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Aus-China trade deal a ’game changer’ | 17-November-2014

Australia and China sealed a landmark trade deal hailed Monday as a “game-changer”, abolishing tariffs in the lucrative resources and agricultural sectors as Canberra confronts a painful downturn in mining.


As TPP trade talks miss third deadline, opponents claim momentum | 17-November-2014

For the third year in a row, government negotiators for 12 Pacific Rim countries have missed an internal deadline to reach agreement on a controversial US-led trade deal.


Australian tycoon to build giant dairy farm for exports to China | 16-November-2014

Mining tycoon Gina Rinehart has agreed to invest A$500 ($437 million) in partnership with a Chinese company to create one of Australia’s largest dairy farms to meet soaring demand for premium infant formula in China.


Abbott seals free trade deal with Beijing | 16-November-2014

Prime Minister Tony Abbott is expected to sign the widely anticipated free trade deal with China’s President Xi Jinping on Monday.


Cameron pledges support for EU-US trade deal and vows to fight unions over it | 16-November-2014

UK David Cameron has pledged to put "rocket boosters" behind plans for an EU-US free trade deal and vowed to fight some of those who are against it.


G20: NZ, South Korea sign free-trade agreement | 16-November-2014

New Zealand and South Korea have concluded a free-trade agreement that’s expected to cut into export tariffs in the nation’s sixth-largest export market that currently run to about $230 million a year.


La armadura jurídica del TTIP | 16-November-2014

El Tratado Transatlántico de Comercio e Inversiones entre la Unión Europea y Estados Unidos (TTIP) es un acuerdo comercial y de inversiones entre la Unión Europea y los Estados Unidos. Pretende eliminar las barreras arancelarias entre los dos socios y las barreras reglamentarias - las normativas básicas en materia social, medioambiental… - que limitan la acumulación de riqueza de las grandes corporaciones.


#TTIP: Desintegración europea, desempleo e inestabilidad | 16-November-2014

Según un estudio de la Universidad de Tufts, el Tratado Transatlántico de Comercio e Inversión (TTIP, en caso de aprobarse) llevaría a pérdidas netas del PIB, a pérdidas en los ingresos del trabajo, a pérdidas de puestos de trabajo, a una reducción de la participación de las rentas del trabajo en el PIB, a una pérdida en los ingresos públicos de los gobiernos, y el TTIP llevaría a una mayor inestabilidad financiera y acumulación de desequilibrios.


TTIP: chance to enhance labour rights globally must not be missed | 14-November-2014

The TTIP should promote mutual supportiveness between trade and labour policy and include a strong role for civil society: this was the general understanding at a round table on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership with the European Commission, employers’ organisations, trade unions, ILO experts and EU and US NGOs on 13 November in Brussels.


Keen to have a Bilateral Investment Treaty with India: US | 14-November-2014

"The Indian-US bilateral investment treaty has stalled a bit and it is time to get it back on track," Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles Rivkin said.


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Key issues
  • 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
  • US-India food deal and the WTO | 17-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
  • 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
  • Stop TTIP-CETA-TiSA Day of Action 11Oct | 11-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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