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Africa’s "grand" FTA negotiation progressing well: SADC officials | 17-August-2014

Negotiations to set up a grand free trade zone encompassing 26 countries in eastern and southern Africa are progressing well and may be completed in 2015, a year before schedule, SADC officials reveal.

Don’t let Americans put hormones and pesticides in our dinner, warns Jamie Oliver as he launches latest food offensive | 17-August-2014

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is planning a campaign to stop British food standards being lowered to allow American food imports pumped full of pesticides and hormones into the UK under TTIP.

Ce que révèle la version fuitée de l’accord de libre-échange Europe/Canada | 17-August-2014

Parmi les dispositions les plus controversées figure le mécanisme de règlement des différends investisseurs-Etats (ISDS)

TTIP, poder ilimitado a las multinacionales | 15-August-2014

Hace un año que la UE y los EEUU comenzaron las negociaciones para un Acuerdo de Libre Comercio e Inversión, conocido como TTIP. Este Acuerdo, negociado en secreto, poco tiene que ver con un acuerdo comercial tradicional. Su objetivo declarado va más allá de la eliminación de aranceles y de la apertura de mercados.

TLC de Suiza con Costa Rica y Panamá entrará en vigor el 29 de agosto | 15-August-2014

El acuerdo de libre comercio de Suiza con Costa Rica y Panamá entrará en vigor el próximo día 29 y se espera que su puesta en marcha facilité los intercambios comerciales entre las partes firmantes, comunicó el ministerio de Economía de la Confederación Helvética.

EU sugar industry fears import pressures In TTIP talks | 15-August-2014

Europe’s sugar industry fears there could be sugar imports from the combined US and Mexican market if sugar is becomes part of the ongoing Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership negotiations.

EU-Canada trade deal leak ‘ridicules’ TTIP consultation, campaigners say | 15-August-2014

The leaked EU-Canada trade agreement contains a controversial chapter on investor-state disputes settlement that is substantially unchanged from previous drafts that were used as a basis for the EU’s recently held public consultation.

Minera Bear Creek Mining iniciará arbitraje internacional contra el Perú | 14-August-2014

La empresa dijo que aunque mantiene su compromiso de continuar las negociaciones con el Gobierno peruano para buscar una “solución amistosa”, es necesario iniciar un arbitraje para preservar los derechos de Bear Creek en el marco del Tratado de Libre Comercio (TLC) entre Canadá y Perú.

Advierten sobre impacto de TLC de Canadá con Colombia y Honduras | 14-August-2014

Organizaciones civiles y grupos de derechos humanos expresaron aquí su preocupación por los efectos negativos que podrían generar los tratados de libre comercio (TLC) que Canadá tiene hoy con Colombia y Honduras.

Sánchez, eurodiputada de Podemos, apuesta por "frenar" el Tratado Transatlántico | 14-August-2014

La eurodiputada cartagenera de Podemos, Lola Sánchez, ha afirmado que uno de sus objetivos en el Parlamento Europeo será "frenar" el Tratado Transatlántico de Comercio e Inversión con Estados Unidos (TTIP).

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Key issues
  • Demand for cross-border movement of professional manpower increasing in FTA talks | 13-August-2014
  • Bear Creek announces its intent to commence an arbitration against Peru - Santa Ana dispute | 12-August-2014
  • Why developing host countries sign increasingly strict investment agreements | 5-August-2014
  • The era of mega-arbitration: International court rules against Russia in $50 billion decision | 30-July-2014
  • GIs becoming growing cheese trade barrier | 30-July-2014
  • Maldives to boycott Israeli products, annul bilateral agreements | 22-July-2014
  • recent multimedia

    Drafts and done deals
  • 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
  • Australia-Japan FTA (2014) | 13-July-2014
  • Links
  • Education and TTIP | 31-July-2014
  • #TTIP #TAFTA Watch | 22-July-2014
  • The consumer view on TTIP | 17-July-2014
  • Treat the treaty [FR/EN] | 16-July-2014
  • Stop the TTIP: European Citizen’s Initiative | 14-July-2014
  • Youtube > TTIP | 21-June-2014

  • Comments
    US trade officials say it’s their way or the highway on TPP | 21-August-2014
    Bernard k. Gordon: The title of this report does not comport with the facts as contained in the report. The US acted in good faith, in a way specifically designed to promote sound environmental goals related to forestry. Those goals were supported by the U.S. Congress ...
    War of the FTAs | 21-August-2014
    Bernard k. Gordon: A biased and ill-informed report. Among many other problems, it misstates the original goals of the WTO, and it totally ignores the facts surrounding the creation of the TPP. It is in essence a scare-tactic report that does not warrant serious atten ...
    Africa’s "grand" FTA negotiation progressing well: SADC officials | 20-August-2014
    Professor Gilbert NMO Morris: Free Trade Zones, secured by Free Trade Agreements are as notoriously popular as they are infamously over-rated. The problem is not the intention of the designers. It is rather a lack of intention or design sufficiently imagined, implemented and man ...
    Don’t let Americans put hormones and pesticides in our dinner, warns Jamie Oliver as he launches latest food offensive | 19-August-2014
    John: In 1969 I worked in the USA for 6 months. During that time I gained a lot of weight which I lost after return to the UK. My GP claimed that it may have been due to the growth hormones fed to USA cattle getting into the human food chain which was dis ...
    EU-Canada trade deal leak ‘ridicules’ TTIP consultation, campaigners say | 15-August-2014
    anonymous: The notion that investors are greedy and governments and national courts work solely in people's interest is wrong. There are EU member states where corruption is rife and whose governments, legislatures and courts aren't trusted by their ...
    TTIP won’t let big banks wriggle out of regulations, EU negotiators insist | 12-August-2014
    Chris: Where does TiSA fit in? It would be easy to make such assurances about TTIP if the "more secret" TiSA services deal was in fact where the worst was hidden. Wikileaks published documents in June which show TiSA mandating a very high level o ...
    SADC signs EPA with EU | 11-August-2014
    Marc Maes: The above article makes the common mistake to confuse 'siging" and "initialling": initialling is done by the chief negotiators, signing by the governments and ratification by the heads of state usually after the approval of the p ...
    TTIP: battle of the choirs | 4-August-2014
    Owen Ramos: Didn't mind the second guys... thought they were pretty dang good.
    AFTINET on ISDS | 13-Aug-2014