Fohla de S.Paulo
Action would come in the face of the neighboring country’s announcement that it will abandon negotiations on the organization’s agreements.
United World International
The AfCFTA is an opportunity for countries and companies to help each other grow, but trade liberalization and Western control can harm the poor and local producers in these countries, and Africa will repeat the mistakes of the European Union.
American firms have asked Kenya to fix its intellectual property laws as one of the conditions for backing the “model trade agreement” being negotiated by the two states.
Friends of the Earth Europe
74 NGOs have written to the EU Commission to demand that genetically modified crops are not pushed onto Europe’s fields and plates as part of a trade deal with the USA.
US Chamber of Commerce
The US Chamber of Commerce urges negotiators to consider its objectives, as part of the US and UK free trade agreement.
The New York Times
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade deal is still on track to be signed by the end of 2020, Singapore’s Minister of Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing said.
The Philippines is pushing on with negotiations to conclude its FTA with South Korea, but the trade deal’s finalization has been moved to November.
Global Justice Now
Coronavirus has exposed the flaws in the pro-corporate agenda that this trade deal is intended to entrench.
The East African
However member states have yet to make a formal statement and arrive at a consensus pointing to a postponement.
The Economic Times
Members of the trade bloc urged India to convey its initial response to the package by May 15 as the Indo-Pacific region braces for a post-Covid-19 economic order.