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US-Thai FTA: Framework needed before discussions on finance sector | 9-July-2005

Financial sector liberalisation is a sensitive subject for the talks. US authorities have insisted that no FTA agreement can be negotiated without it. Thai authorities have been reluctant to make any commitments on opening up the banking, insurance, asset management or securities sectors.

Sacu-US trade talks to resume | 9-July-2005

The year-long deadlock in free-trade negotiations between the Southern African Customs Union (Sacu) and the US appears to have been broken with talks set to resume in September.

Confederación General de Trabajadores del Perú marchará en seis días contra TLC | 8-July-2005

Para exigir al gobierno que no se suscriba un Tratado de Libre Comercio (TLC) con Estados Unidos, y que desista de entregar el sistema eléctrico nacional en concesión a capitales privados

El TLC y la Constitución Política ecuatoriana | 8-July-2005

Este diferente linaje entre tratados comunes (nivel infraconstitucional) y las convenciones sobre derechos humanos (jerarquía constitucional) determinaría que en el evento de que en el TLC hubiere estipulaciones que atentaren contra los derechos humanos, por la vía de la restricción o la eliminación, aquéllas no tendrían valor alguno

Malaysia should improve IPR protection, says US | 8-July-2005

The protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) has been identified as being one of the main concerns for US investors to come into Malaysia, said the United States ambassador to Malaysia, Christopher J LaFleur.

Japan, SAfrica agree to study launching free trade agreement talks - report | 8-July-2005

Japan and South Africa have agreed to examine the feasibility of striking a free trade agreement, Kyodo News reported, citing sources in the trade ministry here.

Bahrain parliament approves FTA with the US | 8-July-2005

The Bahraini parliament approved a free trade agreement with the United States. Some lawmakers wanted to use the agreement to press Washington to release six Bahrainis detained by the US at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. But most MPs decided that they have a better chance to resolve the issue by ratifying the accord.

India to go slow on trade pacts with US and EU | 8-July-2005

The Prime Minister’s Trade and Economic Relationship Committee has decided to go slow on bilateral trade agreements with Washington and Brussels. Even in the limited context of services, the government would rather remain unget-at-able to the two largest trading partners of the country in the medium term. Much less would New Delhi harbour the idea of entering into more comprehensive economic agreements covering trade in goods, investment and financial services with the twosome.

Protestan nicaragüenses contra TLC con Estados Unidos | 7-July-2005

Managua, 7 jul (PL) Las organizaciones agrupadas en el Comité de Acción Global realizan hoy en Nicaragua nuevas acciones populares de protesta contra la ratificación del Tratado de Libre Comercio (TLC) con Estados Unidos

Los reclamos de la Sociedad de Agricultores de Colombia | 7-July-2005

La semana pasada la Sociedad de Agricultores de Colombia, SAC, emitió un duro pronunciamiento en el cual señala que en la negociación del TLC Estados Unidos busca un desequilibrio inmenso a su favor y que ese país ha dado un no rotundo a brindar acceso real de los productos agropecuarios colombianos a su mercado

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