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March 12th

Standing Firm and Acting Together Against EPAs!

Original Publication Date: 
1 Marzo, 2009

The Africa Trade Network, the broadest, longest -standing network of African social, labour, women’s, faith-based, developmental, environmental, farmers, human rights and other organisations, dealing with the role and effects of international trade and trade agreements in relation to Africa’s needs and aspirations at local, national regional and continental levels, had its 11 Annual Review and Strategy meeting in Accra, Ghana, from 25 to 28 August 2008.

S2B Letter to Martin Ríman, EU President

Original Publication Date: 
1 Marzo, 2009

 
The Seattle to Brussels Network (S2B) would like to welcome you in the EU Presidency. We hope
that we will be able to build a constructive dialogue around the EU trade policy – in the direction of
a trade policy that puts people and the environment first.

March 5th

Obama Administration Delays Trade Negotiations For Now

Original Publication Date: 
25 Febbraio, 2009

The Obama administrations message on trade negotiations inherited from its predecessor is emerging and it clearly says: we'll get back to you when we have the necessary cabinet officials in place, such as a U.S. Trade Representative, and have had time to review our trade policy.

Jobs, Not Shopping

Original Publication Date: 
1 Marzo, 2009

Protectionism did not cause the depression. Indeed, moderate protection is what we need.

EU raises stakes for US in biodiesel battle

Original Publication Date: 
5 Marzo, 2009

The European Union is gearing up to slap duties on imported US biodiesel in the latest sign of rising trade tensions as world economies slump into
recession.