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EU-China investment treaty talks may face bumpy road | 15-October-2014

The EU and China are discussing their planned bilateral investment treaty on the sidelines of the Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Italy this week.


Pakistan: Government to move carefully in approving US-proposed BIT | 15-October-2014

The government has decided to move carefully in respect to approving the new Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) template proposed by the United States as it contains clauses with far-reaching negative implications for the economy of Pakistan.


East African states agree duty-free trade deal with EU | 15-October-2014

The EU-EAC Economic Partnership Agreement was signed in Brussels on Tuesday but must still be ratified by the five members of the East African Community – Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi – and by the European Parliament.


Hormone-free beef for European markets the next big export opportunity | 15-October-2014

The proposed trade deal with Europe has a simple story line for Alberta cattle producers — build the herd.


Serbia’s bilateral FTAs will remain in effect until its a full EU member | 15-October-2014

The head of the team negotiating Serbia’s accession to the European Union (EU) has confirmed an agreement with the European Union that the country’s free trade agreements with eastern states, and in particular Russia, will remain in force until Serbia becomes an EU member.


S. Korea, New Zealand to hold fresh round of FTA negotiations this week | 15-October-2014

South Korea and New Zealand are set to hold a new round of negotiations for a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) this week, the Seoul government said Tuesday, amid hopes from both sides that the latest round will be the last of its kind.


Eurodiputados piden suspender Acuerdo Global México-UE por Ayotzinapa | 14-October-2014

Los legisladores europeos claman que “ya es hora de acabar con la impunidad en México”, y señalan que “no deben ocurrir nuevos casos como el de los 43 estudiantes secuestrados de Guerrero y de las tumbas encontradas cerca del lugar.


FIPA undermines sovereignty of Canada, First Nations | 14-October-2014

Don Davies, Canadian Member of Parliament for the New Democratic Party, discusses the approval of the Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) and its future impact on Canada and First Nations.


Pakistan sore at Indian auto invasion in Lanka | 14-October-2014

The Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Association (PAMA) has urged the Pakistan government to put automobiles and auto parts in the negative list of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Sri Lanka to safeguard Pakistani manufacturers against the entry of cheaper Indian products manufactured in Lanka.


Accusations mar failed bid to reach a deal on the Economic Partnership Agreement | 14-October-2014

Political blockages in the trade talks between the East African Community and the EU continue.


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Key issues
  • Stronger plant variety protection may threaten the right to food | 23-October-2014
  • Australia shouldn’t sacrifice food safety standards for free trade | 23-October-2014
  • Stronger plant variety protection may threaten the right to food | 22-October-2014
  • Big Tobacco puts Uruguay on trial | 22-October-2014
  • Intellectual property protection is hurting Ebola victims | 21-October-2014
  • Indonesia challenges Australian cigarette packaging laws | 16-October-2014
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    Drafts and done deals
  • 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
  • AÉCG UE-Canada (texte consolidé, sep 2014) | 30-September-2014
  • EU-Canada FTA (consolidated text, Sep 2014) | 26-September-2014
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  • #noTTIP | 28-August-2014

  • Comments
    Guatemalan court suspends "Monsanto Law" re: growing unauthorised seed | 24-October-2014
    Ian M: "Should a GE seed germinate, as a result of being wind blown, on a neighbouring farm that has not brought growing GM plants the farmer on whose land the wind blown seed landed on is deemed to have broken the law by growing unauthorised seed&quo ...
    Guatemalan court suspends "Monsanto Law" re: growing unauthorised seed | 24-October-2014
    Ian M: Could said farmer not countersue for trepass/pollution of his land?
    Guatemalan court suspends "Monsanto Law" | 23-October-2014
    Hannie Reijndersa: Monsanto destroy the world, nature, the water , flora, animals, and people are poisoned
    Kenya: Why we got a raw deal in EPA | 23-October-2014
    sam: Please be kind to your citizens who may not know the facts by being factual on all your observations. Let us build our economy and rely on the African continent for our markets , the EU will not be supportive, they have never been and will never be, ...
    Lenny | 21-October-2014
    Lenny: Je confirme totalement ce que vous exposez. Lenny calendrier photo
    Guatemalan court suspends "Monsanto Law" | 20-October-2014
    Hemi: For the Monsanto Law to have been passed initially smacks of corruption of those charged with protecting the very people the law would punish - shame, shame, shame. This is typical of Monsanto. Should a GE seed germinate, as a result of being wind b ...
    Document reveals EU bullied Ecuador into trade agreement | 16-October-2014
    Alan Adams: Good article. Informative. However, just a comment on wording: "Solidarity economy" does not equal "socialist Economy" Solidarity economy is a new, though largely indigenous concept.
    Corporations get lots, Canadians get little in CETA trade deal | 13-October-2014
    Arthur: So, you want elected governments to have arbitrary unrestricted power - in particular over the "greedy" corporations - to change the laws and policies at whim, as the government wishes - without the options for the "ruled over" c ...

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