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  • 21-May-2004 DG Trade
    Russia-WTO: EU-Russia deal brings Russia a step closer to WTO membership
    EU Trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy and the Russian Economy Development and Trade Minister German Gref have signed today the agreement concluding the bilateral market access negotiations for the accession of the Russian Federation to the WTO, in the presence of the European Commission President Romano Prodi, the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and the President of the European Council Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern.
  • 20-May-2004
    Analysis: The Elephant, the Rabbit, the Cobra and the Gold
    Every time I visit Bangkok I see it. "Power is nothing without control" reads an advertising billboard for a transnational tyre company near Chulalongkorn University. This February, Pirelli’s slogan summed up the US philosophy for its proposed bilateral free trade and investment agreement with Thailand.
  • 20-May-2004 Marchas en Bogotá le dicen no al ALCA y TLC
    Marchas en Bogotá le dicen no al ALCA y TLC
    En una gran manifestación que reunió a más de cuatro mil personas en la Plaza de Bolívar de Bogotá, distintos sectores le dijeron no al ALCA y al Tratado de Libre Comercio (TLC) que Colombia, Ecuador y Perú negocian desde el marte en la noche con los Estados Unidos en la ciudad costera de Cartagena.
  • 20-May-2004
    Acuerdo Mercosur-UE clave para destrabar ALCA | EU-Mercosur deal key to unlocking FTAA
    Un rápido acuerdo entre la Unión Europea (UE) y el bloque sudamericano Mercosur, que lidera Brasil,ayudaría a destrabar las negociaciones para crear el Area de LibreComercio de las Américas (ALCA) el 1 de enero próximo, tal como originalmente se planeó.
  • 19-May-2004
    US-Andean FTA talks launched
    From 18-19 May, representatives of three Andean nations — Peru, Ecuador and Colombia — met with US officials in Cartagena, Colombia for the first round of negotiations aimed at a US-Andean free trade agreement (FTA).
  • 18-May-2004 Accord de Libre Échange Maroc/USA : premiers bilans
    Accord de Libre Échange Maroc/USA : premiers bilans
    L’ensemble des États membres de l’OMC, dont le Maroc et les Etats-Unis, se sont engagés à Doha au Qatar en novembre 2001, « à interpréter et [mettre] en œuvre » l’accord ADPIC « d’une manière qui appuie le droit des Membres de l’OMC de protéger la santé publique et, en particulier, de promouvoir l’accès de tous aux médicaments ».
  • 17-May-2004 Singapore, Jordan sign free trade pact
    Singapore, Jordan sign free trade pact
    Singapore and Jordan have signed a free trade agreement and a bilateral investment treaty.
  • 17-May-2004
    US, Uruguay begin BIT talks
    The U.S. Trade Representative’s office said Tuesday it had begun talks with Uruguay on a treaty to expand investment ties.
  • 17-May-2004
    Japan-Korea FTA Study Group Report
    In July 2002, Japan and Korea established a Joint Study Group, composed of representatives from the government, business and academia of both countries, to appraise the possibility of establishing the Japan-Korea Free Trade Agreement (JKFTA).
  • 14-May-2004
    SA business oblivious to impact of FTAs
    South African businesses are asleep as to how Free Trade Agreements (FTA) would impact on their business and their competitive position, says Standard Bank group economist Iraj Abedian.
  • 14-May-2004
    US, SACU trade talks start in Lesotho
    The five-nation Southern African Customs Union (SACU) and the United States on Tuesday began talks in the tiny kingdom of Lesotho to finalise a free trade agreement due to be drawn up by the end of this year.
  • 14-May-2004
    Neither a triumph nor popular - The FTAAs’ Ministers Meeting in Miami
    The ministers of 34 American countries, that are negotiating the scope and extent of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAAs) met mid November 2003 to finalize agreement on a number of issues, notably on intellectual property and agriculture.
  • 14-May-2004 La enfermedad del momento: Trataditis aguditis
    La enfermedad del momento: Trataditis aguditis
    Los procesos de privatización, globalización y desregulación de la economía se han impuesto durante la última década y media a través de diversos mecanismos, entre los cuales la Organización Mundial del Comercio (OMC) ha sido el más importante.
  • 14-May-2004 Una introducción al ALCA
    Una introducción al ALCA: Las negociaciones por un tratado de libre comercio en las Américas
    Desde 1994, todos los gobiernos del hemisferio americano, con la excepción del cubano, han estado negociando lo que puede constituir el acuerdo de libre comercio más importante del planeta, el ALCA (o Área de Libre Comercio de las Américas).
  • 14-May-2004
    Ni triunfo, ni popular: Reunión de Ministros del ALCA en Miami
    Los ministros de los 34 países americanos que negocian el alcance y la amplitud del Area de Libre Comercio de las Américas (ALCA) se reunieron a mediados de noviembre de 2003 para ir completando acuerdos en un conjunto de aspectos, especialmente los relacionados con propiedad intelectual y agricultura.
  • 14-May-2004 Mercosur for sale? The EU’s FTAA and the need to oppose it
    Mercosur for sale? The EU’s FTAA and the need to oppose it
    Negotiations on a free trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and the Mercosur countries (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay) have entered their decisive stage.
  • 12-May-2004 Bulatlat.com
    Analysis: The ABC Behind a US-Philippines FTA
    Through an extensive and intimate participation in the political process behind economic reforms, U.S. monopoly capital is able to shape the contours of U.S.-Philippine "special relations" for its own avaricious ends.
  • 12-May-2004
    South Asia Free Trade Agreement (2004)
    12th SAARC Summit South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation AGREEMENT ON SOUTH ASIAN FREE TRADE AREA (SAFTA) The Governments of the SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Member States comprising the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, the Kingdom of Bhutan, the Republic of India, the Republic of Maldives, the Kingdom of Nepal, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan and the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka hereinafter referred to as "Contracting States" (...)
  • 12-May-2004 El Tratado bilateral de Colombia con Estados Unidos y el autoritarismo
    El Tratado bilateral de Colombia con Estados Unidos y el autoritarismo
    El gobierno de Uribe se obstina en iniciar la negociación de un tratado bilateral de libre comercio con Estados Unidos, si es que se puede llamar negociación la secuencia de rondas que en el breve lapso de un año atará el futuro de la economía colombiana
  • 12-May-2004
    Peru and Ecuador to join Colombia in May launch of FTA Negotiations with the US
    The United States announced today that Peru and Ecuador will join with Colombia in the first round of negotiations on a U.S.-Andean Free Trade Agreement (FTA) scheduled for May 18-19.
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