Negotiations

El ICAB alerta de los PELIGROS de los TRATADOS SECRETOS como TTIP y TISA

2-Jul-2015Confilegal El decano del Colegio de Abogados de Barcelona Oriol Rusca alerta sobre los peligros que pueden entrañar para los ciudadanos y profesionales e inversores la aprobación de tratados internacionales "secretos" como TTIP (que pretende regular los bienes y productos) y TISA (que pretende regular los servicios), "que conocemos gracias a wikileaks", señala.

  • 2-Jul-2015 Público
    El TiSA obligará a los Estados a hacer leyes que cumplan sus pactos secretos
    Este tratado secreto impondrá a todos los firmantes cláusulas que benefician a las grandes corporaciones multinacionales en detrimento de la soberanía y de los intereses públicos de cada país.
  • 2-Jul-2015 Público
    El TiSA obligará a los Estados a hacer leyes que cumplan sus pactos secretos
    Este tratado secreto impondrá a todos los firmantes cláusulas que benefician a las grandes corporaciones multinacionales en detrimento de la soberanía y de los intereses públicos de cada país.
  • 2-Jul-2015 Instituto Humanitas Unisinos
    Governo brasileiro defende acordo de livre comércio com os Estados Unidos
    A negociação de um acordo de livre comércio com os Estados Unidos é uma “aspiração” do governo brasileiro, ainda que não faça parte da agenda que a presidente Dilma Rousseff iniciou ontem ao país, afirmou o ministro do Desenvolvimento, Indústria e Comércio Exterior, Armando Monteiro.
  • 2-Jul-2015 Instituto Humanitas Unisinos
    Governo brasileiro defende acordo de livre comércio com os Estados Unidos
    A negociação de um acordo de livre comércio com os Estados Unidos é uma “aspiração” do governo brasileiro, ainda que não faça parte da agenda que a presidente Dilma Rousseff iniciou ontem ao país, afirmou o ministro do Desenvolvimento, Indústria e Comércio Exterior, Armando Monteiro.
  • 1-Jul-2015 La Jornada
    Wikileaks filtra: Pymes y proveedores locales, en peligro si se aprueba el TISA
    En su más reciente fase de redacción, el Acuerdo sobre el Comercio de Servicios (TISA, por sus siglas en inglés) propone una extrema liberalización de las adquisiciones gubernamentales que socavaría las políticas de algunos países para promover a las empresas nacionales, fomentar el empleo local y apoyar a las micro, pequeñas y medianas empresas.
  • 1-Jul-2015 La Jornada
    Wikileaks filtra: Pymes y proveedores locales, en peligro si se aprueba el TISA
    En su más reciente fase de redacción, el Acuerdo sobre el Comercio de Servicios (TISA, por sus siglas en inglés) propone una extrema liberalización de las adquisiciones gubernamentales que socavaría las políticas de algunos países para promover a las empresas nacionales, fomentar el empleo local y apoyar a las micro, pequeñas y medianas empresas.
  • 1-Jul-2015 Sputnik
    El TTIP es un peligro democrático, social y ecológico
    El Tratado de Libre Comercio que negocia la Unión Europea y Estados Unidos, conocido como TTIP por sus siglas inglesas, "es un peligro democrático, social y ecológico", aseguró a Sputnik Nóvosti Florent Marcellesi, portavoz de EQUO, el partido español de Los Verdes, en el Parlamento Europeo.
  • 1-Jul-2015 Sputnik
    El TTIP es un peligro democrático, social y ecológico
    El Tratado de Libre Comercio que negocia la Unión Europea y Estados Unidos, conocido como TTIP por sus siglas inglesas, "es un peligro democrático, social y ecológico", aseguró a Sputnik Nóvosti Florent Marcellesi, portavoz de EQUO, el partido español de Los Verdes, en el Parlamento Europeo.
  • 1-Jul-2015 Radio Chile
    Los próximos desafíos de la Alianza del Pacífico
    Desde este miércoles hasta este viernes se realizará en Paracas, Perú, la Cumbre de la Alianza del Pacífico, que reúne a los jefes de Estado de Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos; de México, Enrique Peña Nieto; de Perú, Ollanta Humala y de Chile, Michelle Bachelet.
  • 1-Jul-2015 Radio Chile
    Los próximos desafíos de la Alianza del Pacífico
    Desde este miércoles hasta este viernes se realizará en Paracas, Perú, la Cumbre de la Alianza del Pacífico, que reúne a los jefes de Estado de Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos; de México, Enrique Peña Nieto; de Perú, Ollanta Humala y de Chile, Michelle Bachelet.
  • 1-Jul-2015 Politico
    Leaked: What’s in Obama’s trade deal
    A recent draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade deal would give US pharmaceutical firms unprecedented protections against competition from cheaper generic drugs, possibly transcending the patent protections in US law.
  • 1-Jul-2015 Politico
    Leaked: What’s in Obama’s trade deal
    A recent draft of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade deal would give US pharmaceutical firms unprecedented protections against competition from cheaper generic drugs, possibly transcending the patent protections in US law.
  • 1-Jul-2015 Bloomberg
    US-Europe trade pact adds to Switzerland’s pain
    "TTIP is going to affect Switzerland very much. There is a fear we’re going to be locked out and some of our companies discriminated," a government official told the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday
  • 1-Jul-2015 Bloomberg
    US-Europe trade pact adds to Switzerland’s pain
    "TTIP is going to affect Switzerland very much. There is a fear we’re going to be locked out and some of our companies discriminated," a government official told the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday
  • 1-Jul-2015 National Interest
    The Philippines, Thailand, South Korea and Taiwan: Joining TPP?
    More countries in Asia appear ready to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, most likely as members of the second round of nations joining the deal.
  • 1-Jul-2015 National Interest
    The Philippines, Thailand, South Korea and Taiwan: Joining TPP?
    More countries in Asia appear ready to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, most likely as members of the second round of nations joining the deal.
  • 30-Jun-2015 Página/12
    Los ’90 globales
    El TISA abarca telecomunicaciones, servicios financieros, seguros y transporte, comercio electrónico, entre otros rubros cuyas condiciones de intercambio se pretende dejar regulada ya con la firma del tratado.
  • 30-Jun-2015 Página/12
    Los ’90 globales
    El TISA abarca telecomunicaciones, servicios financieros, seguros y transporte, comercio electrónico, entre otros rubros cuyas condiciones de intercambio se pretende dejar regulada ya con la firma del tratado.
  • 30-Jun-2015 No al TTIP
    Se aprueban las enmiendas para el debate y votación sobre el TTIP
    Después de suspender el voto el pasado 9 de junio sobre el informe de posición sobre el TTIP en el Parlamento Europeo, el polémico tratado de libre comercio entre Europa y EEUU vuelve a ser objeto de debate el lunes 29 de junio.
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  • 30-Jun-2015 No al TTIP
    Se aprueban las enmiendas para el debate y votación sobre el TTIP
    Después de suspender el voto el pasado 9 de junio sobre el informe de posición sobre el TTIP en el Parlamento Europeo, el polémico tratado de libre comercio entre Europa y EEUU vuelve a ser objeto de debate el lunes 29 de junio.
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Key issues

