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US procurement demand on Canada, Mexico fading from NAFTA: sources
The United States has backed away from its contentious demands for lucrative procurement projects in the renegotiation of the North American free-trade agreement.
EU-US trade truce falters on day 1 over farming
Europeans don’t want their hallowed farm sector sucked into the deal.
EU-Mercosur FTA: draft chapters (July 2017)
8 draft chapters, as leaked by Greenpeace
Research on the impacts of the EU-Mercosur trade negotiations
Analysis of draft texts, especially the chapters on goods, SPS, TBT and government procurement.
TPP members whittle list of rules to shelve with US gone
Terms on intellectual property protections, state-owned enterprises up for debate.
Japan eyes opening procurement bidding, lowering tariffs as EU trade pact bargaining chip
Tokyo is considering opening up bidding for local university and hospital projects to European companies.
Govt mulls opening railway market to EU
The government is considering opening part of Japan’s railway market to overseas companies based in Europe in the negotiations for an economic partnership agreement with the European Union.
EU-Indonesia FTA - draft public procurement chapter (December 2016)
As published by the European Commission
EU-Indonesia FTA - draft public procurement chapter (December 2016)
As published by the European Commission
EU-Mexico FTA - EU text proposals (November 2016)
As published by the European Commission
Three more reasons why we need to stop CETA
A major topic of discussion at the World Social Forum in Montreal was the problems with TTIP-style free trade agreements and how we can stop them, writes Nick Dearden
Handelsblatt exclusive: No TTIP deal this year
Negotiators in Brussels and Washington haven’t finalized a single chapter of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP, according to an internal ministry report obtained by Handelsblatt.
After Canada & US, Mexico next in EU North America free trade pipeline
EU member states are expected to give the green light to negotiations to upgrade a fifteen-year-old free trade agreement between the EU and Mexico.
Public procurement could be next TTIP deal breaker
As EU-US negotiators prepare for a new round of transatlantic trade talks in New York next week, officials fear TTIP might run into a new brick wall: Public procurement.
EU earns right to public contracts
For the first time, as a result of EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement commitments, European investors will be able to offer tenders for various public infrastructure projects in Vietnam.
La Guinée équatoriale gagne en arbitrage contre le groupe Francisco Hernando Contreras
Le tribunal arbitral du Cirdi s’est déclaré incompétent pour juger le différend qui oppose le groupe espagnol de BTP et Malabo, dans le cadre d’une procédure déclenchée en 2012.
Reach of TPP’s SOE disciplines limited by definition, scope, exceptions
The text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement reveals that the parties have agreed on groundbreaking new rules aimed at preventing state-owned enterprises (SOEs) from harming privately owned firms
EU focuses on three sectors in procurement; won’t challenge SME policy
In bilateral trade talks with the United States, the European Union has signaled that its efforts to expand the types of U.S. government procurement contracts open to EU firms will focus on three specific sectors.
Leaked documents show TTIP negotiations in deadlock on most issues
EU member states are concerned about the “tough negotiation process in all key areas” of the TTIP agreement
Singapore concludes free trade negotiations with Turkey
Turkey and Singapore have concluded negotiations for the Turkey-Singapore Free Trade Agreement.