The “TRIPS-Plus” provisions in the India-UK Agreement are a dangerous attempt to increase the power of pharmaceutical companies by placing profits before public health.
In an open letter signed by over thirty organisations from Kenya and the EU, civil society groups call on MEPs to vote against the agreement.
Hundreds of farmers from European Coordination Via Campesina have assembled with their tractors in Place du Luxembourg, Brussels, alongside more than 30 civil society organisations to call for an end to the EU-Mercosur deal and other free trade agreements.
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.
To maintain the system, he proposes that business should shift away from ISDS in state-to state trade and investment agreements, and instead move to ISDS in contracts between individual investors and states.
The 15 January 2024 chair’s text (INF/ECOM/85) for the Joint Statement Initiative (JSI) on electronic commerce is to be discussed in a round from 30 January to 2 February 2024.
Indonesia’s Ministry of Law and Human Rights discussed the intellectual property (IP) chapter during the 17th Round of Negotiations of the IEU-CEPA Working Group on Intellectual Property (WGIP).
Sri Lanka and India is working on a bilateral investment treaty, a media report quoted High Commission Santosh Jha as saying.
Thailand is close to finalizing a free-trade agreement with Switzerland, Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein under the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) by the end of the year.
Indonesia and the European Union discussed technical barriers in trade, sustainable food system cooperation, and institutional provisions during the 17th Round of Negotiations on the Indonesia-European Union Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IEU-CEPA).
Bangladesh and India are expected to commence negotiations on the proposed CEPA within this year, despite New Delhi taking time for preparation. This move is part of Dhaka’s initiative to increase bilateral trade and investment with its second-largest trade partner.
Thirty years after NAFTA came into effect in 1994, the economic data suggests a somber conclusion: The three countries’ working classes are worse off today than they were before