The intense international campaign for the unconditional release of the 14 protesters charged in the aftermath of the protest activities against the December WTO Ministerial in Hong Kong has achieved a major success.
This sequel to the “Tailored for Sharks” report delves deeper into the role the World Trade Organization (WTO) and its legal system play in the corporate architecture that benefits and protects interests of Transnational Corporations (TNCs); details concrete examples of TNCs behind trade disputes; and presents the post-Bali corporate roadmap.
An exciting development in recent years is the number of new South-South inter-governmental alliances that are emerging to defend their interests and challenge the bias of the current global trade and investment regime.
The controversial General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) of the World Trade Organisation has generated major social concern about the implications for the equitable provision of basic public services.
The proposed EU-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement aims for reciprocal and progressive liberalization of substantially all goods and services. The EU-ASEAN FTA Campaign initiated in 2007 a research project that would examine the nature and scope of EU-ASEAN Relations. This report consists of studies of Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.