Within the trade pillar, it seems very likely that discussions on agriculture will focus on market access and the non-tariff issues, such as Technical Barriers to Trade and Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures.
Now the Covid-19 pandemic is no longer in the headlines in many parts of the world, the risk corporations will use investment treaties to claim compensation from governments to cover their losses during these exceptional times is increasing.
The need for another trade agreement in Asia-Pacific has not been established. If countries choose to move forward with Indo-Pacific Economic Framework talks, they must be based on a new model that prioritizes the interests of people instead of just big corporations.
Every year, on 10 September, all the members and allies of La Via Campesina mobilize against the destructive policies that are forced upon the small-scale food producers through bilateral, regional and multilateral trade agreements.
The IPEF is the US’s latest strategy to be the global rule-maker on trade, food production, digital and data, the climate crisis, regulating services, corporate power to influence new laws, multinationals’ tax rates, and much else.
This week Trade Ministers from eleven countries will meet with the view to launch negotiations for an Indo-Pacific economic agreement.
Georgia and the United Arab Emirates have launched the first round of talks for establishing a free trade agreement between them as part of a visit of UAE officials in capital Tbilisi.
Farmers in the United States are urging their government to challenge a looming Mexican ban on genetically modified corn under a regional free trade agreement.
Australia and India will sign a temporary free trade agreement on Saturday, removing an 85% tariff on exports of Australian goods to India.
Sri Lanka is ready to implement the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Singapore, President Ranil Wickremesinghe said.
Korea’s National Assembly ratified a respective free trade agreement (FTA) with Israel and Cambodia, wrapping up the final domestic procedure needed for their implementation.
Japan is keen to ink a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Sri Lanka to increase bilateral trade between the two countries, said Deputy Head of Mission Embassy of Japan in Sri Lanka Katsuki Kotaro.