Trade and investments

Political article
20.12.2015

WTO Conference: Crumbs for the South

The WTO Ministerial Conference held in December 2015 in Nairobi has acknowledged the division among Members over the Doha Round as well as "new issues".
Résumé
5.11.2015

No free trade with China without human rights

Switzerland negotiated a free trade agreement with China between January 2010 and July 2013. Swiss NGOs, including Alliance Sud, urged the Federal Council to ensure that the agreement include respect for and promotion of human rights.
Article AS news
5.4.2015

CETA: Carte blanche for the private sector?

States are to have less regulatory powers, whereas foreign investors will be able to file suits against legislative changes. The new free trade agreement between the EU and Canada is alarming.
Article AS news
12.12.2014

Investment protection agreements being disputed

Ever more countries are denouncing their investment protection agreements. South Africa has stopped renewing them as they expire, including the one with Switzerland.
Article AS news
30.9.2014

TTIP, TISA and TTP – world trade revolution?

The industrialized countries are increasingly turning their backs on WTO multilateralism. It is being replaced by regional and thematic mega-agreements. And this, much to the detriment of emerging and least developed countries.
Article AS news
30.6.2014

Did someone say foreign policy coherence?

Switzerland is negotiating a free trade agreement with Malaysia in the framework of the EFTA. The topics should also include the rights of indigenous people, environmental degradation and rampant corruption.
Position
20.6.2014

TISA: on the way to unlimited deregulation

Like a steamroller, the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) could flatten almost every sphere of services. Alliance Sud has published a position paper.
Article AS news
10.12.2013

Double-edged sword for poor countries

Today, no product is any longer produced from start to finish in a single country, components often come from all directions. How can the least developed countries be helped not to lose out in global production chains?
Article AS news
10.4.2013

Guidelines needed for the run on Myanmar

Investors sense a new El Dorado in commodity-rich Myanmar. Switzerland too is rapidly expanding its economic relations. How can the course be so set that the influx of capital contributes to sustainable development?

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