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Negotiations

Inequality and injustices of EPAs under fire

30-Jul-2015Barbados Advocate The countries of Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific are not on equal footing with the European Union, and as such Sir Ronald Sanders is asserting that instead of calling for reciprocity, proportionality should be a principle embedded in the Economic Partnership Agreements.

  • 30-Jul-2015 The Sun
    Nigeria to lose $1.3trn on EPA agreement
    Stakeholders have warned the Federal Government against signing the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and European Union (EU), noting that Nigeria risks loosing about $1.3 trillion revenue if it signs the agreement.
  • 30-Jul-2015 The Sun
    Nigeria to lose $1.3trn on EPA agreement
    Stakeholders have warned the Federal Government against signing the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and European Union (EU), noting that Nigeria risks loosing about $1.3 trillion revenue if it signs the agreement.
  • 30-Jul-2015 The Sun
    Malaysia will not sign any TPP pact in Hawaii
    As pivotal negotiations in the making or breaking of the Trans-Pacific Partnership enter the final stretch, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry has stated that Malaysia will not sign any agreement during the current round of talks, which runs until July 31, and sought to reassure critics that it will stand firm on issues of sovereignty, government procurement, state-owned enterprises and the bumiputra agenda.
  • 30-Jul-2015 The Sun
    Malaysia will not sign any TPP pact in Hawaii
    As pivotal negotiations in the making or breaking of the Trans-Pacific Partnership enter the final stretch, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry has stated that Malaysia will not sign any agreement during the current round of talks, which runs until July 31, and sought to reassure critics that it will stand firm on issues of sovereignty, government procurement, state-owned enterprises and the bumiputra agenda.
  • 30-Jul-2015 China Daily
    China-ASEAN trade negotiations to be completed by year-end
    Negotiations to upgrade the China-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement are expected to be concluded by the end of this year. China will expand two-way investment in major sectors involved in the Belt and Road Initiative, including big-ticket projects involving global production, industrial parks and other cross-border projects.
  • 30-Jul-2015 China Daily
    China-ASEAN trade negotiations to be completed by year-end
    Negotiations to upgrade the China-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement are expected to be concluded by the end of this year. China will expand two-way investment in major sectors involved in the Belt and Road Initiative, including big-ticket projects involving global production, industrial parks and other cross-border projects.
  • 30-Jul-2015 Business Standard
    Govt readies 3-tier offer for RCEP
    With next round of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) talks is scheduled to take place in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, on August 24-26, India government readied its strategy on goods trade.
  • 30-Jul-2015 Business Standard
    Govt readies 3-tier offer for RCEP
    With next round of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) talks is scheduled to take place in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, on August 24-26, India government readied its strategy on goods trade.
  • 30-Jul-2015 New Straits Times
    Malaysia to remain firm in TPPA talks
    Malaysia has pledged to safeguard and uphold their core policies, including the interests of the Bumiputera community during the last leg of Trans Pacific Partnership talks.
  • 30-Jul-2015 New Straits Times
    Malaysia to remain firm in TPPA talks
    Malaysia has pledged to safeguard and uphold their core policies, including the interests of the Bumiputera community during the last leg of Trans Pacific Partnership talks.
  • 30-Jul-2015 Público
    TTIP: algo más que un TLC
