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Grain exports surging because of free trade deals
Free trade agreement FTA partners purchased half of all exports of feed grains in all forms in 2016-17, according to the US Department of Agriculture trade data and analysis by the US Grains Council.
Soy growers join new NAFTA initiative
The American Soybean Association supports the Americans for Farmers & Families, a new coalition of growers, producers, suppliers and consumers dedicated to preserving the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Nafta has worked for US oil industry: executive
The US oil industry has benefitted from the free trade pact with Canada and Mexico, and an industry representative urged the Trump administration to keep the deal intact.
Europe reaps Canada’s wheat belt
A new trade agreement between the EU and Canada is expected to increase bilateral trade by USD 14 billion.
Trump and GOP tax cut is handing corporations like Ford a giant incentive to move offshore
Giant corporations got what they wanted out of Republicans on taxes, now they’re lobbying the Trump administration hard to retain their NAFTA privileges.
Globalisation: time to look at historic mistakes to plot the future
Trade deals were hammered out in secret by multinationals at the expense of workers and citizens. Benefits must be shared if the global economy is to work.
US business groups ask trade agency to keep trucking rules in NAFTA
More than 100 US-based retailers, agriculture groups and transportation councils urged the government’s trade agency to preserve trucking provisions in any new version of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Trade agreements: Freer rein for corporations
NAFTA forms a part of this politico-legal apparatus of domination. Human rights and corporate rights share no common ground; there has been a thorough overturning of the hierarchy, the normative pyramid, of the human rights protection system.
European businesses call for FTA revisions
European business leaders in Korea have urged the Korean government to begin talks on amendments to the Free Trade Agreement with the European Union, citing overall changes in various industries since the deal first took effect in July 2011.
Peru-Australia free trade deal to boost sugar, beef, rice and wine for exporters
Australian exporters will soon have market access to one of Latin America’s fastest growing economies with the signing of the Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement.
Letter from BusinessEurope on cross-border data flows
BusinessEurope has a clear position on this issue. We support a solution that enables cross-border data flows and effectively tackles forced data localisation when it is disproportionate and unjustified.
Australia China FTA: First Wellard cattle shipment to China
Cattle exporter Wellard has made its first shipment of beef cattle to China for processing, under the Australia China Free Trade Agreement.
It’s time for action
Who’s pulling the strings in our trade deals? Call to action at the Tory Party Conference in Manchester on October 1st.
Amazon plans mega-warehouse for Mexico growth spurt
The new warehouse will be constructed about 7 miles from the existing facilities. All are located along the so-called “NAFTA” highway, an industrial belt that runs through Mexico’s factory regions to the U.S. border.
Chemical associations push for closer Nafta collaboration
American Chemistry Council wants Mexican alignment with US and Canada
The corporate attack on the movement for trade justice
Corporate lobbies and think tanks have gone on what appears to be a concerted attack against NGOs and other groups opposing new free trade and investment deals. A new report from Corporate Europe Observatory and LobbyControl exposes how big business interests with the most to gain from the trade agreements have been trying to undermine and discredit civil society groups.
US Chamber opposes strongly withdrawal from KORUS FTA
The US Chamber of Commerce issues a statement opposing US withdrawal from KORUS, says it would not create a single American job
AmCham wants Duterte, Trump to jump-start FTA
American businessmen are asking Manila and Washington to include a discussion on a “21st century free-trade agreement” (FTA) in the anticipated meeting between US President Donald J. Trump and President Duterte in Manila in November.
"Modernize NAFTA, but don’t ruin its energy trade provisions"
More than 100 associations representing US businesses are teaming up to encourage the Trump administration to maintain ISDS protections as it renegotiates NAFTA, writes the head of the US oil and natural gas industry trade group
AmCham Singapore voices support for TPP-11
AmCham Singapore urges the eleven members of the TPP to reach a successful conclusion to ongoing deliberations and implement the agreement as soon as possible, as it is "supportive of US businesses"