A nexus of libertarian thinktanks in both the UK and the US propose a bonfire of tariffs, quotas and anti-competitive rules.
It is deeply concerning, though not surprising, that the proposed United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) has at least three chapters that formally entrench corporate influence on government decision-making.
Leaked from the European Commission
Trade agreements currently being negotiated or already approved introduce numerous restrictions over the right of states to regulate, especially in the field of financial regulation, and limits their capacity to react to ensure financial stability.
The EU’s reasoning is that it wouldn’t make sense to throw out all the previous work done on regulatory cooperation and start anew, EU sources said.
Confidential document details complaints over EU rules on imports such as rice and paneer ahead of prospective post-Brexit trade talks.
Leaked EU documents reveal a secret committee will begin discussions on how to weaken norms on pesticides and food quality standards.
The case of Ethyl v. Canada.
The study clearly shows that the official impact assessments of the European Commission are fundamentally based on a biased understanding of regulation.
The Initiative for Free Trade - which is supported by trade secretary Liam Fox - has now deleted the plans from its website.
These reports describe foreign investor rights following a narrative of wealth maximisation by transnational corporations (TNCs), and focus on a TNC-assisted restructuring of host states and local communities.
Agricultural and food standards are among those targeted by CETA’s focus on eliminating so-called ‘non-tariff barriers’.
US trade official says it is ‘difficult’ to do business with EU and Brexit offers chance to press the ‘reset button’.
While the UK can engage in free trade agreement (FTA) talks with other countries including India only after the process of full disengagement from the EU is complete, talks are already happening unofficially on the potential of such a pact.
The British Government has demanded total secrecy in its free trade talks with the US for a post-Brexit deal.
Commerce secretary’s comments suggest Britain will have to accept chlorinated chicken in post-Brexit agreement.
Focus now turns to getting EU to approve antimicrobial interventions used in Canada to enhance food safety.
Does the prospect of foreign investor claims against countries in investor–state dispute settlement (ISDS) lead to regulatory chill?
American Chemistry Council wants Mexican alignment with US and Canada