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Campaign groups respond to announcement that a UK-Kenya deal has been finalised
UK-Kenya trade must be fit for the 21st century, say campaign groups.
CAN Europe policy briefing on the Energy Charter Treaty
The treaty is incompatible with the EU’s climate commitments and the current modernisation process will not fix this, as the necessary reforms are either opposed by other contracting parties or not being discussed.
A quantitative assessment of India’s withdrawal from RCEP: issues and concerns
This study casts serious doubt on earlier more optimistic projections of projected gains and shows that the case for proceeding with the RCEP without India’s participation is even less convincing.
#NoRCEP solidarity action!
Action Aid is coordinating a giant photo petition to show leaders the people-powered movement saying #NoRCEP. Will you join us?
What next for ISDS Reform at UNCITRAL Working Group III?
Meaningful reform aligned with sustainable development seems less likely
Stop corporations profiting from the pandemic. Stop ISDS.
Our call to suspend all ISDS cases during and beyond the COVID-19 crisis.
UK-Australia FTA needs more scrutiny and better food and environmental protections
UK civil society groups respond to Liz Truss’s statement on UK-Australia trade deal negotiations.
EU-Mercosur: leaked treaty has no climate protection, undermines democracy
International agreements must have the protection of people and nature at their core, not as a ‘nice-to-have’ – this deal doesn’t measure up and must be scrapped.
Rethinking trade: Kenya and the environment
So-called “trade agreements” such as the US-Kenya trade deal have nothing to do with trade. But rather they impose new limits on government regulatory authority.
Day of action against the US trade deal
Saturday 24 October: Take action against the US trade deal to protect services, standards, rights and democracy!
EU-Mercosur mythbuster
We’ve made this mythbuster to unpick powerful economic interests’ spin on this toxic deal.
Key international legal measures risk making the cost of green energy shift skyrocket
A complex set of international legal measures protecting the fossil fuel industry risks significantly increasing the cost of moving to green energy and tackling climate change, a new report reveals.
Petition: No to poisonous pork, fight for health and democracy
People cannot accept the sacrifice of democratic values, people’s health, and farmers’ interests in exchange for the opportunity of trade negotiations between Taiwan and the US.
Burning Amazonia: A global corporate crime
The Mercosur-EU free trade agreement is set to intensify trends of territorial expansion, will contribute to the climate crisis, and will directly impact the rights, territories and ways of life of Amazon peoples.
Corporate trade deals: A history of resistance
From the Seattle protests against the WTO, to the defeat of TTIP and the Free Trade Area of the Americas, the attempt to impose corporate trade deals has often created moments of crisis for the system.
Corporate courts vs. climate action
The Energy Charter Treaty, which hardly anyone knows about, is a powerful instrument for fossil fuels companies to prevent climate protection.
Joint declaration by European farmers: No to EU-Mercosur agreement
Peasants and farmers in Europe want a fresh start for a trade policy that enables fair prices, protects the climate and secures human rights, instead of just trying to fix the current model!
Beyond the Bolsonaro policy, it is the very content of the EU-Mercosur agreement that promises an environmental disaster
The commission of experts has spoken: an annual increase in deforestation of 25% for 6 years, facilitated entry into the European market of foodstuffs produced with pesticides banned in the EU, risk of weakening European environmental and health standards.
Japan backs ISDS in fierce debate at Energy Charter Treaty review
A written submission from Japan published by the ECT secretariat rejected language on the “right to regulate” and changes to the investor-state dispute resolution mechanism.
Shaping future UK trade policy: investment protection provisions
As the UK regains full responsibility for its trade and investment policy post-Brexit, it must seriously consider its approach to international investment protection.