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European Court of Justice to assess EU-Morocco agri-deal
The European Court of Justice will assess the EU-Morocco agricultural agreement over Western Sahara on 16 June
ACP calls EU’s EPA deferral unacceptable
The organisation of African, Carribean and Pacific countries says the European Union’s decision to defer negotiations for an Economic Partnership Agreement with the Pacific states is unacceptable.
China, Australia to sign free trade deal
After 10 years of negotiations, the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) will be signed on Wednesday and the text will be released on Thursday.
Luxembourg MEPs called upon to vote ’no’ on TTIP
A Luxembourg platform calling for plans for a US-EU trade partnership to be abandoned has urged the Grand Duchy’s MEPs to vote against the proposals put forward by the European Commission.
Vietnam signs FTA with EEU: What about Indonesia?
In its quest for new markets and more opportunities, Vietnam — the rising star of ASEAN — signed a historic free trade agreement (FTA) with the newly established Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) on May 29 in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan.
Valle de San Quintín labourers: a reflection of shame and demands for justice
San Quintín is a credible, contemporary sample of the different processes that make up the contemporary system of labour exploitation
US trade bills seek to halt boycotts of Israel
Amendments to Obama’s sweeping trade package would fight BDS, but Democrats opposed to other sections are holding things up.
Peru, Thailand agree to continue FTA talks
Peru’s Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism Magali Silva and Thailand’s Deputy Minister of Commerce Apiradi Tantraporn agreed to continue moving forward towards the signing of a Free Trade Agreement and strengthen trade ties between the two countries.
Germany’s most powerful trade union grouping to join protest against trans-Atlantic trade pact
A powerful grouping of German trade unions says it will help organize protests this fall against a planned trans-Atlantic free trade pact.
US House plans Friday vote on ‘fast track’ trade authority
Republicans aimed for a vote on Friday to hand President Barack Obama the coveted “fast-track” trade negotiating authority he needs to complete his signature Pacific trade pact after concessions to Democrats appeared to smooth the way forward.
Egypt, Ethiopia negotiate FTA procedures between 2 countries
Egypt negotiated with Ethiopia on Wednesday over procedures to establish a Free Trade Area in Ethiopia, according to head of the Industrial Development Authority Ismail Gaber.
Half of Africa joins in a free trade zone
African leaders have established a single free trade area encompassing 26 countries and 625 million people in eastern and southern Africa. And next week, they’ll kick off a process to negotiate an all-Africa trade pact.
TPP - healthcare annex of draft transparency chapter (Dec 2014)
as leaked by Wikileaks on 10 June 2015
Civil Society raises major concerns on India’s engagement with the massive RCEP trade deal
As the eighth round of negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement take place in Kyoto, Japan this week, farmer’s groups, trade unions, civil society and patient groups are urging the Indian Government to halt the negotiations, make the negotiating texts public and hold consultations with all the relevant stakeholders, in light of the potential negative impact this agreement could have on access to medicines, livelihood of farmers, quality public services and overall social and economic development of the country.
WikiLeaks publishes healthcare annex to "transparency" chapter of TPP
On Wednesday 10 June 2015, WikiLeaks published the Healthcare Annex to the secret draft "Transparency" Chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP), along with each country’s negotiating position.
AFL-CIO head sends angry letter to Obama on trade deal
AFL-CIO President Richard L. Trumka has sent a sharply worded letter to President Obama chiding him for having "repeatedly isolated and marginalized labor and unions" in the debate over the president’s Pacific Rim trade accord.
What does the TPP do as regards prices of drugs and other medical technologies?
Two-page summary of the main provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) that will lead to higher prices for drugs and other medical technologies.
Open letter to the governments of EU-CELAC
Statement from diverse collectives and organizations from Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean, meeting in Brussels around the Days of Mobilization for Peoples Sovereignty against TNC Corporate power and the Architecture of Impunity established through Free Trade and Investment Treaties, during the second EU-CELAC summit.
The obscure legal system that lets corporations sue countries
Fifty years ago, an international legal system was created to protect the rights of foreign investors. Today, as companies win billions in damages, insiders say it has got dangerously out of control
Divided EU lawmakers postpone vote on US trade deal
The European Parliament failed on Tuesday to agree a unified stance on a proposed trade deal with the United States, postponing a vote that was meant to cement its support for the biggest accord of its kind.