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Global anti-Chevron day objects corporate crimes and impunity
Thousands of demonstrators across all five continents have joined the International Anti-Chevron day to peacefully protest and display global crimes committed by the transnational company against human rights and the environment.
UK signs trade continuity agreement with Colombia, Ecuador and Peru
The United Kingdom has signed the UK-Andean countries trade agreement.
Ecuador and the Netherlands consolidate their commercial relationship
Ecuador and the Netherlands have signed a joint declaration to promote a new bilateral investment agreement that will replace the one that is currently in force and that expires in 2021.
First round of negotiations for the India-Ecuador Free Trade Agreement to take place soon
The first round of India-Ecuador Free Trade Agreement (FTA) which will reduce and/or eliminate customs duties on certain items traded between the two is scheduled to take place soon.
Ecuador-China trade agreement being held up by Quito worries
A long mooted free trade deal between China and Ecuador is being held up by worries in Quito about cheap Chinese imports impacting certain sectors of the economy.
The case of Chevron in the Ecuadorian Amazon: the ruling of the Supreme Court of Canada closes the doors to end impunity
The Global Campaign to Reclaim Peoples´ Sovereignty, Dismantle Corporate Power and End Impunity regrets the ruling of the Supreme Court of Canada regarding the case of Chevron in the Ecuadorian Amazon.
Sweden hopes to increase commercial relationship with Ecuador
The parties expressed their interest in exploring the possibility of initiating negotiations of a bilateral investment agreement.
Chevron vs Ecuador: international arbitration and corporate impunity
The infamous story of the environmental pollution of the Ecuadorian Amazon by Chevron-Texaco – which has come to be known as the "Ecuadorian Chernobyl" - is entering a new phase.
Chevron Vs Ecuador: international arbitration & impunity (ISDS case)
In February of 2011 the Ecuadorian Courts delivered an historic verdict, sentencing the Big Oil Corporation Chevron to pay US$9,500 million dollars for its contamination of the Ecuadorian Amazon (1964-1992). However, Chevron hit back via the Investor-State Dispute Settlement system and sued Ecuador.
Ecuador keen on strengthening trade relations with Qatar
Ecuador has “prioritised” efforts to sign bilateral investment treaty and trade agreement with Qatar.
From Quito: Pablo Fajardo & Donald Moncayo
Pablo Fajardo, the lead lawyer for the communities who have been fighting for 25 years for compensation for the severe pollution in the amazon region, and Donald Moncayo, one of the coordinators of the organization that has led this campaign talk about the Chevron case.
From the indigenous peoples’ environmental catastrophe in the Amazon to the investors’ dispute on denial of justice: the Chevron v. Ecuador August 2018 PCA arbitral award and the dearth of international environmental remedies for private victims
The task no longer lies with interpreting investment treaties alone and trying to reform investment arbitration in general – but designing an entirely cohesive system for international environmental justice that is open to the actual victims of environmental disasters and not just the States that often fail to genuinely represent them.
Ecuador: Chevron’s victims vow to fight Hague court ruling
Victims of Chevron-Texaco’s pollution of the Ecuadorean Amazon have vowed to fight to protect the ruling which has granted them compensation.
Ecuadorian trade minister hopes to have EPA with Japan
Ecuadorian Foreign Trade and Investments Minister Pablo Campana expressed his intention to have an economic partnership agreement with Japan
The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague rules against Ecuador, favors Chevron
Ecuador will be forced to pay economic reparations to the oil giant. The over 30,000 affected people in the Amazon haven’t received any compensation.
Letter of solidarity with the victims of Chevron
The signatories of this letter wish to express their rejection of this decision and their support for the people of Ecuador and the organizations that have defended the communities affected by Chevron Texaco.
International tribunal rules for Chevron in Ecuador case
Ecuador found liable for violating international law, supporting fraud and corruption.
Ecuador President shows interest in joining TPP
Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno has indicated that the country will consider joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement while seeking diversification of its trade and industry.
EFTA concludes free trade agreement with Ecuador
The EFTA states would like to abolish all industrial tariffs in trade with Ecuador, facilitate trade in services, and secure investments. These are all provided for in the free trade agreement, which has now been signed in Iceland.
Ecuador signs free trade agreement with EFTA, launches new tuna brand
The agreement will allow export of shrimp and tuna products to EFTA countries with a zero export tariff.