The new gold standard? Empirically situating the TPP in the investment treaty universe

25-Nov-2015Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies The TPP investment chapter offers few truly novel features and is instead heavily influenced by prior American treaty practice.

Key issues

State’s leadership on healthy food and farming at risk under proposed trade deals

25-Nov-2015 IATPU.S. negotiators are looking to wrap up two new massive trade agreements that could threaten the continued viability of labeling laws to educate and protect consumers and support local food systems.

Texts of agreements

18-Nov-2015  | Japan-Mongolia FTA (2015)
18-Nov-2015  | EU-Singapore FTA (2015) Authentic text as of May 2015
30-Oct-2015  | EU-SADC EPA (2015) Text agreed to July 2014, the tariffs in October 2015, to be signed May 2016.


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