Transnational Corporations

International civil society opposes binding rules on “Trade Facilitation” in the WTO

Original Publication Date: 
6 June, 2013
In a letter to WTO member governments, 188 organizations representing a wide diversity of civil society from developing and developed countries, called on government representatives in Geneva to “abandon the negotiations towards a binding agreement on Trade Facilitation in advance of the upcoming 9th Ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Bali." The letter was organized by the Our World Is Not for Sale (OWINFS) network. The letter states “binding rules on Trade Facilitation should not be promoted either inside the WTO through the proposed Trade Facilitation (TF) agreement, nor through other avenues such as bilateral or regional Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) or Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs)."

BITs ‘not decisive in attracting investment', says South Africa

Original Publication Date: 
27 September, 2012
South Africa's Deputy Director General from the Department of Trade and Industry, Mr. Xavier Carim, remarked that 'South African government's experience has shown that there was no clear relationship between signing Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) and increased inflows of FDI' at a WTO Public Forum event on international investment agreements organized by OWINFS on 25 September 2012.

Rodada Doha: Todos os motivos para continuar dizendo não

Original Publication Date: 
30 November, 2009


Nos dias 30 de novembro e 1 e 2 de dezembro, a OMC faz mais uma de suas reuniões ministeriais. Apesar de, até o momento, não estar formalmente pautado nada sobre a conclusão da Rodada Doha na agenda, os ministros não vão deixar passar o encontro para mais um debate em torno dos temas que até aqui têm travado as discussões, tentando resolvê-los.
 

Pronunciamiento de la ASC ante la nueva cumbre ministerial de la OMC

Original Publication Date: 
30 November, 2009

Entre el 30 de noviembre y el 2 de diciembre de 2009 se realizará en Ginebra la VII reunión ministerial de la OMC. Será un nuevo esfuerzo de reanudar las negociaciones de la Ronda de Doha, iniciada hace 8 años, y un escenario donde los países desarrollados nuevamente intentarán imponer su propia agenda de liberalización y desregulación de los mercados.

VICTORIA DE BIOWATCH EN CASO HISTORICO

Original Publication Date: 
3 June, 2009
El juez de la Corte Constitucional Albie Sachs emitió hoy la sentencia en el caso de Biowatch. Calificó el caso como “un asunto de gran interés para los profesionales de derecho, el público y instituciones preocupadas con litigios de interés publico”.