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La salud en ascuas, ¡La salud no es negociable! | 17-November-2005

Uno de los temas más espinosos de la negociación del TLC con los
EEUU, es el que hace relación con la propiedad intelectual, sobre
todo en lo atinente a los medicamentos. La posición de los
negociadores de los Estados Unidos en las diferentes rondas ha sido
inflexible e intransigente en este acápite, como también en lo
tocante con los sectores agropecuario y avícola

A dos años de suscribirse el TLC con EE.UU | 17-November-2005

Como era dable de suponer progresivamente EE.UU. va aumentando las exigencias para que se cumpla con las normas de “propiedad intelectual”, que establece ventajas monopólicas para los consorcios que controlan determinados avances científico-técnicos

Ecuador: el peor momento para el TLC | 17-November-2005

El TLC, alternativa al ALCA, iniciativa norteamericana de hace una década, al parecer sepultada en la última Cumbre del Mar del Plata, producto de la reacción contundente de varios países, opuestos a inmiscuirse en un nuevo plan de explotación y dominación

EU group sees regional deals’ potential | 17-November-2005

European Union (EU) trade organisations have called for regional free trade agreements to complement World Trade Organisation negotiations for a global open market.

Israel seeks free trade agreement with Mercosur bloc | 17-November-2005

At the end of last week, Minister of Finance and Industry, Trade and Labor Ehud Olmert met with Brazil’s State of Sao Paolo Governor Geraldo Alckmin in order to promote a free trade region with the Mercosur bloc (Mercado Comun del Sur), comprising Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay. The signing of a framework agreement is expected in December.

FTA between Singapore and Kuwait "a matter of time" — Tarmugi | 17-November-2005

The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Singapore and Kuwait is "a matter of time" as there are some outstanding issues surrounding such agreements that would have to be resolved, a senior Singaporean official revealed on Thursday.

India, look ahead: A two-pronged strategy for boosting trade | 17-November-2005

The current state of play in the Doha Round negotiations underlines the importance of stronger bilateral and regional trading agreements for India. As of now, India has concluded trading agreements with Sri Lanka, Thailand and Singapore. In the regional context, Safta and Bimstec are yet to really takeoff.

US ’Big Brother’ attitude in FTAs draws criticism | 17-November-2005

Arabs attending a conference in Bahrain blasted yesterday Washington’s "Big Brother" attitude in bilateral Free Trade Agreements, saying they are political tools to serve US interests rather than enhance economic prosperity in the region.

Singapore-Panama FTA on track for progress | 17-November-2005

Singapore’s plans to sign a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Panama remain on track.

Democrats and labor leaders balk at lack of workers rights under CAFTA | 17-November-2005

Democratic members of Congress and labor leaders say they want the Bush administration to move away from CAFTA’s failed trade model or face another tough battle in Congress.

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    Drafts and done deals
  • 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
  • Japan-Mozambique BIT (2013) | 30-July-2014
  • EU-US FTA (TTIP) - draft SPS chapter (June 2014) | 24-July-2014
  • Links
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  • TTIP Stoppen | 28-August-2014
  • #noTTIP | 28-August-2014
  • Education and TTIP | 31-July-2014

  • Comments
    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!!!!:)
    S&D Group president Gianni Pittella: "We oppose ISDS mechanism in EU-Canada trade deal" | 1-September-2014
    read: So, states should be allowed to inflict multi-billion dollar fines on corporations trough state institutions and courts, but corporations should not be allowed to sue governments for expropriation, backward-enforced laws and other populist transgres ...