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» Global Trends by Martin Khor: FTA may cause drug prices to sky-rocket
Online Publication Date:27 August 2012
Many health, medical and patient groups around the world are protesting against proposals in the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement to boost patent rights and severely limit generic medicines, which will make medicines for life-threatening diseases unaffordable to many people.
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» Government Procurement in the EU-India FTA: Dangers for India
Online Publication Date:14 July 2012
Are Indian manufacturers and service providers ready to compete with their European counterparts in this very lucrative market, which also serves as an effective social and development policy tool? What will Indian companies get in return in the European market and will India gain on balance? And how does this compare with India’s domestic laws regarding government procurement?
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» TPPA: Leaked investment chapter confirms CAP’s fears
Online Publication Date:19 June 2012
The leaked text shows that Malaysia has agreed to provisions that give extended rights and privileges to foreign investors and private corporations and limit the power of our government to regulate how those firms operate within our borders
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» Trade and Gender
Online Publication Date:04 May 2012
Several recent studies found evidence that present trade policies and practices, coupled with systemic gender inequality, deprive women of developmental opportunities as well as benefits.
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» S Korea: Long, bumpy road to FTA with China
Online Publication Date:04 May 2012
In addition to concerns about the major blow an FTA would deal to the domestic agriculture and fishing sectors and small manufacturers, questions are also being raised about the economic effects of recent FTAs with the EU and US.
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» DR-CAFTA: A Dismal Delivery of Workers’ Hopes
Online Publication Date:20 April 2012
'Workers may have fought hard to include labour standards in the DR-CAFTA when they became convinced that deal could not be stopped, in the hope that at least it could promote their rights. In the end, such an outcome did not come about.'
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» Right to Food Impact Assessment of the EU-India Trade Agreement'
Online Publication Date:02 April 2012
Misereor, Heinrich Boell Foundation, Third World Network, Anthra and Glopolis conducted and published in December 2011 evidence of the FTA's severe threat to the right to food of millions of Indians.
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» Economists: Malaysia needs to maintain tools for capital controls
Online Publication Date:09 March 2012
Lim Mah Hui and Kevin Gallagher voice concern that under the TPPA, nations would not be permitted to regulate speculative capital flows to protect their economies from financial crises.
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