Tagged: Free Trade

NEWS: South Africa: Turf War Between Beer Giants

Heineken is gearing up to increase their share and loosen AB InBev’s grip of the South African Beer market in the ongoing turf war. AB InBev currently dominates the South African Beer market accounting for 88% of South Africa’s beer volumes and 86% of beer value. To compete with AB InBev, Heineken is gearing up. Recently Heineken invested in its Sedibeng brewery near Johannesburg…

NEWS: Big Alcohol: Liquor Giants Create Global Lobby Group

Liquor giants join forces to create the new lobby group “World Spirits Alliance”. Some of the world’s largest liquor makers and trade associations unite to form the World Spirits Alliance (WSA), a global lobbying front group that aims to protect the profit interests of distillery businesses…

NEWS: Sri Lanka: Exploring Global Industry Pressures on Health

At a recent event entitled ‘Global Health Outlook: Challenges and Implications for Sri Lanka’ hosted by the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) the speakers in attendance explored the linkages between health and global politics.In the discussion the extent to which addressing the health issues plaguing Sri Lanka requires diplomacy and international cooperation to deal with forces that extend beyond the confines of national borders was highlighted…

NEWS: New Booklet: Unhealthy Side Effects Of CETA

Through 12 concise points and 6 poignant case studies by organisations such as the University of Manchester, the International Federation of Medical Students’ Association (IFMSA), the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL), the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), IOGT International and the Health and Trade Network, this booklet aims to expose the toll CETA would take on public health…

PRESS RELEASE: Over 450 European, Canadian Civil Society Groups Urge Legislators To Reject CETA

IOGT International together with over 450 public interest groups from across Europe and Canada today urged legislators to vote against the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). They joined forces to defend people and planet against the threats posed by the EU-Canada agreement, which still needs to be ratified by the European Parliament. Should EU parliamentarians give the trade deal the green light, ratification votes in EU member states would follow…

OPEN LETTER: European, Canadian Civil Society Groups Call For Rejection Of CETA

IOGT International, together with over 450 public interest groups from across Europe and Canada today urged legislators to vote against the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). They joined forces to defend people and planet against the threats posed by the EU-Canada agreement, which still needs to be ratified by the European Parliament. Should EU parliamentarians give the trade deal the green light, ratification votes in EU member states would follow…

NEWS: New Dutch Referendum To Challenge CETA

New Dutch referendum looms targeting EU-Canada trade and investment pact
Dutch activists announced they have garnered nearly two-thirds of the signatures needed to force the government to hold a referendum on the new EU-Canada trade and investment pact (CETA), in what may prove a fresh setback to the deal…

NEWS: Ireland: Alcohol Bill Opposed By 11 EU Countries

Eleven European Union member countries have reportedly opposed Ireland’s draft alcohol bill. The proposed Public Health Alcohol Bill includes provisions to ban broadcasting of alcohol ads before 9 PM local time, labels with calorie counts and health warnings, as well as prevention of the sale of extremely cheap alcohol…