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Transatlantic free trade in the balance | 12-November-2014

The planned EU free trade agreements with the US and Canada have been clouded by months of uncertainty. Now a compromise appears to be in the making following a visit by the EU trade commissioner to Berlin.


Breakthrough on trade talks, now for India at G20 | 12-November-2014

Australia will claim a breakthrough on global trade liberal­isation at this weekend’s G20 summit, as Tony Abbott reveals that a free-trade agreement with India is next on Australia’s trade shopping list.


Hockey dismisses colleague’s FTA concerns | 12-November-2014

Treasurer Joe Hockey has dismissed the concerns of a senior Liberal colleague over a free-trade agreement with China, saying he hasn’t even seen the deal.


Never mind ISIS, it’s ISDS that’s the real threat | 12-November-2014

If a “high-standard” ISDS is included in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the results could be catastrophic, especially for the environment and people fighting to protect the environment.


US, China still talking on investment treaty | 11-November-2014

The US’ top trade official said in Beijing that there is more work ahead in 2015 for a US-China bilateral investment treaty (BIT)


Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ink several pacts during Australia visit | 11-November-2014

Fixing up timelines for concluding negotiations on a bilateral trade agreement is on the anvil during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s bilateral meeting with his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott in Canberra.


China-South Korea FTA to hurt Taiwan’s industries: official | 11-November-2014

Vice Economics Minister Cho Shih-chao said Monday that a free trade agreement to be signed in the near future between China and South Korea will have a major adverse impact on Taiwan’s industrial base.


Building a New North American Partnership for the Future | 11-November-2014

Recent developments have created opportunities for the North American countries to build on past work and to advance their partnership to a new stage.


China, South Korea sign ’substantial conclusion’ of free trade deal | 10-November-2014

Chinese and South Korean leaders on Monday signed a "substantial conclusion" of a free trade agreement that will sharply reduce barriers to commerce between the two trading giants, but leaves in place those on rice and automobiles.


APE UE-CEMAC : les experts décident d’accélérer les négociations | 9-November-2014

Les ministres d’Afrique centrale en charge des négociations de l’Accord de partenariat économique avec l’Union européenne devront accélérer le processus de négociations afin de garantir la signature de ce texte dans les meilleurs délais.


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Key issues
  • Investor-state dispute settlement and the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement | 21-November-2014
  • Modalities for investment protection and Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) in TTIP from a trade union perspective | 21-November-2014
  • Fight secret copyright deals: A global TPP teach-in | 20-November-2014
  • Les accords commerciaux criminalisent les semences de ferme | 19-November-2014
  • Trade deals criminalise farmers’ seeds | 18-November-2014
  • US-India food deal and the WTO | 17-November-2014
  • recent multimedia

    Drafts and done deals
  • 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
  • AÉCG UE-Canada (texte consolidé, sep 2014) | 30-September-2014
  • Links
  • 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
  • Stop TTIP-CETA-TiSA Day of Action 11Oct | 11-September-2014

  • Comments
    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?
    Paloma López: "Si no hay nada que ocultar, hagan públicos todos los documentos del TTIP" | 9-November-2014
    juan-hilario: Desde una mirada estrictamente lógica, a mi entender, el motivo por el cual no se hacen públicos los acuerdos con las multinacionales es porque desde la actual política europea se quiere tener una situación de liderazgo compartid ...
    El Tratado de Libre Comercio, la crisis capitalista y la debilidad del derecho a decidir | 7-November-2014
    juan-hilario: Me ha gustado leer esta reflexión porque está desarrollada con sencillez y proporcionando antecedentes y una suficiente secuencia sobre el tratado de libre comercio. Hay un ejercicio de síntesis para poder darse cuenta de que tenemos ...

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