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EFTA states plan response to TTIP | 17-December-2014

The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries could be faced with important challenges from the proposed European Union-United States free trade agreement known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, Swiss Federal Councillor Johan Schneider-Amman has said.


China-Maldives: MSR deal sealed, free trade deal in the making | 17-December-2014

The Maldives and Chinese government have agreed to start discussions on a free trade agreement.


US can’t apply ’Buy America’ rule in Canada | 17-December-2014

Forcing companies to adhere to Washington’s "Buy America" policy outside US borders goes too far, Canadian officials say.


India: New BIT text introduces ‘obligation against graft’ | 16-December-2014

Only genuine foreign investors committed to India’s long-term interests and whose activities in the country are corruption-free can claim protection under the new model Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) text, which will soon be placed for Cabinet approval.


Faroes ready to take on Norway, Iceland, UK with new FTA with Turkey | 16-December-2014

The Faroe Islands and Turkey have signed a free trade agreement, culminating 15 years of negotiations. The island nation can now compete “on equal terms” with Norway, Scotland (UK) and Iceland to supply seafood to Turkey.


Quito: FTA with the EU would take effect in 2016 | 16-December-2014

Ecuador and the European Union (EU) predict that the free trade agreement (FTA) that they have just signed in the Belgian capital, whose negotiation had ended in June, will take effect in 2016.


El TTIP y la arquitectura de la impunidad | 16-December-2014

Los principios jurídicos en los que se fundamenta el TTIP forman parte de la armadura jurídica que limita el ejercicio de la democracia y de la soberanía de los pueblos.


Las transformaciones neoliberales en México y el tratado de libre comercio (TLCAN) | 16-December-2014

La inserción de México en la globalización neoliberal está asociada con un aumento extraordinario de sufrimiento en el pueblo mexicano.


Accord commercial Cameroun-UE : 4 mois d’application sans calendrier de démantèlement tarifaire | 16-December-2014

Après quatre mois d’application, le Cameroun et l’Union européenne envisagent à entamer des discussions pour l’élaboration d’un nouveau calendrier de démantèlement tarifaire lié à l’accord de partenariat économique.


Colombia: Gremios y centrales sindicales se oponen a la aprobación del TLC con Corea | 15-December-2014

Gremios y centrales sindicales realizaron un acto simbólico de entierro de la industria en el Congreso.


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Key issues
  • Why are weapons-makers excited by TTIP? | 19-December-2014
  • Why is govt in a hurry to pay TCC for Reko Diq? | 18-December-2014
  • Les sables bitumineux canadiens afflueront bientôt dans les carburants européens | 18-December-2014
  • Leak shows: Trade treaty TiSA could undermine national data protection regulations | 18-December-2014
  • Investor-State Dispute Settlement: The TTIP’s Achilles heel? | 18-December-2014
  • TISA negotiations: Yes to e-commerce, data flows, no to IPR, data protection? | 17-December-2014
  • recent multimedia

    Drafts and done deals
  • TISA: Disposiciones aplicables a todos los servicios (borrador de abr 2014) y a los servicios profesionales (borrador de sep 2014) | 18-December-2014
  • TISA provisions all services (draft of Apr 2014) and professional services (draft of Sep 2014) | 18-December-2014
  • COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite FTA | 1-December-2014
  • EU-SADC EPA (as of Sep 2014) | 4-November-2014
  • EU-Singapore FTA - draft investment chapter (Oct 2014) | 17-October-2014
  • TPP: draft IP chapter (May 2014) | 16-October-2014
  • Links
  • TTIP Information Network | 24-November-2014
  • La Quadature du Net: TAFTA documents | 21-November-2014
  • La Quadature du Net: CETA portal | 21-November-2014
  • India BIPAs | 28-October-2014
  • Stop TPP Action | 26-October-2014
  • RQIC | 22-September-2014

  • Comments
    Colombia: En medio de opositores, TLC con Corea pasa a plenarias | 6-December-2014
    Guillermo Rodríguez Villegas: LA FARSA DE UN DEBATE Ayer asistimos los colombianos a un acto que más se pareció a la consumación de la democracia colombiana que a una acción de soberanía del Legislativo. Y lo digo porque creo en la división de los p ...
    Madagascar: L’APE affecte la recette douanière | 27-November-2014
    Jacques Berthelot: Bien que je ne dispose pas du texte de l'APE définitif celui de l'APE intérimaire de 2007 prévoyait que le démantèlement des droits de douane ne commencerait qu'en année 6 après le début de la m ...
    ‘TTIP would destroy small businesses’ | 20-November-2014
    No2ISDS: Dearden got the arguments across well. This is an abomination and MUST not happen.
    Are Comesa, EAC, SADC realistic in plotting Africa’s free trade area? | 14-November-2014
    Samuel : The re-look on who the beneficiaries will be is lopsided and not entirely true. In fact the beneficiaries form an economic point of view will be the small economies who will have a wider scope of market for their products which are not yet over-conc ...
    Turkey could suspend membership in EU Customs Union over TTIP deal: Minister | 14-November-2014
    André: Many thanks for this article. It is nice that you illustrate the article with fruit and vegetables, but paradoxically fruit and vegetables from the EU are one of the items not covered by the customs union with Turkey. They are often subject to very ...
    The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and UK healthcare | 12-November-2014
    Nplima: Hi, Can you please explain a bit better your reasoning behind this statement: "The market liberalisation introduced by the 2012 Health and Social Care Act ensures it will be effectively impossible to take the NHS back into public hands if the E ...
    Guatemalan court suspends "Monsanto Law" | 9-November-2014
    Nell: Why are you saving seeds patented by Monsanto? Why are you using them?
    Paloma López: "Si no hay nada que ocultar, hagan públicos todos los documentos del TTIP" | 9-November-2014
    juan-hilario: Desde una mirada estrictamente lógica, a mi entender, el motivo por el cual no se hacen públicos los acuerdos con las multinacionales es porque desde la actual política europea se quiere tener una situación de liderazgo compartid ...

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