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Missing: Intellectual property rights with a social lens
The Modi government has moved fast and furious on charting a new policy regarding intellectual property rights, in close contact with the US
PKS demands that agro-food sector should be excluded from TTIP
The Slovak Food Chamber (PKS) demands that the entire agro-food sector should be excluded from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the European Union (EU) and the USA from the very beginning
Licensed to grab: How international investment rules undermine agrarian justice
This brief analyses and illustrates how international investment rules thwart the struggle for land and food sovereignty.
Time not yet ripe for trade pact with US, caution Indian experts
India may not be prepared to meet US demands on various issues, including environment and labour standards, and regulatory changes
CETA negotiations suspended over fisheries fund, N.L. says
Newfoundland and Labrador is suspending support for CETA and all trade agreements currently being negotiated with the federal government.
EU health chief says no clear majority yet for US trade deal
No clear majority has so far emerged among EU states for a free-trade agreement between the European Union and the United States and both sides need to explain the benefits of such a deal, the EU’s health chief said.
’Mega-regionals’ could be the future of global trade rules: Rajeev Kher
India needs to prepare towards a higher regulatory regime as mega-regionals such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TTP) and Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) looks to set a new rules paradigm, said Commerce Secretary Rajeev Kher on Friday.
Indonesia asks Japan to review partnership agreements
Indonesia has benefited less than expected from its economic partnership with Japan and has requested a review.
6th round of Korea-China-Japan FTA negotiations held in Japan
The sixth round of negotiations for a trilateral free trade agreement (FTA) between South Korea, China, and Japan was held in Tokyo, Japan from Jan. 16 to 17.
Chile, Dominican Republic to negotiate FTA
Chile and the Dominican Republic expect to formally start negotiations towards a free trade agreement (FTA) in April this year, Chile’s General Director of International Economic Relations, Andrés Rebolledo said.
Harvest asks for arbitration against Venezuela after failed sales
Harvest Natural Resources Inc, a Texas based oil and gas company, said on Friday it has filed an arbitration request against Venezuela before a World Bank tribunal to protect the value of its investment in the South American country.
European Parliament is gearing up for TISA
Overshadowed by the highly mediatised Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) negotiations are moving along, and will appear on the radar this year, promises Luxembourgish MEP Viviane Reding, responsible for the dossier.
ISDS mechanism should be ’consigned to the annals of history’
"ISDS cannot be reformed and, like many archaic trade practices of the 18th century, should be consigned to the annals of history," argues Cecile Toubeau
‘We are fed up!’:Thousands march against TTIP & GMOs in Berlin
A broad alliance of farmers, ethical consumers, and anti-capitalist activists staged a march through Berlin that numbered up to 50,000, to denounce the proposed TTIP treaty between the US and EU, and mass farming technologies.
GM food labelling in Europe will not be affected by CETA and TTIP
EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan says he will not allow any compromises on GM labelling standards in Europe in spite of fears surrounding new trade agreements with Canada and the United States.
Rangel introduces Free Trade with Cuba Act
"We have a ready-made market in Cuba, just 90 miles off our coast" say US congressmen backing the move.
Malaysia is hopeful of concluding RCEP negotiations In 2015
Malaysia is hopeful that negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) can be concluded by year-end, International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed said.
EU trade agreements threaten to crush Kenya’s blooming flower trade
Kenya is one of the world’s largest exporters of cut stems, so how is the east African country faring in the face of Europe’s tough trade policies?
Dhaka, KL may ink FTA deal by June next year
Malaysia’s International Trade and Industry Minister Mustapa Mohamed has expressed the hope that Dhaka and Kuala Lumpur (KL) would sign a Free Trade Agreement between Malaysia and Bangladesh by middle of next year
Chinese food companies find room to grow in Australia, NZ
Companies based in China are investing in Australia and New Zealand’s agricultural sectors as they pursue a larger foothold in these lucrative markets through favorable policies offered by bilateral free trade agreements.