Union and consumer groups warn post-Brexit trade policy must hold food imports to same standards as UK.
Civil society organisations statement.
The union and its allies also asked the government not to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership, as they view that the restriction of rights to access medicine under the deal would put the country’s public health system in danger.
The impending vote has sparked anger from environmental organisations. Stop TTIP/CETA and Votum Klima for instance called the vote a political scandal.
European civil society organisations are deeply concerned about the renewal of the European Union-Mexico trade agreement.
An open letter to Trade Ministries and the World Trade Organisation (WTO).
The hard work of protecting water and land from the long-term harms associated with gold and silver mining takes place daily on the frontlines of tenacious struggles throughout Latin America and around the world.
An alliance of civil society groups has delivered nearly 70,000 signatures calling on the UK government to commit to keeping controversial ‘corporate courts’ out of post-Brexit trade deals.
FTA Watch and Thai civil society slammed government’s attempt to push Thailand into CPTPP FTA while the country have no negotiating power; risking negative impacts on Thai small farmers, rights over seeds and breeds, and access to medicine.
A protest was staged to condemn the free trade agreement between India and United States of America in the fields of animal husbandry, poultry and other sectors.
Civil society groups want the contents of the MoU to be made public before its finalisation to ensure that India resists US demands to influence the implementation of India’s IP legislations.
A farmers’ coalition, which represents millions of farmers nationwide, has urged the Government to desist from negotiating an interim trade deal with the US, saying it would be detrimental to the interests of Indian farmers.
The Swiss parliament ratified a Free Trade Agreement between the European Free Trade Association and Indonesia, allegedly without addressing the environmental concerns regarding Indonesian palm oil production.
The six year long mobilisation led by farmers movements and trade unions have made it amply clear that rural India cannot be taken for a ride any more.
Hundreds of farmers from across the country will gather in London in March to join the NFU in a rallying call to Government, urging them to commit that future UK trade policy will not allow imports of food produced to standards that would be illegal in the UK.
At a time when 3,400 trade and investment agreements protect the interests of transnational corporations, there is no international treaty requiring them to uphold human rights and environmental protection.
Romanian and US environmental justice activists demonstrated in Washington, DC, outside a World Bank tribunal hearing on a case brought by Canadian-based Gabriel Resources.
We – 278 environmental, climate, consumer, development, and trade related civil society groups, as well as trade unions – believe that the ECT is incompatible with the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement.
Civil society groups are now calling on governments to reform their investor state dispute settlement because “it is being unfairly used by investors to sue states for millions of dollars.”
Pham said of human rights in particular, it would go against the EU’s founding principles to condone the human rights record of Vietnam through the EVFTA.