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Trade agreement with Colombia and Peru tests our commitment to human rights | 29-January-2015

The first significant test of Ireland’s reputation as defender of human rights comes today as the Dáil debates ratification of the EU Free Trade Agreement with Colombia and Peru.


Ashrawi praises MEPs call on suspending EU-Israel Association Agreement | 29-January-2015

"It is time for the EU to reconsider its political and trade relations with Israel and agreements, including the EU-Israel Association Agreement which Israel has persistently violated,” PLO Executive Committee member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi said.


Economic recolonialization? The India-US Bilateral Investment Treaty: Not an easy ride | 29-January-2015

It’s official: India and the US will resume negotiations on a high-standard bilateral investment treaty (BIT).


[TTIP] Interbev : la filière viande en danger | 29-January-2015

Les professionnels de la filière viande bovine française ont interpellé la Commissaire européenne au Commerce, Cécilia Malström, en lui présentant les conséquences chiffrées d’une arrivée massive de viandes bovines américaines sur le marché européen.


Chine : Le modèle de la zone de libre-échange de Shanghai va être appliqué dans l’ensemble du pays | 29-January-2015

Le Conseil chinois des Affaires d’Etat a annoncé jeudi que plusieurs expériences novatrices de la Zone de libre-échange de Shanghai (ZLE) pourraient être appliquées dans l’ensemble du pays.


German carmakers say yes to TTIP | 29-January-2015

Top representatives from the German automobile industry met in Berlin to voice their support for TTIP. The controversial deal could save them billions of euros per year.


Vietnam may see little gains from Russian FTA | 28-January-2015

The final negotiation between Vietnam and the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan on their free trade agreement (FTA) concluded last month right around the time that Russia’s economy took a nose dive.


Report: US trade and migration policies feed crisis in Honduras | 28-January-2015

Failed trade and migration policies of the United States have exacerbated political problems in Honduras, leading to greater poverty and violence, says a recent report by the AFL-CIO.


US, Japan trade negotiators close to striking key deal | 28-January-2015

It is obvious a breakthrough is imminent, according to veteran Asia trade talks watcher Chris Nelson, senior vice president of Samuels International Associates.


Japan agrees to RI proposal to review partnership deal | 28-January-2015

In a much anticipated move, Japan has given a nod to Indonesia’s proposal to review an economic partnership agreement to further step up bilateral economic relations.


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Key issues
  • Socialising losses, privatising gains: How Dutch investment treaties harm the public interest | 29-January-2015
  • “Investment arbitration is now on Broadway, and the critics are not being kind” | 26-January-2015
  • Human rights in investor-State arbitration: The human right to water and beyond | 26-January-2015
  • New weaknesses: Despite a major win, arbitration decisions in 2014 increase the US’s future exposure to litigation and liability | 25-January-2015
  • PNG govt ordered to stop interfering in SDP | 25-January-2015
  • European Commission’s clever ruse to introduce corporate sovereignty regardless of ratification votes in EU | 25-January-2015
  • recent multimedia

    Drafts and done deals
  • EU-US FTA (TTIP) - draft regulatory cooperation proposal (Jan 2015) | 29-January-2015
  • EU-US FTA (TTIP) - draft regulatory cooperation proposal (Dec 2014) | 29-January-2015
  • NZ-Korea FTA (2014) | 22-December-2014
  • TISA: Disposiciones aplicables a todos los servicios (borrador de abr 2014) y a los servicios profesionales (borrador de sep 2014) | 18-December-2014
  • TISA provisions all services (draft of Apr 2014) and professional services (draft of Sep 2014) | 18-December-2014
  • COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite FTA | 1-December-2014
  • Links
  • EFILA | 9-January-2015
  • EU negotiating texts in TTIP | 7-January-2015
  • No Association with Occupation! | 29-December-2014
  • TTIP Information Network | 24-November-2014
  • La Quadature du Net: TAFTA documents | 21-November-2014
  • La Quadature du Net: CETA portal | 21-November-2014

  • Comments
    Voici le rapport d’évaluation de l’accord de pêche marocain | 19-January-2015
    admin: Fixed the links, sorry!
    Voici le rapport d’évaluation de l’accord de pêche marocain | 19-January-2015
    aaczi26: Whoops, looks like something went wrong.
    Recipe for ruin: TTIP - the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership | 6-January-2015
    George Talbot: An impressed article nicely framed by John Hilary's video! In another article, George Monbiot defends the Clearing Union Keynes devised in 1941 to keep current accounts in balance to avoid debts building up and protectionism. Vetoed by the US, ...
    Colombia: En medio de opositores, TLC con Corea pasa a plenarias | 6-December-2014
    Guillermo Rodríguez Villegas: LA FARSA DE UN DEBATE Ayer asistimos los colombianos a un acto que más se pareció a la consumación de la democracia colombiana que a una acción de soberanía del Legislativo. Y lo digo porque creo en la división de los p ...
    Madagascar: L’APE affecte la recette douanière | 27-November-2014
    Jacques Berthelot: Bien que je ne dispose pas du texte de l'APE définitif celui de l'APE intérimaire de 2007 prévoyait que le démantèlement des droits de douane ne commencerait qu'en année 6 après le début de la m ...
    ‘TTIP would destroy small businesses’ | 20-November-2014
    No2ISDS: Dearden got the arguments across well. This is an abomination and MUST not happen.
    Are Comesa, EAC, SADC realistic in plotting Africa’s free trade area? | 14-November-2014
    Samuel : The re-look on who the beneficiaries will be is lopsided and not entirely true. In fact the beneficiaries form an economic point of view will be the small economies who will have a wider scope of market for their products which are not yet over-conc ...
    Turkey could suspend membership in EU Customs Union over TTIP deal: Minister | 14-November-2014
    André: Many thanks for this article. It is nice that you illustrate the article with fruit and vegetables, but paradoxically fruit and vegetables from the EU are one of the items not covered by the customs union with Turkey. They are often subject to very ...

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