Contents with tag: FTAs
Civil society organizations raised the issues of transparency of the RCEP negotiations and the trade deal's potential effects to various social sectors last May 10 in Manila.
The People Over Profit network launch was held on October 23 at the Lakbayan ng Pambansang Minorya 2016 camp grounds in UP Diliman, Philippines.
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a regional free trade agreement (FTA) created to reduce trade barriers and harmonize rules and regulations that further intensify the concentration of resources, wealth, and power into the hands of industrial countries and their corporate elites.
20 years of WTO have been 20 years of opening up the world to transnational corporate plunder and the languishing of billions of people in poverty, landlessness, unemployment, precariousness, and environmental catastrophes. The 10th WTO Ministerial in Nairobi is set to perpetuate the same neoliberal free trade agenda, and more! Corporations and governments are pushing for new rules to strengthen corporate control and reverse the hard-won rights fought for by people through their collective action.
Climate change threatens the right to health. According to the World Health Organization, climate change is already responsible for approximately 150,000 deaths every year. It also worsens environmental conditions, contributing to poorer health, nutrition, and water quality.
A few days ago, the United States, Japan and 10 other countries from the Pacific region arrived at a final agreement to approve what has been cited as the largest regional trade accord in history, The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. The trade deal focuses on lowering trade barriers to goods and services, tightens intellectual property (IP) laws and establishes an investor-state dispute settlement mechanism.
This video briefly covers how the new free trade agreements continue to threaten people's rights, and describes the work of IBON International towards the goal of protecting people's economic rights in trade and investment.
New free trade deals across regions such as the Transpacific Partnership Agreement, Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, and Trade-in-Services-Agreement, among many others are being negotiated that will have far-reaching implications for peoples in both the global North and South and for the future of the world economy. But these deals will neither benefit the democratic majority nor rescue the world economy in crisis.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), a multilateral free trade agreement (FTA) in Asia-Pacific being negotiated by 12 countries (the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Vietnam, Chile, Canada, Mexico and Peru), was the subject of the public forum, "What’s wrong with partnership? An Asian perspective on the Trans-Pacific Partnership."