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Members of the Trade Negotiating Committee of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), a regional bloc of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Thailand, are going to meet in Bangkok between 7-9, September 2015, for working on a functional Free Trade Agreement (FTA) among member countries.
China to deepen ties with ASEAN by upgrading free trade agreement
China has said it will finish negotiations on upgrading the China-ASEAN Free Trade Area called CAFTA by the end of this year, said Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli on Friday.
DHB backs off on TPP letter
The Whanganui District Health Board has acknowledged a letter sent to Dr Chris Cresswell expressing concerns over his views on the Trans-Pacific Partnership was "inappropriate", the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists says.
TPP protest arrest ’could cost doctor his job’
A doctor who jumped on a car carrying the deputy prime minister during a TPP protest and had to be forcibly removed could lose his job.
Trans-Pacific Partnership: Harper says auto industry won’t like it all
Conservative Leader Stephen Harper warned the Canadian auto industry it may not be happy with elements of a proposed Pacific trade pact during Thursday’s Globe and Mail leaders’ debate.
Georgia negotiates with EFTA to establish free trade area
Georgia is taking another step forward cementing its relationship with the European Union (EU) and fulfilling its obligations regarding the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA) to establish a free trade area with European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries.
Pakistan-Korea FTA likely to be finalised by 2017
A free trade agreement (FTA) between Pakistan and Korea is likely to be finalised by 2017, said a Korean diplomat.
Senior hospital doctor silenced on TPPA
Whanganui DHB tries to stop senior hospital doctor talking about the TPPA
MOVIE: System change not climate change
The greatest challenges of our time is to end the unjust distribution in the world and to fight climate change.
Biz bodies urge quick parliamentary approval of FTAs
More than 40 South Korean business bodies urged parliament Sunday to quickly approve free trade agreements with China, Vietnam and New Zealand to help prop up Seoul’s slumping exports.
New Aussie PM Turnbull staunch supporter of China-Australia FTA
Australia’s new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has only been in the job for four days but has already made it clear that one of his most important tasks is to have the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) pass through the parliament.
UN expert says ’no’ to free trade deals ignoring Human Rights treaty obligation
United Nations Independent Expert Alfred de Zayas Thursday urged the UN system and Governments across the world to radically reform the international investment regime
What does the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal mean for your family?
Under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), multinational corporations will be able to sue the Australian Government in secret corporate courts over laws that protect our health, environment and workers’ rights.
Les Canadiens ont certaines réticences au sujet du libre-échange avec l’Europe
Le mécanisme de règlement des différends indispose une majorité de citoyens
Think free-trade deals can raise labor standards? This case suggests otherwise
The Obama administration promotes the TPP as “the most progressive trade bill in history,” with the highest labor standards yet but similar promises have been trotted out to justify every free-trade agreement from NAFTA on.
Free trade agreements fail to boost Australian agriculture and food manufacturing
Many claims are made that Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with select trading partners will benefit Australian agriculture. OECD statistics say otherwise.
Why we should oppose the free trade agreement with China
There’s freedom for the bosses to hire and fire at will and to shut down their businesses, throwing thousands onto the dole. But there’s little freedom for workers to strike for their rights.
‘Lipstick on a pig’: EC’s proposed corporate court system slammed by campaigners
Visant à rendre l’ISDS acceptable, les modifications de forme proposées menacent d’étendre considérablement le champ de cette justice aux services des multinationales
TIFA meeting to be held in October
The next round of the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) talks between Taiwan and the U.S. will be held in October in Taipei at the earliest. Besides food safety, Taiwan is expected to raise issues relating to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and bilateral investment agreement (BIA) in the meeting.
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