'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.
The new chairperson of the Special Session (i.e. the negotiations meetings) of the Agriculture Committee, Ambassador Tim Groser of New Zealand, has announced the timetable for the next negotiations meetings.
Press Release from the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
'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