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3rd international conference TTIP and CETA-free zones
Local authorities, commons and free trade agreements. 29 - 30 March ’19 in Borgerhout - Antwerp.
Manifesto for trade justice
We need an alternative regional approach, not only in South Asia but the Asia Pacific region, which does not push so- called ‘free trade’ and investors’ rights at the cost of lives and livelihoods of people, and the life of the planet.
CPEC and Gwadar fishermen
A component of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor would prevent fishermen from fishing on Gwadar’s eastern port, which had been the only source of income for centuries. The Fishermen Alliance has announced that its protests will continue.
Open for business. How corporate lobbyist influence the EU-Indonesia trade negotiations
Internal documents from the European Commission reveal that corporate lobbyists have privileged access to the EU trade officials, allowing them to influence the course of the negotiations EU-Indonesia.
No palm oil in the EU-Indonesia trade and investment agreement
Friends of the Earth and Walhi urge palm oil must be excluded from trade negotiations between Indonesia and the European Union.
India: Peasant movements to scrutinise and expose the dangers of RCEP trade agreement
Several prominent peasant movements in India are holding a ‘National level consultation on the Impact of RCEP and other tree trade agreements on farmers and farming in India’ on 13th March in New Delhi.
Saving Japan’s seed heritage from “free trade”
Former Japanese minister Yamada joined forces with 150 lawyers that have challenged as unconstitutional both the TPP agreement and the government’s decision to abolish the seed protection law.
Pursuing FTA finalization target, Indonesian Government are trading away people’s live and rights
Press Release: Pursuing FTA finalization target, Indonesian Government are trading away people’s live and rights
Indonesia FTA: Labor should reject harmful clauses, says AFTINET
The Indonesia FTA has been signed without any public scrutiny of the text and without any independent assessment of its overall costs and benefits.
Philippine civil society letter on RCEP & plant variety protection
The undersigned signatories are writing to strongly stress that the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership negotiations must not place any obligation on the Philippines or any other developing country to join or implement UPOV systems
Malaysian civil society & farmer groups’ memorandum on RCEP & plant variety protection
RCEP negotiations must not include obligation to join or implement UPOV systems and in anyway undermine farmers’ rights
Indonesian women’s group reject RCEP
Intervention from Retno Dewi of Indonesian women’s organization SERUNI during the RCEP Stakeholders Consultation for the 25th RCEP TNC Meeting in Westin Hotel, Bali, Indonesia.
Sign-on letter from India against IPR on seed
A mega free trade agreement, like RCEP that undermines farmers’ seed freedoms in a mega diverse country, with seed diversity and farmers’ knowledge is unacceptable, say over 50 groups and citizens
Indonesian activists storm 25th RCEP negotiations in Bali
Press Release: Indonesian activists storm 25th RCEP negotiations in Bali
People’s movements urge countries to stop RCEP negotiations
Press release: Civil Society Coalition for Economic Justice urges governments not to agree on Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement.
Tosepan: Resistance and renewal in Mexico
Mexico has signed 12 free trade agreements with 44 nations and 28 bilateral investment treaties. The grim consequences of globalization in Mexico are by now familiar and yet, throughout Mexico, there is a florescence of inspiring resistance and alternatives.
EU trade with Trump would undermine international climate commitments
Three years ago, widespread protests took place across Europe against a planned trade deal between the EU and the US. It was eventually halted. EU governments are now planning to agree terms to start negotiating a new transatlantic trade deal.
Sued for existing – ancient Romanian town on the frontline of the battle against ISDS
Today, the 6th of February 2019, the Romanian town of Roşia Montană celebrates its 1888th year of existence. Over the past 20 years, residents have fought against a proposed multi-billion dollar mining project.
Support the joint letter on the future of ISDS – EU-Singapore IPA vote
Civil society organisations urge Member of the European Parliament to not ratify EU - Singapore Investment Protection Agreement
Democracy instead of corporate power. Food sovereignty instead of free trade
Representatives from 17 farmer organizations from 7 European countries gathered here to denounce the EU’s current trade agenda.