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Peoples of Mesoamerica in defence of seeds and maize

This call for the defence of maize and all peasant seeds comes amid increasing pressure to impose the so-called UPOV laws through trade agreements and other neoliberal policies throughout the region.

Free trade frenzy: the hidden costs of South Asia’s economic gamble

As debt pressures rise, South Asia’s economic strategies are increasingly revolving around FTAs. The frenzy, however, is not only reshaping the region’s trade dynamics, but also a wide array of national legal frameworks, from labour rights to agriculture policies.

Anticipating the 2026 CUSMA review

The mandatory six-year review of the Canada-US-Mexico Agreement is still more than two years away, but TIRP researchers are ahead of the game.

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S. Korea appeals tribunal order to pay $32m to US hedge fund

South Korea has filed an appeal against a ruling by a Hague-based arbitration court ordering it to pay $32 million to a US hedge fund to compensate for its intervention in the merger of two Samsung affiliates in 2015.

India-UK FTA: Public health must get priority in trade talks

The India-UK FTA is expected to promote the free movement of goods and services, significantly impacting access to pharmaceuticals, medicines, and devices. FTAs pose new challenges for public health activists in India, necessitating appropriate actions to monitor and advocate for change. This is particularly important for public health advocates concerned with the broader commercial determinants of health.

PH says ‘significant progress’ made in latest UAE FTA talks

Philippine trade official said that there was “significant progress” made during the second round of negotiations for the planned free trade agreement (FTA) with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), citing both parties are still on track to finish the pact by year-end.