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.
Novel clauses would fall short of confronting the more fundamental questions raised by trade agreements that promote large-scale monoculture at the expense of nature and local farming systems.
Thailand’s new prime minister is committed to transforming the country into a major foreign investment destination, including pursuing more free trade deals and expanding manufacturing of both electric and traditional autos.
Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Pakistan initialized a free trade agreement, The agreement was signed by GCC Secretary-General Jasem al-Budaiwi and Pakistani trade minister Gohar Ejaz.
South Africa will motivate for the extension and renewal of the US preferential trade framework the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) for itself and other African countries.
Despite US threats that it should be moved to another country, South Africa will continue to host a summit between the US and beneficiaries of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) in November.
The top US trade official said renewing the nation’s preferential access programme for African products without changes counters the Biden administration’s objectives in global commerce.