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Stop the unfair investor-state dispute settlement against Africa
Civil society and trade union statement to oppose the recent World Bank Court ruling against Tanzania.
Review of FTA with Asean will help balance trade: PM Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said a review of India’s free trade agreement with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) will help balance trade between the two.
We demand trade justice reject RCEP and corporate trade deals
Trade Justice Pilipinas have come out on the streets over the last few weeks to lead various protest actions across the region against the RCEP—touted as the biggest regional free trade and investment deal.
Joint leaders’ statement on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership
The Heads of State/Government of the Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Australia, China, India, Japan, Korea, and New Zealand released a statement on the RCEP
No RCEP is better than a bad deal for India
The Forum for Trade Justice is of the opinion that the Government of India should not agree to the RCEP as it will be a bad deal for democracy, for farmers, workers.
NZ-China FTA upgrade negotiations conclude
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker have announced the conclusion of negotiations to upgrade New Zealand’s existing free trade agreement with China.
Congress to stage protests against RCEP across State
The Congress has decided to hold protests across the State against the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) free trade agreement that is expected to be signed by India soon.
RCEP to commit to signing free trade deal in 2020: source
Leaders from 16 Asia-Pacific nations including Japan, China and India are likely to declare early next week their intent to give up achieving their goal of finalizing a free trade deal by the end of this year.
Unions call on government of India to withdraw from mega economic treaty RCEP
Ten Central Trade Unions (CTUs) have called on the Government to withdraw from the RCEP negotiations due to concerns over its possible negative impacts on workers and the economy.
RCEP ministers fail to reach agreement
Ministers from 16 Asia-Pacific nations failed to reach an agreement on creating the world’s largest free trade area at their meeting, a Thai negotiator suggested, but some are optimistic about the chances of a deal by year-end.
AfCFTA phase 1 negotiations: Issues and challenges for Eastern Africa
This study identifies issues and challenges of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), with a focus on East Africa.
Recent developments in “Crimean” investment arbitration claims
While the geopolitical tensions remain, the legal landscape continues to evolve. It seems likely that more claims will be brought in each direction.
ICSID publishes award in CMC v. Mozambique
ICSID found in favor of Mozambique, identifying no breaches of obligations towards Italian investors.
RCEP deal: Japan tries to convince China to relax demands on India
Sections of Indian industry, farmers and dairy sector have expressed concerns over the mega trade deal.
Why Australia and India haven’t settled an FTA yet
It has been more than eight years since Australia and India began negotiations on a free trade deal, but the two countries have yet to reach a settlement that both New Delhi and Canberra feel comfortable with.
RCEP trade agreement will be a third ‘Jolt’ to Indian economy, says Congress
The Congress has claimed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, likely to be signed by India next month, would be a “jolt” to the country’s economy.
New AFTINET fact sheet: The impact of trade and investment rules on public health
Trading away our health: How trade and investment rules put corporate rights ahead of public health.
EU-Mercosur FTA: Tariff schedule (Oct 2019)
As released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Argentina
It’s time to scrap the Energy Charter Treaty
The EU taxpayer is the main loser from the continuation of the Energy Charter Treaty which locks Europe into carbon and energy injustice at a high cost to taxpayers.
Trade agreements pre-empt sissent: An interview with AFTINET’s Dr Patricia Ranald
Interview with AFTINET convenor Dr Patricia Ranald about how the ISDS regime developed, the reasons why these mechanisms are so detrimental, and the impact the TPP-11 agreement could have on Australia.