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It’s about a better life for all people
The CARIFORUM-EU Consultative Committee held its first meeting on 13 and 14 November 2014.
What “free trade” has done to Central America
Ten years after the approval of DR-CAFTA, we are seeing many of the effects that citizens who opposed the deal cautioned about., write Manuel Perez-Rocha and Julia Paley.
Panamanians reiterate their desire to be part of Alba
The tenth anniversary of the Bolivarian Alliance for the People of Our America was commemorated by Panamanians who aspire to participate in this project for economic, social and cultural integration, which seeks to improve quality of life for its people.
Sunflower power stalls Taiwan trade deal
Taiwan’s services trade deal with China sits blocked in Taipei parliament until the government can meet the demands of the Sunflower protest movement.
Going underground: WikiLeaks on TTIP
Afshin Rattans of Russia Today interviews Kristinn Hrafnsson on the role of WikiLeaks around the secret TTIP, TPP and TiSA negotiations.
Algeria: EU Association Agreement has not had the desired effect, says Benyounes
The Algeria-EU trade deal has not had the desired effect of promoting non-oil exports and attracting foreign investment, Trade Minister Amara Benyounes said.
Some 40 states plan to create free trade zone with Eurasian Economic Union — lawmaker
Around 40 states have plans to establish a free trade zone with the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), the speaker of Russia’s lower house of parliament, the State Duma, Sergey Naryshkin, told an international conference in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana on Monday.
Australian dairy at the core of landmark Australia-China free trade agreement
While the new FTA generally opens up Australian assets to Chinese investors, farmland deals valued at over $15 million will face foreign investment review scrutiny.
India to seek US support to protect herbal knowledge
India will seek the United States’ support for an international treaty to protect its traditional knowledge of medicinal plants and herbs from being patented by other nations at a bilateral trade meeting this week.
Europe-US free trade agreement faces risks
Europe’s proposed free trade agreement with the US would collapse if European leaders bowed to pressure to remove investment protection from any deal, the chairman of EU trade ministers said.
Australia’s gains at China’s expense signal new Free Trade Agreement landscape
International trade experts and diplomats have been astonished at one-sided gains made by Australia in this week’s free trade deal with China, with some believing Australia is poised to ride on the coat tails of a new era in China opening to international trade.
Investor-state dispute settlement and the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement
The Investment Chapter of the ChAFTA may be similar to the KAFTA’s with broad carve outs limiting the scope of claims that a foreign investor may bring against the host country and providing the parties with a discretion to regulate on ’public welfare’ objectives
Japan under pressure for trilateral FTA after China-Korea FTA sealed
China and South Korea are set to complete negotiations on a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) by the end of this year, which is expected to push Japan to step up the China-South Korea-Japan trilateral FTA negotiations, reports Shanghai’s China Business News.
India wants to energise trade ties with EU
Indian Ambassador to the European Union and Belgium Manjeev Singh Puri has called for energising EU-India trade and economic relations.
Modalities for investment protection and Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) in TTIP from a trade union perspective
This study discusses the impact of investment protection on social and labour regulation and the autonomy of the social partners in regulating these matters through collective agreements.
EU must cease “material support” for Israel’s crimes, say leading trade unions
The huge number of mainstream organizations that are calling for the suspension of the EU-Israel association agreement reflects the growing frustration across Europe with the failure of European governments to respond to Israel’s repeated massacres and violations of international law.
International forum on the present and future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement
On April 18 and 19 2014, organizers, activists, and intellectuals from New Zealand, the United States, Taiwan, Japan, and Korea gathered in Seoul to discuss the implications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and to strategize ways to stop it.
Philippines interested in joining US-led Trans-Pacific free trade area
Philippine President Benigno Aquino said his government is studying the benefits of joining the TPP before it makes a decision.
Large Chinese dairy investment follows historic FTA
The New Hope dairy investment could be the first of many deals fuelled by the historic China-Australia free trade agreement.
‘TTIP would destroy small businesses’
The UK PM promises to launch what he calls ‘rocket boosters’ under a new deal between the EU and America. Not everyone is convinced about this. Nick Dearden joins RTUK for more.