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    chin sokvin:
    5-Jun-2018

    i need of my academic research

    Biche Jean Luc:
    1-Jun-2018

    Une brèche dans les perspectives d’une libération des échanges au seul profit des multinationales et des puissances économiques....Un peu d’espoir qui j’espère va inspirer les dirigeants africains pour davantage écouter la société civile et refuser les APE qui seraient une catastrophe pour les industries naissantes (par exemple au Nigéria) , pour l’agriculture vivrière (et la survie de nombre de paysans) et pour les recettes douanières qui sont une des conditions de l’action publique.

    Pierre DIDIER:
    1-Jun-2018

    I have desperately searched what kind of safety treatment is currently mandated by the EU for EU chickens. Who can help? Are EU treatments a total schield against listeria, salmonella and others?

    Pierre DIDIER:
    1-Jun-2018

    Just a few questions: imagine that, say, a Canadian investor invests in big infrastructure works (new airport, waste incinerator etc.), in Bulgaria, in competition with a local entrepreneur close to local highest level authorities. Do you think he will be able to operate his investment smoothly? When de facto expropriated , do you think he will be indemnified properly by local judiciairy courts?
    If the same investor invests in waste treatment in Sicilia in competition with mafia interests. Are you sure his probable de facto expropriation will be rewarded by all Sicilian judges?
    When Sorros made huge investments in top level education in Hungary but had to flee to Berlin, do you think the Hungarian judiciary would compensate him for this de facto expropriation?
    Barring for obvious past abuses, do’nt you think that ISDS has merits? Are you sure a careful drafting of the clause as in CETA does not merit consideration?

    c:
    24-May-2018

    recomiendo las webs bilaterals.org y farmgrablab.org
    Hay que concienciar a la gente de ciudad que la salud y los negocios del campo son problema de toda la ciudadania y se debe apoyar a la gente del campo
    Los tratados comerciales entre multinacionales estan arruinando la vida de pèrsonas y destruyendo el habitat en pos de la codicia

    Nicolas Roux:
    22-May-2018

    Ahora nadie esta seguro de las consecuencias sobre otros tratados bilaterales de inversión y tratados multilaterales

    joseaner:
    18-May-2018

    Alguien me podría aclarar cómo influye esto en una tratado multilateral como es el Tratado de la Carta de la Energía, firmado por la propia Unión Europea y la Comunidad Europea de la Energía atómica?. No soy conocedor de estos temas y por eso me gustaría saber cómo ahora la UE y a través del TJUE puede anular los arbitrios o laudos con soporte en un tratado MULTILATERAL y reafirmado recientemente entre todos los países en Mayo de 2015 (todavía no se han cumplido tres años, se cumplen este próximo domingo). No sé por qué pero me parece que esto tiene más calado de lo que pueda parecer, sobre todo cuando la UE intenta anular laudos arbitrales "a posteriori" en un contexto internacional que ella misma a firmado y ratificado. No tendrían que anular primero los Tratados multilaterales previamente firmados. Es que si no la propia UE tiene una "responsabilidad" inherente en todo lo que está sucediéndo. No sé si es que el CETA además tiene un encaje de "privilegio" por algún oscuro motivo.

    Pierre DIDIER:
    19-Apr-2018

    Une fois de plus procès d’intention et intox.
    1.TOUS les accords commerciaux conclus par l’UE depuis qu’elle existe contiennent une formule de consultation des parties en matière de standards techniques, normes SPS etc. Le CETA n’est pas plus contraignant qu’aucun autre accord commercial à ce sujet. Et pourtant l’UE a les normes les plus protectrices au monde;
    2. Tout assouplissement des protections UE doit avoir l’accord des 28/27 Etats membres et du Parlement Européen. Si le glyphosate est démontré (potentiellement) nocif sur base de conclusions scientifiques avérées, jamais l’UE, même aiguillonnée par des multinationales canadiennes ou autres n’obtiendrait les majorités requises
    3. Le canada c’est 37 millions de consommateurs. l’UE c’est 111 millions. Croyez pas que c’est plutôt les canadiens qui vont adopter les normes européennes pour avoir accès à un marché trois fois plus grand que le leur?

    seth hanson:
    15-Apr-2018

    How can any country even think about investing / dealing with Indonesia. They treat foreign company’s with contempt and will steal there money and assets as soon they can. They revoke mining licences on flimsy grounds with the intention of taking the asset back once it becomes valuable. The while country is un-investable until the corrupt officials are taken to account.

    robert:
    28-Mar-2018

    Bonjour, votre article m’interesse beaucoup. Merci pour la publication.

