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More than 2,000 unionists rally in Brisbane to protest against China-Australia FTA
The protest marked the second national rally against the FTA, following protests at the ALP National Conference last Friday.
Rally against TPP negotiations planned July 29 on Kāʻanapali Beach
A coalition of advocates for the environment, labor, health and native Hawaiians will gather on Kāʻanapali Beach, outside the negotiators’ hotel, to speak out against the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Blocked from trade pact by its failure on slavery, Malaysia suddenly gets a passing grade
The State Department on Monday took Malaysia off a list of countries with particularly egregious human trafficking records, clearing the path for the country’s participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, one of the top political priorities for the Obama administration.
NZMA calls again for independent health assessment of TPPA
The New Zealand Medical Association is extremely disappointed Trade Minister Hon Tim Groser has rejected the call for an independent assessment of the impact of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement on the country’s health system.
Media barred in Brisbane as unions rally against Chinese free trade agreement
Overzealous security has barred media from a public hearing into Australia’s free trade deal with China, prompting union claims of a cover-up.
TiSA – the new trade deal being kept under wraps
Like TTIP, CETA, and TPP, the TiSA deal would turbo-charge global trade this time in ‘services’, which includes air and maritime transport; parcel delivery; e-commerce; telecommunications; accounting; engineering; consulting; health care; private education; and financial services – around 80 per cent of the US economy.
EU steps up PR campaign to overcome US trade deal hostility
European officials are ruing their failure to spot early signs of opposition to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership
Cambodia may lose EU market share if EU-Vietnam bilateral FTA materializes, say exporters
If the EU-Vietnam trade deal goes through, Cambodia - which currently accounts for 22% of the EU’s rice iumports - will certaily lose market share.
Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal threatened by dairy wrangle
A complex stand-off over dairy exports could be the key determinant of whether trade ministers seal an agreement on the TPP this week.
Pacific trade negotiators face high-wire act in Hawaii
Pacific Rim officials meet in Hawaii this week for talks that could make or break an ambitious trade deal which aims to boost growth and set common standards across a dozen economies ranging from the United States to Brunei.
USTR proposal in TPP would undermine state sovereign immunity for patents, copyrights
TPP would violate the right of US states to protection from suit for patent, trademark or copyright infringement
No FDI in multibrand retail under trade pact: India to EU
The government of India has categorically informed the European Union that it will not allow European multibrand retail firms to set up shop here, even as both sides decided to resume negotiations towards concluding the long-pending Bilateral Trade and Investment Agreement.
Secrecy of TPP talks fuels concern about influence of corporate property lobby
Higher costs for needed generic drugs. Longer copyright protections than the global standard. Foreign investors empowered to overrule governments. A more tightly-regulated Internet. Those are just some of the potential pitfalls from any deal that could emerge from the TPP this week.
APWLD: Stop TPP - campaign toolkit
Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development have prepared a toolkit for groups that want to join the struggle against the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
National MPs could block US trade deal, activists say
A study by the Institute of Law at the University of Cologne finds that in all EU member states, except for Malta, a parliamentary approval process would be necessary to sign TTIP and the provisionally-agreed trade deal with Canada (CETA) into law.
Don’t trade away our lives, urge folk with HIV/Aids
As the negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) enter what could be its last round, we as people living with HIV/Aids (PLHIV), urge the Malaysian government not to trade away our lives.
Indonesia, EU seek possibility of free trade agreement
Indonesia and the European Union ( EU) are set to negotiate over a plan to engage in free trade between the two sides, according to Indonesian officials Friday.
Analysis: ’Shrewd’ Canada playing long game as TPP trade talks begin in Maui
The game has changed since trade negotiators from 12 Pacific Rim countries met in Guam last April.
Obama woos Asia with trade deal asserting US Pacific role
Trade officials from 12 governments are gathering in Hawaii next week to attempt to hash out the final details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a potential bonanza for US corporations.
Labour confirms conditional support for TPP
The TPP is bitterly opposed by many on the left who want New Zealand’s involvement to be completely scrapped, but after a meeting of the Labour caucus this week the party has announced its support, subject to five conditions.