On this September 10th 2023, the NFU stands united with our allies in La Via Campesina calling for fair and just international trade systems.
The peasants, small-scale food producers, wage and migrant workers and indigenous communities of La Via Campesina will draft an alternative trade framework, leveraging our collective knowledge of agriculture and food trade to ensure no one goes hungry.
This text deals with the focus of IPEF, which is to reduce supply chain dependence on China and to create alternative networks of supply chains and prevent disruptions.
Ngā Toki Whakarururanga brings a Te Tiriti o Waitangi perspective to the trade policy space, which requires the Government of New Zealand to uphold and actively protect Māori rights to exercise authority over our lands, waters, resources and all taonga. That includes for IPEF.
Many free trade and investment agreements allow multinational corporations to undermine democracy via a secret pseudo-court system known as Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS).
APWLD produces the briefing paper to unpack the understanding of CSOs and movements on how neoliberal trade and investment agreements, and how the current system are undermining food sovereignty and women’s human rights while cementing corporate power.
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said that Vietnam has expressed interest in a trade deal with the Mercosur bloc, adding he will bring the topic up for discussion with those countries.
The US has turned sharply against free trade over the past two decades, shifting from an era in which members and presidents of both parties generally embraced one free-trade pact after another.
Paraguayan President will break off negotiations between Mercosur and the European Union if the parties do not reach a deal before Dec. 6, when Brazil will hand over the bloc’s presidency to Paraguay.
Britain signed a memorandum of understanding on trade with the US state of Washington, and a top official said a similar agreement could be reached soon with Florida.
The Commerce Ministry is gearing up to host the fourth round of talks for a free trade agreement (FTA) between Thailand and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Bangkok this week, with the aim of concluding the negotiation process as soon as possible.
The Ambassador of Thailand said that his country was ready to finalize a Free Trade Agreement with Pakistan as negotiations on this had reached the final stage.