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Business groups lobby to resurrect FTAA | 2-November-2005

Dozens of business groups from throughout the Americas are urging regional governments to adopt economic and trade reforms to give a boost to upcoming World Trade Organisation talks and a stalled regional free trade agreement.


The FTAA and its babies | 2-November-2005

From November 4-5th, 2005, the heads of state of 34 countries in the Americas will meet in Mar del Plata, Argentina, to push the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) forward. One big issue at the helm this year are the bilaterals - otherwise known as the FTAA’s babies - which establish free trade agreements on smaller scales.


Trade liberalization challenges post-CAFTA | 2-November-2005

This CRS report for US Congress analyses some of the
challenges that became apparent in the aftermath of a divisive trade debate and how they
could affect consideration of future trade agreements.


FTAA talks divide Latin American countries | 1-November-2005

The talks on a future Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) have divided Latin American states into different interest groups prior to the 4th Summit of the Americas to be held in Argentina on Nov. 4-5.


US official urges Taiwan to do more on FTA | 1-November-2005

"The ball is in Taiwan’s court. It’s not enough simply to say that we want an FTA."


Chavez: Bush beats dead horse with FTAA | 1-November-2005

Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez has accused his US counterpart George W Bush of trying to restore the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA), which is a dead project, he asserted.


US designates new Qualifying Industrial Zone in Egypt | 31-October-2005

United States trade representative Rob Portman designated on Monday a new Qualifying Industrial Zone (QIZ) in Egypt and approved the expansion of two existing zones.


Trade deals mushroom, with or without WTO | 31-October-2005

A World Trade Organization ministerial meeting in Hong Kong in December is looming as key to the shape of free trade in Asia in the 21st century as countries within the region intensify their interest in integrating their markets.


Egypt, Israel enhance US free trade accord | 31-October-2005

Egypt and Israel have agreed to expand the scope of an agreement which allows Egypt to export products containing a quota of Israeli components to the United States free of customs duties.


Porque defender el agro y la seguridad alimentaria frente al TLC | 31-October-2005

Es una vergüenza nacional que estemos importante café, el producto base de la construcción y desarrollo de la economia agraria y la economia nacional en su conjunto. Es el presagio de los malos vientos que se vienen con la libre importación de café no solo en grano, sino tambien, procesado, con la firma del TLC con E.U.


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Key issues
  • Australia shouldn’t sacrifice food safety standards for free trade | 23-October-2014
  • Stronger plant variety protection may threaten the right to food | 22-October-2014
  • Big Tobacco puts Uruguay on trial | 22-October-2014
  • Intellectual property protection is hurting Ebola victims | 21-October-2014
  • Indonesia challenges Australian cigarette packaging laws | 16-October-2014
  • The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: A brief history of an agenda for corporate plunder | 15-October-2014
  • recent multimedia

    Drafts and done deals
  • EU-Singapore FTA - draft investment chapter (Oct 2014) | 17-October-2014
  • TPP: draft IP chapter (May 2014) | 16-October-2014
  • EU-US FTA (TTIP) - EU negotiating mandate (2013) | 9-October-2014
  • EU-US FTA (TTIP) - draft EU chemicals offer (Sep 2014) | 2-October-2014
  • AÉCG UE-Canada (texte consolidé, sep 2014) | 30-September-2014
  • EU-Canada FTA (consolidated text, Sep 2014) | 26-September-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
    Guatemalan court suspends "Monsanto Law" | 25-October-2014
    Alex : The biggest problem with ge seeds and the above mentioned re-seeding is that ge or gm plants produce infertile seeds so collecting seeds wont work as they will not germinate ,thereby allowing more seed to be purchased EACH CROP that needs to be plan ...
    Guatemalan court suspends "Monsanto Law" | 25-October-2014
    david schlosser: Do NOT let big American Agro-business bully you. Save your seeds and do as you have done for centuries. You are smarter than the Americans and every other nation that buys into the hype and grandness of Monsanto. Guatemala; show the world you will n ...
    Guatemalan court suspends "Monsanto Law" | 25-October-2014
    Toni: Good for you for standing up to Corporate Greed. Keep your people safe from the ooison they are trying to feed you. 1/2 of my family in the US has gotten cancer, all different kinds, all parts of the country. Don't let them bring it to you. It& ...
    TTIP Day One | 25-October-2014
    Spielburg: Brilliant video, if these types of deals are for the benefit of society, why must they be done in the dark? Do they think all people are stupid sheeple and must be treated as sheep? These big corporations are too big and too controlling. This needs ...
    Guatemalan court suspends "Monsanto Law" re: growing unauthorised seed | 25-October-2014
    M.G.: Countersue ! YES! They, (monsanto) just jumped your fence, and PLANTED THEIR SEEDS ON YOUR LAND! That is called TRESPASSING! You did not invite them, and they just did major harm by poisoning YOUR LAND. FRIKKING DO SOMETHING!!!!
    Guatemalan court suspends "Monsanto Law" | 25-October-2014
    Tom J. Deiters: I like to point out that it is the indigenous people of Mexico and Central American (predominantly called: The Maya) who more then 3000 years ago were able to hybridize two indigenous grasses into what is now called Maize (corn). It is a horrendous ...
    Guatemalan court suspends "Monsanto Law" | 25-October-2014
    Charles Batten: Not ONLY inHUMANE, it is CRIMINAL for monsanto to seek to patent property 'rights' over plant varieties. ESPECIALLY as they will NOT be exercising due control of the CONTANIMATION to other plants which WILL spread from 'their' do ...
    Guatemalan court suspends "Monsanto Law" re: growing unauthorised seed | 25-October-2014
    Toni: Corporations have deep pockets and an army of lawyers; individuals from a poor village don't stand a chance because they don't have the means to fight.

    TTIP Day One | 16-Oct-2014

    TTIP Jour Un | 16-Oct-2014

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