Negotiations

CETA’s bitter taste for European food and agriculture

21-Sep-2017IATP IATP | 21 September 2017 CETA’s bitter taste for European Food and Agriculture Today, most of the EU-Canadian free trade agreement known as CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement) provisionally comes into force. It’s provisional because should even one of the 28 EU member states refuse to ratify it—the deal could collapse. "Most of the agreement” will be implemented except certain key parts to which both member states and the European Union must legally consent. These key parts are (...)


Key issues

International litigator imposes $700m fine on Pakistan in rental power plants case

21-Sep-2017 Daily PakistanFinancially-strapped Pakistan has been imposed with a staggering $700 million in a damages suit by the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) regarding rental power plants case.

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