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Australian Labour Party and Green MPs reject Korea Free Trade Agreement
“The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties has issued conflicting reports in its review of the Korea Australia Free Trade agreement (KAFTA)”, Dr Patricia Ranald, Convenor of the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network, said today.
Guatemala: Under pressure from social movements, Justice temporarily suspends part of the "Monsanto Law"
Guatemala’s Constitutional Court has suspended the so-called "Monsanto Law" which was support enter into force, as an obligation under the US-Central America free trade agreement (CAFTA), on 26 September 2014.
TTIP will cost one million jobs: official
War on Want together with major UK trade unions and other campaigns groups has released figures showing that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) currently under negotiation between the EU and USA will cost at least one million jobs if it is negotiated to its conclusion.
NHS could still be opened to American corporations under TTIP
The NHS is not safe from the effects of the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal, ministers have admitted.
Guatemalan court suspends "Monsanto Law"
Guatemala’s Constitutional Court has provisionally suspended the entry into force of the controversial "Monsanto Law" required by CAFTA to legalise property rights over plant varieties
EU FTA to kill LCT
An Australian government keen to cement a free trade agreement with Europe will have to ditch the unpopular Luxury Car Tax first, currently bringing in $500 million per year, says an executive from Mercedes-Benz Australia.
Ghana, Turkey in negotiations for free trade
Ghana is in discussions with the Turkish Authorities for a free trade agreement to ensure unimpeded access to each other’s market.
NE Asian economies aim to conclude FTA next year
South Korea, China and Japan have planned to conclude their drawn-out negotiations on a trilateral free-trade deal in 2015, but an agreement may not be achievable unless it is a “high-level and comprehensive pact,” China’s top negotiator to the talks said Tuesday.
Farmers take to Twitter with FTA fight
Australian dairy farmers fight hard for better access to China’s market under the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement, launching a social media campaign that reached 1.6 million Twitter users.
Small countries no say on trade pact
A recent report shows that small countries eager to join mega-regionals trade deals like the TPP could dock into the agreement but they would not have much say.
Trade deal ’worth £10bn a year’
UK Government has hit back at critics of a new trade deal, insisting it will create jobs, increase wages and boost the UK economy by £10 billion a year.
TPP nations kick off fresh officials meeting in Vietnam
Senior officials from 12 countries involved in the Pacific Rim free trade initiative began a fresh round of negotiations in Hanoi on Monday, aiming to clear a path for a broad agreement within this year.
China, Japan, ROK kick off 5th round of FTA talks
China, Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK) started the fifth round of Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations in Beijing on Monday.
Anti-TTIP protests take place across the UK
Thousands of people across Britain on Saturday protested against the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and US.
Ambassador: We can’t ratify the EU-Canada Treaty easily, Romanian businessmen must have free access like all Europeans
Romania can’t ratify the EU-Canada free trade agreement easily as long as Romanian businessmen don’t have the same free visa access to the country as other European citizens do, Romania’s Ambassador to Canada told Mediafax.
Kazakhstan may leave EEU if its interests are infringed: Nazarbayev
Kazakhstan has a right to withdraw from the Eurasian Economic Union if its interests are infringed, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev reminded in an interview to Khabar TV Channel.
TTIP: UK government not trusted to protect NHS from American investors
Despite government claims that public services will be protected from the EU’s free trade agreement with the US, 42% of British people don’t trust them to protect the NHS from privatisation.
CETA leak: Crucial questions unanswered
Latest version of trade deal leaves too much up to non-existent commission, lawyers say.
Trade treaties expose Australia to costly litigation, experts warn
Australia risks getting swept up in a wave of litigation by foreign corporations wishing to sue over unfavourable domestic laws, experts warn, after the government rejected a bill to ban controversial trade agreements.