For the past 30 years, industrialised countries have been forcing governments of the global South to adopt laws that privatise seeds, mainly through free trade agreements.
The recent tit-for-tat sanctions between the EU and China have cast a shadow over the deal’s future and frozen talks for the time being. But if the agreement reaches the finish line, what is at stake?
This paper examines civil society and health actors’ views of the conditions that successfully contributed to the removal of these measures in RCEP, with a focus on intellectual property and access to medicines.
More than 400 are calling on political leaders across all European countries to prioritise climate policies, to stick to their climate commitments, and therefore to initiate withdrawal from the Energy Charter Treaty by COP26.
TC Energy has lodged a US$15 billion Investor-State Dispute Settlement claim against the US government.
Amid the climate and environmental emergency, a British oil and gas company is threatening to sue Slovenia for requiring an environmental impact assessment for a controversial gas fracking project.
The Southeast Asian country is looking to revive trade and business with the European Union to avoid dependence on Beijing and Washington. Economists say a free trade agreement is expected within the next few years.
The Indonesian Finance Ministry has endorsed five regulations aimed at boosting trade between Indonesia and Free Trade Area (FTA) partner countries.
Britain is nearing an agreement in principle on a free trade deal with New Zealand, its trade ministry said, as London looks to bolster its post-Brexit trade ties with non-EU partners.
‘Any policy allowing imports that do not match UK animal welfare policies simply props up an industry the public has firmly rejected,’ says critic.
Pact to help India increase exports in goods, services; lead to possible FTA with GCC.
Pakistan and Bahrain agreed to start talks on a free trade agreement for trade liberalisation and increasing the volume between the two countries.