If the states of the world take seriously their own rhetorical commitments to climate change mitigation, job creation, and sustainable development, they must reject the free trade paradigm.
The UK has just signed a trade deal with Australia, a country with one of the world’s worst records on tackling climate change.
Approximately 40% of Australia’s total beef supply is produced in intensive feedlot systems where the animals are kept in close confinement and fed largely on grain rather than pasture.
33 domestic and international groups have written to NZ Prime Minister, calling for NZ to use its bilateral trade negotiations with the United Kingdom and European Union to push for an end to vaccine apartheid.
Which countries use free trade deals to push corporate control over seeds? Which countries are under attack from these deals?
The complaint addresses the lack of transparency and democratic deficits of the CETA committees’ work.
Campaigners say the UK and Switzerland are defending fossil fuel interests in Energy Charter Treaty modernisation talks to tempt firms to relocate their HQs.
China and Ecuador are actively exploring the negotiation of a free trade agreement and have completed a feasibility study on the issue.
Grand UK investments in Africa’s green energy transition are more focussed on boosting British exports in an ’unsustainable’ trade relationship,’ development experts say.
The worsening trade deficit with China and Turkey is contributing to the draining of foreign exchange reserves and seriously threatens local production, according to a review.
The landmark trade deal signed in 2020 between the world’s two largest economies failed to reduce the bilateral trade deficit.
The EU-Mercosur Trade Agreement “won’t make significant progress” under the new French presidency of the Council of the EU, according to one Irish MEP.