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Trade agreements pre-empt sissent: An interview with AFTINET’s Dr Patricia Ranald
Interview with AFTINET convenor Dr Patricia Ranald about how the ISDS regime developed, the reasons why these mechanisms are so detrimental, and the impact the TPP-11 agreement could have on Australia.
House Dems after meeting with Richard Trumka: No vote on Trump’s NAFTA if worker concerns go unaddressed
AFL-CIO President met with House Speaker and Ways and Means Chairman to hash out labor’s concerns in ongoing discussions over President Donald Trump’s renegotiated NAFTA deal.
Michel Barnier tells UK: ignore EU regulatory standards at your peril
EU Brexit negotiator links free-trade deal with the UK to workers’ rights and environmental protection.
Activists demand Trade Democracy at the site of Peterloo
200 years ago, democracy activists died in Manchester, while peacefully campaigning for the vote. On the bicentennial of the massacre, activists protested against the threat to democracy from the corporate court system.
New Delhi keen for early conclusion of India-European Union free trade agreement
Modi, while speaking to the European MPs, called for "early conclusion of a fair and balanced BTIA" which he had termed a "priority for the government."
Peasants and small scale food producers in India intensify their protest against RCEP free trade agreement
On 24th October and thereafter, thousands of farmers organized under the Indian Coordination Committee of Farmers’ Movement (ICCFM) and ally groups carried out coordinated actions and demonstrations reject RCEP.
Farmers’ organisations call for rejecting RCEP agreement
The leaders of various farmers’ associations in the State have called upon the Union government to reject the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement.
Tuniso-Moroccan newsletter on DCFTA n°2 – October 2019
Since April, a number of developments have taken place in Morocco and Tunisia, in particular the fourth round of negotiations in Tunisia.
Call for regional action against RCEP
Unions in Asia Pacific hold a series of synchronised actions, to voice their positions and opposition to RCEP deal.
Connecting trade and climate chaos
We must call for an end to the deregulatory ‘free trade’ and tax policies that make practices like re-importation and redundant trade profitable.
Iran-EAEU PTA comes into effect Sunday
This agreement includes 862 products, with 360 related to Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and 502 to Iran.
Trade in services in the AfCFTA
Member states are currently engaged in negotiations on issues that are essential for trade in services under the AfCFTA to begin.
Arbitration tribunal delays award in ₹10,247-cr Cairn retro tax case to mid-2020
The tax department had sought ₹10,247 crore in taxes on alleged capital gains made by the company in the internal reorganisation
Eurasian Union, Serbia sign free-trade agreement
The trade agreement not only fully harmonizes the terms of trade of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia with Serbia, but also creates a similar regime for Armenian and Kyrgyz goods.
EU Member States agree on a plurilateral treaty to terminate bilateral investment treaties
EU Member States committed to terminate their intra-EU bilateral investment treaties in a coordinated manner by means of a plurilateral treaty.
Morocco, UK sign post-Brexit association agreement
Morocco and the UK have signed an “Association Agreement” to ensure that the two countries maintain their relationships unscathed when the UK leaves the EU.
EAEU-China trade and economic cooperation agreement takes effect
The agreement on trade and economic cooperation between the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and China came into force on 25 October.
Bad bilateral trade deals haunting Africa
The growing number of legal suits that multinational companies are bringing against Tanzania and other African countries is a major concern.
Free Trade Agreements are fueling and shaping the oppression and injustice against women
Women gathering resulted in several demands from the grassroots women, urging the new elected government of Indonesia to stop negotiating FTAs. Women demand “no more FTAs"
S. Korea’s parliament ratifies free trade deal with Britain
South Korea’s National Assembly ratified the free trade agreement between Seoul and London in a move to brace for Britain’s exit from the European Union.