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De Gucht rejects claims Commission misrepresented benefits of TTIP | 9-September-2014

The European Commission has rejected claims it misrepresented the possible economic benefits of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).


China, Chile ready for new level: minister | 9-September-2014

Head of Chile’s agricultural sector began a trip to Asia a week ago, stopping at South Korea to sign food product export agreements. His final destination was the furthest country from his own, China. He led a delegation of representatives from public and private sectors of Chile to sign four agreements, including memorandum of understanding for the first electronic certification among Latin American countries and two food export protocols.


Lucharán por la soberanía alimentaria | 8-September-2014

Montería. Las diferentes Dignidades del sector agropecuario del país conformarán una sola para luchar por la seguridad alimentaria del país.


Preocupación por importación de leche | 8-September-2014

Colombia tiene TLC con Estados Unidos que le envía los contingentes de leche en polvo a menor precio y es competencia para los ganaderos quienes ven como los costos de producción son elevados.


Campo y el TLC | 8-September-2014

Es un hecho que el Tratado de Libre Comercio firmado con Estados Unidos y Canadá no le ha dado resultados favorables a México, en cuanto al campo se refiere…


Unions say planned international trade deal poses threat to NHS | 8-September-2014

Transatlantic trade and investment partnership may make the outsourcing of national health services in Britain permanent


Russian FTA could kill Vietnam’s steel market | 8-September-2014

Next week, Vietnamese officials will engage in their seventh round of talks on a pending free trade agreement with the Russia-Belarus-Kazakhstan Customs Union. The Vietnamese steel industry expects to go bankrupt as a result.


India signs FTA in services, investments with ASEAN | 8-September-2014

India has signed the free trade agreement (FTA) in services and investments with 10-member ASEAN, paving the way for freer movement of professionals and further opening opportunities for investments.


Taiwan, Beijing to resume free-trade pact talks after long delay due to fierce protests | 8-September-2014

Talks on a free trade agreement in goods will reopen on Wednesday after being delayed for about five months, including massive protests in Taipei and a weeks-long blockade of parliament by students


600,000 sugar workers’ jobs in peril when ASEAN Free Trade Agreement takes effect in 2015 - SRA | 8-September-2014

The implementation of the Common Effective Preferential Tariff scheme under the ASEAN Free Trade Agreement (AFTA) in 2015 may imperil the livelihood of about 62,000 sugar farmers and 600,000 sugar workers in the Philippines, the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) said.


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Key issues
  • PSI Special Report: The Really Good Friends of Transnational Corporations Agreement | 17-September-2014
  • Les mouvements sociaux dénoncent l’emprise du secteur privé sur le Sommet sur le Climat de Ban Ki-moon | 17-September-2014
  • Social movements denounce corporate take-over of Ban Ki-Moon Climate Summit | 17-September-2014
  • Strategy conversations: From protest to proposal – Launch of alternative proposal to the global investment regime | 14-September-2014
  • Conversaciones sobre estrategia: De la protesta a la propuesta. Una alternativa al régimen global de inversiones que otorga excesivos poderes a las corporaciones | 12-September-2014
  • Bilateral Investment Treaties: What they are and why they matter | 12-September-2014
  • recent multimedia

    Drafts and done deals
  • EU-Canada FTA (CETA) (complete leak, 11 Sep 2014) | 11-September-2014
  • 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
  • Links
  • Stop TTIP-CETA-TiSA Day of Action 11Oct | 11-September-2014
  • TTIP-info-verkosto | 28-August-2014
  • TTIP-unfairhandelbar | 28-August-2014
  • TTIP Stoppen | 28-August-2014
  • #noTTIP | 28-August-2014
  • Education and TTIP | 31-July-2014

  • Comments
    EU must tear up association agreement with Israel | 13-September-2014
    Bernard K. Gordon: A very misguided comment was posted on your site, recommending that the EU-Israel trade agreement be "torn up." As many, many long and directly-experienced American commentators have pointed out, the record of Hamas during the Israel/Hamas ...
    Bilateral Investment Treaty to lure US companies to India, says expert | 12-September-2014
    Muthucumaraswamy Sornarajah: It is a myth that investment treaties attract foreign investment. There are no studies which conclusively prove this assumption. What we know is that the existing Indian BITs have enabled disgruntled investors to bring arbitrations against India. Th ...
    US dairy groups oppose Canadian market access restrictions | 9-September-2014
    Harvey Dann: I read with great interest your article on cheese imports into Canada. It is unfortunate that this happened for everyone concerned. Perhaps everyone needs to take a look at COOL (Country of Origin Labelling) and how some segments of your industry an ...
    US back ECOWAS’ efforts to attain borderless trade status | 4-September-2014
    Rosi DeJean: The overall evidence of free trade has failed to support economic development in any of the countries under the Free Trade Act. The evidence has supported a rise in poverty in those regions, especially reviewing the Caribbean islands (Haiti, Jamaica ...
    Government moves to protect rooibos in EU — eight years on | 4-September-2014
    JACK: FINALLY Someone gets some Backbone
    Guatemalan court suspends "Monsanto Law" | 4-September-2014
    chantal theroux: Wow!!you impress me people of guatemala!!here in canada we think that you are a very intelligent nation don't let them take a your land and poisonne it!!! Lots of love keep fighting!!!!:)
    S&D Group president Gianni Pittella: "We oppose ISDS mechanism in EU-Canada trade deal" | 1-September-2014
    read: So, states should be allowed to inflict multi-billion dollar fines on corporations trough state institutions and courts, but corporations should not be allowed to sue governments for expropriation, backward-enforced laws and other populist transgres ...
    Don’t let Americans put hormones and pesticides in our dinner, warns Jamie Oliver as he launches latest food offensive | 26-August-2014
    John: If the US government gets their way Europe is going to stay busy building more hospitals and graduating more doctors.
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