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NAFTA at 30: The mother of all free trade agreements

As the first free trade agreement in contemporary history, the North American Free Trade Agreement, turns 30, it’s a good time to ask why this particular treaty played such a watershed role in the history of the global regime of trade and investment.

Peoples of Mesoamerica in defence of seeds and maize

This call for the defence of maize and all peasant seeds comes amid increasing pressure to impose the so-called UPOV laws through trade agreements and other neoliberal policies throughout the region.

Free trade frenzy: the hidden costs of South Asia’s economic gamble

As debt pressures rise, South Asia’s economic strategies are increasingly revolving around FTAs. The frenzy, however, is not only reshaping the region’s trade dynamics, but also a wide array of national legal frameworks, from labour rights to agriculture policies.

Anticipating the 2026 CUSMA review

The mandatory six-year review of the Canada-US-Mexico Agreement is still more than two years away, but TIRP researchers are ahead of the game.

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India, Eurasian Economic Union finalizing broad contours for proposed FTA

India and a trade bloc of 5 countries (Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia) are negotiating a free trade agreement. This would mean easier movement of goods and services between the countries, potentially increasing trade. There is still work to finalize the details before they can officially begin negotiations.

Opinion: is a Cambodia-India Free Trade Agreement feasible?

Cambodia wants an FTA (Free Trade Agreement) with India to diversify its trade partners and reduce reliance on China. India is a large market but hesitant due to a small trade volume with Cambodia and the concern of China using Cambodia to export goods to India.