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Cold reception to RCEP as People’s Resistance consolidates

Monday, 24 July 2017, 10:18 am | AFTINET

“The Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network strongly supports the community mobilisation taking place in India on July 24 to challenge TPP-like corporate proposals in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership,” said AFTINET Convenor Dr Patricia ... More >>

Govt should release Philip Morris plain packaging case costs

Monday, 10 July 2017, 4:02 pm | AFTINET

Government should release Philip Morris plain packaging case costs says Fair Trade group “We welcome the international tribunal decision that Philip Morris tobacco company should pay the costs of its failed case against Australia’s 2011 plain ... More >>

Pacific trade deal weakened by Fiji, PNG, Vanuatu withdrawl

Tuesday, 13 June 2017, 11:44 am | AFTINET

“ Vanuatu’s decision to join Fiji and Papua New Guinea to boycott the signing tomorrow of the PACER-Plus trade deal between Australia, New Zealand and now only 11 Pacific island countries shows there are serious weaknesses in the agreement because ... More >>

TPP revival not in Australia’s interest, says AFTINET

Monday, 22 May 2017, 8:54 am | AFTINET

The revival of the TPP without the US proposed by trade ministers meeting in Hanoi would not be in Australia’s national interest, AFTINET Convener Patricia Ranald said today. More >>

International Health Community Rejects TPP Revival

Friday, 19 May 2017, 3:03 pm | AFTINET

Prominent public health, advocacy and professional organisations have called on trade ministers from eleven remaining Trans-Pacific Partnership countries not to attempt to resurrect the deal at their meeting in Hanoi tomorrow. More >>

Fair Traders welcome Shorten’s rejection of dead TPP

Friday, 12 May 2017, 12:01 pm | AFTINET

‘The Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network welcomes Bill Shorten’s confirmation last night in his budget reply speech that labour won’t back Coalition Government efforts to revive the TPP without the United States, “AFTINET Convener Patricia ... More >>

PACER-Plus trade deal without PNG and Fiji a bad deal

Friday, 21 April 2017, 9:09 am | AFTINET

AFTINET Convener Dr Patricia Ranald said today that Australia should not proceed with the PACER-Plus trade deal between Australia, New Zealand and only 12 of the original 14 Pacific Island countries. The deal was finalised in Brisbane today, and ... More >>

China FTA review should ditch controversial clause

Friday, 24 March 2017, 9:20 pm | AFTINET

China FTA review should ditch controversial temporary worker clause, says AFTINET “The Australian and Chinese governments’ announcement of a review of the Investment Facilitation Memorandum of Understanding attached to the China-Australia free trade ... More >>

Leaders ignore calls for fairer trade deals

Thursday, 16 March 2017, 2:10 pm | AFTINET

Representatives from all TPP countries except the US missed an opportunity to strive for fairer trade deals when they praised the dead TPP in a statement following a meeting today in Viña del Mar, Chile. The meeting was held on the sidelines of a ... More >>

Don’t revive the dead TPP at Chile trade meeting

Monday, 13 March 2017, 10:40 am | AFTINET

Two hundred organisations from 15 countries have urged trade ministers meeting in Chile tomorrow not to use the failed TPP as a model for future agreements. The ministers from some of the 12 TPP countries plus China, Korea and Colombia are meeting on the ... More >>

Don’t revive dead TPP, say 200 organisations in 15 countries

Thursday, 9 March 2017, 11:48 am | AFTINET

Two hundred organisations from 15 countries have urged trade ministers meeting in Chile next week not to use the failed TPP as a model for future agreements. The ministers from some of the 12 TPP countries plus China, Korea and Columbia are meeting on the ... More >>

Fair trade group says no to TPP-like proposals

Monday, 27 February 2017, 11:05 am | AFTINET

The Australian Government should oppose attempts to replicate the TPP in the Asian-based Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) as negotiations continue in Kobe, Japan this week, AFTINET Convener Dr Patricia Ranald said today. More >>

Call for Senate to vote down TPP as Aus Govt backs dead deal

Monday, 16 January 2017, 5:27 pm | AFTINET

Fair trade groups call for Senate to vote down TPP as government backs a dead agreement More >>

RCEP must not be another TPP, say civil society groups

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 11:59 am | AFTINET

The failed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) should not be used as a model for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)*, 316 civil society organisations from across the Asia Pacific have warned as the sixteenth round of negotiations begin ... More >>

RCEP: Public health condemn stronger medicine monopolies

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 10:47 am | AFTINET

Public health and community groups condemn stronger medicine monopolies as RCEP mega trade deal talks continue this week. More >>

TPP Senate Inquiry welcomed by community groups

Friday, 16 September 2016, 11:03 am | AFTINET

September 16, 2016 TPP Senate Inquiry welcomed by community groups A Senate inquiry has been called into the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, in response to a letter sent to parliamentarians from 60 community organisations representing over 2 million ... More >>

US pressures Australia for stronger TPP biologics monopolies

Friday, 9 September 2016, 1:01 pm | AFTINET

“We are alarmed by reports that US Senate Finance Committee Orrin Hatch says the US administration has “made progress” in talks with Australia and other TPP countries to find a way to increase data protection for costly lifesaving biologic drugs from ... More >>

Asia Pacific civil society groups condemn investor rights

Thursday, 4 August 2016, 10:43 am | AFTINET

Asia Pacific civil society groups condemn investor rights to sue governments in RCEP as Trade Ministers meet More >>

Fair Trade Network election scorecard

Monday, 20 June 2016, 11:07 am | AFTINET

The Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network of 60 community organisations has analysed policy documents, public statements and past records to compare the trade policies of the major parties on key issues, summarised below. More >>

US seeks more in TPP on medicine monopolies at APEC meeting

Tuesday, 17 May 2016, 11:09 am | AFTINET

“The US government is making a desperate attempt to placate domestic US corporate and Republican opposition to the TPP implementing legislation by demanding stronger monopolies for pharmaceutical companies and other concessions at a meeting of TPP ... More >>

 

 

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