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Suddenly, the world’s biggest trade agreement won’t allow corporations to sue governments
Malaysia’s trade minister Datuk Darell Leiking revealed that Malaysia and each of the other 15 parties to the RCEP negotiations had agreed to exclude ISDS provisions from the deal.
Farmers urge PM to withdraw from RCEP
Farmers say pact to join regional economic partnership will unsettle domestic farming.
In 2003, a farmer killed himself to protest globalization. Little has changed
For years, farmers have said free trade policies have harmed them. Will the world finally start listening?
AFTINET joins Unions to rally against ratification of Hong Kong agreement
AFTINET has joined with the ACTU, APHEDA and other Union and community groups to stand in solidarity with workers and pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.
La Via Campesina issues call to mobilise against WTO and Free Trade Agreements
La Via Campesina is calling upon its members and allies to not be misled by the smokescreen of a ‘weakening WTO’ and be aware of the new age mega and bilateral free trade agreements are equally if not more harmful.
Indonesian civil society groups protest RCEP trade deal
Indonesian civil society groups protested against the RCEP trade agreement last Friday, arguing that the agreement promotes corporate rights over people’s rights
More precious than gold: community resistance v corporate courts
UK registered mining company Lydian is using corporate courts to bully the Armenian government into cracking down on public protests that have successfully resisted a gold mine.
Farmers dump manure outside French lawmakers’ offices in CETA protest
Tonnes of manure were dropped and concrete blocks were built outside the offices of two lawmakers from Emmanuel Macron’s LaREM party.
Trade Minister of South Korea should not undermine the ISDS reform objectives pursued by the Prime Minister
CSOs call for Trade Minister of South Korea should not undermine the ISDS reform objectives pursued by the Prime Minister
Keep agriculture and dairy out of RCEP negotiations, farmers’ body tells government
The RCEP will destroy farm livelihoods especially in the domestic dairy sector.
Farm and food groups to Congress: Reject the USMCA
We urge you to reject the USMCA and instead insist on new trade rules that would serve the interests of family farmers, ranchers, indigenous communities, farm and food chain workers, consumers and our environment in all three nations.
RCEP trade deal will intensify land grabbing in Asia
The RCEP mega-trade agreement if adopted will change how governments decide on rights to land and who has access to it. Therefore, it has the potential to increase land grabbing across Asia – already a huge problem in this region.
Angry scenes outside Leinster House as Gov accused of throwing farmers ’under the bus’
The Irish Government has been accused of throwing farmers under the bus with the Mercosur trade deal.
Civil society criticizes secretive Asia-Pacific free trade negotiations
CSOs and other observers of the trade agreement have needed to rely on leaked 2015 documents to get a picture of what was on the table for discussion and whether there were protections offered to vulnerable communities and the environment.
Beyond NAFTA 2.0: A trade agenda for people and planet
The report critically analyzes the USMCA and sets out alternatives that would give priority to human rights and the rights of nature over corporate rights.
Corporations have ’hijacked justice’
Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership trade deal would undermine environmental protections in Asia.
The European Union - MERCOSUR Agreement: still an avoidable tragedy
The signing of the Free Trade Agreement between Mercosur and the European Union represents a major blow for Brazil and other Mercosur countries in national sovereignty, social rights and inclusive and sustainable development projects
Ensure RCEP meets unions’ five key demands
Asia Pacific trade unions jointly urge participating governments to ensure the RCEP meets unions’ five key demands.
Old wine in new bottles: Keep TRIPS-plus provisions out of the RCEP FTA!
Intellectual property barriers, which would hinder access to affordable medicines, have supposedly been removed from the draft RCEP free-trade agreement (FTA).
Thai CSOs’ proposition against IP enforcement in the RCEP negotiation
FTA Watch would like to urge the Thai negotiation team for the RCEP to have a strong position to reject proposals on Intellectual Property Enforcement chapter.