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Australian rural real estate agents target Chinese buyers
Rural real estate agents in Australia are taking advantage of the recent free trade agreement (FTA) between Australia and China by increasing farm sales to Chinese buyers.
US Senate approves ’fast-track’ trade bill
The US Senate on Wednesday approved a so-called fast-track trade bill that empowers the president to negotiate trade deals, media reported on Thursday.
Parliament’s trade committee to vote on TTIP Monday
The European Parliament on Monday will again struggle to advance the giant EU-US trade deal, after a compromise blew up between the two legislature’s biggest political parties in early June.
Analysis: OceanaGold vs El Salvador: Foreshadowing ’trade’ under the TPP?
The Central American country of El Salvador could be forced to pay US$301 million to Canadian-Australian mining multinational OceanaGold as the two face off in a World Bank investor-state tribunal with proven tendency to favor corporate interests over arguments for protecting national sovereignty, the environment, and human rights.
Cut NHS from trade deal say doctors
Doctors attending the British Medical Association’s (BMA) annual representative meeting in Liverpool have voted overwhelmingly to urge the Government to remove health and social care services from a controversial trade agreement between the EU and US
TPPA: Human rights experts identify human rights risks
Prominent human rights voices in Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement countries have sounded the alarm on Human Rights implications of the agreement.
Canada-EU trade deal would hinder policies to address climate change
The Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) would worsen climate change, explains Brent Patterson.
Free trade agreements ’preferential’ and dangerous, says Productivity Commission
The Productivity Commission has launched a scathing attack on Australia’s latest series of free trade agreements, saying they grant legal rights to foreign investors not available to Australians, expose the government to potentially large unfunded liabilities and add extra costs on businesses attempting to comply with them.
Free trade agreement: Voters oppose China-Australia deal after hearing controversial elements: poll
Voters in marginal seats across four states strongly oppose key aspects of Australia’s free trade agreement (FTA) with China, according to an opinion poll.
Senate gets closer to approving Obama’s Pacific trade deal
President Barack Obama’s Pacific Rim trade pact moved closer to a final US Congress vote, with lawmakers agreeing on Tuesday to limit debate on legislation that would grant Obama authority to speed trade deals through Congress.
Malmström predicts Canadian-EU trade deal by July
EU trade chief Cecilia Malmström said Tuesday the bloc’s pending trade pact with Canada could be done by the end of July, but acknowledged the more controversial EU-US agreement will get pushed to next year.
The EU needs to stop dangerous trade deals
As the EU-U.S. Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement vote was postponed in the European Parliament on June 10th, the European Union is on the precipice of a major decision.
China to put first its investment treaty with US and other agencies
Talks on a bilateral investment treaty (BIT) will be high on the agenda during the upcoming annual Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) between China and the United States in Washington, D.C. and the two sides could seize the opportunity to finalize the deal before U.S. President Barack Obama leaves office in January 2017, U.S. experts said.
Pacific trade pact returns to Senate for second test
US President Barack Obama’s signature Pacific trade pact faces another test in the Senate on Tuesday as legislation needed to close the deal returns for a second run through the chamber.
NZ seeks better deal with China
The Government is looking to China to renegotiate its free trade agreement with New Zealand after China signed a more generous agreement with Australia.
TUC General Secretary calls time on ‘zombie trade deals’
TUC General Secretary, Frances O’Grady, will call time on ‘zombie trade deals’, when she addresses the European Commission Trade Policy Day in Brussels today (Tuesday).
Stalled Indonesia-Australia trade talks may restart after spats
Australia is seeking to restart trade talks with Indonesia, Australian Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb said, after a series of diplomatic spats left the negotiations in limbo.
TPP dairy deal ’not at a level we would currently like’: Key
The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact does not yet include an acceptable deal on access for New Zealand’s most important exports, dairy products, with little more than a month to go before the controversial 12 nation trade deal could be concluded.
Dim prospects for TTIP talks under Luxembourg EU presidency
The chances for a conclusion to negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) this year are poor, Luxembourg‘s foreign minister said in an interview with a German newspaper published Monday.
Pressure intensifies on India over software and pharma patent protection in key Asian trade negotiations
Recently leaked documents show that India’s policies on software and pharmaceutical patents are firmly on the RCEP agenda.