Trade ministers of the 16-nation Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) are set to meet on November 3-4 in Cebu, Philippines aiming to resolve roadblocks to the negotiations.
In a bid to overcome the WTO deadlock, monopoly capital has instead diverted its focus on bilateral and regional Free Trade and Investment Agreements (FTAs) that aim to dismantle existing labor, environmental, health and financial laws while boosting corporate profit and control.
THE Philippines expects to seal a free trade agreement with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) within the year, a key official of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said.
The People Over Profit network strongly condemns the PNP’s (Philippine National Police) brutal dispersal and illegal detention of national minority groups and allies during a protest rally yesterday October 19, 2016 at the US embassy in Manila, Philippines.
The decision is finally out! The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICISD), has just ruled that OceanaGold’s case against the Government of El Salvador is without merit and the Government of El Salvador will not have to pay the company the $250 million it is demanding for alleged losses caused by a national mining moratorium executed by El Salvador. The country will also be awarded $8 million to cover legal costs for the claim.
The colossus which will arise from a merger between pharmaceutical giant Bayer and agrochemical and seeds giant Monsanto must not divert attention from the true nature of Monsanto’s food crimes. [READ MORE]