Trade agreements

US Think Tank Admits NAFTA Failed Mexico

Jan 6th, 2010 | By admin | Category: Trade agreements, Trade and Labour

On Dec. 9 the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, an influential Washington, DC-based think tank, released “Rethinking Trade Policy for Development: Lessons From Mexico Under NAFTA,” a study on the effects of the North American Free Trade Agreement and related neoliberal economic policies on Mexico’s economy. The study found that in the period since the [...]



Unions in Taiwan Fears China Trade Deal Could Cost Jobs

Jan 6th, 2010 | By admin | Category: Trade agreements, Trade and Labour

Radio Australia | December 15, 2009 Taiwan fears China trade deal could cost jobs Unions in Taiwan say they fear there could be huge job losses if a proposed free trade agreement is signed with mainland China. Talks on the deal are scheduled for next week between senior officials from Beijing and Taipei. The last [...]



Trade Unionists Ask EU Not to Sign FTA with Colombia

Jan 6th, 2010 | By admin | Category: Trade agreements, Trade and Labour

Colombian trade unionists on Wednesday asked the EU not to sign an FTA with Colombia due to the human rights violations they believe to have been committed by the Uribe government. Trade unionists and politicians denounced before the European Parliament supposed human rights abuses committed by the government of President Alvaro Uribe, and requested the [...]



US Taking A Fresh Look at US-S.Korea FTA

Oct 8th, 2009 | By admin | Category: Trade agreements, Trade and Labour

WASHINGTON – The United States said on Monday it was taking a fresh look at whether South Korea is giving US automakers enough access under a draft free trade agreement, which has been stalled by disputes.The deal, signed in 2007 but awaiting ratification by both nations’ legislatures, would phase out South Korea’s eight percent tariff [...]



India: CPM Forms Human Chain over FTA with ASEAN

Oct 5th, 2009 | By admin | Category: Trade agreements, Trade and Labour

CPM chooses a unique way to express its reservation over Free Trade Agreement with ASEAN in Kerala. The party activists formed a 550 km human chain on a rainy Friday evening to register their protest against the pact scheduled to be effective from January, 2010. The party lamented that free trade pact would have adverse [...]



Statement against India-ASEAN FTA

Aug 19th, 2009 | By admin | Category: Trade agreements, Trade and Labour

Press Statement The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement: On India-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement in Goods The Free Trade Agreement in Goods with the ASEAN signed by the Indian Commerce Minister in Thailand yesterday reflects the misplaced priorities of the Congress led Government at a time of [...]



Research on Asean-EU FTA Impacts Kicked Off

Jun 4th, 2009 | By admin | Category: Trade agreements, Trade and Labour

The Kenan Institute Asia (K.I.Asia) has begun a 16-month research and communication project to assess the possible impacts in Thailand of the proposed ASEAN-European Union (EU) free trade agreement and to provide a factual basis for the public, business and government to discuss ways to mitigate any adverse impacts. The study, entitled “Thailand-EU SME FTA [...]



India postpones FTA with ASEAN

Mar 10th, 2009 | By admin | Category: Trade agreements, Trade and Labour

Six years of negotiations have yet to convince India to sign a much-awaited free trade deal with ASEAN, as scheduled last week during the group’s summit. India would only ink a deal after it concludes its April general elections. The delay came as a surprise because the country confirmed early this year it would proceed [...]



ASEAN Urged to Reject Piracy Pact

Feb 24th, 2009 | By admin | Category: Trade agreements, Trade and Labour

A consumers’ group on Saturday urged the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to turn down the EU-Asean free trade policy on intellectual property rights protection which, if ratified, could affect the Asean agriculture, biodiversity and public health access. The EU-Asean agreement, which is under the process of negotiation, demanded extension of its intellectual property [...]



South Asia Conference on FTA and Women Workers

Feb 23rd, 2009 | By admin | Category: Events, Events on Formal Economy Issues, Trade agreements, Trade and Labour

Regional Conference Exacerbating Vulnerabilities: Understanding the Impact of Trade Agreements on Women Workers Date: October 15-16, 2008 Location: New Delhi, India Organised by: Committee for Asian Women (CAW) and Centre for Education and Communication (CEC) Downloads: Press Statement Declaration Media report of the conference Picture Gallery