Negotiations

Workers call on governments to defend the public interest and reject RCEP

24-Sep-2017 Trade unions and people’s organisations’ representatives reject RCEP in response to RCEP Ministerial meeting in Manila


Key issues

Farmland investments are finding their way to international arbitration

22-Sep-2017 IISDSwedish investor EcoDevelopment registered a claim at the ICSID against the Tanzanian government for revoking a land title amid concerns over the impact on local communities and a wildlife sanctuary.

Texts of agreements

14-Sep-2017  | EU-Japan FTA - EU negotiating mandate (Nov 2012) As released by the European Council
21-Jul-2017  | EU-Mexico FTA - EU text proposals (July 2017) All texts as available as of 18 July 2017
14-Jul-2017  | EU-Japan FTA - draft chapters (July 2017) 19 draft chapters, as released by the European Commission
28-Jun-2017  | EU-Japan - mandate (Jul 2012) As leaked by Greenpeace (in German)

Comments

10-Sep-2017  Govt will lose gold mine dispute due to Article 44 use: academics
Bryan Mercurio: So the government will not lose because, as the journalist writes " ISDS process was designed to protect corporations’ interests", but more so for
2-Sep-2017  TPP free trade: Much opposition from Canadians
Pamela Mac Neil: I have to really wonder who our government is really supporting, because it certainly isn’t the Canadian people. Trudeau is adament about keeping
24-Aug-2017  Neelam Deo on EU-India’s perplexing relationship: Trade, Europe’s hypocrisy and China concern
linda kaucher: There is no reference to Mode 4 in this interview which is surely always the main demand of India: it was in the years of negotiating an EU/India