Category: Trade and Investment

Our work on trade and investment revolves around local, national and international campaigns on free-trade and investment negotiations and agreements. A new wave of free trade agreements and investment treaties are shaping and influencing the direction of Asia’s developing economies in a way that has led to the erosion of rights, livelihoods and natural environments of local communities in rural and urban areas, contributing to the further marginalization of already marginalized farmers, workers, urban poor, indigenous peoples, women and children. Read more

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[Intervention at the RCEP Stakeholder Engagement during the 23rd Round of RCEP negotiations in Bangkok, Thailand, 23 July 2018] It is a privilege to address trade negotiators from the 16 RCEP countries this afternoon. It is a privilege not only because only a few of us from civil society organizatio …

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On the 20th of July 2018, 25 civil society organizations in Thailand in the sectors of health, agriculture, fishery, environment, internet, labor rights, women rights and climate change convened a meeting on the impact of RCEP and CPTPP. We have several serious concerns over the both trade agreement …

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“I feel unsafe. I always lose things, even clothes. Clothes get stolen when being dried. If we have money to buy good (valuable) things and keep them in the room, we have to be watchful.” While the garment and textile industry remains one of the major sectors contributing to Cambodia’s rapid economi …

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Public Statement, 4 June 2018 The US based Multinational Corporation (MNC) Walmart’s acquisition of Flipkart undermines India’s economic and digital sovereignty and the livelihood of millions in India. If the $ 16 billion deal goes through, two US companies (the other being Amazon) will dominate Ind …

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3 May 2018, Singapore: Trade officials from 16 countries that are negotiating the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) are meeting in Singapore this week to advance this ambitious mega-Free Trade Agreement (FTA), however civil society has been shut out.Civil society has worked hard to …

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  On May Day 2018, workers from Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and the Philippines send these messages to the world: No to Endo / short-term contracts Strong Pro-Labor Laws Just living wages and benefits Freedom from exploitation Rights to assemble and association Social security and welfar …

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ឯកសារនេះបង្ហាញពីទិដ្ឋភាពទូទៅនៃនិន្នាការវិនិយោគនៅក្នុងតំបន់ទន្លេមេគង្គ ពីការផ្លាស់ប្តូរច្បាប់ និងគោលនយោបាយ ដែលបានធ្វើឡើងដើម្បីសម្របសម្រួលដល់ការវិនិយោគខ្នាតធំរបស់អន្តរជាតិ និងក្នុងស្រុក និងបង្ហាញពីផលប៉ះពាល់នៃការវិនិយោគបែបនេះ ទៅលើតំបន់សេដ្ឋកិច្ចពិសេស (SEZs) ជាពិសេសទៅលើលក្ខខណ្ឌរស់នៅ និងលក្ខខណ្ឌការងាររបស …

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របាយការណ៍សិក្សាស្រាវជ្រាវស្តីពី “តំបន់សេដ្ឋកិច្ចពិសេស (SEZs) និង​ការទាញយកតម្លៃពីតំបន់មេគង្គ ករណីសិក្សាមួយលើការគ្រប់គ្រង និងការកេងប្រវ័ញ្ចដីធ្លី និងកម្លាំងពលកម្មក្នុងតំបន់សេដ្ឋកិច្ចពិសេសកម្ពុជា និងមីយ៉ាន់ម៉ា” បានធ្វើការសិក្សាលើករណីសិក្សាចំនួនពីរលើតំបន់សេដ្ឋកិច្ចពិសេសក្នុងប្រទេសកម្ពុជា និងប្រទេសមីយ៉ាន …

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Focus on the Global South, Statement on the failure of MC11 in Buenos Aires   The failure of the WTO talks in Buenos Aires to produce any substantial outcome is a victory for the people. This is a clear and significant pushback against the WTO and its anti-development, expansionist agenda. …

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For Immediate release “Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and Value Extraction from the Mekong: A Case Study on the Control and Exploitation of Land and Labour
 in Cambodia and Myanmar SEZs” Co-organized by: Paung Ku, Dawei Development Association (DDA), Tavoyan Women’s Union (TWU), Myanmar SEZs’Watch, E …

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