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Greenpeace urges Canada to drop trade deal to save the Amazon

An environmental group is pleading with the Canadian government to reject a controversial trade deal it says would further fuel deforestation in the Amazon in a new letter addressed to Canada’s minister of foreign affairs.

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Moon arrives in Egypt for summit focused on economic ties

The Korean and Egyptian leaders are expected to agree on a joint feasibility study for a bilateral free trade deal, which if sealed would be Korea’s first free trade agreement with an African country.

As Manila deliberates on RCEP, China looms large

In the Philippine, RCEP ratification was distracted by the pandemic and typhoon response. The coming May polls may present some hurdles in fast-tracking accession to RCEP.

Fears UK-India trade deal could undermine sweatshops fight

A UK agreement with India, the negotiations for which begin this week, could worsen conditions in the clothing sweatshops of South Asian neighbors, according to labor rights campaigners and a major industry group.