Trade Workshop at the PNW People Over Profit APEC Counter-Summit

Start: Saturday, July 29, 2023 1:00 PM

End: Saturday, July 29, 2023 2:30 PM

Trade Justice Workshop at the PNW People Over Profit APEC Counter-Summit

People Over Profits in Indo-Pacific Trade!

Many of the countries involved in the Asia Pacific Economic Forum (APEC) meetings in Seattle this summer are also part of the ongoing Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) trade negotiations.  IPEF already includes fourteen countries, and between them, it would set rules governing approximately 40% of the world's economy. More countries are expected to join IPEF, too, and it is likely to become the template for additional U.S. trade deals across the Americas, Africa, and beyond.  

If big corporations get their way, IPEF will set rules that facilitate more offshoring of good-paying jobs, increased exploitation of workers abroad, rip-and-ship resource extraction that accelerates global warming and deregulation for Big Tech in areas like consumer privacy, AI accountability, and anti-monopoly.  

Join the Washington Fair Trade Coalition and local labor, environmental, digital rights, and other organizers to learn more about the status of the IPEF negotiations; the struggle between corporate-driven trade rules and people’s interests; and what you can do to make a difference!  

Part of a larger People’s Summit with additional workshops on the rights of workers, women, migrants, and the planet.  Suggested donation of $15 - $50; no one turned away for lack of funds.

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