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Joint NGO letter on EU-Vietnam free trade agreement
Vietnamese and international civil society organisations, are writing to urge you to ensure that the European Parliament postpones its consent to the EVFTA and IPA until certain human rights benchmarks are met by the Vietnamese government.
Giant RCEP regional trade deal text without India must be released and evaluated before signing says AFTINET
India’s departure from the RCEP announced yesterday in Bangkok is not only caused by India’s resistance to lower tariffs. There is a hidden agenda of non-tariff issues that could restrict future government regulation by giving more rights to global corporations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Activists demand Trade Democracy at the site of Peterloo
200 years ago, democracy activists died in Manchester, while peacefully campaigning for the vote. On the bicentennial of the massacre, activists protested against the threat to democracy from the corporate court system.
Peasants and small scale food producers in India intensify their protest against RCEP free trade agreement
On 24th October and thereafter, thousands of farmers organized under the Indian Coordination Committee of Farmers’ Movement (ICCFM) and ally groups carried out coordinated actions and demonstrations reject RCEP.
Farmers’ organisations call for rejecting RCEP agreement
The leaders of various farmers’ associations in the State have called upon the Union government to reject the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement.
Call for regional action against RCEP
Unions in Asia Pacific hold a series of synchronised actions, to voice their positions and opposition to RCEP deal.
Free Trade Agreements are fueling and shaping the oppression and injustice against women
Women gathering resulted in several demands from the grassroots women, urging the new elected government of Indonesia to stop negotiating FTAs. Women demand “no more FTAs"
Farmers’nation-wide protests against RCEP go unnoticed
The widespread protests by hundreds of farmers across the country against the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) went unnoticed by and large.
Karnataka farmers, planters oppose proposed Free Trade Agreement
The farmers from Mandya, Mysuru, Shivamogga, Hassan and other districts staged a massive protest against the proposal as they are apprehensive that the duty-free import of milk products will affect their livelihood.
Telangana farmers plan protests against RCEP on Oct 25
The All-India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC) will organise protests, demanding the Union Government to withdraw from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
Shivamogga Milk Federation, farmers oppose RECP pact, demands exclusion of milk
Shivamogga Milk Federation along with milk producers staged a protest against the inclusion of milk in the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.
German farmers take to roads in extensive tractor protests
Concerns include the Mercosur trade deal, which is said to “threaten the supply of safe, high-quality and certified food from the region with low-priced imports".
Don’t sign free-trade agreement, Swadeshi Jagran Manch tells Centre
Activists of the Swadeshi Jagran Manch on Friday urged the the central government not to take the proposed free-trade agreement, the RCEP forward.
RCEP: As deadline looms, trade unions call out dangerous clauses
Negotiators representing 16 countries have been tasked with arriving at an agreement on the controversial Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership by October 19 but trade unions say the deal has grave consequences.