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» Korea unprepared for U.S. FTA talks
Online Publication Date:11 August 2006
Eight out of ten lawmakers think the government were insufficiently prepared to enter free trade talks with the United States, and criticized them for failing to seek a national consensus before starting negotiations two months ago.
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» Thai-US FTA talks left for new Thai govt
Online Publication Date:14 July 2006
Thailand's new government after the next general election later this year will take care of further negotiations between Washington and Bangkok on the proposed Thai-US FTA Agreement,
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» US-Morocco FTA: UN Calls for an Impact Assessment
Online Publication Date:05 July 2006
During Morocco's recent review by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the Committee raised concerns about the effect of the US - Morocco FTA on access to medicines and the right to health.
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» More than 2,000 Peruvians March Against Free Trade Agreement
Online Publication Date:04 July 2006
Thousands of Peruvians shook the center of Lima with a march against the ratification by Congress of the Free Trade Treaty (FTT) with the United States.
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» Congress Report on US-Korean FTA
Online Publication Date:03 July 2006
This Congressional Research Service report gives an indication of the US demands and/or priorities in the US-Korea FTA.
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» "Songs of the Sirens
Online Publication Date:15 June 2006
US free trade agreements with Peru and Colombia, as well as the possible agreement with Ecuador, were negotiated under the promise of great opportunities in the world’s richest market, but the truth is that these agreements will have a devastating impact on the livelihoods of small farmers, public health, and the regulation of investment to protect the public interest.
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» NAFTA: U.S. Rejects Mexico's Request to Renegotiate Nafta
Online Publication Date:11 June 2006
The US rejects Mexico's request to renegotiate NAFTA obligation to open up Mexican corn and beans markets which is causing hardship for small Mexican farmers who cannot compete with subsidised cheap US products.
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» US-Jordan FTA: An Ugly Side of Free Trade - Sweatshops in Jordan
Online Publication Date:11 May 2006
Read Jordan's experience post FTA where though there were increase in exports, there were terrible impacts on the condition of the textile workers where they experienced beatings, working up until 20 hours a day, often without pay and were jailed when they complained. This also raised the issue on the implementation of the labour chapter in the FTA.
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