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AFTINET: Final Report On Trade Agreement Framework

Thursday, 2 May 2024, 6:56 pm | AFTINET

Legislate To Increase Transparency, Include Labour And Environmental Standards And Exclude Corporate Rights To Sue Governments More >>

Parliamentary Report Recommends Increased Transparency In Trade Agreement Processes, But More Remains To Be Done

Wednesday, 7 February 2024, 3:44 pm | AFTINET

“AFTINET welcomes the main conclusions of the Interim Report of the Parliamentary Inquiry into the government’s approach to negotiating trade agreements that the process should be more transparent for stakeholders, parliament and the public,” ... More >>

Southeast Asia Strategy A Chance To Stop Investors Like Clive Palmer Suing Australia For Billions

Wednesday, 6 September 2023, 6:35 pm | AFTINET

Australia's Southeast Asia Economic Strategy to 2040 announce today will “review the scope of existing Free Trade Agreements to determine priorities for agreement upgrade negotiations.” “This review is welcome news for those deeply disturbed ... More >>

Community Groups From Indo Pacific Countries Call For Release Of Texts As IPEF Negotiators Meet In South Korea

Thursday, 6 July 2023, 10:57 am | AFTINET

AFTINET today joins sixteen organisations from Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF)* countries calling for more transparency in IPEF negotiations between Australia, the US and 12 Indo Pacific countries taking place in Busan, South Korea from July 8. ... More >>

Community Organisations Seek Strong Human Rights, Labour Rights And Environmental Standards At IPEF Talks This Weekend

Friday, 26 May 2023, 10:30 pm | AFTINET

Twenty-eight community organisations representing hundreds of thousands of Australians have written to the Trade Minister about the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) negotiations between Australia, the US and 12 Indo Pacific countries taking place ... More >>

Australia And The UK Agree Not To Apply ISDS In Trans-Pacific Deal But Clive Palmer’s $300 Bn Claim Shows More Needed

Tuesday, 4 April 2023, 2:01 pm | AFTINET

“We congratulate the Albanese Labor government on reaching agreement with the UK not to apply rules that enable foreign investors to sue governments when the UK joins the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP),” ... More >>

Civil Society Groups Urge New Government To Support Strong Action On COVID-19 Medicine Monopolies At WTO Meeting June 12

Thursday, 9 June 2022, 10:44 am | AFTINET

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Conference meeting from June 12 will debate a waiver on monopolies for COVID-19 medicines. The original waiver proposed by South Africa and India in May 2021 would enable more equitable access to vaccines ... More >>

Civil Society Groups Urge New Government To Support Strong Action On COVID-19 Medicine Monopolies At WTO Meeting

Monday, 6 June 2022, 4:23 pm | AFTINET

The General Council of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) will meet from June 9 before a Ministerial Conference on June 13 to debate a waiver on monopolies for COVID-19 medicines. The original waiver proposed by South Africa and India in May 2021 would ... More >>

Community Groups Ask ALP Government For Public Consultation As US Launches Indo-Pacific Economic Forum

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 12:51 pm | AFTINET

US President Joe Biden yesterday launched the Indo Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF), involving the US, Australia, Brunei, India, Indonesia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Others ... More >>

Statement: International Civil Society Reactions To Announcement Of IPEF Member Countries

Tuesday, 24 May 2022, 5:42 am | AFTINET

23 May WASHINGTON, D.C. – – During President Biden’s trip to Japan, the White House has announced some of the countries that will be participating in his proposed Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) discussions launched today. They include the ... More >>

UK Trade Deal Hangs In Balance As Election Announcement Postpones Inquiry

Monday, 11 April 2022, 1:12 pm | AFTINET

The announcement of a ballot to be held on May 21 has left the Australia-UK Free Trade Agreement hanging in the balance until a new parliamentary committee can be formed after the nation goes to the polls. With the conclusion of the final sitting ... More >>

Leaked Proposal On WTO COVID-19 Monopolies A Small Step But More Needed For Equitable Global Access

Thursday, 17 March 2022, 10:41 am | AFTINET

After 18 months of talks, a leaked document proposing a deal between the United States, the European Union, South Africa and India that claims to increase access to COVID-19 vaccines for developing countries reveals some positive steps. But advocates ... More >>

Leaked Proposal On WTO COVID-19 Monopolies A Small Step; More Needed For Equitable Global Access To Vaccines, Treatments

Thursday, 17 March 2022, 6:50 am | AFTINET

March 16, 2022 Leaked proposal on WTO COVID-19 monopolies a small step but more needed for equitable global access to vaccines and treatments, say advocates After 18 months of talks, a leaked document proposing a deal between the United States, ... More >>

Australia-UK Free Trade Deal: Advocates Warn Of Hidden Traps On Pandemic Vaccine Monopolies

Friday, 17 December 2021, 7:17 pm | AFTINET

Australia-UK free trade deal: advocates warn of hidden traps on pandemic vaccine monopolies and urge independent cost-benefit analysis After 18 months of secretive negotiations, Trade Ministers from Australia and the UK today signed the Australia-UK ... More >>

Postponed WTO Meeting Reveals WTO Failure

Monday, 29 November 2021, 6:44 pm | AFTINET

Postponed WTO meeting reveals WTO failure: civil society groups urge Trade Minister to support the waiver on vaccine monopolies in on-line discussions An alliance of health, human rights, fair-trade and labour rights advocates have warned Trade Minister ... More >>

New COVID Strain Postpones WTO Meeting

Saturday, 27 November 2021, 3:15 pm | AFTINET

New COVID strain postpones WTO meeting, confirms need to change WTO rules to share vaccine knowledge and increase global vaccine production The World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Meeting scheduled for November 30-December 3 has been postponed ... More >>

Global Civil Society Demands Access To Vaccines And Broader Reforms

Wednesday, 29 September 2021, 3:54 pm | AFTINET

As the COVID pandemic continues to devastate low-income countries, 206 major civil society groups have called on the World Trade Organization (WTO) to change WTO rules for monopolies on vaccines that result in “vaccine apartheid”, and to work towards ... More >>

Community Organisations Welcome Trade Minister’s Support To Waive Monopolies On COVID-19 Vaccines

Wednesday, 8 September 2021, 6:49 pm | AFTINET

Community organisations welcome Trade Minister’s support to waive monopolies on COVID-19 vaccines, urge more action at meetings in India and WTO Representatives of the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network (AFTINET), the Australian Catholic ... More >>

JSCOT Committee report on RCEP supports implementation

Wednesday, 1 September 2021, 11:59 am | AFTINET

The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT) has released its Report 196 on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) between Australia, New Zealand, China, Japan, South Korea and the 10 ASEAN countries including Myanmar and the Philippines. More >>

AFTINET Welcomes Committee Recommendations For Small Changes In The Trade Agreement Process, But More Needed

Thursday, 26 August 2021, 7:36 pm | AFTINET

The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT) has finally released its Report 193 on the trade agreement process in Australia, 12 months after public hearings were completed. “We welcome the Report’s modest recommendations in the direction ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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