Pillar 1 of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity is entitled “Trade” and is expected to have binding and enforceable trade-related commitments.
Trade justice activists slammed the lack of transparency in the IPEF negotiation process. Social movements have showing resistance to demand prioritising labour, climate justice, and human rights over corporate profits in Indo-Pacific trade talks.
It has been twenty years since the World Trade Organization’s imperialist, neoliberal and neo-colonial free trade policies led to the sacrifice of one of our peasant leaders at the gates of the Ministerial meeting venue in Cancun, Mexico.
US Trade Representative office’s move to form dispute resolution panel lacks justification according to experts.
The experience with investor-state dispute settlement mechanisms has been mixed, with India facing several adverse awards and financial compensation in certain high-profile cases.
Dutch taxpayers have already incurred € 5.4 million in arbitration costs in RWE and Uniper cases.
Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates are expected to sign a free trade agreement during the upcoming visit of the Emirates delegation to Pakistan on September 10.
The United States and Thailand met under the US-Thailand Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA).
Gulf Cooperation Council countries will resume talks on a free trade pact with Japan, Oman’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs said.
South Korean Prime Minister welcomed the signing of a bilateral investment treaty aimed at promoting mutual investments between the two countries.
What was called ‘free trade’ in the West was only a phase of hyper-globalization that didn’t work equally well for all, while recent inward turns can be taken as a rebalancing of priorities.