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Del TLC al TPP: Secretismo o Transparencia | 20-August-2014

Kelsey afirma que los correos de la última fase del TLC grafican claramente las exigencias de la Ley de EEUU a su presidente: el TLC no puede entrar en vigencia hasta que el otro país satisfaga lo que EEUU afirma que son las obligaciones que ha contraído ese otro país al firmar el TLC. Esa es la “certificación”.


Intégration régionale – La zone de libre-échange : 26 pays africains sur la bonne voie | 20-August-2014

Les négociations sur la mise sur pied d’une zone de libre-échange réunissant 26 pays africains ont fait des progrès lors du sommet de la SADC qui vient de terminer


Chlorine chicken: No thank you | 20-August-2014

There’s strong criticism of the planned free trade agreement TTIP. Europe’s organic farming sector is especially skeptical. Deutsche Welle reports.


War of the FTAs | 20-August-2014

As an exhausted World Trade Organisation struggles, expect a war of FTAs as rich countries hit back with new trade regimes under TPP and TTIP while emerging markets build the RCEP


Leaked CETA treaty: One thing to applaud | 20-August-2014

Massive, controversial EU-Canada deal manages to do copyright right, says Michael Geist


How the EAC locked horns with the EU over the EPA negotiations | 20-August-2014

Godfrey Ssali from the Uganda Manufacturers Association explains what is behind the current deadlock between the East African Community and the European Union on the negotiations underway to agree a set of Economic Partnership Agreements


China against Malaysia-Taiwan FTA | 20-August-2014

Chinese ambassador to Malaysia Huang Huikang says China is against any move by Malaysia to sign a free trade agreement (FTA) with Taiwan.


Sri Lanka to focus on increasing trade and investment with China | 20-August-2014

Sri Lanka will focus on increasing trade and investment with China as well as broadening the scope of a proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA), a top official said on Tuesday.


Careful on those FTAs | 20-August-2014

The ultimate metric for assessing the impact of a trade agreement is its ability to create jobs, not just bring in foreign exchange, argues Ajit Ranade


What the leaked EU-Canada trade paper means for TTIP | 20-August-2014

EU trade negotiators, who like to give as little away as possible, will have been deeply dismayed by the leak of 520 pages of their latest baby: the EU-Canada free trade agreement (Ceta).


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Key issues
  • 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
  • EU agrees rules to manage investor-state disputes | 28-August-2014
  • Indonesia’s termination of the Netherlands–Indonesia BIT: Broader implications in the Asia-Pacific? | 23-August-2014
  • Demand for cross-border movement of professional manpower increasing in FTA talks | 13-August-2014
  • Bear Creek announces its intent to commence an arbitration against Peru - Santa Ana dispute | 12-August-2014
  • recent multimedia

    Drafts and done deals
  • 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
  • Australia-Japan FTA (2014) | 13-July-2014
  • Links
  • 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
  • #TTIP #TAFTA Watch | 22-July-2014

  • Comments
    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.
    US trade officials say it’s their way or the highway on TPP | 21-August-2014
    Bernard k. Gordon: The title of this report does not comport with the facts as contained in the report. The US acted in good faith, in a way specifically designed to promote sound environmental goals related to forestry. Those goals were supported by the U.S. Congress ...
    War of the FTAs | 21-August-2014
    Bernard k. Gordon: A biased and ill-informed report. Among many other problems, it misstates the original goals of the WTO, and it totally ignores the facts surrounding the creation of the TPP. It is in essence a scare-tactic report that does not warrant serious atten ...
    Africa’s "grand" FTA negotiation progressing well: SADC officials | 20-August-2014
    Professor Gilbert NMO Morris: Free Trade Zones, secured by Free Trade Agreements are as notoriously popular as they are infamously over-rated. The problem is not the intention of the designers. It is rather a lack of intention or design sufficiently imagined, implemented and man ...
    Don’t let Americans put hormones and pesticides in our dinner, warns Jamie Oliver as he launches latest food offensive | 19-August-2014
    John: In 1969 I worked in the USA for 6 months. During that time I gained a lot of weight which I lost after return to the UK. My GP claimed that it may have been due to the growth hormones fed to USA cattle getting into the human food chain which was dis ...
    EU-Canada trade deal leak ‘ridicules’ TTIP consultation, campaigners say | 15-August-2014
    anonymous: The notion that investors are greedy and governments and national courts work solely in people's interest is wrong. There are EU member states where corruption is rife and whose governments, legislatures and courts aren't trusted by their ...
    TTIP won’t let big banks wriggle out of regulations, EU negotiators insist | 12-August-2014
    Chris: Where does TiSA fit in? It would be easy to make such assurances about TTIP if the "more secret" TiSA services deal was in fact where the worst was hidden. Wikileaks published documents in June which show TiSA mandating a very high level o ...
    TULF on TTIP | 23-Aug-2014

    AFTINET on ISDS | 13-Aug-2014

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