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FTA with GCC to impact Indian petrochemical sector – Study | 20-September-2014

“India’s trade imbalance with the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council will further deteriorate as well as impact the Indian petrochemicals sector due to tariff elimination on petrochemicals under the proposed FTA”, says a study by an apex Indian trade body.


Tratado Trasatlántico de Comercio e Inversiones Unión Europea y los Estados de Unidos de América: Golpe transnacional contra la soberanía popular | 19-September-2014

A lo largo del pasado mes de julio se celebró en Bruselas la sexta ronda de negociación en torno al Tratado Trasatlántico de Comercio e Inversiones (TTIP, por sus siglas en inglés), bajo el mismo aura de opacidad y secretismo que ha caracterizado este proceso desde que la Unión Europea (UE) y los Estados de Unidos de América (EUA) lo pusieran en marcha en junio de 2013.


Questions linger over controversial Canada-China trade deal | 19-September-2014

Canada’s Conservative government is taking heat after Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s cabinet quietly ratified a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) with China after sitting on it for two years during which it was strongly criticized and protested.


European Ombudsman launches public consultation in relation to the transparency of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations | 19-September-2014

The aim of the Ombudsman’s inquiry is to help ensure that the public can follow the progress of these talks and contribute to shaping their outcome.


Levin says plenty of work left on Asia-Pacific trade deal | 19-September-2014

A top House Democrat on Thursday said negotiations on an Asia-Pacific trade deal still have a long way to go.


La Comisión Europea rechaza la petición ciudadana de realizar una recogida de firmas en contra del tratado comercial UE-Estados Unidos (TTIP) | 18-September-2014

La campaña "No al Tratado Transatlántico de Comercio e Inversión" acusa a la UE de intentar silenciar las voces opuestas a dicho acuerdo secreto.


Un panorama de empresas mineras canadienses en México y de la resistencia popular | 18-September-2014

Hasta hace pocos años, en México, varios opinaban que la presencia de Canadá en el TLC podía ser provechosa para su país, contrarrestando, hasta cierto punto, el peso excesivo de Estados Unidos en esta alianza. Por lo contrario, los autores del libro Negro Canadá, muestran como el laxismo de la legislación canadiense y la complicidad de la Bolsa de Toronto (Toronto Stock Exchange) han estimulado el crecimiento espectacular de las empresas mineras en Canadá, para mayor beneficio de los especuladores.


Canada’s secretive treaty with China further diminishes aboriginal rights | 18-September-2014

"This isn’t a matter of the big bad Chinese coming and throwing oil all over our beavers and mounties, this is about (for the ten trillionth time in this country’s history) a fundamental disrespect for First Nations people, upon whose land we are developing a multi-billion dollar energy extraction industry."


MEPs still divided over EU-Canada trade deal | 18-September-2014

Divisions were evident in a European Parliament (EP) debate Wednesday on a proposed trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and Canada.


S. Korea, Turkey initial FTA in service, investment sectors | 18-September-2014

South Korea and Turkey initialed a free trade agreement (FTA) for their investment and service sectors Thursday, which will complement a trade pact for products that went into effect last year.


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  • Trading away access to medicines "revisited" | 29-September-2014
  • Why the climate movement cannot ignore trade | 25-September-2014
  • Ces entreprises qui attaquent des Etats en justice | 23-September-2014
  • Gold Reserve says awarded $740.3 mln in Venezuela Brisas arbitration | 23-September-2014
  • Australia: Harper review recommends scrutiny of trade agreement IP clauses | 22-September-2014
  • The international implications of the Philip Morris branding battle in Uruguay | 20-September-2014
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    Drafts and done deals
  • AÉCG UE-Canada (texte consolidé, sep 2014) | 30-September-2014
  • EU-Canada FTA (consolidated text, Sep 2014) | 26-September-2014
  • EU-Ecuador FTA (2014) | 24-September-2014
  • 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
  • Links
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  • Stop TTIP-CETA-TiSA Day of Action 11Oct | 11-September-2014
  • TTIP-info-verkosto | 28-August-2014
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  • TTIP Stoppen | 28-August-2014
  • #noTTIP | 28-August-2014

  • Comments
    The international implications of the Philip Morris branding battle in Uruguay | 25-September-2014
    Eduardo : The Board of Directors and main owners of Philip Morris shoud go to jail and pay Public Health expenses in the countries they sell their toxic product!
    Nuevo revés para Monsanto en Costa Rica | 19-September-2014
    César Zamora: Siempre se confunde lo que significa adquirir la exclusividad, sobre lo que una persona desarrolla con la autorización para comercializar. La siembra de transgénicos en Guatemala está prohibida, excepto cuando es para investigació ...
    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!!!!:)
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