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EU under pressure to allow GM food imports from US and Canada | 5-September-2014

Britain and other European Union member states are under increasing pressure from North American business groups to open their borders to imports of genetically modified food as part of negotiations for a new Transatlantic trade deal, environmental campaigners have warned.


Australia-China trade deal close | 5-September-2014

Australia Thursday said it hopes to complete an elusive free trade agreement (FTA) with its top export partner China when President Xi Jinping visits in November.


US dairy groups oppose Canadian market access restrictions | 4-September-2014

US dairy companies are putting up a fight against the pending Canada-European Union free trade agreement (CETA) which they saw would give the EU exclusive access to more than 70% of Canada’s “Most Favored Nation” cheese imports.


Australia to consider free trade agreement with India, Tony Abbott says | 4-September-2014

The Prime Minister says Australia will consider negotiating a free trade agreement with India once it has finalised a trade deal with China.


SIU of Canada forms coalition to fight CETA | 4-September-2014

The Canadian Maritime and Supply Chain Coalition says the Canadian-European Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement will completely halt the Canadian maritime transport sector’s growth and destroy the communities and regions that depend on this industry


Mexico begins free trade negotiations with Jordan | 4-September-2014

Mexico and Jordan held their first round of negotiations for a free trade agreement in Amman, end August.


Australian Labour Party and Green MPs reject Korea Free Trade Agreement | 4-September-2014

“The Joint Standing Committee on Treaties has issued conflicting reports in its review of the Korea Australia Free Trade agreement (KAFTA)”, Dr Patricia Ranald, Convenor of the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network, said today.


Honduras: A evitar el frijolazo | 4-September-2014

El ajuste estructural agrícola impactó negativamente en la producción de alimentos e ingreso de los pequeños productores rurales, por el aumento del costo de producción de estos rubros y abaratamiento de su importación.


El Tratado de libre comercio entre EE.UU. y la UE es una receta de problemas | 2-September-2014

El Tratado Transatlántico de Comercio e Inversiones (TTIP en sus siglas en inglés) afecta los intereses de las y los campesinos y ciudadanos en favor de los negocios internacionales.


TISA, negociaciones comerciales secretas para acelerar el proceso de privatizaciones y desregulaciones | 2-September-2014

Se trata de un gran acuerdo comercial del que nadie habla, negociado en la mayor opacidad. Cincuenta países, incluyendo a los más fervientes defensores de la liberalización están discutiendo actualmente la apertura del “mercado de servicios” a la competencia internacional.


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Key issues
  • The international implications of the Philip Morris branding battle in Uruguay | 20-September-2014
  • PSI Special Report: The Really Good Friends of Transnational Corporations Agreement | 17-September-2014
  • Les mouvements sociaux dénoncent l’emprise du secteur privé sur le Sommet sur le Climat de Ban Ki-moon | 17-September-2014
  • Social movements denounce corporate take-over of Ban Ki-Moon Climate Summit | 17-September-2014
  • Strategy conversations: From protest to proposal – Launch of alternative proposal to the global investment regime | 14-September-2014
  • Conversaciones sobre estrategia: De la protesta a la propuesta. Una alternativa al régimen global de inversiones que otorga excesivos poderes a las corporaciones | 12-September-2014
  • recent multimedia

    Drafts and done deals
  • EU-Canada FTA (CETA) (complete leak, 11 Sep 2014) | 11-September-2014
  • 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
  • Links
  • Stop TTIP-CETA-TiSA Day of Action 11Oct | 11-September-2014
  • 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

  • Comments
    Nuevo revés para Monsanto en Costa Rica | 19-September-2014
    César Zamora: Siempre se confunde lo que significa adquirir la exclusividad, sobre lo que una persona desarrolla con la autorización para comercializar. La siembra de transgénicos en Guatemala está prohibida, excepto cuando es para investigació ...
    EU must tear up association agreement with Israel | 13-September-2014
    Bernard K. Gordon: A very misguided comment was posted on your site, recommending that the EU-Israel trade agreement be "torn up." As many, many long and directly-experienced American commentators have pointed out, the record of Hamas during the Israel/Hamas ...
    Bilateral Investment Treaty to lure US companies to India, says expert | 12-September-2014
    Muthucumaraswamy Sornarajah: It is a myth that investment treaties attract foreign investment. There are no studies which conclusively prove this assumption. What we know is that the existing Indian BITs have enabled disgruntled investors to bring arbitrations against India. Th ...
    US dairy groups oppose Canadian market access restrictions | 9-September-2014
    Harvey Dann: I read with great interest your article on cheese imports into Canada. It is unfortunate that this happened for everyone concerned. Perhaps everyone needs to take a look at COOL (Country of Origin Labelling) and how some segments of your industry an ...
    US back ECOWAS’ efforts to attain borderless trade status | 4-September-2014
    Rosi DeJean: The overall evidence of free trade has failed to support economic development in any of the countries under the Free Trade Act. The evidence has supported a rise in poverty in those regions, especially reviewing the Caribbean islands (Haiti, Jamaica ...
    Government moves to protect rooibos in EU — eight years on | 4-September-2014
    JACK: FINALLY Someone gets some Backbone
    Guatemalan court suspends "Monsanto Law" | 4-September-2014
    chantal theroux: Wow!!you impress me people of guatemala!!here in canada we think that you are a very intelligent nation don't let them take a your land and poisonne it!!! Lots of love keep fighting!!!!:)
    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 ...
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