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Ukraine wishes to form free trade zones with Canada, Turkey, Israel, West Africa | 9-December-2014

The government of Ukraine intends to launch free trade negotiations with Canada, Turkey, Israel, the Gulf States, West Africa and some other countries, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatseniuk said.


Japan, EU begin 8th round of EPA talks | 9-December-2014

Japan and the European Union began five-day talks in Tokyo on Monday on concluding an economic partnership agreement for free trade.


TTIP divides a continent as EU negotiators cross the Atlantic | 9-December-2014

A fear of multinationals and distrust of European governments is fuelling a growing antipathy towards the transatlantic free trade pact


Afrique de l’Ouest et Europe se tirent "une balle dans le pied" | 8-December-2014

L’économiste et spécialiste des politiques agricoles, Jacques Berthelot, explique à "Marianne" en quoi l’accord de partenariat économique pourrait être catastrophique pour les deux parties.


Alioune Sarr, ministre du Commerce : «Le Sénégal a besoin de 575 milliards pour faire face aux Ape» | 8-December-2014

Le Sénégal aura besoin de 575 milliards de francs Cfa, soit 1 milliard d’Euros, pour faire face aux Ape, estiment le gouvernement.


Switzerland expects to sign FTA with India soon | 8-December-2014

Bullish about its companies making huge investments in India, Switzerland expects the long-delayed Free Trade Agreement between the two countries to be signed soon.


RCEP members fail to finalize talks template | 8-December-2014

Members of the regional comprehensive economic partnership (RCEP) grouping were unable to agree a template for negotiations on a proposed mega regional trade agreement at the sixth round of talks held in Greater Noida near New Delhi last week.


EPA will not benefit Ghana – Adwoa Safo | 8-December-2014

Member of Parliament for Dome/Kwabenya, Sarah Adwoa Safo, has warned that Ghana risks losing its manufacturing sector if it goes ahead to sign the controversial Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union.


Table ronde de la LD sur les APE | 7-December-2014

Après l’acceptation officielle des APE par nos Chefs d’Etat, leur ratification par nos parlements nationaux remet la bataille dans l’agenda politique national, et interpelle tous les patriotes, pan africanistes et/ou de gauche, pour qu’ils s’y impliquent à côté des organisations de la Société civile, des Centrales syndicales et des organisations du monde rural.


China’s Xi demands accelerated FTA strategy | 7-December-2014

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday called for accelerated fulfillment of the free trade area (FTA) strategy and the building of a new economic system of openness.


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Key issues
  • Why is govt in a hurry to pay TCC for Reko Diq? | 18-December-2014
  • Les sables bitumineux canadiens afflueront bientôt dans les carburants européens | 18-December-2014
  • Leak shows: Trade treaty TiSA could undermine national data protection regulations | 18-December-2014
  • Investor-State Dispute Settlement: The TTIP’s Achilles heel? | 18-December-2014
  • TISA negotiations: Yes to e-commerce, data flows, no to IPR, data protection? | 17-December-2014
  • The TPPA and HIV treatment in Vietnam | 17-December-2014
  • recent multimedia

    Drafts and done deals
  • TISA: Disposiciones aplicables a todos los servicios (borrador de abr 2014) y a los servicios profesionales (borrador de sep 2014) | 18-December-2014
  • TISA provisions all services (draft of Apr 2014) and professional services (draft of Sep 2014) | 18-December-2014
  • COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite FTA | 1-December-2014
  • 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
  • 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
    Colombia: En medio de opositores, TLC con Corea pasa a plenarias | 6-December-2014
    Guillermo Rodríguez Villegas: LA FARSA DE UN DEBATE Ayer asistimos los colombianos a un acto que más se pareció a la consumación de la democracia colombiana que a una acción de soberanía del Legislativo. Y lo digo porque creo en la división de los p ...
    Madagascar: L’APE affecte la recette douanière | 27-November-2014
    Jacques Berthelot: Bien que je ne dispose pas du texte de l'APE définitif celui de l'APE intérimaire de 2007 prévoyait que le démantèlement des droits de douane ne commencerait qu'en année 6 après le début de la m ...
    ‘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 ...

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