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Self-driving cars sink the case for TTIP | 28-November-2014

The EU’s case for the Transatlantic trade and Investment Partnership is mostly about cars but fails to take into account what the industry will look like ten years from now.


Tratado de Libre Comercio con EE.UU. destruiría 600 mil puestos de trabajo en Europa | 27-November-2014

Tratado de Libre Comercio entre Europa y Estados Unidos destruiría 600.000 puestos de trabajo y dar lugar a una pérdida de ingresos de hasta €5.000 por persona por año.


More dialogue, fewer fear tactics needed in discussion of FTAs | 27-November-2014

The government of Taiwan must do a better job to convince the public, instead of relying on “scare tactics,” merely pointing to the hazards that Taiwan will face without FTAs.


Full TTIP transparency: much more than opening a door | 27-November-2014

The European Commission has announced that new transparency measures have been adopted for the TTIP talks — but not for citizens.


Thailand to lose share of China market under FTA, survey suggests | 27-November-2014

It is projected that ASEAN could face an annual trade deficit with China as high as US$30 billion within five years under the ASEAN-China Free Trade Agreement


Online protest delays EU plan to resolve US trade row | 26-November-2014

EU officials say the Commission is divided over how to draw conclusions from the public consultation it held on investor-state disputes under the proposed EU-US trade accord, which is now delaying negotiations.


Madagascar: L’APE affecte la recette douanière | 26-November-2014

Le revers de la médaille commence à se faire sentir pour Mada­gascar avec l’application progressive de l’Accord de partenariat économique intérimaire (APEI) avec l’Europe.


Poutine annonce la création de la zone de libre-échange avec le Vietnam | 26-November-2014

"Les pourparlers sont au stade de finalisation, et le Vietnam pourra devenir le premier pays avec lequel un tel accord sera conclu" avec l’Union douanière menée par la Russie, a déclaré M. Poutine


Luxembourg: Foreign Minister supports TTIP but “not at all cost” | 26-November-2014

Luxembourg’s Foreign Minister says that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership presents an opportunity but EU should not enter the agreement “at all cost.”


Korea, US evaluate current state of FTA | 26-November-2014

The two sides discussed the adoption of appeal instead of a single trial in the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) but failed to reach an agreement.


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Key issues
  • TISA negotiations: Yes to e-commerce, data flows, no to IPR, data protection? | 17-December-2014
  • The TPPA and HIV treatment in Vietnam | 17-December-2014
  • Analyst: ISDS model is Australia, not Canada | 16-December-2014
  • Investor state dispute settlement and financial crises | 12-December-2014
  • ISDS cannot be fixed | 12-December-2014
  • The SADC model BIT template: Towards a new standard of investor protection in southern Africa | 11-December-2014
  • recent multimedia

    Drafts and done deals
  • 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
  • EU-US FTA (TTIP) - EU negotiating mandate (2013) | 9-October-2014
  • EU-US FTA (TTIP) - draft EU chemicals offer (Sep 2014) | 2-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 ...
    HOW MUCH Would You SELL Your RIGHT to SUE "The GLOBAL CORPORATE ECONOMY" For? | 21-November-2014
    David E.H. Smith: TPP, CETA, C-CIT SHAREHOLDERS & NON Shareholders AWAIT SUPREME COURT of CANADA'S, et al, FINDINGS, et al, to PROCEED. FINDINGS OF HIGHEST COURTS of the TPP, EU NATIONS, et al, DIFFER FROM CANADA'S, et al? HOW to DISCOURAGE CORPORATE US ...
    ‘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?

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