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Fachdialog: Umsteigen bitte! Faire Beschaffung von E-Fahrzeugen

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Konferenz: Monopolmacht gemeinsam zurückdrängen in Frankfurt am Main

11.11.2023 | Konferenz in Frankfurt am Main am 10. und 11.11.2023

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Workshop: Corporate Accountability/Corporate Power & trade policy

14.12.2005: Workshop in Hongkong von Somo, IATP, AAI und WEED über die Konzernagenda im Agrar- und Dienstleistungshandel

How big business benefits from the agriculture and GATS agreements

14 December, 14.00 - 17.00 h. NGO Centre at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Room E

Organised by SOMO and IATP, co-sponsored by AAI and WEED

First part, 14.00-15.30:
Analysis from new research about corporate interests:

  • How the GATS negotiations impact on sustainable agriculture
  • How globalisation of supermarkets affects small farmers, with case study on Indonesia
  • How corporate interests benefit from agriculture and GATS
  • How food corporations successfully lobby the WTO negotiations


  1. Myriam Vander Stichele, Centre for Research on Multinationals -SOMO
  2. Lutfiyah Hanim, Institute for Global Justice -IGJ
  3. Tobias Reichert, Institute for Trade Policy - IATP
  4. Marita Wiggerthale, World Economy, Ecology and Development -WEED
  5. Christina Deckwirth, WEED/Seattle to Brussels Network -S2B

Second part, 15.30 - 16.55: Discussion and preparing further action:

  • What are participants experiences on the concerns raised?
  • What messages can be sent to NGOs, politicians and WTO negotiators?
  • How participants can take up issues of the corporate agenda and the impact of GATS negotiations in their activities?
  • Planning of further information sharing, activities and action

The analysis and discussions will be based on new reports that will be presented at the workshop:

  • Who is reaping the fruit? - Critical Issues in the fresh fruit and vegetable sector, SOMO
  • The impact of GATS on agriculture, IATP
  • The trade agenda of European agribusiness - The interests of the food sector in current WTO agriculture negotiations, WEED/ AbL
  • The EU corporate trade agenda - The role and the interests of corporations and their lobby groups in trade policy-making in the European Union, WEED/S2B Network

For further information, contact: Myriam Vander Stichele,