WikiLeaks releases Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) Core Text

2-Jul-2015 ScoopWikiLeaks has released a modern journalistic holy grail, the secret Core Text for the largest ’trade deal’ in history, the Trade In Services Agreement, one week before the next TiSA negotiating round

  • 1-Jul-2015 Globe and Mail
    The FIPA with China restricts Canada’s options on climate change
    For years, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government told Canadians that it could not act on climate change until China joined in. Yet, in 2014, the government quietly finalized a 31-year investment treaty that, in essence, gives Chinese oil companies an advance bailout against a range of steps that Canada may need to take on climate change.
  • 1-Jul-2015 Globe and Mail
    The FIPA with China restricts Canada’s options on climate change
    For years, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government told Canadians that it could not act on climate change until China joined in. Yet, in 2014, the government quietly finalized a 31-year investment treaty that, in essence, gives Chinese oil companies an advance bailout against a range of steps that Canada may need to take on climate change.
  • 30-Jun-2015 Wall Street Journal
    What’s at stake: South Korea vs Lone Star Funds
    For those uninitiated in the world of international arbitration, below is the primer of the issues at play in the South Korea-Lone Star Funds arbitration.
  • 30-Jun-2015 Wall Street Journal
    What’s at stake: South Korea vs Lone Star Funds
    For those uninitiated in the world of international arbitration, below is the primer of the issues at play in the South Korea-Lone Star Funds arbitration.
  • 29-Jun-2015 PTI
    India rejects Cairn’s arbitration on tax dispute
    The government of India has rejected Cairn Energy UK’s plea for an arbitration over Rs 10,247-crore tax dispute saying taxation is not covered under the UK-India Investment Promotion and Protection Treaty.
  • 29-Jun-2015 PTI
    India rejects Cairn’s arbitration on tax dispute
    The government of India has rejected Cairn Energy UK’s plea for an arbitration over Rs 10,247-crore tax dispute saying taxation is not covered under the UK-India Investment Promotion and Protection Treaty.
  • 29-Jun-2015 International Institute for Sustainable Development
    ISDS: Who wins more, investors or states?
    Despite the oft-heard refrain that “states ‘win’ ISDS disputes more often than they lose,” it is the investors that have actually won most of the time: 72 per cent of the decisions on jurisdiction, and 60 per cent of cases decided on the merits.
  • 29-Jun-2015 International Institute for Sustainable Development
    ISDS: Who wins more, investors or states?
    Despite the oft-heard refrain that “states ‘win’ ISDS disputes more often than they lose,” it is the investors that have actually won most of the time: 72 per cent of the decisions on jurisdiction, and 60 per cent of cases decided on the merits.
  • 29-Jun-2015 Otago Daily Times
    TPP ’cold war taking place by proxy’
    The Trans Pacific Partnership is a ’’geopolitical contest’’ between the United States and China, University of Auckland law professor Jane Kelsey says.
  • 29-Jun-2015 Otago Daily Times
    TPP ’cold war taking place by proxy’
    The Trans Pacific Partnership is a ’’geopolitical contest’’ between the United States and China, University of Auckland law professor Jane Kelsey says.
  • 29-Jun-2015 Foreign Policy in Focus
    Lawmakers are using trade rules to blacklist critics of Israel
    Legislation to fast track new trade pacts specifically targets supporters of the BDS movement against the Israeli occupation.
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  • 29-Jun-2015 Foreign Policy in Focus
    Lawmakers are using trade rules to blacklist critics of Israel
    Legislation to fast track new trade pacts specifically targets supporters of the BDS movement against the Israeli occupation.
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Texts of agreements

18-Jun-2015  | China-Australia FTA (2015)
11-Jun-2015  | TPP: healthcare annex of draft transparency chapter (Dec 2014) as leaked by Wikileaks on 10 June 2015
4-Jun-2015  | RCEP: draft IP text from Japan (2014) as leaked by KEI on 10 Feb 2015

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