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New Zealand to update trade agreement
The agreement should include e-commerce and new business formats. China is also a strategic market for Fonterra, which exports 95 percent of its products.
Miners want ISDS in Indonesia free trade agreement
Businesses in the mining sector and beyond insist protection for Australian investors in Indonesia is required in a free trade deal.
US pork industry backs free trade deal with PHL
The US National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) said that it hopes Washington will conclude a free trade agreement (FTA) with the Philippines, which it views as a priority market.
"Deal" or "Secret Deal" – the EU-UK trade deal looks even more secretive than TTIP
While the media focus on the withdrawal deal, City lobbyists are working to set the agenda of the future EU-UK trade deal, whilst the public is kept in the dark.
NZ red meat sector reacts to CPTPP ratification
The New Zealand red meat sector is urging other member countries of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership to complete their ratifications so the treaty can come into force.
Liberals should consistently fight trade deals that let corporations sue Canada
Investor-state dispute settlement was tempered in the USMCA, but the government needs to justify why it persists asking for it in other agreements.
Challenging the far right’s nationalist opposition to free trade deals
Extreme right-wing, anti-immigration and Islamophobic parties tend to oppose so-called "free trade" agreements.
Big oil and gas companies are winners in Trump’s new trade deal
The oil business persuaded the White House to keep a number of features of the old NAFTA, including provisions that help protect US oil companies’ investments abroad and allow for tax-free transport of raw and refined products across borders.
Trade policy and the case of TTIP
New generation “trade” deals actually have less to do with trade than with who makes the rules, and who holds power over rule-makers.
Palm oil lobbyist negotiates with Bern
The chief negotiator of Indonesia sits on the board of directors of the Indonesian company Astra Agro Lestari, one of the country’s largest palm oil producers.
US business groups lay out priorities to ensure their support for NAFTA
Leaders of three of the nation’s most powerful business groups detailed six priorities they say need to be fulfilled to earn their support for an update of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to get through Congress.
New boots-on-the-ground trade association to boost ties between Canada, EU
The Canada EU Trade Investment Association is a cross-sector industry group out to promote dealmaking.
Grain growers, cattlemen big winners in free trade deal with Indonesia
The free trade agreement with Indonesia is set to give grain growers new avenues into their biggest wheat market and put cattle producers in northern Australia on their strongest footing since 2011.
Textile and garment industry banks hope on possible US-PH FTA
The textile and garment industry, now far from its glory days, will have to bank on a possible free trade deal with the United States in a bid to revive its struggling businesses.
Chile - Civil society organizations: "Without impact studies, Congress cannot vote free trade agreements"
The Chamber of Deputies approved the request that the Government has to review in detail each and every treaty signed by Chile, as well as future agreements.
Beef industry wants trade agreements like TPP, not tariffs, as meat sits in storage
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association would much prefer the use of trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership and benefit from having rules-based, science-based trade from those free trade agreements.
China wants free-trade talks with Norway to be accelerated
Free-trade talks between China and Norway should be sped up, the Chinese government’s top diplomat told his Norwegian counterpart, as the two countries step up efforts to put a row over the Nobel Peace Prize behind them.
A leading think tank brokered access to ministers for US donors looking to influence Brexit
Britain’s most prominent free-market think tank is offering to broker access to senior politicians for foreign donors seeking to influence the course of Brexit and a potential US-UK free trade deal, a new report reveals
European business lobby urges Brussels to accelerate trade talks with Mercosur
European companies are urging the European Union to accelerate trade negotiations with Mercosur bloc, in a sign of concern that the 20-year talks could once again fall dormant if they do not reach an accord this week.
Lighthouse looks to use NAFTA talks to greenlight Millennium coal terminal
Millennium Bulk Terminals’ parent company is ramping up lobbying spending related to trade talks with Canada and Mexico as part of a bold effort to get its blocked coal terminal in Longview approved.