Bilateral & Regional Trade

Free Trade Area / US-Thailand Negotiations

Original Publication Date: 
21 March, 2005
Civic groups plan a series of activities to counter the upcoming negotiations on free trade area (FTA) agreement between Thailand and the United States in Pattaya early next month.

UK says poor will suffer in trade plan

Original Publication Date: 
21 March, 2005
Planned trade deals between the EU and the world's poorest countries must be radically rethought to allow poor nations to liberalise markets at their own pace and in their own time, the UK will demand today.

UK steps into row over trade rules

Original Publication Date: 
21 March, 2005
The European Union should not press poor countries to accept rules governing investment, competition and government procurement in return for continued special trade access to European markets.

Santos Thumbs Down Bilateral FTA With US

Original Publication Date: 
20 March, 2005
Santos said the Philippines' reliance on trade with the US has gone down because of growing trade with Japan, Greater China and Asean.

Latest News From The Carribean Regional Negotiating Machinery.

Original Publication Date: 
20 March, 2005
Latest news from the Carribean Regional Negotiating Machinery.

'Banana Battle' Gears Up as Latins Fault EU's Methodology for Determining New Tariff

Original Publication Date: 
9 March, 2005
WTO members are hoping to achieve enough progress in Hong Kong in key negotiating sectors such as agriculture and market access for nonagricultural goods to ensure the successful conclusion of the Doha Round in 2006.

Congressional Forum Examines CAFTA's Impact On Minnesota

Original Publication Date: 
5 March, 2005
Dennis Olson of the Institute of Agriculture & Trade Policy said free trade agreements such as CAFTA do nothing to address poverty in developing countries - in fact they create it.

European Union Trade Law

Original Publication Date: 
1 March, 2005
The European Union's high court has rued against a Belgian banana importer who sought to use a WTO ruling to challenge EU trade quotas.

ActionAid turns tables with an African Commission for Britain

Original Publication Date: 
22 February, 2005
ActionAid is launching an African Commission for Britain, an alternative set of recommendations to those being discussed by presidents, prime ministers and high level opinion formers.

Develop Your Own Trade Policies, Kyerematen

Original Publication Date: 
13 February, 2005
Mr Alan Kyerematen, Minister of Trade and Industry, on Monday called on countries to develop their own trade policies that would give them a better focus when negotiating on the international market.

As European Trade Director Visits: EU Must Stop Imposing Its Trade Agenda On Africa!

Original Publication Date: 
17 January, 2005
Negotiations on the so called Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) between the European Union and ACP countries are moving ahead in areas of crucial importance to Kenya, such as agriculture, industrial goods and services.

US Farmers Return from El Salvador, Determined to fight against CAFTA approval

Original Publication Date: 
14 December, 2004
Seven U.S. farmers discussed agriculture and trade policy in El Salvador last week, exchanging experiences and ideas with farmer organizations, regional groups and government officials.

US Farmers Return from El Salvador, Determined to fight against CAFTA approval

Original Publication Date: 
14 December, 2004
Seven U.S. farmers discussed agriculture and trade policy in El Salvador last week, exchanging experiences and ideas with farmer organizations, regional groups and government officials.

El TLC-EUCA Beneficia A Los Agronegocios Por Encima De Los Agricultores. El Acuerdo Erosionaria El Comercio Justo y Los Derechos De Los Agricultores.

Original Publication Date: 
25 April, 2004
'Este acuerdo es consecuente con la propuesta de la Administraci

Don't Trade Off Medicines And Media For Sugar

Original Publication Date: 
3 April, 2004
'Media reports today imply that Australia has given ground on allowing US companies to legally challenge investment rules, higher prices for generic medicines and Australian content in emerging media like digital television,' said Dr Ranald.

CAFTA Benefits Agribusiness Over FarmersAgreement Would Erode Fair Trade And Farmers' Rights

Original Publication Date: 
21 February, 2004
'This agreement is consistent with the Bush Administration's approach to agriculture trade - set rules that are highly favorable to transnational corporations at the expense of farmers,' said Dr. Steve Suppan

Popular Resistance In Korea Delays FTA And Dispatch Of Troops To Iraq

Original Publication Date: 
9 February, 2004
20,000 people gathered in front of the National Assembly in Yeoido, and protested from morning till late night. People had started to gather from 11am and started with a demonstration against the government

Government Fails To Gain Free Trade In Agriculture

Original Publication Date: 
8 February, 2004
Government Fails To Gain Free Trade In Agriculture

Nasty Surprises in the detail of the US Free Trade Agreement

Original Publication Date: 
8 February, 2004
'The US government summary version of the US Free Trade Agreement contains some nasty surprises on the price of medicines, Australian content in new media and the Foreign Investment Review Board,' - Dr Patricia Ranald

Greens Call For Senate Veto On FTA

Original Publication Date: 
8 February, 2004
'The Howard Government has been slaughtered and Australian industries, agriculture and culture with it,' Senator Brown said.