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I-EU CEPA negotiations hijack democratic rights and ignore potentional impacts on society

Indonesia for Global Justice (IGJ) and the Indonesia AIDS Coalition (IAC) criticized the I-EU CEPA, which hijacked the people’s rights to democracy while ignoring the negotiations’ wider impact. The I-EU CEPA negotiations lacked transparency, ignored public aspirations, and did not allow for meaningful participation from civil society groups.

NAFTA at 30: The mother of all free trade agreements

As the first free trade agreement in contemporary history, the North American Free Trade Agreement, turns 30, it’s a good time to ask why this particular treaty played such a watershed role in the history of the global regime of trade and investment.

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.

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Piyush Goyal holds talks with UK and EU on free trade agreements

Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal, held bilateral discussions for deeper economic ties and moving ahead on free trade agreements (FTAs) with his counterparts from the UK and EU on the sidelines of the G7 trade ministers’ meeting at Reggio Calabria in Italy.

When investors subvert states

Imagine a scenario where a private company effectively creates and controls its own jurisdiction within a sovereign country. This company introduces its own currency, enacts laws, and establishes courts, prisons, police forces and even intelligence services.