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Chile-China trade pact could be signed in November | 20-September-2005

Chile and China could sign a free trade agreement as early as November, tying together the world’s biggest producer and consumer of copper, Chilean President Ricardo Lagos told Reuters on Tuesday.

An Asian economic community? | 20-September-2005

There is a lot of anxiety in the developed world that Asia, buttressed by markets such as China and India, might be emerging as a big free trade block by itself.

Andean countries, US start 12th round of talks on FTA | 20-September-2005

Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and the United States on Monday began the 12th round of negotiations on a free trade agreement (FTA), in an effort to put a deal in effect in 2006.

Uribe y Toledo: peregrinación de rodillas a Cartagena | 19-September-2005

Los gobiernos de Colombia y Perú han acudido a las más variadas formas de
súplica y regateo. Han anunciado en todas las formas su deseo de firmar a
cualquier costo. Han hecho concesiones gravísimas en todos los campos y
muchos sectores apenas se están dando cuenta de ello. Quienes esperaban
una buena negociación, un gobierno sensible al campo, un gobierno
preocupado de la salud pública, un gobierno que defienda la producción
nacional; se han quedado con los crespos hechos. Es la hora de una gran
unidad para enfrentar esta amenaza e impedir que se concrete

Ecuador acude a nueva ronda del TLC sin apresuramiento | 19-September-2005

Quito, 19 sep (PL) El Ecuador asiste hoy a la 12 ronda del Tratado del Libre Comercio (TLC) con Estados Unidos en la ciudad de Cartagena junto a Perú y Colombia sin la premura de firmar ese acuerdo en octubre próximo

Matemáticas elementales para el TLC | 19-September-2005

Está por cerrarse la capitulación de Colombia ante Estados Unidos en el TLC, avisada para la ronda duodécima de negociación que se inicia esta semana en Cartagena.

En Quito: organizaciones consultarán al pueblo sobre el TLC | 19-September-2005

Las organizaciones que integran la Mesa Agraria, FENOCIN, CONFEUNASSC Y FENACLE y varios actores sociales, convocan para la próxima semana a la “Minga por la Soberanía”, en rechazo a las negociaciones del Tratado de Libre Comercio, TLC, cuya XII ronda se cumplirá el 19 de septiembre en Colombia

Mayoría de costarricenses rechaza o pide renegociar TLC con EU | 19-September-2005

SAN JOSE - Un 58% de los costarricenses rechaza o demanda renegociar el tratado de libre comercio con Estados Unidos, reveló este lunes una encuesta de la Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR), en momentos en que el presidente Abel Pacheco podría decidir el envío del proyecto al Congreso

Thailand calls for deepening ties under FTA | 19-September-2005

Thailand has advised India not be deterred by the "aftershocks" of a tariff reduction on products under the Early Harvest Scheme in the Indo-Thai Free Trade Agreement (FTA) initiated in September last year.

RP-US FTA: A skewed deal in the making | 18-September-2005

The Philippines cannot hope for a “mutually-beneficial” relationship with the US through a free trade agreement founded on the US neocolonial agenda.

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    César Zamora: Siempre se confunde lo que significa adquirir la exclusividad, sobre lo que una persona desarrolla con la autorización para comercializar. La siembra de transgénicos en Guatemala está prohibida, excepto cuando es para investigació ...
    EU must tear up association agreement with Israel | 13-September-2014
    Bernard K. Gordon: A very misguided comment was posted on your site, recommending that the EU-Israel trade agreement be "torn up." As many, many long and directly-experienced American commentators have pointed out, the record of Hamas during the Israel/Hamas ...
    Bilateral Investment Treaty to lure US companies to India, says expert | 12-September-2014
    Muthucumaraswamy Sornarajah: It is a myth that investment treaties attract foreign investment. There are no studies which conclusively prove this assumption. What we know is that the existing Indian BITs have enabled disgruntled investors to bring arbitrations against India. Th ...
    US dairy groups oppose Canadian market access restrictions | 9-September-2014
    Harvey Dann: I read with great interest your article on cheese imports into Canada. It is unfortunate that this happened for everyone concerned. Perhaps everyone needs to take a look at COOL (Country of Origin Labelling) and how some segments of your industry an ...
    US back ECOWAS’ efforts to attain borderless trade status | 4-September-2014
    Rosi DeJean: The overall evidence of free trade has failed to support economic development in any of the countries under the Free Trade Act. The evidence has supported a rise in poverty in those regions, especially reviewing the Caribbean islands (Haiti, Jamaica ...
    Government moves to protect rooibos in EU — eight years on | 4-September-2014
    JACK: FINALLY Someone gets some Backbone
    Guatemalan court suspends "Monsanto Law" | 4-September-2014
    chantal theroux: Wow!!you impress me people of guatemala!!here in canada we think that you are a very intelligent nation don't let them take a your land and poisonne it!!! Lots of love keep fighting!!!!:)
    S&D Group president Gianni Pittella: "We oppose ISDS mechanism in EU-Canada trade deal" | 1-September-2014
    read: So, states should be allowed to inflict multi-billion dollar fines on corporations trough state institutions and courts, but corporations should not be allowed to sue governments for expropriation, backward-enforced laws and other populist transgres ...