African Civic Orgs Opposing Free Trade Agrmt with EU

In class warfare, Economic Justice, International politics, International Public Health, International Trade, Labor, Laws & Regulation, US Politics on September 26, 2006 at 9:59 pm

Courtesy of Poverty News Blog:

NAIROBI, Sept 26 (Reuters) – African countries risk sinking further into poverty if the European Union pushes ahead with new free trade deals that could harm local industry and farming by unfair competition, non-governmental aid groups said on Tuesday.


Three non-governmental bodies — ACORD, EcoNews Africa and Oxfam — said they would petition the EU and African countries attending trade talks in the Indian Ocean city of Mombasa on Wednesday to address their concerns over fair trade deals. [read it all]


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