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Canada to clinch trade deal with EU in September | 1-August-2014

Canada and the European Union will release final details of their mammoth trade deal on Sept. 25 in Ottawa, ending a marathon 10 months of bargaining since Prime Minister Stephen Harper flew off to Brussels to sign the initial agreement in principle, according to CBC News.


Fiji fears force deal with EU to save sugar industry | 1-August-2014

Fears of the collapse of Fiji’s multi-million dollar sugar industry prompted its government late last month to opt for an Interim Economic Partnership Agreement (IEPA) with the European Union. Islands Business magazine investigated.


The UK-Colombia Bilateral Investment Treaty | 1-August-2014

The UK-Colombia Bilateral Investment Treaty that was ratified by the House of Commons on 10 July 2014 poses grave risks to the achievement of human rights and the successful implementation of agreements currently being made in the peace dialogues between the FARC guerrilla and the Colombian Government in Havana.


El Gobierno promueve el secretismo sobre la alianza comercial UE-EEUU | 31-July-2014

Esquiva las preguntas de Amaiur sobre el TTIP y el mecanismo que permite a las multinacionales demandar a estados si sus inversiones se ven afectadas. "Si la información fuera de conocimiento público crearía un gran debate ciudadano, y el Gobierno quiere evitarlo a toda costa", asegura la formación


Colombia: Académico pagaría cárcel por compartir tesis en internet | 31-July-2014

El biólogo colombiano Diego Gómez podría ir a la cárcel por publicar una tesis ajena en internet. Para el hoy acusado de violación de derechos de autor, internet le ayudó a suplir las carencias de la biblioteca de su universidad y como retribución compartía documentos útiles en la plataforma Scribd.


Perú: Seis nuevos TLC entrarán en vigencia en el 2016 | 31-July-2014

A la fecha, el Perú tiene 17 acuerdos comerciales, los cuales cubren el 95% del comercio exterior, pero dicha cifra debería incrementarse a partir del 2016 con la entrada en vigencia de seis nuevos Tratados de Libre Comercio (TLC).


Por la suspensión del TLC del MERCOSUR con Israel | 31-July-2014

Los países del Mercosur van a debatir una actitud común frente a Israel, que solo puede ser la suspensión del Tratado de Libre Comercio.


Perú y Honduras avanzan en negociaciones para firma de TLC | 31-July-2014

El embajador peruano en Honduras, Guillermo Gonzales Arica, aseguró que nuestro país (Perú) y la citada nación centroamericana están avanzando en las negociaciones para la firma de un Tratado de Libre Comercio (TLC).


Mercosur cerró oferta y espera por paso de la Unión Europea | 31-July-2014

Tras un arduo trabajo en la interna del bloque sudamericano, se alcanzó un consenso para cerrar un TLC.


’Sharing is not a crime’: Why a Colombian student faces prison for posting research online | 31-July-2014

A South American biologist who found a five-year-old master’s degree thesis online, then shared it with fellow graduate students on a Web page, could spend the next eight years in prison for copyright infringement — thanks to the US-Colombia FTA.


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Key issues
  • Demand for cross-border movement of professional manpower increasing in FTA talks | 13-August-2014
  • Bear Creek announces its intent to commence an arbitration against Peru - Santa Ana dispute | 12-August-2014
  • Why developing host countries sign increasingly strict investment agreements | 5-August-2014
  • The era of mega-arbitration: International court rules against Russia in $50 billion decision | 30-July-2014
  • GIs becoming growing cheese trade barrier | 30-July-2014
  • Maldives to boycott Israeli products, annul bilateral agreements | 22-July-2014
  • recent multimedia

    Drafts and done deals
  • 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
  • Australia-Japan FTA (2014) | 13-July-2014
  • Links
  • Education and TTIP | 31-July-2014
  • #TTIP #TAFTA Watch | 22-July-2014
  • The consumer view on TTIP | 17-July-2014
  • Treat the treaty [FR/EN] | 16-July-2014
  • Stop the TTIP: European Citizen’s Initiative | 14-July-2014
  • Youtube > TTIP | 21-June-2014

  • Comments
    US trade officials say it’s their way or the highway on TPP | 21-August-2014
    Bernard k. Gordon: The title of this report does not comport with the facts as contained in the report. The US acted in good faith, in a way specifically designed to promote sound environmental goals related to forestry. Those goals were supported by the U.S. Congress ...
    War of the FTAs | 21-August-2014
    Bernard k. Gordon: A biased and ill-informed report. Among many other problems, it misstates the original goals of the WTO, and it totally ignores the facts surrounding the creation of the TPP. It is in essence a scare-tactic report that does not warrant serious atten ...
    Africa’s "grand" FTA negotiation progressing well: SADC officials | 20-August-2014
    Professor Gilbert NMO Morris: Free Trade Zones, secured by Free Trade Agreements are as notoriously popular as they are infamously over-rated. The problem is not the intention of the designers. It is rather a lack of intention or design sufficiently imagined, implemented and man ...
    Don’t let Americans put hormones and pesticides in our dinner, warns Jamie Oliver as he launches latest food offensive | 19-August-2014
    John: In 1969 I worked in the USA for 6 months. During that time I gained a lot of weight which I lost after return to the UK. My GP claimed that it may have been due to the growth hormones fed to USA cattle getting into the human food chain which was dis ...
    EU-Canada trade deal leak ‘ridicules’ TTIP consultation, campaigners say | 15-August-2014
    anonymous: The notion that investors are greedy and governments and national courts work solely in people's interest is wrong. There are EU member states where corruption is rife and whose governments, legislatures and courts aren't trusted by their ...
    TTIP won’t let big banks wriggle out of regulations, EU negotiators insist | 12-August-2014
    Chris: Where does TiSA fit in? It would be easy to make such assurances about TTIP if the "more secret" TiSA services deal was in fact where the worst was hidden. Wikileaks published documents in June which show TiSA mandating a very high level o ...
    SADC signs EPA with EU | 11-August-2014
    Marc Maes: The above article makes the common mistake to confuse 'siging" and "initialling": initialling is done by the chief negotiators, signing by the governments and ratification by the heads of state usually after the approval of the p ...
    TTIP: battle of the choirs | 4-August-2014
    Owen Ramos: Didn't mind the second guys... thought they were pretty dang good.
    AFTINET on ISDS | 13-Aug-2014

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