Oppose RCEP! Fight for Pro-People Trade!

May 10, 2017 peopleoverprofit 0

Amid growing dissent and discontent globally against neoliberal free trade and investment agreements (FTAs), trade negotiators from the 16-member Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) gather in Manila, Philippines for its 18th Trade Negotiating Committee Meeting.

RCEP, an attack on food sovereignty, must be junked – PCFS

March 1, 2017 peopleoverprofit 0

In time for another round of negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) starting from February 27 to March 3 in Kobe, Japan, which is said to be crucial in spelling out the chances that the free trade agreement or FTA will be approved by the end of the year, we of the People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) reiterate our opposition to the RCEP.

As TPP crumbles, people must remain vigilant vs equally unfair bilateral deals

January 24, 2017 peopleoverprofit 1

As the United States officially walks away from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the people must remain vigilant over possible replacements. According to news reports, US President Donald Trump will seek to boost U.S. manufacturing through “one-on-one trade deals with countries that would allow the United States to quickly terminate them in 30 days ’if somebody misbehaves.’”

EPAs: New trade deals, old agendas

October 14, 2016 Yash Tandon 0

EPAs are damaging to our regional integration, damaging to African unity, and will undermine the struggles and the outcomes of what Africa has, under great difficulties, managed to achieve within the multilateral trading system of the WTO.