It is absurd to consider Chile equal to the European Union in terms of industrialization, education, or access to economic and social rights, as the treaty does.
Highlights from the workshop organised in Marrakesh by Attac Maroc, bilaterals.org, CADTM Africa, GRAIN and the Tunisian Observatory of Economy.
Billionaire Clive Palmer is using the Investor-State Dispute Settlement mechanism against Australia because the permits for a coal mining project were refused for environmental reasons, including their contribution to increased carbon emissions.
The EU-Mercosur free trade agreement is could be a disaster for the fight against plastic pollution.
The groups argue that removing ISDS — which has prioritized corporate rights over those of governments, people, and the planet — is needed to protect policies necessary for a clean energy transition.
The Investor-State Dispute Settlement regime to date has generated $47 billion in pending corporate demands for taxpayer compensation in claims against the 12 APEP nations’ climate, health, and other public-interest policies.
AGOA is not a big enough economic carrot, as Washington would have the world believe, and that poses major challenges to US foreign policy going forward.
Thailand is keen to improve trade and investment relations with Bangladesh, with the aim of establishing a free trade agreement (FTA) between the two countries as soon as possible.
The Council adopted two decisions to sign the Advanced Framework Agreement and the interim Trade Agreement with Chile, which together constitute an updated version of the EU-Chile Association Agreement currently in place.
Foreign Minister Santiago Cafiero said the agreement as currently written would have a negative impact on manufacturing and agricultural exports.
The chancellor of Germany and president of Brazil expressed hope that decades-long negotiations might soon yield a finalized free trade agreement between the 27-member European Union and a bloc of four South American nations.
India and the UK have begun crunch-time talks to secure a landmark free-trade deal, as leaders on both sides seek to resolve outstanding issues before they face election battles next year.