Negotiations

Law professors address RCEP negotiators on copyright

26-Feb-2017Electronic Frontier Foundation The recent death of the TPP has thrust RCEP further into the spotlight, and raised the stakes both for its sixteen prospective parties, and for lobbyists with designs to stamp their own mark on the text’s intellectual property and e-commerce chapters.

intellectual property, RCEP


Key issues

Investor-state dispute settlements: great for business, risky for the environment

23-Feb-2017 EcojusticeWhat makes ISDS divisive is it exposes governments to potentially expensive private arbitration by foreign corporations who feel that environmental protection measures impede their business.

Canada, environment, investor-state disputes | ISDS, NAFTA

Texts of agreements

14-Feb-2017  | EU-Indonesia FTA - draft sanitary and phytosanitary measures chapter (December 2016) As published by the European Commission
14-Feb-2017  | EU-Indonesia FTA - draft state-owned enterprises chapter (December 2016) As published by the European Commission
14-Feb-2017  | EU-Indonesia FTA - draft small and medium-sized enterprises chapter (December 2016) As published by the European Commission
14-Feb-2017  | EU-Indonesia FTA - draft rules of origin chapter (December 2016) As published by the European Commission

Comments

23-Feb-2017  CETA may open up Europe to GMO potatoes
DIDIER Pierre: Doomsday fears by merchants of angst: both signatories of CETA have clearly safeguarded their entire right to legislate domestically for the
16-Feb-2017  A vote against CETA would reset Europe’s trade agenda
DIDIER Pierre: Trade agendas are dramatically reset by Trump. Do not weaken EU-Canada efforts to generate growth and fight inequality. The partners’ objectives
16-Feb-2017  After Parliament approval, final ratification could still put CETA in legal limbo
DIDIER Pierre: But who guaranteed that the CETA is a “mixed” agreement? True, the Commission proposed it to be so upon request of some member States. But the