Negotiations

17 avril 2015: Journée internationale des luttes paysannes contre les transnationales et les traités de libre-échange

30-Mar-2015La Via Campesina Le 17 avril 2015, La Via Campesina internationale concentrera sa mobilisation sur les impacts des entreprises transnationales et les traités de libre échange affectant l’agriculture paysanne et la souveraineté nationale.


Key issues

NZ-Korea FTA Select Committee provides Kiwis chance to break silence on ISDS

30-Mar-2015 ScoopThe Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade committee is now accepting public submissions on the NZ-Korea Free Trade Agreement, providing Kiwis with a rare chance to break the silence on the controversial investor-state dispute settlement provisions in that agreement and in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, according to It’s Our Future NZ.

  • 28-Mar-2015 Huffington Post
    Chevron’s "fight it out on the ice" strategy for Ecuador case is slipping, fast
    In Chevron’s massive international arbitration directly against the government of Ecuador, it has gotten everything it has asked for from the panel of arbitrators — until last week.
  • 28-Mar-2015 Huffington Post
    Chevron’s "fight it out on the ice" strategy for Ecuador case is slipping, fast
    In Chevron’s massive international arbitration directly against the government of Ecuador, it has gotten everything it has asked for from the panel of arbitrators — until last week.
  • 27-Mar-2015 Chemical Watch
    Germany worries about TTIP’s impact on environmental standards
    The German Federal Environment Agency (UBA) is worried that the stated aim of the EU-US negotiations for a free trade agreement to bring regulations and standards as close together as possible, may lower environmental standards in the EU.
  • 27-Mar-2015 Chemical Watch
    Germany worries about TTIP’s impact on environmental standards
    The German Federal Environment Agency (UBA) is worried that the stated aim of the EU-US negotiations for a free trade agreement to bring regulations and standards as close together as possible, may lower environmental standards in the EU.
  • 25-Mar-2015 Bellacio.org
    Los jornaleros de San Quintín: entre la explotación moderna y la resistencia social.
    Guillermo Castillo Ramírez “una sociedad que trata a los trabajadores y los migrantes como objetos, es una sociedad enferma”. Consigna de una manifestación pro-migrantes. "si no nos organizamos nosotros y nos defendemos, nadie lo va a hacer". Testimonio de un migrante jornalero. Frente al desdén, la movilización El martes 17 de marzo del presente año, después de dos intentos de negociación y como protesta para denunciar la explotación y hacer oír sus demandas de respeto a los (...)
  • 25-Mar-2015 Bellacio.org
    Los jornaleros de San Quintín: entre la explotación moderna y la resistencia social.
    Guillermo Castillo Ramírez “una sociedad que trata a los trabajadores y los migrantes como objetos, es una sociedad enferma”. Consigna de una manifestación pro-migrantes. "si no nos organizamos nosotros y nos defendemos, nadie lo va a hacer". Testimonio de un migrante jornalero. Frente al desdén, la movilización El martes 17 de marzo del presente año, después de dos intentos de negociación y como protesta para denunciar la explotación y hacer oír sus demandas de respeto a los (...)
  • 25-Mar-2015 Economic Times
    Cairn Energy seeks compensation from India on tax demand; Cairn India stock gains
    Cairn Plc is seeking compensation from the government of India for the steep fall in the value of its shares in Vedanta-controlled Cairn India, which it is not allowed to sell until it settles a controversial retrospective tax demand of $1.60 billion, under the UK-India Bilateral Investment Treaty.
  • 25-Mar-2015 Economic Times
    Cairn Energy seeks compensation from India on tax demand; Cairn India stock gains
    Cairn Plc is seeking compensation from the government of India for the steep fall in the value of its shares in Vedanta-controlled Cairn India, which it is not allowed to sell until it settles a controversial retrospective tax demand of $1.60 billion, under the UK-India Bilateral Investment Treaty.
  • 25-Mar-2015 Globe & Mail
    NAFTA ruling in Nova Scotia quarry case sparks fears for future settlements
    A NAFTA arbitration panel has ruled against Canada in a claim by a US company that wanted to develop a quarry in Nova Scotia, although a dissenting member of the panel warned that the decision will be seen as a “remarkable step backwards” in environmental protection.
  • 25-Mar-2015 Globe & Mail
    NAFTA ruling in Nova Scotia quarry case sparks fears for future settlements
    A NAFTA arbitration panel has ruled against Canada in a claim by a US company that wanted to develop a quarry in Nova Scotia, although a dissenting member of the panel warned that the decision will be seen as a “remarkable step backwards” in environmental protection.
  • 25-Mar-2015 Financial Times
    The flaws in the geopolitical case for the TPP
    There is an intuitive appeal to the geopolitical use of trade agreements. But quickly scanning the two main bilateral trade deals the US has signed over the past decade in the Asia-Pacific region, Australia and South Korea, it is hard to see much strategic impact.
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  • 25-Mar-2015 Financial Times
    The flaws in the geopolitical case for the TPP
    There is an intuitive appeal to the geopolitical use of trade agreements. But quickly scanning the two main bilateral trade deals the US has signed over the past decade in the Asia-Pacific region, Australia and South Korea, it is hard to see much strategic impact.
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Texts of agreements

26-Mar-2015  | TPP - draft investment chapter (2015) Text of 20 Jan 2015 as released by WikiLeaks
24-Mar-2015  | India draft model BIT (2015) Open for comment until 10 April 2015.
10-Mar-2015  | TiSA: EU negotiating mandate (2013) As published by the European Council on 10 March 2015

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