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Member states warn Juncker against ISDS concessions | 23-October-2014

As Juncker gives reassurances to the European Parliament over free trade with the US, 14 member states are urging him to stick to the script.


US-EU trade deal could raise global standards, German Minister says | 23-October-2014

Countries like China would need meet the new standards of what would be the largest free-trade zone in the world, German Economics Minister Sigmar Gabriel said Wednesday in Washington.


Traité TAFTA : vers une exclusion des tribunaux d’arbitrage ? | 23-October-2014

Le futur chef de la Commission européenne, Jean-Claude Juncker, a ouvert la porte à une exclusion des tribunaux d’arbitrage de l’accord de libre-échange en cours de négociations avec les Etats-Unis, dans son discours d’investiture mercredi 22 octobre devant le Parlement européen.


Does CETA offer any real value to Canadian farmers? | 23-October-2014

There is, at best, no gain for Canadian farmers in CETA, explains the president of the National Farmers Union


China for quick signing of Bippa with Nepal: Gautam | 23-October-2014

China has proposed Nepal to sign a Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (Bippa) during Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bamdev Gautam’s visit to the northern neighbour.


India gains little from FTAs on services front | 23-October-2014

If you thought India’s services trade agreement with Asean is going to open the doors for Indian professionals to work in the 10-member trading bloc, you may be in for a surprise. Similar agreements with Japan and South Korea — which the government said will help Indian nurses, architects and even yoga professionals have not resulted in any visas.


Video: El TTIP | 22-October-2014

TTIP:¿En qué consiste en TTIP? ¿Qué implica? ¿Quiénes de benefician?


Azerbaijan, Japan to ink agreement on mutual protection of investments | 22-October-2014

Azerbaijan and Japan plan to sign a bilateral investment treaty. Japan is involved in the country’s energy and infrastructure sectors.


Colombia has complied with US trade pact labor reforms: Minister | 22-October-2014

Colombia says it has complied with labor reforms required by US Congress as condition for their FTA but labour unions disagree.


India, Russia to re-start study on free trade agreement feasibility | 22-October-2014

India and Russia are ready to start discussions on a long-pending free trade agreement that could increase bilateral trade and investment flow, and help reduce dependence of both countries on the US and the EU.


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Key issues
  • Iran wins its first investor-state case | 29-October-2014
  • The Micula case: When ISDS messes with EU law | 28-October-2014
  • Singapore concerned by ISDS debate, asks investment be “decoupled” from EU deal | 28-October-2014
  • Coca-Cola CEO among execs urging investment treaty with China | 27-October-2014
  • Australia shouldn’t sacrifice food safety standards for free trade | 23-October-2014
  • Stronger plant variety protection may threaten the right to food | 22-October-2014
  • recent multimedia

    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
  • 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
  • TTIP-info-verkosto | 28-August-2014
  • TTIP-unfairhandelbar | 28-August-2014

  • Comments
    “But, WILL CHINA SUPPORT PUTIN (BRICS, et al); The WHITE KNIGHT”? Re; TPP. | 31-October-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. It will be good for, not only the NON shareholders of the enterprises that will be generated by the on-going global "c ...
    Dairy farmers hope new Chinese free trade agreement will boost export market growth | 31-October-2014
    Me: Adult humans do not need cow's milk any more than they need goat's milk, wolf's milk, camel's milk, giraffe's milk. Unweaned infants do remarkably better on their own mother's breast milk which is what our species was i ...
    Anti-TTIP Front (Malta) condemns government for supporting free trade proposal | 30-October-2014
    NonMerci: La mobilisation contre le Traité Transatlantique : bientôt un raz de marée ? Avec l'INITIATIVE auto-organisée DE CITOYENS EUROPEENS L'ICE a été rejetée par Bruxelles Mais une ICE auto-organisée est e ...
    No podemos consentirlo | 28-October-2014
    Pilar: La información a los pueblos es básica e importante, para que tomemos conciencia del problema que nos acecha al mundo, y a los más desfavorecidos. Anunciarlo por todos los medios posibles, concienciando a todos de lo que nos viene enc ...
    Guatemalan court suspends "Monsanto Law" | 27-October-2014
    gloria estrada: sorry for my thinking ! but what the is monsanto doing where thay don't belong? see! this is the kind of dirty buseness that creats wars, if they can't sell you their garbage! they'll make it hard for you to live! this is the evil tha ...
    Guatemalan court suspends "Monsanto Law" | 26-October-2014
    jen: They are making a profit. The CEO made 11,000,000 in 2009 alone. Maybe they need to make a little less profit by not picking on the little guys.
    Guatemalan court suspends "Monsanto Law" | 26-October-2014
    Karen: Maybe I'm missing something here, but surely the restriction on saving seeds only applies to specific seed varieties developed by Monsanto? So if farmers want to continue using and saving their traditional seed varieties, there wouldn't be ...
    Guatemalan court suspends "Monsanto Law" | 26-October-2014
    : We should all object directly to the CEO: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Grant_%28business_executive%29

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