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Thailand to lose share of China market under FTA, survey suggests
It is projected that ASEAN could face an annual trade deficit with China as high as US$30 billion within five years under the ASEAN-China Free Trade Agreement
The TISA threat to food and agriculture
Agriculture depends on a whole complex of services – water, credit, research, testing, marketing – which may be privatised by TISA, warns Peter Rossman.
Online protest delays EU plan to resolve US trade row
EU officials say the Commission is divided over how to draw conclusions from the public consultation it held on investor-state disputes under the proposed EU-US trade accord, which is now delaying negotiations.
Luxembourg: Foreign Minister supports TTIP but “not at all cost”
Luxembourg’s Foreign Minister says that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership presents an opportunity but EU should not enter the agreement “at all cost.”
Korea, US evaluate current state of FTA
The two sides discussed the adoption of appeal instead of a single trial in the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) but failed to reach an agreement.
Warning talks on TPP may get ugly
Dairy markets could become one of the make or break issues in TPP and "get quite ugly", New Zealand’s ambassador to Japan warns.
Where are the EU sanctions on Israel?
EU inaction is likely to further bolster the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement if it is seen as the only effective avenue for European rejection of Israeli policies.
Protecting profits over people
Burma is in the process of formulating an investment law which would give investors full compensation if government regulations impact their profits
Japan, Turkey to begin FTA talks next week
Japan and Turkey will hold the first round of negotiations for a bilateral free trade agreement next week in Tokyo, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday.
It’s about a better life for all people
The CARIFORUM-EU Consultative Committee held its first meeting on 13 and 14 November 2014.
What “free trade” has done to Central America
Ten years after the approval of DR-CAFTA, we are seeing many of the effects that citizens who opposed the deal cautioned about., write Manuel Perez-Rocha and Julia Paley.
Panamanians reiterate their desire to be part of Alba
The tenth anniversary of the Bolivarian Alliance for the People of Our America was commemorated by Panamanians who aspire to participate in this project for economic, social and cultural integration, which seeks to improve quality of life for its people.
Sunflower power stalls Taiwan trade deal
Taiwan’s services trade deal with China sits blocked in Taipei parliament until the government can meet the demands of the Sunflower protest movement.
Going underground: WikiLeaks on TTIP
Afshin Rattans of Russia Today interviews Kristinn Hrafnsson on the role of WikiLeaks around the secret TTIP, TPP and TiSA negotiations.
Algeria: EU Association Agreement has not had the desired effect, says Benyounes
The Algeria-EU trade deal has not had the desired effect of promoting non-oil exports and attracting foreign investment, Trade Minister Amara Benyounes said.
Some 40 states plan to create free trade zone with Eurasian Economic Union — lawmaker
Around 40 states have plans to establish a free trade zone with the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), the speaker of Russia’s lower house of parliament, the State Duma, Sergey Naryshkin, told an international conference in Kazakhstan’s capital Astana on Monday.
Australian dairy at the core of landmark Australia-China free trade agreement
While the new FTA generally opens up Australian assets to Chinese investors, farmland deals valued at over $15 million will face foreign investment review scrutiny.
India to seek US support to protect herbal knowledge
India will seek the United States’ support for an international treaty to protect its traditional knowledge of medicinal plants and herbs from being patented by other nations at a bilateral trade meeting this week.
Europe-US free trade agreement faces risks
Europe’s proposed free trade agreement with the US would collapse if European leaders bowed to pressure to remove investment protection from any deal, the chairman of EU trade ministers said.
Australia’s gains at China’s expense signal new Free Trade Agreement landscape
International trade experts and diplomats have been astonished at one-sided gains made by Australia in this week’s free trade deal with China, with some believing Australia is poised to ride on the coat tails of a new era in China opening to international trade.