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Trump urged to start trade talks with Japan
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the National Pork Producers Council urged President Trump to begin negotiations on a free trade agreement with Japan.
Free trade: a corporate scam
"Free trade" rules are written by corporations to enlarge their freedom to commodify and privatise the last inch of land, the last drop of water, the last seed, the last serving of food, the last byte of information, the last bit of data, knowledge and imagination.
US pork producers welcome Trump stance on free trade with the UK
US pork industry leaders have “applauded” the Trump administration for seeking closer trade relations with the UK, backed by a plea for talks between the two countries to begin as soon as possible.
Non-tariff barriers in agriculture and food trade in APEC: Business perspectives on impacts and solutions
A report commissioned by the APEC Business Advisory Council, based on interviews with four hundred business people & others, argues for harmonising food standards and labelling across Asia.
Cargill chief: NAFTA in “good place”
Cargill does not want a lot to change in the North American free trade deal
Fonterra welcomes new trade talks with Sri Lanka
Fonterra has welcomed the announcement that New Zealand and Sri Lanka will progress discussions on new trade and investment opportunities.
Fonterra poised for significant growth in Korean market
As New Zealand marks the one-year anniversary of its Free Trade Agreement with South Korea, Fonterra Co-operative Group is gearing up to take advantage of huge potential for its dairy products there, particularly cheese.
TiSA: Trade in Services Agreement is bad news for workers and communities
In November 2016, the International Trade union Confederation published analysis of the expected impact of TiSA on workers and service providers
Secret free trade talks concern business
Free trade deals need to be better analysed and assessed before Australia agrees to them, the nation’s largest business group has told a parliamentary inquiry.
Chinese beef acquisitions in Uruguay as Beijing dangles free trade deal
The purchase of a Uruguayan beef processor by a giant Chinese industrial conglomerate looks well-timed as China dangles the prospect of a free trade deal before the Latin American nation.
Emergency services turn life-threatening under US private equity owners — and a global Trade in Services Agreement would globalize the damage
Vital public services like firefighting and ambulances are being handed over to a small number of transnational companies worldwide, a trend that will be hugely boosted by TPP, TTIP, CETA and TiSA.
’Indonesia-Australia pact can make us partners in prosperity’
Statement from Australian Chamber of Commerce on potential Australia-Indonesia trade agreement
Selling off the farm: corporate meat’s takeover through TTIP
New report from IATP shows how TTIP will accelerate corporate concentration and expand industrial meat production or “factory farming” by increasing the power of meat-producing transnational corporations.
This is how Big Business negotiated the TTIP
A report ‘A Dangerous Regulatory Duet’ explains how lobby groups of major multinationals, influenced the negotiations of the trade treaty between the European Union and the United States.
As Pacific trade deal is signed pharma holds key to US ratification
One immediate obstacle to getting the Trans-Pacific Partnership through US Congress lives in Jan Kemper’s laboratory an hour’s drive from the White House.
Haiti’s fraudulent presidential frontrunner seizes land for his own banana republic
Farmers remain homeless and out of work while the land grabbed by the company Jovenel Moïse founded, Agritrans, now hosts a private banana plantation. Moïse is the only man running in Haiti’s fraudulent runoff presidential elections this Sunday, and is connected to the land grab responsible for the expulsion of as many as 800 peasants.
French firm attacks Ugandan tax using ISDS
The heavily criticized legal mechanism, known as ISDS, is an important tool for European companies to pressurize developing countries. This year Uganda joins the rank of developing nations asking themselves: “Why have we ever signed this?”
American mining giant escaped Indonesian law with ISDS
American mining corporation Newmont escaped the domestic processing requirement from Indonesia’s 2009 Mining Law. It achieved this by using a clause in a Dutch investment treaty.
Abertis hauls Argentina’s new government before the World Bank on account of two motorways
Abertis has hauled Argentina’s Attorney General’s Treasury Office before the World Bank’s Arbitration Dispute Settlement body (known as ICSID) for freezing tariffs applied to two concessions for motorways controlled by the Spanish company in Argentina.
Ten years after the defeat of the free trade area of the Americas (FTAA) – lessons for current struggles
This month marks the tenth anniversary of the defeat of the FTAA. What can we learn from that victory and the subsequent corporate counter-offensive in Latin America for our current global struggles against free trade and corporate power?