Bilateral & Regional Trade

S2B Letter to Martin Ríman, EU President

Original Publication Date: 
1 March, 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.

Standing Firm and Acting Together Against EPAs!

Original Publication Date: 
1 March, 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.

Get to the truth about the SPP: A 4 part series of downloadable, educational Fact Sheets

Original Publication Date: 
12 April, 2007
Common Frontiers announces a new resource to help cut through the spin and clutter around the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America (SPP) - a

Bush Administration Provides Partial Korea FTA To Congress

Original Publication Date: 
5 April, 2007
The Bush Administration mid-week provided Congress parts of the text for the newly concluded free trade agreement with Korea but has not committed to a deadline of when it will provide the full text, according to congressional aides.

Korea-U.S. FTA Concluded against the Will of the Korean People; People’s Protest Goes On

Original Publication Date: 
4 April, 2007
On Sunday April 1 at 4:00pm , taxi driver and KCTU member Heo Sae-wook stood before the Nam San Hyatt Hotel, where that final high-level FTA negotiations were taking place, and lit himself on fire chanting, 'Down with the Korea-U.S. FTA'.

Statement in Protest of the Korea-US Free Trade Agreement

Original Publication Date: 
2 April, 2007
At the eleventh hour, the United States and South Korea signed the Korea-US Free Trade Agreement (Korus FTA), the second largest free trade deal since NAFTA. President Bush and big business claim victory, but democracy has lost.

Civic Groups Show Mixed Reaction to South Korea-US Fta Deal

Original Publication Date: 
1 April, 2007
A landmark South Korea-U.S. free trade agreement (FTA) on Monday drew mixed responses among civic groups here, with opponents vowing an all-out campaign to prevent it from being passed by the National Assembly and proponents welcoming it as a means of boosting growth.

SKorea and US reach free trade agreement

Original Publication Date: 
1 April, 2007
The United States and South Korea on Monday reached a major free trade agreement expected to boost both countries' exports by billions of dollars and rejuvenate the Korean economy.

TWN Analysis on the Proposed Malaysia-US FTA

Original Publication Date: 
28 March, 2007
Third World Network (TWN) prepares an analysis on the Malaysia-US FTA looking at the implications of the agreement on the various economic sectors in Malaysia as well as on the society as a whole.

Debunking Five Myths About the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS FTA)

Original Publication Date: 
22 March, 2007
Over the next two weeks, Korean and U.S. trade negotiators plan to meet behind closed doors with hopes of reaching an agreement on the KorUS FTA before March 31 deadline.

Get realistic with USFTA

Original Publication Date: 
20 March, 2007
FEDERATION of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) president Datuk Yong Poh Kon claims that Malaysia has more to gain than lose from signing a free trade agreement (FTA) with the US (The Star, March 17). While claiming that a balance in views is necessary, it appears that his letter does not appear to be realistic about the possible gains for Malaysia under a USFTA.

About 200 in protest over Malaysia-US free trade deal

Original Publication Date: 
13 March, 2007
About 200 people opposed to a free trade agreement (FTA) with the United States gathered for a rare protest outside the Malaysian prime minister's office Wednesday, demonstrators said.

About 200 in protest over Malaysia-US free trade deal

Original Publication Date: 
13 March, 2007
About 200 people opposed to a free trade agreement (FTA) with the United States gathered for a rare protest outside the Malaysian prime minister's office Wednesday

Dhaka inches towards signing TIFA with Washington

Original Publication Date: 
11 March, 2007
Dhaka would soon convey its readiness to Washington about signing the long-awaited trade and investment framework agreement or TIFA, accepting the latter's condition of including 'corruption' issue in the text, top sources in the government said.

America open to FTA with India

Original Publication Date: 
6 March, 2007
The US is open to a Free Trade Agreement with India but wants bilateral economic engagement to increase further, a senior US government official said.

Farmers and fishers disrupt Lamy’s meeting with business

Original Publication Date: 
22 February, 2007
Vowing to let Pascal Lamy hear the loud cries of poor sectors, farmers and fishers gate crashed and disrupted a meeting today organized by Philippine business with World Trade Organization (WTO) Director General Pascal Lamy.

Political compulsions keep SAARC, SAFTA?from growing?

Original Publication Date: 
18 February, 2007
How far the developing countries will be able to carry on with the least developed ones, by giving them more concessions will determine which way South Asia Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA) goes.

Not Under the Same Sky: Bilateral Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), Agriculture and Food Sovereignty

Original Publication Date: 
13 February, 2007
This publication is an initial report on the spread of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) throughout the Asia-Pacific and their impacts on agriculture and food sovereignty, in the context of the current state of play of the WTO, and the devastating legacy of agricultural liberalisation through World Bank/International Monetary Fund structural adjustment programmes.

Protest at US embassy as Malaysia-US FTA talks proceed

Original Publication Date: 
6 February, 2007
As Malaysia and the US engaged in another round of bilateral talks to finalise a free trade agreement (FTA), a group of citizens staged a peaceful protest outside the US embassy in Kuala Lumpur.

Thai Human Rights Commission attacks FTA with US

Original Publication Date: 
29 January, 2007
The free trade agreement that Thailand has been negotiating with the United States will violate the human rights of Thai people and affect the country's sovereignty; thus negotiations should not resume until a thorough review of its impact is undertaken.