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S&D Group president Gianni Pittella: "We oppose ISDS mechanism in EU-Canada trade deal" | 27-August-2014

The Socialist & Democrat Group in the European Parliament has always opposed the inclusion of the investor-state dispute settlement mechanism in CETA, says their president G. Pitella, and it will be up to the Parliament to decide whether or not to ratify the agreement.


China, ASEAN to negotiate on FTA upgrade | 27-August-2014

China and the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) agreed Tuesday to negotiate on upgrading a free trade area (FTA) to ensure that it remained dynamic and commercially relevant.


Signing of India-ASEAN FTA likely via circulation process soon | 27-August-2014

India, which did not attend the ASEAN ministers meeting this week, will propose a circulation process for signing the India-ASEAN trade pact in services and investments.


Chemical industry using TTIP ‘to attack the precautionary principal’ | 27-August-2014

The last 12 months have seen a surge of attacks against the EU’s precautionary principle, with some law firms considering it a potential obstacle to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).


Registered lobbyists elbow their way back into TPP committees | 27-August-2014

New relaxed rules on lobbyists mean that Hollywood will now be able to exercise their influence on US trade policy more than ever.


Colombia - De seguir importación, el negocio lechero es inviable: Fedegán | 26-August-2014

Ante la crítica situación, los ganaderos dicen que el Gobierno debe tomar medidas para mitigar los riesgos provocados por el TLC con EU, o de lo contrario el sector es inviable y se afectaría 450 mil familias que viven de este negocio.


Perú: Se iniciaron negociaciones para tratado de libre comercio con la India | 26-August-2014

El viceministro de Comercio Exterior y Turismo, Edgar Vásquez, realiza una serie de reuniones con autoridades de la India con la finalidad de concretar el inicio de las negociaciones de un Tratado de Libre Comercio (TLC) entre ambos países.


Colombia: ¿Ya se nos olvidó el paro agrario de 2013? | 26-August-2014

El paro agrario se originó por el aumento en la competitividad de los productos importados de los diferentes tratados de libre comercio, pues en estos tratados no hubo medidas oportunas que cobijaran y protegieran tanto la economía agraria como la industria, otorgando total libertad a los países extranjeros, para comercializar sus productos en Colombia.


FTA benefits elude Kaesong | 26-August-2014

None of the companies operating in the Kaesong Industrial Complex are eligible for FTA benefits because of sanctions from developed countries against North Korea.


US trade officials give Guatemala more time to install labor overhaul | 26-August-2014

US trade officials on Monday said they would give Guatemala more time to implement a labor rights enforcement plan under CAFTA.


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Key issues
  • Newmont withdraws mining arbitration case against Indonesia | 28-August-2014
  • L’UE approuve des règles pour gérer les différends entre investisseurs et États | 28-August-2014
  • EU agrees rules to manage investor-state disputes | 28-August-2014
  • Indonesia’s termination of the Netherlands–Indonesia BIT: Broader implications in the Asia-Pacific? | 23-August-2014
  • Demand for cross-border movement of professional manpower increasing in FTA talks | 13-August-2014
  • Bear Creek announces its intent to commence an arbitration against Peru - Santa Ana dispute | 12-August-2014
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    Drafts and done deals
  • EU-Canada FTA (CETA) (consolidated draft, 1 Aug 2014) | 13-August-2014
  • EU-ECOWAS EPA (draft, Feb 2014) | 13-August-2014
  • Japan-Iraq BIT (2012) | 30-July-2014
  • Japan-Mozambique BIT (2013) | 30-July-2014
  • EU-US FTA (TTIP) - draft SPS chapter (June 2014) | 24-July-2014
  • Australia-Japan FTA (2014) | 13-July-2014
  • Links
  • TTIP-info-verkosto | 28-August-2014
  • TTIP-unfairhandelbar | 28-August-2014
  • TTIP Stoppen | 28-August-2014
  • #noTTIP | 28-August-2014
  • Education and TTIP | 31-July-2014
  • #TTIP #TAFTA Watch | 22-July-2014

  • Comments
    S&D Group president Gianni Pittella: "We oppose ISDS mechanism in EU-Canada trade deal" | 1-September-2014
    read: So, states should be allowed to inflict multi-billion dollar fines on corporations trough state institutions and courts, but corporations should not be allowed to sue governments for expropriation, backward-enforced laws and other populist transgres ...
    Don’t let Americans put hormones and pesticides in our dinner, warns Jamie Oliver as he launches latest food offensive | 26-August-2014
    John: If the US government gets their way Europe is going to stay busy building more hospitals and graduating more doctors.
    US trade officials say it’s their way or the highway on TPP | 21-August-2014
    Bernard k. Gordon: The title of this report does not comport with the facts as contained in the report. The US acted in good faith, in a way specifically designed to promote sound environmental goals related to forestry. Those goals were supported by the U.S. Congress ...
    War of the FTAs | 21-August-2014
    Bernard k. Gordon: A biased and ill-informed report. Among many other problems, it misstates the original goals of the WTO, and it totally ignores the facts surrounding the creation of the TPP. It is in essence a scare-tactic report that does not warrant serious atten ...
    Africa’s "grand" FTA negotiation progressing well: SADC officials | 20-August-2014
    Professor Gilbert NMO Morris: Free Trade Zones, secured by Free Trade Agreements are as notoriously popular as they are infamously over-rated. The problem is not the intention of the designers. It is rather a lack of intention or design sufficiently imagined, implemented and man ...
    Don’t let Americans put hormones and pesticides in our dinner, warns Jamie Oliver as he launches latest food offensive | 19-August-2014
    John: In 1969 I worked in the USA for 6 months. During that time I gained a lot of weight which I lost after return to the UK. My GP claimed that it may have been due to the growth hormones fed to USA cattle getting into the human food chain which was dis ...
    EU-Canada trade deal leak ‘ridicules’ TTIP consultation, campaigners say | 15-August-2014
    anonymous: The notion that investors are greedy and governments and national courts work solely in people's interest is wrong. There are EU member states where corruption is rife and whose governments, legislatures and courts aren't trusted by their ...
    TTIP won’t let big banks wriggle out of regulations, EU negotiators insist | 12-August-2014
    Chris: Where does TiSA fit in? It would be easy to make such assurances about TTIP if the "more secret" TiSA services deal was in fact where the worst was hidden. Wikileaks published documents in June which show TiSA mandating a very high level o ...
    TULF on TTIP | 23-Aug-2014

    AFTINET on ISDS | 13-Aug-2014

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