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Negotiations

TAFTA : L’Europe autorise les pesticides dangereux sous la pression américaine

25-May-2015 Actualité Houssenia Writing L’Europe prévoyait d’interdire certains types de pesticides, mais elle va les accepter sous la pression américaine à l’ombre du TAFTA.


Key issues

Korean government criticized for lack of transparency on ISDS suit

25-May-2015 Korea HeraldWhile the South Korean government is facing its second international arbitration under the investor-state dispute settlement system, civic groups are demanding that the details should be made public as they could cost several billion dollars of taxpayers’ money.

  • 18-May-2015 TV Campesina
    Fian: Sobre los Tratados de Libre Comercio
    Sofía Monsalve de Fian Internacional en entrevista habla sobre las amenazas más graves que enfrenta la alimentación y nutrición, en el marco de los Tratados de Libre Comercio, y que tiene que ver con el control que ejercen las Transnacionales sobre nuestros sistemas alimentarios, que además esta relacionado con el acaparamiento de tierras y aguas vinculados con fondos financieros, grandes empresas de agrotóxicos y del control de comercio.
  • 18-May-2015 TV Campesina
    Fian: Sobre los Tratados de Libre Comercio
    Sofía Monsalve de Fian Internacional en entrevista habla sobre las amenazas más graves que enfrenta la alimentación y nutrición, en el marco de los Tratados de Libre Comercio, y que tiene que ver con el control que ejercen las Transnacionales sobre nuestros sistemas alimentarios, que además esta relacionado con el acaparamiento de tierras y aguas vinculados con fondos financieros, grandes empresas de agrotóxicos y del control de comercio.
  • 18-May-2015 Jakarta Post
    Renegotiating the bite of our BITs
    Apart from its network of BITs, Indonesia is also a party to a number of multilateral and regional investment agreements such as the ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement which also contain an ISDS clause, including recourse to ICSID arbitration.
  • 18-May-2015 Jakarta Post
    Renegotiating the bite of our BITs
    Apart from its network of BITs, Indonesia is also a party to a number of multilateral and regional investment agreements such as the ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement which also contain an ISDS clause, including recourse to ICSID arbitration.
  • 15-May-2015
    Singapore breaks new ground as arbitration hub
    The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes hears its first case outside of US, France
  • 15-May-2015
    Singapore breaks new ground as arbitration hub
    The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes hears its first case outside of US, France
  • 15-May-2015
    First hearing opens over Lone Star asset sell-offs in Korea
    An international tribunal began hearing a multi-billion dollar case Friday that the US private equity firm Lone Star filed against South Korea’s government over tax and other disputes surrounding its asset sell-offs in Korea.
  • 15-May-2015
    First hearing opens over Lone Star asset sell-offs in Korea
    An international tribunal began hearing a multi-billion dollar case Friday that the US private equity firm Lone Star filed against South Korea’s government over tax and other disputes surrounding its asset sell-offs in Korea.
  • 14-May-2015 EurActiv
    UN blasts EU for backing global deal for ISDS, but not for country bailouts
    Richard Kozul-Wright, director at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), said support for investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) but not for state-investor was “incongruous”.
  • 14-May-2015 EurActiv
    UN blasts EU for backing global deal for ISDS, but not for country bailouts
    Richard Kozul-Wright, director at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), said support for investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) but not for state-investor was “incongruous”.
  • 14-May-2015 Yonhap
    Hearing to begin this week in multi-billion-dollar battle between S. Korea, Lone Star
    An international tribunal will begin hearing a multi-billion dollar case this week that the US private equity firm Lone Star filed against South Korea’s government over tax and other disputes surrounding its asset sell-offs in Korea.
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  • 14-May-2015 Yonhap
    Hearing to begin this week in multi-billion-dollar battle between S. Korea, Lone Star
    An international tribunal will begin hearing a multi-billion dollar case this week that the US private equity firm Lone Star filed against South Korea’s government over tax and other disputes surrounding its asset sell-offs in Korea.
    more

Texts of agreements

27-Apr-2015  | PACER-plus Trade in Services text (draft of April 2015) This is the leaked Draft Trade in Services text from the PACER Plus Intersessional meeting in Port Vila, 31 March - 02 April 2015.
26-Mar-2015  | TPP - draft investment chapter (2015) Text of 20 Jan 2015 as released by WikiLeaks
24-Mar-2015  | India draft model BIT (2015) Open for comment until 10 April 2015.
10-Mar-2015  | TiSA: EU negotiating mandate (2013) As published by the European Council on 10 March 2015

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