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  • 13-Aug-2004
    Trade deal template for NZ
    Australian Labor leader Mark Latham’s onslaught on the US free-trade deal has profound implications for New Zealand.
  • 13-Aug-2004
    Sino FTA raise job loss concerns: Downer
    A free trade deal between Australia and China would generate controversy because of its possible impact on Australian manufacturers, Foreign Affairs Minister Alexander Downer said.
  • 13-Aug-2004 Statement from USTR Spokesman Richard Mills Regarding Australian implementing legislation and amendments related to the FTA
    USTR statement on Australia’s amendments
    We understand that the FTA implementing legislation and amendments pose important issues in Australia, just as they did in the United States.
  • 13-Aug-2004 Senate passes FTA deal amid US warning
    Senate passes FTA deal amid US warning
    The Coalition and Labor combined to pass the legislation after two weeks of debate in Senate, but the deal could still come unstuck if the US decides Australia’s supporting legislation including Labor’s amendments are not consistent with the agreement.
  • 12-Aug-2004
    A heavy-duty vehicle for colonisation
    John Maynard Keynes once reflected that his upbringing presumed free trade to be part of the moral law. More, he regarded departures from it as being ’’an imbecility and an outrage’’.
  • 12-Aug-2004 Selling off a slice of our country
    Selling off a slice of our country
    The funny thing about the free trade agreement with the United States is that Australians and Americans see it as being about completely different things. Australia’s businesspeople see it as about eliminating the barriers to exports and imports between the two countries, which they regard as a good thing.
  • 11-Aug-2004 Australian Linux bodies blast US free-trade deal
    Australian Linux bodies blast US free-trade deal
    Australia’s national open source industry body, OSIA (Open Source Industry Australia), and Linux Australia have spoken out about their concerns over the proposed Australian-US Free Trade Agreement (AUSFTA), warning that the legal framework of the intellectual property clauses will put the entire Australian software development industry at risk.
  • 11-Aug-2004 Hoy la lucha contra el ALCA pasa por la derrota del CAFTA y el TLC andino
    Hoy la lucha contra el ALCA pasa por la derrota del CAFTA y el TLC andino
    Declaración de la Campaña Continental contra el ALCA reunida en el primer Foro Social de las Américas, Quito
  • 11-Aug-2004 Andean Nations Bet on Bio-Trade
    Andean Nations Bet on Bio-Trade
    "One of the key aspects of the free trade agreement that the United States is negotiating with Colombia, Ecuador and Peru refers to access to the biological wealth of the three South American nations."
  • 11-Aug-2004 FTA set to increase medicine prices
    FTA set to increase medicine prices
    Kerryn Williams spoke to David Henry, clinical pharmacology professor at Newcastle University and former Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee member, about how the proposed US-Australia Free Trade Agreement will undermine the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, and increase the price of medicine.
  • 11-Aug-2004 UE-Mercosur: reinician negociaciones para acuerdo de libre comercio
    UE-Mercosur: reinician negociaciones para acuerdo de libre comercio
    La Unión Europea y el Mercosur inician hoy en Brasilia el último tramo de negociaciones técnicas con el objetivo de destrabar las diferencias y alcanzar un acuerdo bilateral de libre comercio antes del 30 de octubre, plazo fijado por el cronograma.
  • 9-Aug-2004 US lukewarm to trade pact with RP
    US lukewarm to trade pact with RP
    The United States appears uninclined to forge a bilateral free trade agreement with the Philippines, citing the latter’s seeming inability to make good its commitments.
  • 8-Aug-2004 R.P. studies free-trade agreement with U.S.
    RP studies free-trade agreement with US
    The government is set to pursue plans to enter into an economic partnership or free-trade agreement with its largest trading partner the United States, Trade Undersecretary Thomas Aquino said.
  • 8-Aug-2004 Thousands In Panama Protest Free Trade Talks
    Thousands in Panama protest free trade talks
    Thousands of students, activists and farmers marched through downtown Panama City Thursday to protest U.S.-Panama free trade talks taking place in another part of the city.
  • 8-Aug-2004 CEO
    EU-US free trade talks ahead?
    The EU-US summit (June 25-26, Dromoland Castle, Ireland) may result in a de facto launch of free trade negotiations between the EU and the US.
  • 7-Aug-2004
    MNCs reworking India strategy
    Even though the finer implications of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Thailand are yet to become clear, multinational players have begun reworking the economics of operating from India.
  • 7-Aug-2004
    Korea: US links big investment treaty to more US movies
    The economic benefit of reducing South Korea’s cinema screen quota system - as a condition for signing a big bilateral investment treaty with the United States - has been questioned by experts opposing the further opening of the local film market.
  • 7-Aug-2004
    Union vows Labor will pay for trade deal
    Labor’s support for the American free trade agreement will cost the party about $100,000 in union donations - a blow on the eve of the federal election campaign.
  • 7-Aug-2004 http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2...
    Software groups warn of FTA dangers
    The US-Australia Free Trade Agreement poses a grave threat to the entire Australian software development industry due to the legal framework on intellectual property which is required upon adoption of the pact, the Open Source Industry Association and Linux Australia have warned.
  • 7-Aug-2004
    Bahrain: Prepare for FTA, traders warned
    Businessmen are being urged to do their homework with regard to Bahrain’s upcoming Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the US.
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