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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.
New research shows public interest damage caused by corporate justice
New research published today reveals the devastating consequences of the controversial Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) system
Indian dairy under threat from new trade deals
Several new trade pacts that cater to transnational corporations, like the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership or the proposed deals pending with Europe, threaten to radically change the map and wipe out India’s small dairy producers.
340+ organisations call on the EU to immediately halt trade negotiations with Brazil
In an open letter, over 340 civil society organisations are demanding that the European Union immediately halt free trade agreement negotiations with the Mercosur bloc (Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay) on the grounds of deteriorating human rights and environmental conditions in Brazil.
UN study shows more governments rejecting or limiting foreign investor-rights to sue governments (ISDS)
A new study of trade and investment deals concluded in 2018 by UNCTAD shows that most have either omitted ISDS altogether or severely limited its scope, reports AFTINET
Chilean Organizations Reject Trans-Pacific Partnership
Forty-one organizations from the region of Aysen, in southern Chile, demanded that their representatives in the Senate reject the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP11) when submitted to vote.
Japanese and US food and farm organizations urge halt to trade talks that undermine rural livelihoods and food sovereignty
We urge the complete halt of US-Japan trade negotiations that undermine the livelihoods of family farmers and the sovereignty of rural communities in our two countries.
Pacific CSO position on post Cotonou agreement
Despite the failures of the EPA to deliver real development to Pacific countries it looks as though the European Union will once again, through the Post Cotonou Agreement, push for enhanced and undistorted access for European investments to Pacific resources.
Senegal: No to Auchan and any form of recolonization
Quite a few Senegalese people are fed up with the recolonization of their country by French capitalism. They have gathered among several citizen groups to resist it.