Highlights from the workshop organised in Marrakesh by Attac Maroc, bilaterals.org, CADTM Africa, GRAIN and the Tunisian Observatory of Economy.
Billionaire Clive Palmer is using the Investor-State Dispute Settlement mechanism against Australia because the permits for a coal mining project were refused for environmental reasons, including their contribution to increased carbon emissions.
The EU-Mercosur free trade agreement is could be a disaster for the fight against plastic pollution.
The groups argue that removing ISDS — which has prioritized corporate rights over those of governments, people, and the planet — is needed to protect policies necessary for a clean energy transition.
The Investor-State Dispute Settlement regime to date has generated $47 billion in pending corporate demands for taxpayer compensation in claims against the 12 APEP nations’ climate, health, and other public-interest policies.
The UK faces “huge financial risk” of lawsuits if the Pacific trade deal is not amended, warn civil society organisations and academics in a joint letter published today.
Pakistani business leaders are urging the initiation of negotiations for a Preferential Trade Agreement in the medium term, with an eventual FTA as part of the long-term strategy for Central Asian Republics.
Chinese foreign minister called on the three countries to restart negotiations on a trilateral free trade agreement as soon as possible.
Almost all Australia’s red meat exports are being realised into countries the nation had free trade agreements with, producers were told.
Canada’s First Quantum intends to start arbitration against Panama, the Central American nation’s trade ministry and the company said, as Panama’s top court considers annulling a copper contract that opponents call unfair.
Americans argued Canada’s allocation of tariff-free dairy import permits is unfair.