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Chile interested in free trade agreement with PH—Domingo | 12-January-2015

A Chilean delegation is set to arrive in March and may initiate talks for a bilateral free trade agreement with the Philippines, Trade Secretary Gregory Domingo said over the weekend.

Prospects rise for Turkey’s inclusion in TTIP, boss club says | 12-January-2015

Today’s Zaman, Turkey
Prospects rise for Turkey’s inclusion in TTIP, boss club says
11 January 2015
By Ergin Hava
There are signals that the US and EU are looking favorably on including Turkey in a major proposed free trade deal that is being negotiated between the two and the Turkish government, and Turkish NGOs must intensify their lobbying to this end, the president of a top Turkish business association told Today’s Zaman over the weekend.
Turkish Industrialists and Businessmen’s (...)

TTIP: El acuerdo fatal | 9-January-2015

Lo que está en juego con el Acuerdo Transatlántico para el Comercio y la Inversión (conocido por el acrónimo en inglés TTIP) es fácil de entender. Cuando dos bloques económicos están en declive, el más poderoso (EEUU) procura establecer acuerdos con el menos poderoso (UE) para frenar su propio declive.

EEUU, China y Australia libres de aranceles para Chile | 9-January-2015

A partir del 1° de enero pasado, Estados Unidos, China y Australia quedaron totalmente libres de aranceles para todos los envíos chilenos incluidos en los tratados de libre comercio (TLC)

TTIP, o cómo hacer que parezca un accidente | 9-January-2015

El Acuerdo Transatlántico de Comercio e Inversiones es un proyecto que va más allá del comercio. Es un proyecto geopolítico, ideológico y social que supera el ámbito de la economía. El TTIP y su complemento, el ISDS, son un ataque directo a la democracia actual y futura...

La UE publica por primera vez documentos del TTIP | 8-January-2015

La Comisión Europea, por primera vez, ha hecho públicos documentos sobre las negociaciones que lleva a cabo con Estados Unidos para crear un espacio de libre comercio.

La Commission publie plusieurs documents de négociation du TTIP | 8-January-2015

Le 7 janvier, la Commission européenne a publié des textes liés au partenariat transatlantique pour le commerce et l’investissement (TTIP), après que le médiateur européen ait appelé à plus de transparence.

Regional agreements gaining steam | 8-January-2015

While bilateral free trade agreements, as a means to further the market-opening and rule-making agenda, have been globally picking up steam, there have also been parallel efforts to usher in a plethora of regional trade agreements and economic unions.

US free trade critics, supporters kick off battle for public opinion | 8-January-2015

Supporters and critics of free trade are readying for a bitter battle this year over major free trade deals and legislation to fast-track trade agreements through the US Congress.

Lifting of US beef ban ’not a TTIP trade off’, EU says | 8-January-2015

The United States’ decision to lift its long-standing ban on EU beef imports is not a trade-off as part of the ongoing transatlantic free-trade talks, the European Commission has said.

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Key issues
  • “Investment arbitration is now on Broadway, and the critics are not being kind” | 26-January-2015
  • Human rights in investor-State arbitration: The human right to water and beyond | 26-January-2015
  • New weaknesses: Despite a major win, arbitration decisions in 2014 increase the US’s future exposure to litigation and liability | 25-January-2015
  • PNG govt ordered to stop interfering in SDP | 25-January-2015
  • European Commission’s clever ruse to introduce corporate sovereignty regardless of ratification votes in EU | 25-January-2015
  • Chevron’s battered image over Ecuador ecological disaster takes another hit in Davos | 23-January-2015
  • recent multimedia

    Drafts and done deals
  • NZ-Korea FTA (2014) | 22-December-2014
  • 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
  • Links
  • EFILA | 9-January-2015
  • EU negotiating texts in TTIP | 7-January-2015
  • No Association with Occupation! | 29-December-2014
  • TTIP Information Network | 24-November-2014
  • La Quadature du Net: TAFTA documents | 21-November-2014
  • La Quadature du Net: CETA portal | 21-November-2014

  • Comments
    Voici le rapport d’évaluation de l’accord de pêche marocain | 19-January-2015
    admin: Fixed the links, sorry!
    Voici le rapport d’évaluation de l’accord de pêche marocain | 19-January-2015
    aaczi26: Whoops, looks like something went wrong.
    Recipe for ruin: TTIP - the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership | 6-January-2015
    George Talbot: An impressed article nicely framed by John Hilary's video! In another article, George Monbiot defends the Clearing Union Keynes devised in 1941 to keep current accounts in balance to avoid debts building up and protectionism. Vetoed by the US, ...
    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 ...