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The Central American state of El Salvador could be forced to pay US$301 million in damages to an Australian-Canadian mining company, OceanaGold, after the company’s application for a mining license was rejected on the basis of the projected environmental damage it would cause.
MEPs want to exclude public health services, genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), the use of hormones in the bovine sector, chemical legislation REACH and its implementation, and cloning from the talks.
Japan plans to reduce rice purchases from Thailand and import more from the United States if a trans-Pacific trade pact led by the two countries goes through.
The failure of the US and South Africa to achieve a free trade agreement in 2006 came to haunt them on Tuesday as their delegations gathered for consultations under the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement signed in 1999.
In terms of international transactions, FDI is more important than trade but it is subject to global policy disarray.
MEPs of the European Parliament are calling on the public to join this day of mass mobilization in order to halt the EU-US trade agreement that attacks our rights, our environment, our sovereignty and our democracy.
The MEP responsible for drafting the European Parliament’s position on the EU-US trade pact has pledged to find compromises to overcome political disagreements over the deal, during a meeting on 13 April 2015.
A Free Trade Agreement between India and the EU would require "compromises" by all sides, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought her help for an early conclusion of a "balanced and mutually beneficial" deal, stalled for two years.
In response to growing public criticism of international investment law, a new lobby group has emerged, EFILA, seeking to influence European officials.
An international arbitral tribunal has just ordered Argentina to pay nearly 400 million Euro to Suez because in 2006, after years of conflict, Argentina renationalized the water services in Buenos Aires.
Uruguay and Brazil foreign ministers Rodolfo Nin Novoa and Mauro Vieira will be meeting this week in Brasilia in yet another attempt to push forward the stalled negotiations for a trade agreement between Mercosur and the European Union
Japanese and US officials meet this week in a bid to strike a two-way deal giving momentum to the Trans-Pacific Partnership
The proposed India-EU trade liberalisation pact will not benefit domestic automobile firms and runs counter to the government’s flagship programme ’Make in India, auto industry body SIAM has said.
"I don‘t believe in the wondrous calculations regarding economic growth through TTIP," German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel told Focus magazine on Saturday.
The Pakistan Poultry Association has urged Commerce Minister Khurram Dastagir to review the free trade agreements that are hurting more than helping the country.
Australia and the GCC countries may only be a few months away from signing a landmark Free Trade Agreement deal “if a decision is made quickly,” Australia Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb says.
A text that Peru and 11 other countries (including the US) are negotiating in secret, seeks to expand drug patents for more than 20 years thus generating millions of overheads for our health system and making it even more difficult to obtain biological medicines against cancer.
After a hiatus of over two years, India and the European Union will be discussing the proposed Bilateral Trade and Investment Agreement (BTIA) on April 13.
Food companies are infiltrating, inundating and taking over traditional food distribution channels and replacing local foods with cheap, processed junk foods. Free trade and investment agreements have been critical to their success.
The Malaysian Trades Union Congress (MTUC) is most concerned about the serious implications of Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) clauses and provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) and other such agreements and treaties that Malaysia signs.