    Dee arn:
    26-Mar-2018

    Thank-you for your article. It is very well written and I found the information I needed.
    Too many corporations are doing the wrong thing and this disclosure proves it once again .
    Have a Blessed Easter and Happy Haunukah. D. A.

    ben:
    22-Mar-2018

    Vous vous moquez de l’Afrique n’est-ce-pas ? Pour simple jalousie ? Voudrez vous pas nous voire évoluer ce ça ? Avec gros titre. Là nous vous répondons maintenant par le nombre des états signateurs de ce que qualifiez vous de la FOLIE. jamais une telle négociation commercial aussi forte qu’elle est, n’est signée ailleurs.Et je vous convie : les États restant vont tous adhérer. Alors les jaloux vont....

    Pierre Didier:
    22-Mar-2018

    Désolé, mais la conclusion est inverse: la Cour a considéré que la clause d’arbitrage entre les Pays Bas et la Slovaquie était nulle parce qu’elle pouvait conduire des arbitres à interpréter du droit UE sans s’en référer à la Cour. Cet arrêt, en fait, invalide la plupart sinon toutes les clauses d’arbitrage bilatérales prises en dehors du cadre du droit de l’UE. Par contre, cet arrêt confirme que les clauses d’arbitrage prises dans un cadre UE (comme bien entendu le CETA) sont (les seules) valables.

    Craig Welch:
    14-Mar-2018

    Oh for goodness sake. Why re-post an article with such a misleading headline? You know full well that PMI cannot raise a dispute under the TPP against Australia.

    Dianthus Panacho:
    4-Mar-2018

    It’s of the utmost importance that Britain gets its act together. Going to Japan, with no more substance than what PM May has shown untill now, opens the door for EU27 to provide Japan with a better offer.

    The money threat, being made by some MP’s, can be compensated by accommodation, on the continent, of new manufacturers of all sorts, who are now outside the EU27.

    The same goes for the worldclass financial sector. Not having it now, poses a challenge to establish the world’s best financial centre in the EU27 from this day onward. And I see no reason, why the EU27 can’t rival the City of London.

    As an European citizen I deplore the choice made in the Referendum. But leaving the EU opens doors for the UK. That’s okay, good luck.

    But I don’t understand, that the UK can’t grasp the fact that the same applies to the EU. We are going make the best of our future, also to compensate for the possibility of a big financial gap, caused by the chance of having no deal at all.

    Leaving and making a country poorer by choice is a UK decision. We don’t want to be dragged into that, non of the EU27 look forward to get poorer.

    If a deal with Japan provides the EU27 with better opportunities, we have to seize that momentum. It would be foolish not to do so.

    Everything is on the table and nothing is agreed untill everything is agreed.

    Dianthus Panacho

    DIDIER Pierre:
    1-Feb-2018

    Unless the CETA brings Canadians aiming at a market of 512 million consumers (instead of 32 million Canadians) to upgrade their standards!

    Luciana:
    30-Jan-2018

    It is great that we have this info now! thanks!

    Jagath:
    24-Jan-2018

    Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade has not conduct any feasibility study or an impact assessment of any of these FTAs. They are blindly believing that signing of those FTAs will start foreign direct investments to flourish. There are scientific and systematic approaches to assess the economic impact of a proposed preferential trade agreement. Unfortunately, people who are responsible are neither bothered to assess the impact nor to do a feasibility study, instead they are so keen to get FTAs in place with the countries which Sri Lanka is heavily importing while countries like India is keen on signing FTAs with their top exporting nations. The officials of the ministry are clueless when they are asked how the government could recover the loss to the government income due to removal of 90% of goods imported from our three main import countries.

    Nicolas Roux:
    4-Jan-2018

    It’s mostly about this chapter on public procurement: www.bilaterals.org/IMG/pdf/doc6.pdf

    One part of the issue is that the US wants (wanted) to include anti-corruption provisions that go beyond TPP but the EU doesn’t have the mandate to negotiate corruption matters. Anti-corruption provisions are the competency of member states.

    Helena Peltonen:
    21-Dec-2017

    Why were TTIP negotiations sticking on anticorruption? Who wanted to achieve what and who didn’t agree?

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