    La Asociación Transatlántica para el Comercio y la Inversión entre EEUU y la UE (ATCI) o TTIP por sus siglas en inglés, trasciende las históricas implicaciones de los Tratados de Libre Comercio (TLC).
  • 30-Jul-2015 Público
    TTIP: algo más que un TLC
    La Asociación Transatlántica para el Comercio y la Inversión entre EEUU y la UE (ATCI) o TTIP por sus siglas en inglés, trasciende las históricas implicaciones de los Tratados de Libre Comercio (TLC).
  • 30-Jul-2015 El Destape Web
    TiSA vs. Nuevo Banco de Desarrollo: dos propuestas antagónicas
    Los bancos centrales del bloque BRICS apuestan al Nuevo Banco del Desarrollo, mientras que los países centrales al libre comercio de servicios, llamado TiSA.
  • 30-Jul-2015 El Destape Web
    TiSA vs. Nuevo Banco de Desarrollo: dos propuestas antagónicas
    Los bancos centrales del bloque BRICS apuestan al Nuevo Banco del Desarrollo, mientras que los países centrales al libre comercio de servicios, llamado TiSA.
  • 30-Jul-2015 La República
    Alertan que el Acuerdo Transpacífico complica el acceso a medicamentos
    Cierre de negociaciones. Técnicos del Mincetur, Minsa y Cancillería están ya en Hawái negociando mesa de Propiedad Intelectual antes de la llegada de Silva.
  • 30-Jul-2015 La República
    Alertan que el Acuerdo Transpacífico complica el acceso a medicamentos
    Cierre de negociaciones. Técnicos del Mincetur, Minsa y Cancillería están ya en Hawái negociando mesa de Propiedad Intelectual antes de la llegada de Silva.
  • 30-Jul-2015 Economía y Negocios
    Las ganancias y los riesgos de Chile con el TPP, el acuerdo que busca crear un bloque comercial entre países de tres continentes
    Si bien Chile ya tiene tratados de libre comercio con los otros 11 países que forman parte de este acuerdo, este último apunta a conectar a un nutrido grupo de economías y a crear una base para un futuro pacto comercial en la APEC.
  • 30-Jul-2015 Economía y Negocios
    Las ganancias y los riesgos de Chile con el TPP, el acuerdo que busca crear un bloque comercial entre países de tres continentes
    Si bien Chile ya tiene tratados de libre comercio con los otros 11 países que forman parte de este acuerdo, este último apunta a conectar a un nutrido grupo de economías y a crear una base para un futuro pacto comercial en la APEC.
  • 30-Jul-2015 Entorno Inteligente
    Maduro advierte que TISA es "un proyecto agresivo de recolonización"
    El Mandatario Nacional instó este viernes a los pueblos de la región a prestar atención al tratado internacional TISA (en sus siglas en inglés) -Acuerdo en Comercio de Servicios- que integran 24 países, donde figuran Estados Unidos y la Unión Europea.
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  • 30-Jul-2015 Entorno Inteligente
    Maduro advierte que TISA es "un proyecto agresivo de recolonización"
    El Mandatario Nacional instó este viernes a los pueblos de la región a prestar atención al tratado internacional TISA (en sus siglas en inglés) -Acuerdo en Comercio de Servicios- que integran 24 países, donde figuran Estados Unidos y la Unión Europea.
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Key issues

The Customs Bill: an unacceptable barrier to climate action

29-Jul-2015 CIELA proposed amendment to the Trade Priorities and Accountability Act (TPA) incorporated into the House version of the US Customs Bill poses significant risks to future progress on climate mitigation if accepted.

Texts of agreements

21-Jul-2015  | Brazil-Malawi ICFA (2015)
21-Jul-2015  | ACFI Brasil-México (2015)
20-Jul-2015  | ACFI Brasil-Angola (2015)

Comments

24-Jul-2015  EU-CAN FTA - EU negotiating mandate (draft, 2007)
colleen: wrong article
16-Jul-2015  Ottawa, Kyiv ink trade deal during Ukrainian PM’s visit
Margaret Beresford: In one of the most self-serving of gestures that cost Canadian taxpayers not Harper. As he clearly myopically focused on the Ukrainian votes
5-Jul-2015  Impactos del acuerdo de libre comercio entre Colombia y la Unión Europea en las comunidades campesinas
Eugenia Hinestroza : Viviendo tantos años en Francia, conociendo muchos paises europeos por haber vivido en algunos de ellos y visitado el resto, veo a Colombia como