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Taiwan, S. Korea may sign investment treaty ’soon’ | 29-September-2014

In an exclusive interview with the United Daily News, South Korea’s representative to Taiwan stated that the majority of the contents in the agreement have been shaped while both sides have yet to agree on a few fragments.


Battle Royal in Brussels - backroom ’trade’ deals under fire | 29-September-2014

Europeans are in uproar at chaotic attempts by the EU presidency to rush through ’secret courts’ for investors to sue governments who try to protect their citizens and public services.


Trojan horse trade deal could increase GM food and crops in Europe | 29-September-2014

Fears are growing that the proposed EU-US trade deal (known as TTIP) will lead to food contaminated with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) being allowed into Europe for human consumption, despite public reassurances that food safety standards would be maintained


US-led trade bloc seen to harm Philippines | 29-September-2014

The Philippines stands to lose some of its major markets if it will not be able to join the United States-led Trans-Pacific Partnership trade bloc, a US-based economist said.


China offers FTA to Turkey | 29-September-2014

China offered Turkey a free trade agreement (FTA) during a meeting of the foreign ministers of the two countries, Wang Yi and Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, in New York last week at the United Nations General Assembly.


Job gains from TTIP would be minimal | 27-September-2014

The impact of the TTIP on employment in Europe and the US would be minimal, or even negative, says economist Dean Baker.


The dangers of more bilateral FTAs | 26-September-2014

Reaction to pronouncements made by Trade Undersecretary Adrian Cristobal, Jr on Philippines interest to pursue more bilateral free trade agreements.


Harper, EU leaders celebrate trade deal they haven’t sealed | 26-September-2014

Negotiators finish 5 years of CETA talks, but uncertain ratification, political sales job lie ahead.


New German objections threaten Canada-EU trade deal | 26-September-2014

“It is utterly clear that we reject these investment protection rules,” German Economics Minister Sigmar Gabriel told parliament in Berlin


Representantes de Unasur analizan Acuerdo Constitutivo del Centro de Solución de Controversias en Materia de Inversiones | 25-September-2014

La XI Reunión del Grupo de Trabajo de Expertos de Alto Nivel de Solución de Controversias en Materia de Inversiones de Unasur se realiza en Quito, del 23 al 26 de septiembre, en el Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Movilidad Humana


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Key issues
  • Trading away access to medicines "revisited" | 29-September-2014
  • Why the climate movement cannot ignore trade | 25-September-2014
  • Ces entreprises qui attaquent des Etats en justice | 23-September-2014
  • Gold Reserve says awarded $740.3 mln in Venezuela Brisas arbitration | 23-September-2014
  • Australia: Harper review recommends scrutiny of trade agreement IP clauses | 22-September-2014
  • The international implications of the Philip Morris branding battle in Uruguay | 20-September-2014
  • recent multimedia

    Drafts and done deals
  • EU-Canada FTA (consolidated text, Sep 2014) | 26-September-2014
  • EU-Ecuador FTA (2014) | 24-September-2014
  • EU-Canada FTA (CETA) (complete leak, 11 Sep 2014) | 11-September-2014
  • EU-Canada FTA (CETA) (consolidated draft, 1 Aug 2014) | 13-August-2014
  • EU-ECOWAS EPA (draft, Feb 2014) | 13-August-2014
  • Japan-Iraq BIT (2012) | 30-July-2014
  • Links
  • RQIC | 22-September-2014
  • Stop TTIP-CETA-TiSA Day of Action 11Oct | 11-September-2014
  • TTIP-info-verkosto | 28-August-2014
  • TTIP-unfairhandelbar | 28-August-2014
  • TTIP Stoppen | 28-August-2014
  • #noTTIP | 28-August-2014

  • Comments
    The international implications of the Philip Morris branding battle in Uruguay | 25-September-2014
    Eduardo : The Board of Directors and main owners of Philip Morris shoud go to jail and pay Public Health expenses in the countries they sell their toxic product!
    Nuevo revés para Monsanto en Costa Rica | 19-September-2014
    César Zamora: Siempre se confunde lo que significa adquirir la exclusividad, sobre lo que una persona desarrolla con la autorización para comercializar. La siembra de transgénicos en Guatemala está prohibida, excepto cuando es para investigació ...
    EU must tear up association agreement with Israel | 13-September-2014
    Bernard K. Gordon: A very misguided comment was posted on your site, recommending that the EU-Israel trade agreement be "torn up." As many, many long and directly-experienced American commentators have pointed out, the record of Hamas during the Israel/Hamas ...
    Bilateral Investment Treaty to lure US companies to India, says expert | 12-September-2014
    Muthucumaraswamy Sornarajah: It is a myth that investment treaties attract foreign investment. There are no studies which conclusively prove this assumption. What we know is that the existing Indian BITs have enabled disgruntled investors to bring arbitrations against India. Th ...
    US dairy groups oppose Canadian market access restrictions | 9-September-2014
    Harvey Dann: I read with great interest your article on cheese imports into Canada. It is unfortunate that this happened for everyone concerned. Perhaps everyone needs to take a look at COOL (Country of Origin Labelling) and how some segments of your industry an ...
    US back ECOWAS’ efforts to attain borderless trade status | 4-September-2014
    Rosi DeJean: The overall evidence of free trade has failed to support economic development in any of the countries under the Free Trade Act. The evidence has supported a rise in poverty in those regions, especially reviewing the Caribbean islands (Haiti, Jamaica ...
    Government moves to protect rooibos in EU — eight years on | 4-September-2014
    JACK: FINALLY Someone gets some Backbone
    Guatemalan court suspends "Monsanto Law" | 4-September-2014
    chantal theroux: Wow!!you impress me people of guatemala!!here in canada we think that you are a very intelligent nation don't let them take a your land and poisonne it!!! Lots of love keep fighting!!!!:)
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