The multinational pork giant Smithfield, now owned by a Chinese firm, took advantage of trade, investment, labor, environmental, and immigration policies, after NAFTA, to expand its low-wage factory farming model on both sides of the US-Mexico border.
We Canadian and German civil society organizations express our continued opposition to CETA, which protects corporate interests at the expense of climate, environmental and social action and democratic decision-making.
We, as organisations representing Indian and UK civil society, call on the Indian and UK Governments to rethink the Free Trade Agreement currently being negotiated.
However, locals feel latent tension that the imminent consultation process or the arbitration suit could revive earlier threats, violence, and legal persecution from company employees and contractors.
New polling reveals only one-fifth (21%) of UK public are satisfied with the current parliamentary process of scrutiny for the UK-Australia trade deal.
Public, congressional input is essential to prevent another TPP.
The proposed CEPA between Bangladesh and India has three dimensions: Trade in goods, trade in services, and investment.
The total amount of claims asked by claimants against the Korean government exceeds $1.2 billion.
India’s free trade pact negotiations with the United Kingdom are ‘within touching distance’ of a deal and a similar deal along with a bilateral investment treaty with Canada is expected to be concluded by December, its top trade official said.
The draft law on the “termination of the of the Energy Charter Treaty” and its protocols was agreed by the Polish government on 10 August and sent to the country’s lower chamber.
The United Arab Emirates aims to finalise a free trade agreement with Turkey in the coming weeks, the Emirati trade minister said, roughly four months after negotiations launched.
The EAC-COMESA-SADC Tripartite FTA agreement has a total of 29 member countries representing 53% of the AU membership and more than 60% of the Africa Continent GDP ($1.88 Trillion) with a population of over 800 million people.