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North American carmakers want rules of origin in NAFTA left untouched - Mexico lobby
The auto industries of the United States, Canada and Mexico agree there should be no changes to rules of origin in the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Australia to benefit from ‘TPP minus one’ free trade deal – MCA
The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has welcomed the revival of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), saying Australia would stand to gain significant economic benefits from the regional trade agreement.
Harmony in the private sector on NAFTA priorities
US lobby groups to team up with their Mexican counterparts to establish a common agenda before talks begin
U.S. farm groups pile on Canada as Trump eyes trade fairness
U.S. poultry exporters, who include Tyson Foods Inc and Pilgrims Pride Corp, as well as egg sellers, are expected to seek greater access to Canada’s tightly controlled market in renegotiations of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
TiSA and state-owned enterprises
Lessons from Uruguay’s withdrawal for other countries in the South.
Compulsory licensing in Colombia: Leaked documents show aggressive lobbying by Novartis
Confidential documents obtained by Public Eye show that Novartis has threatened Colombia with international investment arbitration under its BIT with Switzerland to avoid the issuance of a compulsory license
Cargill chief: Don’t mess up NAFTA
Cargill CEO Dave MacLennan hopes to see out of any NAFTA renegotiation the basic principles of keeping the border open for trade
Australian miners seeking new free trade deals
The Minerals Council of Australia has called on the Government to pursue further trade liberalization through bilateral and regional trading agreements.
Cargill chief David MacLennan urges Australia to ‘fill TPP gap’
The chief executive of one of the world’s biggest agribusiness companies says Australia has a major opportunity to “step up and fill the gap’’ selling more food products to Asian markets.
USDEC CEO to Mexico: ‘US dairy industry is fighting hard to ensure that NAFTA is here to stay’
Three leaders of US dairy organizations traveled to Mexico City to reaffirm their commitment to maintaining a positive trade relationship with Mexico’s dairy industry and consumers.
Canola Council of Canada supports possible FTA with China
Canada and China are currently in exploratory talks about the possibility of a free trade agreement (FTA) between the two countries.
Chemical industry outlines priorities for new NAFTA
Any renegotiation of NAFTA should include streamlined customs procedures and greater regulatory cooperation among other priorities, say the leading chemical industry associations.
Gold jewelry maker asks government for FTA with UAE
Major gold jewelry producer has asked the government to establish a free trade agreement with the United Arab Emirates to lower the country’s import tax for Indonesian jewelry.
Business groups seek progress on Australia-Indonesia FTA
Businesses from Australia and Indonesia have urged officials to reach an agreement on a new trade deal by August (2017), the target date set by ministers.
US business pushes for bilateral trade pact between Manila, Washington
The American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines seemed to have taken the cudgels for the Philippine government by pushing for a bilateral free trade agreement with the United States.
Australia’s march towards corporatocracy
While consultancies, political donations, secondments and staff movements magnify corporate influence over government, an equally sinister trend is playing out in the world of multinational corporations.
Joint statement for EU-Japan regulatory cooperation
Business Europe and Keidanren have been encouraging industrial sector-to-sector dialogue to identify mutually beneficial solutions to non-tariff measure issues, which are a major subject for negotiation in the EU-Japan FTA.
Why are my highly educated friends so ignorant about trade?
Local Futures’ Isabel Marlens discusses why many people know so little about trade issues, and what can be done about it.
Beef industry talks possible trade deals
The U.S. beef herd is expanding and the industry wants export market access to grow as well.
Opportunities for NZ meat in South Korea
New Zealand’s red meat sector can look ahead to increasing opportunity in the Korean market now that the bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) has come into force.