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US and Peru end trade impasse with agreement | 8-December-2005

The US and Peru struck a wide-ranging trade agreement on Wednesday after 18 months of talks that had been mired in disagreements over agricultural and intellectual property issues.


House OKs trade agreement with Bahrain | 8-December-2005

The US House of Representatives on Wednesday voted to make the small Persian Gulf nation of Bahrain one of the few Middle Eastern countries with a free-trade relationship with the United States.


Business chiefs urge METI to bolster Asian FTA efforts | 8-December-2005

Japan’s business leaders want Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Toshihiro Nikai to promote free-trade agreements between Japan and Asian economies as well as market-opening negotiations under the World Trade Organization.


Anuncian "paro agrario andino" en rechazo TLC con Estados Unidos | 7-December-2005

La Convención Nacional del Agro Peruano anunció hoy que los dirigentes del sector de Colombia, Ecuador y Perú se reunirán el próximo sábado en Quito para coordinar un "paro andino", en rechazo a la suscripción del Tratado de Libre Comercio (TLC) con Estados Unidos


Carta abierta de Guillermo Restrepo sobre las negociaciones del TLC andino en materia de medicamentos | 7-December-2005

En materia de salud pública no es un buen negocio que para que
existan nuevos medicamentos se incentive a las empresas
farmacéuticas mediante mecanismos como los propuestos por la Oficina
del Representante Comercial de Estados Unidos, que contribuyen a que
los costos de las medicinas sean prohibitivos para sectores cada vez
más amplios de la población y para los sistemas de seguridad social,
cuya propia supervivencia financiera se ve ya seriamente amenazada


Tras 10 años de TLCAN, cayó 10% el ingreso de los campesinos mexicanos | 7-December-2005

Cepal: el sector agropecuario perdió uno de cada cuatro empleos en ese periodo


Países centroamericanos no han armonizado sus leyes con las de EU | 7-December-2005

Estados Unidos presionó intensamente para darse cuenta al final que Centroamérica no está preparada. Procesos electorales retrasarán más el acuerdo de libre comercio


Free trade, but not fair trade | 7-December-2005

Early results of the free trade agreements (FTAs) Thailand made with China, Australia, New Zealand and India are quite worrying for the country.


African and European farmers say no to EPAs and no to a WTO agreement in HKG | 7-December-2005

Farmers organizations from West Africa and the European Union are convinced that the EPA talks will lead to an agreement which will be detrimental to family farming unless strong corrective measures are taken.


Thailand will not sign ASEAN-S. Korea FTA: spokesman | 7-December-2005

Thailand will not sign a free trade agreement (FTA) between the Association of South East Asian Nations and South Korea because it does not include rice, government spokesman Surapong Suebwonglee said on Tuesday.


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