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New leak of TPP consolidated text on intellectual property provides details of pandering to drug companies and publishers | 16-October-2014

KEI’s first impression in reading the document is the extent to which the United States has sought hundreds of changes in intellectual property norms, some small and subtle, others blunt and aggressive, nearly of all of which favor big corporate right holders, and undermine the public’s freedom to use knowledge.

Des ALE avec la Chine, le Vietnam et la Nouvelle-Zélande avant la fin de l’année ? | 16-October-2014

La Corée du Sud a indiqué ce jeudi qu’elle s’efforcerait de conclure des accords de libre-échange (ALE) avec la Chine, le Vietnam et la Nouvelle-Zélande d’ici à la fin de cette année.

Europe: un accord commercial avec le Kenya | 16-October-2014

Le Kenya a signé un Accord de partenariat économique (APE) avec l’Union européenne (UE), qui permet aux exportateurs locaux de fleurs coupées et de produits horticoles de reprendre le commerce, a déclaré, mardi, le ministère des Affaires étrangères.

Vietnam to spend nearly $5bn on meat, animal feed material imports in 2014 | 16-October-2014

Vietnam is forecast to spend as much as US$4.5 billion on imports of animal feed material, plus another $400 million on cattle and poultry meat shipments this year, a trend that will grow under TPP.

US, Sri Lanka sign trade and investment agreement to boost bilateral trade | 16-October-2014

Sri Lanka and the United States inked a joint trade and investment agreement on Wednesday in Colombo.

S. Korea pushes to strike FTAs with China, Vietnam, New Zealand this year | 16-October-2014

South Korea said Thursday it will push to conclude free trade agreements (FTA) with China, Vietnam and New Zealand before the year’s end.

EU-Singapore investment talks concluded, says EU Trade Chief | 16-October-2014

The European Union and Singapore have finally concluded negotiations over a bilateral investment agreement, EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht has told EU Trade Insights in an exclusive interview.

Access denied: MEPs stage TTIP reading room demonstration | 15-October-2014

MEPs staged a peaceful demonstration in front of the TTIP Reading Room in the European Parliament today, in a bid to highlight the lack of transparency surrounding the EU-US trade talks.

Tom Kucharz: «El TTIP es un ataque sin precedentes contra derechos sociales y laborales» | 15-October-2014

Ha pasado estos días por Hego Euskal Herria para explicar lo que va a suponer el Tratado de Libre Comercio entre Estados Unidos y la Unión Europea, conocido por las siglas TTIP. Más poder para las multinacionales. A su juicio, ambas potencias pretenden crear «una OTAN económica» para garantizar los intereses del poder capitalista. Es optimista en poder parar esta nueva agresión neoliberal.

Columna de opinión de Almudena Grandes sobre el TTIP: "Alarma" | 15-October-2014

Todo lo malo que hayamos sido capaces de pensar alguna vez, se va cumpliendo sin remedio.

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Key issues
  • 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
  • ConocoPhillips files for arbitration against PDVSA for contractual compensation | 12-October-2014
  • Why climate litigation could soon go global | 11-October-2014
  • The arbitration game | 10-October-2014
  • Venezuela ordered to pay Exxon $1.6 bln for nationalization | 10-October-2014
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    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
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  • TTIP Stoppen | 28-August-2014
  • #noTTIP | 28-August-2014

  • Comments
    Guatemalan court suspends "Monsanto Law" | 20-October-2014
    Hemi: For the Monsanto Law to have been passed initially smacks of corruption of those charged with protecting the very people the law would punish - shame, shame, shame. This is typical of Monsanto. Should a GE seed germinate, as a result of being wind b ...
    Document reveals EU bullied Ecuador into trade agreement | 16-October-2014
    Alan Adams: Good article. Informative. However, just a comment on wording: "Solidarity economy" does not equal "socialist Economy" Solidarity economy is a new, though largely indigenous concept.
    Corporations get lots, Canadians get little in CETA trade deal | 13-October-2014
    Arthur: So, you want elected governments to have arbitrary unrestricted power - in particular over the "greedy" corporations - to change the laws and policies at whim, as the government wishes - without the options for the "ruled over" c ...
    People, environment and democracy before profit and corporate rights | 10-October-2014
    Filip Rembiałkowski: Hello, I'm from Direct Democracy party in Poland. We are now discussing about officially supporting your anti-TTIP initiative. (this one ) Are you OK with that? Where can w ...
    The threat of CETA: trade, investment and workers’ rights | 10-October-2014
    David : lol, this is ridiculous...
    Guatemalan court suspends "Monsanto Law" | 8-October-2014
    Lynda MacHaila: There are criminals that go to a bank with a gun and, take money, they go to jail. There are others that commit crimes of grater consequence to individuals and to the world and, they make big money. Where is the wisdom that is in charge of our healt ...
    Guatemalan court suspends "Monsanto Law" | 7-October-2014
    ANde: and what kind of people support a company like this?? We all do!! look around your home and your closet Monsanto is written all over them unless you are very, very selective. We all need to stand up to this abhoracious (yes, my word) company.
    Why the climate movement cannot ignore trade | 7-October-2014
    ian harris: When global warming did n't happen, it became climate change. This is an entirely man-made panic about something which is probably not going to happen, and if it does happen, it will be as the result of natural forces. The earth has warmed and ...

    TTIP Day One | 16-Oct-2014

    TTIP Jour Un | 16-Oct-2014