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Juncker states his opposition to fracking | 10-July-2014

Asked about the trade deal the Commission is currently negotiating with the US, which campaigners fear will allow private companies to challenge the EU’s environmental rules, Mr Juncker stressed that the normal, publicly accountable, court system should be used instead of private courts or arbitration panels.


US and EU unions criticise transatlantic trade deal | 10-July-2014

The largest trade unions in the US and EU are calling for protections for online privacy and the dropping of special protections for foreign investors as part of a long series of demands to secure their backing for a transatlantic trade pact.


China, US to start negative list BIT negotiations | 10-July-2014

China and the United States are likely to conclude the first phase of Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) talks soon and start substantive negotiations on the negative list


Cameroun - APE: Ces accords suicidaires que le Parlement autorise | 10-July-2014

Le Ok de ratification accordé par le législatif à l’exécutif qui a cours en ce moment, est au désavantage de l’économie nationale qui n’est pas encore prête à s’arrimer au principe du libre-échange.


Comment l’industrie du tabac reprend l’offensive grâce aux traités de libre-échange | 10-July-2014

Les Etats membres de l’Union européenne pourront-ils continuer à développer leurs politiques de santé publique, notamment en matière de lutte anti-tabac ? Le Traité transatlantique, actuellement négocié avec les Etats Unis, inquiète.


La Chine et les Etats-Unis lanceront les négocations sur la liste négative de l’ABI | 10-July-2014

La Chine et les Etats-Unis devraient bientôt conclure la première phase des négociations sur l’accord bilatéral concernant les investissements (ABI) et lanceront des négociations substantielles sur la liste négative


Thailand agrees to sign deal on more services | 9-July-2014

The Thai military junta has given the green light for the country to sign an agreement on the services sector among Asean members in another 24 services, as well as to sign the Asean-India Free Trade Agreement on the services sector during the upcoming Asean Economic Ministers meeting in Myanmar on Aug 24-26.


EU/Singapore FTA on track despite advances by Eurosceptics in poll | 9-July-2014

The process to finalise and implement the free trade agreement between Singapore and the European Union will not be affected by the European Parliament elections in May that saw a larger number seats won by Eurosceptic parties, says EU Ambassador Dr Michael Pulch.


Joseph Stiglitz warns on ‘free’ trade deals | 9-July-2014

"I think all countries that are a part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade agreement ought to worry," says former World Bank Chief Economist and Nobel Prize Winner, Professor Joseph Stiglitz


UK investment treaty with Colombia ’threatens fragile peace process’ | 9-July-2014

Human rights groups say agreement to protect British investors empowers multinational firms and endangers land reform


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  • Comments
    What you should know about the unusual Jpepa | 6-July-2014
    edd nieva: In manufacturing companies using imported materials from japan from different local suppliers, what are the provision in Jpepa in paying taxes. We belong to automotive companies and one of our local supplier with Japanese material content already lo ...
    TTIP won’t let big banks wriggle out of regulations, EU negotiators insist | 3-July-2014
    margsview: All indications are that is exactly what the European Commission wants and will do (restrict negotiations between European and US financial entities to the exclusion of others). Then the lower international standards of regulations will allow the US ...
    Ukraine signs trade agreement with EU, draws Russian threat | 30-June-2014
    Andre: It is an excellent agreement that could serve as a model for better trade deals.
    EU and US insurers support including financial services market access and regulatory cooperation in TTIP | 30-June-2014
    Andre: After the outrageous BNP Paribas case of US extraterritorial enforcement of sanctions against third nations and the prosecution of European banks for the suprime mortgage regulatory failure on the US side there is really no credible base for that. A ...
    TTIP: le Luxembourg veillera au grain | 25-June-2014
    NonMerci: Luxembourg : Les députés de la Chambre vont débattre du Traité Transatlantique le 11 juillet — -> http://stoptafta.wordpress.com/2014/06/11/luxembourg-les-deputes-de-la-chambre-vont-debattre-du-traite-transatlantique-le- ...
    African countries feel cornered in EU trade negotiations | 7-June-2014
    none: African regional integration is obstructed by protectionist nationalist zero-sum stances between African countries themselves - not by EPA requirements. EU is not forcing anything on these countries - they are free to not conclude any FTAs with the ...
    Le Grand Traité Transatlantique (#TAFTA) expliqué aux nuls | 5-June-2014
    L’Indigné du Canapé: Bonjour @bilaterals ! Merci d'avoir relayé mon article sur votre site/agrégateur. J'espère qu'il a plu ! Néanmoins, j'aurais bien aimé voir citer le nom de mon blog sur votre site. En effet, Agoravox est ...
    Investor-to-state dispute settlement is a rigged system | 30-May-2014
    Marcin: Thank you for this excellent article.
    EJN condemns EPA | 13-Jul-2014

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