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The Ecuadorian indigenous movement ECUARUNARI has called for a “great march” on Wednesday 27 October 2004 to protest against the negotiations carried out by Ecuador, Colombia and Peru with United States in order to sign a free Trade Agreement (FTA)
Malaysia and Pakistan have agreed to start negotiations that could lead to a free trade agreement.
Sri Lanka and Pakistan are hoping to have another go at the belated free trade agreement between the two countries in November.
Korean trade union and social organisations have worked together in recent months to stop the Japan-Korea FTA, arguing that it will result in the abolition of more regulations protecting workers rights, and more privatisation of public services. They also say the average citizens’ access to medical treatment and drugs will also be undermined by the FTA’s excuse to “protect” intellectual property rights.
Economic think-tank National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER) has questioned the usefulness of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) which India signed with Thailand.
A group of lawmakers from South Korea’s ruling party Friday joined the chorus of caution about the possible adverse impact of a free trade agreement (FTA) with Japan on the local market.
The head of the Japanese team on a Japan-Chile economic panel have asked the Japanese government to boost efforts to conclude a bilateral free trade agreement.
Prime Minister John Howard may bow to a concerted campaign by American drug companies against the amendments that the government was forced into accepting upon pressure from the Labor Party.
While negotiations for a Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) remain on hold in relation to the US elections, the governments of the Mercosur countries (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay) are hastily negotiating a free trade agreement (FTA) with the EU that is also harmful for the region.
Talks between the European Union and the four-nation South American Mercosur trade bloc, aimed at building the world’s largest free-trade area, will be extended into 2005
On May 18, 2004, trade representatives from the United States and the Andean region met in Cartagena, Colombia to begin negotiations for a new set of bilateral trade agreements known collectively as the Andean Free Trade Agreement.
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African and European civil society groups are urging European citizens to put pressure on their governments to halt regional trade agreements between the European Union and developing countries.
South America’s two large trade blocs, the Mercosur and Andean Community of Nations (CAN), have signed an agreement to phase out all import tariffs over the next 15 years, with a view towards eventually creating an immense free trade zone in the region.
Excerpts from the welcome address of H.E. Huyamun Kabir, Ambassador of Bangladesh to Nepal, at the Bangladesh Trade Fair, 8 October 2004
Proposal for a Council Decision on the signing of the Agreement for scientific and technological co-operation between the European Community and the Federative Republic of Brazil
The European Union and Syria have initialled an association agreement that commits both sides to work towards free trade — as well as against weapons of mass destruction and terrorism.
The European Union and Mercosur will resume trade negotiations today and decide whether the association agreement — an “utmost geo-strategic and commercial interest” for Brussels — can be reached before November 1 when a new team of European Commissioners takes over in Brussels.
The dispute about Korea`s screen quota system is flaring up again, with government officials squaring off against the local movie industry over whether the "protectionist" measure should be scrapped.
In negotiating trade agreements with Morocco, Chile and other countries, the Bush administration has used the same approach that earned us the enmity of so much of the rest of the world. The bilateral agreements reveal an economic policy dictated more by special interests than by a concern for the well-being of our poorer trading partners.