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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.
Women’s rights vs corporate rights
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, known as ’RCEP,’ is a huge free trade agreement with potentially dire consequences for millions of women around the world.
Call against the EU Tunisia DCFTA
As European movements, we denounce this DCFTA as a violent neo-colonial project and support Tunisian organisations’ struggle against liberal policies imposed upon them by the European Union.
Over 200 organizations denounce multimillion dollar suit brought by US mining firm against Guatemala
The company filed the suit in December 2018 for alleged violations of the Central America–Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR).
RCEP - trade unions seek consultation by the government
Trade union representatives seek meaningful consultation by the government in the negotiations of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement or RCEP.
Rein in dairy exports to our continent: African farmers to EU
African dairy farmers protested outside the European Union HQ to demand that they don’t over-produce milk and then flood African markets.
Chile is fighting the TPP-11 hand-to-hand
Chile is currently experiencing convulsed political days given the heated debate over the parliamentary ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, known as TPP11.
The Belt and Road Initiative: A new road or a dead-end for peoples’ development?
What does the BRI mean from the perspective of the development of peoples in the global South?
Myitsone dam is now a sovereignty issue
Public opposition to the controversial Myitsone Dam project is gaining momentum ahead of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s upcoming visit to China.
Call for mobilization to defend our alternatives against the G7
France is the host country of the next G7 meeting to be held in Biarritz from 24 to 26 August 2019. Actions are planned during the week preceding this summit, from 19 to 23 August.
Hong Kong FTA would still allow foreign investors to sue our government, says AFTINET
The Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement and separate Investment Agreement signed still give special rights to foreign investors to bypass national courts and sue governments for millions of dollars in international tribunals
IEU CEPA review must be made based on the human rights, not the interest of palm oil industry
Indonesian CSOs Coalition for Economic Justice urges the government to review Indonesia - EU CEPA based on human rights and not the interests of palm oil industry.
How insane is global trade?
The way trade works in the global economy can be insane – it wastes resources, worsens climate change, and undermines the livelihoods of millions of small-scale producers worldwide.
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.