TPP: the path to global fragmentation

13-Oct-2015Forbes The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal is another nail in the coffin of a multilateral global trade system that brought the world together in the past six decades

Key issues

ISDS: courting foreign investors

7-Oct-2015 S2BWhy the Commission’s proposal for an “Investment Court System” still fails to address the key problems of foreign investors’ privileges

Texts of agreements

5-Aug-2015  | TPP: draft IP chapter (May 2015) As leaked by KEI on 4 August 2015
4-Aug-2015  | RCEP: draft IP text from ASEAN (Oct 2014) As published by KEI
4-Aug-2015  | RCEP: draft IP text from India (Oct 2014) As published by KEI


9-Oct-2015  Tentative U.S.-Vietnam ’consistency plan’ links tariff benefits to labor compliance
ellen: Thank you for clearly describing these difficult negotiations.
3-Oct-2015  Murray Rankin v. Canada
Sheila Turnbull Reid: I feel betrayed in the confidence I had in Murray Rankin. He must answer this accusation to put his supporters at ease. I would like to know the
1-Oct-2015  EU to co-finance Investment Court System in TTIP from its budget
David Jackson: The proposed Court System, like the TTIP itself, is a gross affront to democracy in Europe. We should all oppose these unjust anti-democratic