:: Across the board ::

This section contains news and analysis of sweeping developments that affect the overall push and pull towards FTAs and bilateral investment treaties. This means major trends relating to bilateralism, often with global consequences, and other cross-cutting issues. New developments arising from US politics, the WTO or South-South alliance-building, for instance, are often reported here as they tend to have systemic impacts.

last update: May 2012


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  • 8-Oct-2015 Ibon No to FTAs!
    TPP, like other Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), is fashioned by industrial countries and their transnational corporations to further intensify the concentration of resources, wealth, and power into their hands leaving developing countries.
  • 8-Oct-2015 TheWikiLeaksChannel The US strategy to create a new global legal and economic system: TPP, TTIP, TISA
    Wikileaks - The US strategy to create a new global legal and economic system
  • 7-Oct-2015 Le Monde Libre-échange : des effets difficiles à mesurer sur l’emploi
    Les conséquences des accords multilatéraux sur le commerce mondial et l’économie sont loin de faire consensus.
  • 2-Oct-2015 Sputnik Regional free trade deals may create ’legal mess’ within WTO framework
    New regional mega-agreements on free trade between the United States, Europe, Pacific Rim nations and some World Trade Organization (WTO) members will create numerous legal problems within the WTO framework.
  • 1-Oct-2015 Health and Trade Network Health and trade: What hope for SDG 3
    Emma Woodford from the Health and Trade Network examines SDG3 on health and well-being and questions if its targets are achievable given the damaging nature of legally binding trade agreements being simultaneously negotiated by SDG signatories.
  • 29-Sep-2015 Karibu Foundation: Voices from the South TISA and TPP: trade unions and social movements resist unfair trade deals
    Governments around the globe are currently engaged in the biggest burst of trade and investment treaty negotiations since the 1990s. This new wave of trade deals is primarily being negotiated by governments and corporations in complete secrecy.
  • 29-Jul-2015 Center for International Environmental Law Groups demand rejection of anti-climate provision in Customs Bill
    A coalition of environmental and fair trade organizations are protesting the inclusion of language in the “Customs bill” in the US Congress that would explicitly prevent the United States Trade Representative from seeking to address climate change in trade agreements.
  • 23-Jul-2015 Intenational Business Times Anonymous hacks US Census Bureau over TTIP agreement, leaking employee details online
    Anonymous claims responsibility for a cyber-attack conducted against a US government website because of TTIP and TPP talks
  • 21-Jul-2015 La Jornada Bajo la lupa
    El ominoso denominador común de los ominosos tres tratados mercantilistas/financieristas de Estados Unidos –Asociación Transpacífica (TPP, por sus siglas en inglés); Asociación Trasatlántica de Comercio e Inversión (TTIP, por sus siglas en inglés), y Tratado de Comercio de los Servicios (TISA, por sus siglas en inglés)– es su patente opacidad democrática y la sumisión de países vasallos a la banca israelí-anglosajona de Wall Street/la City (Londres).
  • 13-Jul-2015 El Ciudadano Negocian en secreto más dependencia del imperio
    La oleada de tratados de libre comercio está de regreso. A las docenas de acuerdos comerciales de bienes y servicios suscritos por Chile durante las décadas pasadas, los que sufrieron un freno tras la crisis financiera de las subprimes del 2008, ahora llegan el TPP y el TISA.
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