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The time is right to finally drop the EU-Mercosur deal

Friends of the Earth Europe, Eurogroup for Animals and the European Trade Justice Coalition (ETJC) share European farmers’ frustration over having to compete with imported products exempt from the EU environmental, labour and animal welfare standards.

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Malaysia to seal free trade deal with UAE by June, minister says

Malaysia expects to conclude a free trade agreement with the United Arab Emirates by the end of June, the country’s trade minister said, adding the deal could boost investment in Malaysia by the Gulf state’s sovereign wealth funds.

India and Oman reportedly close to signing a free trade deal

India and Oman are nearing the finalization of a free trade agreement (FTA) aimed at facilitating easier access to each other’s markets. Officials familiar with the negotiations reveal that both sides have made significant progress on various issues within the proposed comprehensive economic partnership (CEPA) agreement.

Swiss trade deal: Is India changing its tune on pharma patents?

Intellectual property protection for the Swiss pharmaceutical industry has been a key sticking point in negotiations on a free trade agreement with India. Now there seems to be a breakthrough in talks after 16 years. What’s changed?

EU-Mercosur deal breaches climate laws - new legal analysis

A new legal analysis shows that the EU-Mercosur would not comply with existing EU and international law, because it is expected to lead to an overall rise in greenhouse gas emissions and increased deforestation.

India will not rush into signing FTA deals: Piyush Goyal

India is engaged in free trade negotiations with several countries and blocs, including the United Kingdom, the European Union, Oman, Sri Lanka and Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) partner countries.