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India to seek US support to protect herbal knowledge | 24-November-2014

India will seek the United States’ support for an international treaty to protect its traditional knowledge of medicinal plants and herbs from being patented by other nations at a bilateral trade meeting this week.


Europe-US free trade agreement faces risks | 23-November-2014

Europe’s proposed free trade agreement with the US would collapse if European leaders bowed to pressure to remove investment protection from any deal, the chairman of EU trade ministers said.


Australia’s gains at China’s expense signal new Free Trade Agreement landscape | 23-November-2014

International trade experts and diplomats have been astonished at one-sided gains made by Australia in this week’s free trade deal with China, with some believing Australia is poised to ride on the coat tails of a new era in China opening to international trade.


Japan under pressure for trilateral FTA after China-Korea FTA sealed | 21-November-2014

China and South Korea are set to complete negotiations on a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) by the end of this year, which is expected to push Japan to step up the China-South Korea-Japan trilateral FTA negotiations, reports Shanghai’s China Business News.


India wants to energise trade ties with EU | 21-November-2014

Indian Ambassador to the European Union and Belgium Manjeev Singh Puri has called for energising EU-India trade and economic relations.


Colombia - Apertura comercial: la tozudez neoliberal | 20-November-2014

La apertura, ha significado en estos 25 años, la entrega de nuestro mercado interno a la voracidad del gran capital internacional. La supresión de las barreras arancelarias, que culminaron con los TLC, con EE.UU. y la Unión Europea; la privatización, a favor del gran capital externo y nacional, de todas las empresas estratégicas de la economía nacional construida en 40 años de sacrificios.


Cierra oficialmente negociación del TLC entre Guatemala y EFTA | 20-November-2014

Con una ceremonia efectuada en Suiza se oficializó este lunes el cierre de las negociaciones y presentación del protocolo de incorporación de Guatemala al TLC entre los estados miembros de EFTA y los miembros de Centroamérica (Costa Rica y Panamá).


Panamá: Agroexportadores afirman que TLC no son beneficioso | 20-November-2014

Agroexportadores aseguran los Tratados de Libre Comercio (TLC) firmados por Panamá y la eliminación de los incentivos no han sido beneficiosos para este sector.


El Tratado de Libre Comercio con Canadá, caballo de Troya de las multinacionales en Europa | 20-November-2014

Varias organizaciones advierten de los peligros del polémico acuerdo entre Bruselas y Ottawa, pendiente de ratificación, que permitirá a las empresas demandar a los estados en los que inviertan si estos realizan cambios normativos que afecten a sus inversiones.


Philippines interested in joining US-led Trans-Pacific free trade area | 20-November-2014

Philippine President Benigno Aquino said his government is studying the benefits of joining the TPP before it makes a decision.


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Key issues
  • Protecting profits over people | 25-November-2014
  • Investor-state dispute settlement and the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement | 21-November-2014
  • Modalities for investment protection and Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) in TTIP from a trade union perspective | 21-November-2014
  • Fight secret copyright deals: A global TPP teach-in | 20-November-2014
  • Les accords commerciaux criminalisent les semences de ferme | 19-November-2014
  • Trade deals criminalise farmers’ seeds | 18-November-2014
  • recent multimedia

    Drafts and done deals
  • EU-SADC EPA (as of Sep 2014) | 4-November-2014
  • 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
  • Links
  • TTIP Information Network | 24-November-2014
  • La Quadature du Net: TAFTA documents | 21-November-2014
  • La Quadature du Net: CETA portal | 21-November-2014
  • India BIPAs | 28-October-2014
  • Stop TPP Action | 26-October-2014
  • RQIC | 22-September-2014

  • Comments
    HOW MUCH Would You SELL Your RIGHT to SUE "The GLOBAL CORPORATE ECONOMY" For? | 21-November-2014
    David E.H. Smith: TPP, CETA, C-CIT SHAREHOLDERS & NON Shareholders AWAIT SUPREME COURT of CANADA'S, et al, FINDINGS, et al, to PROCEED. FINDINGS OF HIGHEST COURTS of the TPP, EU NATIONS, et al, DIFFER FROM CANADA'S, et al? HOW to DISCOURAGE CORPORATE US ...
    ‘TTIP would destroy small businesses’ | 20-November-2014
    No2ISDS: Dearden got the arguments across well. This is an abomination and MUST not happen.
    Are Comesa, EAC, SADC realistic in plotting Africa’s free trade area? | 14-November-2014
    Samuel : The re-look on who the beneficiaries will be is lopsided and not entirely true. In fact the beneficiaries form an economic point of view will be the small economies who will have a wider scope of market for their products which are not yet over-conc ...
    Turkey could suspend membership in EU Customs Union over TTIP deal: Minister | 14-November-2014
    André: Many thanks for this article. It is nice that you illustrate the article with fruit and vegetables, but paradoxically fruit and vegetables from the EU are one of the items not covered by the customs union with Turkey. They are often subject to very ...
    The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and UK healthcare | 12-November-2014
    Nplima: Hi, Can you please explain a bit better your reasoning behind this statement: "The market liberalisation introduced by the 2012 Health and Social Care Act ensures it will be effectively impossible to take the NHS back into public hands if the E ...
    Guatemalan court suspends "Monsanto Law" | 9-November-2014
    Nell: Why are you saving seeds patented by Monsanto? Why are you using them?
    Paloma López: "Si no hay nada que ocultar, hagan públicos todos los documentos del TTIP" | 9-November-2014
    juan-hilario: Desde una mirada estrictamente lógica, a mi entender, el motivo por el cual no se hacen públicos los acuerdos con las multinacionales es porque desde la actual política europea se quiere tener una situación de liderazgo compartid ...
    El Tratado de Libre Comercio, la crisis capitalista y la debilidad del derecho a decidir | 7-November-2014
    juan-hilario: Me ha gustado leer esta reflexión porque está desarrollada con sencillez y proporcionando antecedentes y una suficiente secuencia sobre el tratado de libre comercio. Hay un ejercicio de síntesis para poder darse cuenta de que tenemos ...

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