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The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Core negotiation issues | 14-November-2014

Simple overview of the main negotiating points and stumbling blocks, seen from a US manufacturers alliance perspective


Free trade agreement with the EU on the horizon | 14-November-2014

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she is in favour of a free trade agreement between New Zealand and the European Union.


US Chamber strengthens commitment to US-Brazil relationship | 14-November-2014

The Brazil-US Business Council today signed a Cooperation Agreement with the Brazilian National Confederation of Industry (CNI) to conduct studies on a potential trade agreement and report back to both governments on their findings.


TTIP: chance to enhance labour rights globally must not be missed | 14-November-2014

Report from round table on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) with the European Commission, employers’ organisations, trade unions, ILO experts and EU and US NGOs, held by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on 13 November in Brussels.


Les patrons de l’Afrique de l’Ouest en conclave à Abidjan | 13-November-2014

L’accord de partenariat économique entre la CEDEAO et l’Union européenne reste à être ratifié par nos Parlements, a rappelé le ministre ivoirien de l’industrie et des mines.


New Zealand: PM warns TPP deal could be put on ice | 13-November-2014

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key is warning the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal could be put on ice if no deal is done soon.


Heinrich Böll Stiftung - re:negotiate (ttip) | 13-November-2014

An international forum for stakeholders and experts, 17 November 2014, Berlin


Chinese premier meets Obama, vowing to speed up BIT negotiations | 13-November-2014

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with visiting US President Barack Obama in Beijing on Wednesday, and both agreed to speed up efforts to reach a bilateral investment treaty.


Eurasian Economic Union eyes free trade zone with Asia-Pacific countries — Medvedev | 13-November-2014

The Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) between Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan may establish a free trade zone with the Asia-Pacific countries, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday.


Colombian Senate endorses FTA with Costa Rica | 13-November-2014

The Colombian Senate has approved a free trade agreement (FTA) with Costa Rica, a prerequisite for the Central American state to become member of the Pacific Alliance


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Key issues
  • Protecting profits over people | 25-November-2014
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
    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?
    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 ...

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