AFTINET calls on government to withdraw from trade negotiations with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)

April 21, 2022: AFTINET has called on the government to withdraw from trade negotiations with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) until sustained improvements are demonstrated in human rights, labour rights, and women’s rights.

AFTINET submission on the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies

June 14, 2023: This agreement was signed at the WTO Ministerial meeting in June 2022 and is now being reviewed by the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT) before ratification by Australia. AFTINET’s submission supports the recommendations of the Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG), a network of community organisations in the Pacific Islands.

AFTINET Submission to the CPTPP 5 Year Review: rights for corporations to sue governments and weak labour and environment standards

The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (CPTPP), a free trade agreement between 11 countries; Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, New Zealand, Singapore and Vietnam, has now been in force for 5 years. This milestone means the CPTPP has to undergo a 5-year post-implementation review, which considers the impacts of the agreement since it has come into force.

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