Members of the UK poultry industry are concerned that trade negotiations under the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and US could undermine food safety.
As Juncker gives reassurances to the European Parliament over free trade with the US, 14 member states are urging him to stick to the script.
While Australia’s current regulations are not perfect, it is important that any discussions about reforming them are conducted with an eye first and foremost on the health and safety of Australians, and are not unduly influenced by trade concerns.
Countries like China would need meet the new standards of what would be the largest free-trade zone in the world, German Economics Minister Sigmar Gabriel said Wednesday in Washington.
Both the Hupacasath First Nation and the Onihcikiskwapowin have sent letters to the Premier of China stating that they do not recognise the bilateral investment treaty signed between Canada and China.
There is, at best, no gain for Canadian farmers in CETA, explains the president of the National Farmers Union
China has proposed Nepal to sign a Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (Bippa) during Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bamdev Gautam’s visit to the northern neighbour.
If you thought India’s services trade agreement with Asean is going to open the doors for Indian professionals to work in the 10-member trading bloc, you may be in for a surprise. Similar agreements with Japan and South Korea — which the government said will help Indian nurses, architects and even yoga professionals have not resulted in any visas.
Governments in industrial countries regularly put pressure on developing countries to introduce stringent plant variety protection (PVP) regimes and to adhere to the 1991 Act of the UPOV Convention, without duly considering its consequences on the enjoyment of human rights of vulnerable groups.
Azerbaijan and Japan plan to sign a bilateral investment treaty. Japan is involved in the country’s energy and infrastructure sectors.
Colombia says it has complied with labor reforms required by US Congress as condition for their FTA but labour unions disagree.
India and Russia are ready to start discussions on a long-pending free trade agreement that could increase bilateral trade and investment flow, and help reduce dependence of both countries on the US and the EU.
The United States has floated excluding tobacco products from a key section of a 12-nation Pacific trade deal and signaled it may present a formal proposal to trading partners at talks in Australia.
Uruguay files its defence against Philip Morris, a test case for big business lawsuits that could hit the EU through the transatlantic trade and investment deal with the US.
Australian PM Tony Abbott aim to securing free trade agreement with China by the time of G20 summit in November.
Labor leaders say CAFTA-DR has had a negative impact on Honduran farmers and resulted in displaced workers, "total break down of public services" and "forced migration" of youth, while the US spends billions to deport "hundreds" back to the Central American country in shackles.
Uncertainty over the impact of the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is a "growing source of anxiety" among health workers, nurses’ leaders have warned.
The European Union has agreed to omit three of Japan’s biggest rail companies from a trade agreement at the WTO in the hope that it will open up the Japanese market to European suppliers under a possible bilateral FTA.
Many critics are pointing out that the lack of an Ebola vaccine is due to the intellectual property protections offered through trade deals like the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
Social organizations defending the interests of health patients have spoken out against the TPP.