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Mexico begins free trade negotiations with Jordan | 4-September-2014

Mexico and Jordan held their first round of negotiations for a free trade agreement in Amman, end August.


Australian Labour Party and Green MPs reject Korea Free Trade Agreement | 4-September-2014

“The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties has issued conflicting reports in its review of the Korea Australia Free Trade agreement (KAFTA)”, Dr Patricia Ranald, Convenor of the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network, said today.


Honduras: A evitar el frijolazo | 4-September-2014

El ajuste estructural agrícola impactó negativamente en la producción de alimentos e ingreso de los pequeños productores rurales, por el aumento del costo de producción de estos rubros y abaratamiento de su importación.


El Tratado de libre comercio entre EE.UU. y la UE es una receta de problemas | 2-September-2014

El Tratado Transatlántico de Comercio e Inversiones (TTIP en sus siglas en inglés) afecta los intereses de las y los campesinos y ciudadanos en favor de los negocios internacionales.


TISA, negociaciones comerciales secretas para acelerar el proceso de privatizaciones y desregulaciones | 2-September-2014

Se trata de un gran acuerdo comercial del que nadie habla, negociado en la mayor opacidad. Cincuenta países, incluyendo a los más fervientes defensores de la liberalización están discutiendo actualmente la apertura del “mercado de servicios” a la competencia internacional.


NHS could still be opened to American corporations under TTIP | 2-September-2014

The NHS is not safe from the effects of the controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal, ministers have admitted.


Guatemalan court suspends "Monsanto Law" | 2-September-2014

Guatemala’s Constitutional Court has provisionally suspended the entry into force of the controversial "Monsanto Law" required by CAFTA to legalise property rights over plant varieties


EU FTA to kill LCT | 2-September-2014

An Australian government keen to cement a free trade agreement with Europe will have to ditch the unpopular Luxury Car Tax first, currently bringing in $500 million per year, says an executive from Mercedes-Benz Australia.


Ghana, Turkey in negotiations for free trade | 2-September-2014

Ghana is in discussions with the Turkish Authorities for a free trade agreement to ensure unimpeded access to each other’s market.


NE Asian economies aim to conclude FTA next year | 2-September-2014

South Korea, China and Japan have planned to conclude their drawn-out negotiations on a trilateral free-trade deal in 2015, but an agreement may not be achievable unless it is a “high-level and comprehensive pact,” China’s top negotiator to the talks said Tuesday.


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Key issues
  • 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
  • Krugman recomienda primarización | 2-September-2014
  • Newmont withdraws mining arbitration case against Indonesia | 28-August-2014
  • L’UE approuve des règles pour gérer les différends entre investisseurs et États | 28-August-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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