Negotiations

Asia-Pacific peoples movements come together to challenge RCEP

29-Jul-2016 More than 80 participants met on 27-28 July in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to take stock of the new generation of mega regional free trade agreements (FTAs) emerging in the region.

actions | resistance, RCEP


Key issues

Who really won the legal battle between Philip Morris and Uruguay?

28-Jul-2016 The GuardianThe tobacco giant has to pay $7m to the small South American nation in a dispute over cigarette adverts. But the case could still set a worrying precedent.

health, investor-state disputes | ISDS, Uruguay

Texts of agreements

25-Jul-2016  | RCEP - trade in services chapter: proposal for a ratchet (August 2015) 1 page proposal by Australia, Korea & New Zealand as of 4 August 2015.
25-Jul-2016  | RCEP - trade in services chapter: Australian & Japanese transparency proposal (August 2015) This 1 page submission dated 5 August 2015.
25-Jul-2016  | RCEP - trade in services chapter: summary of 9th round of negotiations (August 2015) Minutes of services chapter negotiations at the 9th RCEP negotiating round (August 2015)

Comments

28-Jul-2016  TTIP: The most dangerous weapon in the hands of the fossil fuel industry
José Oliveira: No compromise whatsoever! Down with all the corporate treaties!!! There can never be any reasonably justification for big companies to be granted
15-Jul-2016  Abe seeks TPP approval in autumn
KIT JONES: THIS IS WHAT WE’RE UP AGAINST THIS FALL HERE IN THE USA, AS WELL AS IN THE OTHER 11 NATIONS INVOLVED IN THIS TOXIC MESS!!! BE AFRAID, BE VERY
7-Jul-2016  TPP heightens urgency for national drug coverage in Canada
Jennifer Jones: This is well intentioned - but so terribly naive and inaccurate Nothing in the TPP can increase drug prices; the maximum price of a drug is