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La Comisión Europea rechaza la petición ciudadana de realizar una recogida de firmas en contra del tratado comercial UE-Estados Unidos (TTIP) | 18-September-2014

La campaña "No al Tratado Transatlántico de Comercio e Inversión" acusa a la UE de intentar silenciar las voces opuestas a dicho acuerdo secreto.

Un panorama de empresas mineras canadienses en México y de la resistencia popular | 18-September-2014

Hasta hace pocos años, en México, varios opinaban que la presencia de Canadá en el TLC podía ser provechosa para su país, contrarrestando, hasta cierto punto, el peso excesivo de Estados Unidos en esta alianza. Por lo contrario, los autores del libro Negro Canadá, muestran como el laxismo de la legislación canadiense y la complicidad de la Bolsa de Toronto (Toronto Stock Exchange) han estimulado el crecimiento espectacular de las empresas mineras en Canadá, para mayor beneficio de los especuladores.

Canada’s secretive treaty with China further diminishes aboriginal rights | 18-September-2014

"This isn’t a matter of the big bad Chinese coming and throwing oil all over our beavers and mounties, this is about (for the ten trillionth time in this country’s history) a fundamental disrespect for First Nations people, upon whose land we are developing a multi-billion dollar energy extraction industry."

MEPs still divided over EU-Canada trade deal | 18-September-2014

Divisions were evident in a European Parliament (EP) debate Wednesday on a proposed trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and Canada.

S. Korea, Turkey initial FTA in service, investment sectors | 18-September-2014

South Korea and Turkey initialed a free trade agreement (FTA) for their investment and service sectors Thursday, which will complement a trade pact for products that went into effect last year.

EU must allay fears about free trade with Canada, Danish minister say | 18-September-2014

Danish companies — such as pharmaceutical giant Novo-Nordisk, who will get expanded patent protection in Canada — see huge opportunities for boosting their revenues through CETA.

Nuevo revés para Monsanto en Costa Rica | 17-September-2014

Mientras aún resuena el triunfo de la derogación de la Ley de Semillas (conocida como Ley Monsanto) en Guatemala – Ley Monsanto-, Costa Rica sumó un nuevo triunfo en Nuestra América.

Trabajo legislativo de UE sobre los disruptores endocrinos podría ser perjudicado por el TTIP | 17-September-2014

El actual trabajo legislativo sobre disruptores endocrinos, que está siendo potencialmente debilitado por el Acuerdo Transatlántico de Comercio e Inversión (TTIP), es un ejemplo perfecto de cómo los beneficios a corto plazo están siendo priorizados en detrimento de las personas y el ambiente, sostiene Robert Pederson, de Arc2020.

La próxima semana se celebrará una nueva ronda de conversaciones del TLC Corea del Sur-China | 17-September-2014

La quinta -y presumiblemente última- ronda de conversaciones del tratado de libre comercio (TLC) entre Corea del Sur y China, tendrá lugar la próxima semana en Pekín, dijo, este miércoles, el Ministerio de Comercio, Industria y Energía.

Mercosur, Pacific Alliance to strengthen ties | 17-September-2014

Foreign Ministers from both blocs will meet November in Chile to discuss a Free Trade Agreement by 2016.

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Key issues
  • PSI Special Report: The Really Good Friends of Transnational Corporations Agreement | 17-September-2014
  • Les mouvements sociaux dénoncent l’emprise du secteur privé sur le Sommet sur le Climat de Ban Ki-moon | 17-September-2014
  • Social movements denounce corporate take-over of Ban Ki-Moon Climate Summit | 17-September-2014
  • Strategy conversations: From protest to proposal – Launch of alternative proposal to the global investment regime | 14-September-2014
  • Conversaciones sobre estrategia: De la protesta a la propuesta. Una alternativa al régimen global de inversiones que otorga excesivos poderes a las corporaciones | 12-September-2014
  • Bilateral Investment Treaties: What they are and why they matter | 12-September-2014
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    Drafts and done deals
  • EU-Canada FTA (CETA) (complete leak, 11 Sep 2014) | 11-September-2014
  • EU-Canada FTA (CETA) (consolidated draft, 1 Aug 2014) | 13-August-2014
  • EU-ECOWAS EPA (draft, Feb 2014) | 13-August-2014
  • Japan-Iraq BIT (2012) | 30-July-2014
  • Japan-Mozambique BIT (2013) | 30-July-2014
  • EU-US FTA (TTIP) - draft SPS chapter (June 2014) | 24-July-2014
  • Links
  • Stop TTIP-CETA-TiSA Day of Action 11Oct | 11-September-2014
  • TTIP-info-verkosto | 28-August-2014
  • TTIP-unfairhandelbar | 28-August-2014
  • TTIP Stoppen | 28-August-2014
  • #noTTIP | 28-August-2014
  • Education and TTIP | 31-July-2014

  • Comments
    EU must tear up association agreement with Israel | 13-September-2014
    Bernard K. Gordon: A very misguided comment was posted on your site, recommending that the EU-Israel trade agreement be "torn up." As many, many long and directly-experienced American commentators have pointed out, the record of Hamas during the Israel/Hamas ...
    Bilateral Investment Treaty to lure US companies to India, says expert | 12-September-2014
    Muthucumaraswamy Sornarajah: It is a myth that investment treaties attract foreign investment. There are no studies which conclusively prove this assumption. What we know is that the existing Indian BITs have enabled disgruntled investors to bring arbitrations against India. Th ...
    US dairy groups oppose Canadian market access restrictions | 9-September-2014
    Harvey Dann: I read with great interest your article on cheese imports into Canada. It is unfortunate that this happened for everyone concerned. Perhaps everyone needs to take a look at COOL (Country of Origin Labelling) and how some segments of your industry an ...
    US back ECOWAS’ efforts to attain borderless trade status | 4-September-2014
    Rosi DeJean: The overall evidence of free trade has failed to support economic development in any of the countries under the Free Trade Act. The evidence has supported a rise in poverty in those regions, especially reviewing the Caribbean islands (Haiti, Jamaica ...
    Government moves to protect rooibos in EU — eight years on | 4-September-2014
    JACK: FINALLY Someone gets some Backbone
    Guatemalan court suspends "Monsanto Law" | 4-September-2014
    chantal theroux: Wow!!you impress me people of guatemala!!here in canada we think that you are a very intelligent nation don't let them take a your land and poisonne it!!! Lots of love keep fighting!!!!:)
    S&D Group president Gianni Pittella: "We oppose ISDS mechanism in EU-Canada trade deal" | 1-September-2014
    read: So, states should be allowed to inflict multi-billion dollar fines on corporations trough state institutions and courts, but corporations should not be allowed to sue governments for expropriation, backward-enforced laws and other populist transgres ...
    Don’t let Americans put hormones and pesticides in our dinner, warns Jamie Oliver as he launches latest food offensive | 26-August-2014
    John: If the US government gets their way Europe is going to stay busy building more hospitals and graduating more doctors.