreement with the state of Palestine as soon as possible, Jordan’s Assabeel newspaper reported yesterday.
Palestine and China signed on Thursday a memorandum of understanding on free trade between the two countries.
Two weeks ago the worst fear of Canadian opponents of neoliberal ‘free trade’ agreements came true. Surprisingly, there has been almost no reaction from the political parties, unions, and other organizations that warned these agreements would be used to undermine Canadian law, even though this is exactly what happened.
A series of MEPs condemned Israel’s continued settlement construction in the occupied West Bank during a plenum debate.
The European Union recognises the right of its citizens to boycott Israel, its top foreign policy official has said. This tardy move comes after three member governments — Sweden, Ireland and the Netherlands — already explicitly recognise this right.