A number of chapters have already been drafted; some others are nearing completion; the remaining chapters are still under expert evaluation.
Australia is beginning to hold formal talks with the UK over its first post-Brexit free trade agreement.
The agreement concerning amendment to the CEPA agreement on trade in services, which was signed on 20 November 2019, went into force on 1 June 2020.
NAFTA and other trade deals have been a disaster for American workers. Unregulated global trade consequences have led to worldwide criminal-level labor exploitation.
Chinese government officials told major state-run agricultural companies to pause purchases of some American farm goods including soybeans as Beijing evaluates the ongoing escalation of tensions with the US over Hong Kong.
Wealthy corporations may use trade courts to keep public health measures from cutting into their profits.
Kenya’s basis for FTA with US questioned, inherent dangers flagged by African Trade Experts.
The Energy Charter Treaty takes an axe to climate action.
Civil society organisations statement.
The US Trade Representative has announced plans to negotiate a free-trade agreement with Kenya. This would be the first free-trade agreement the US has negotiated with an African nation.
Public Citizen submitted formal comments to the US Trade Representative explaining why negotiating a standard US FTA with Kenya is a very bad idea in general.
US and UK civil society groups worry trade deal could privilege corporate profits at the expense of the environment, consumer safety, public health and worker rights.