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CETA puts pressure on precautionary principle, glyphosate implicated
The changes joint committees are allowed to make to the CETA-text are in effect very far-reaching and at the same time binding, so they take up the role of legislator.
Post-Brexit EU-UK trade deal based on CETA would be bad news
The EU-UK trade talks begin with the UK objective to use the corporate-friendly EU-Canada agreement CETA as a template. This is not a good start for democracy nor the public interest.
Brexit battle returns with UK and EU sparring over trade
The UK and the European Union begin their battle over a future trade deal, setting up 11 months of negotiations that risk ending in economically damaging failure at the end of the year.
CETA: Rights for Canadian multinationals
CETA strengthens the legal position of North American companies in the EU and exposes European governments and taxpayers to potential claims.
Canada kicks off USMCA ratification process, urges bi-partisan co-operation
Canada’s minority Liberal government kicked off the ratification process for a new continental trade pact and urged opposition lawmakers to formally approve the deal as quickly as possible.
Is Canada on losing end of CETA free trade agreement with EU?
In Canada, farmers criticise the non-tariff barriers imposed by the EU and say the win-win deal that was promised is taking too long to materialise.
Third miner declares dispute with Tanzania government
The dispute is related to Canada-based company Montero Mining’s investment in the Wigu Hill rare earth element project.
Winshear delivers notice of intent to submit a claim to arbitration under Canada-Tanzania agreement for the promotion and reciprocal protection of investments
The dispute arises out of certain acts and omissions of the United Republic of Tanzania, relating to the SMP Gold Project, says the company.
What the amendments to the USMCA mean for Canadian IP law
Many requirements of the original USMCA have already been met by recent changes in Canadian IP legislation, but more amendments will be required to implement the USMCA.
The European Commission is urging Canada to adopt stricter piracy rules
Canada’s intellectual protection rights system was also slammed for being too clement.
Lupaka files notice of intent to submit a claim to arbitration under Canada-Peru FTA
The dispute is related to the Invicta gold mine project and the blockade erected by the community of Parán in October 2018 wherein it prevented any access to the mining site.
How the ‘New NAFTA’ will affect Canadians
Small gains for workers, but the environment gets a shoddy deal.
’Turkey, Canada FTA negotiations should start soon’
A free trade agreement between Turkey and Canada should start as soon as possible, the deputy trade minister of Turkey, said.
The role of treaty committees in CETA and other recent EU free trade agreements
Questions and answers with Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Weiß, Chair of Public Law, University Speyer.
Commission presents procedural proposals for the Investment Court System in CETA
The European Commission today presented to the Council four proposals for specific rules putting in place the Investment Court System provisions in the EU-Canada trade deal.
Canada-EU beef trade deal not working as well as hoped
European health standards too costly and complicated for Albertan beef exporters.
Modernized free trade agreement lifts duties on Israeli imports of Canadian foodstuffs
The expanded Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement took effect, eliminating or reducing tariffs on the import into Israel of a wide range of foods from Canada.
Modernized Israel-Canada free trade agreement enters into force
A modernized and expanded Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA) entered into force following ratification by both governments, widening the sectors of trade cooperation between the countries.
Quebec dairy farmers struggling with new open markets
Quebec dairy farmers continue to struggle as international trade agreements have hit their bottom line hard.
Canada will continue trade negotiations with Mercosur, despite the current Amazon policy of Brazil
Canada will continue its trade negotiations with Mercosur, the South American trading bloc that includes Brazil, despite demands to call a halt to the talks until more action is taken to protect the Amazon rainforest.