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Trans-Pacific Partnership piles up challenges for democracy | 21-October-2014

The US is again driving the TPP agenda on behalf of its major export industries, but the TPP proposals are more extreme than the Australia-US FTA, writes Pat Ranald.


El Hadj Abdou Sakho : ’’L’entrée en vigueur du TEC de la CEDEAO sera brusque et brutale’’ | 20-October-2014

L’ancien commissaire en charge des politiques économiques et de la fiscalité intérieure de l’UEMOA juge "brusque et brutale", l’entrée en vigueur, en janvier 2015, du Tarif extérieur commun de la Communauté économique des Etats de l’Afrique de l’Ouest.


Kenya: Why we got a raw deal in EPA | 20-October-2014

The issues that had remained in contention until last week are critical for Kenya and EAC’s future development, but we capitulated.


Guatemala, India begin free trade agreement talks | 20-October-2014

Officials from Guatemala and India on October 15, 2014, formally agreed to begin negotiations towards a free trade agreement (FTA).


Foreign investment concerns loom large as Federal Trade Minister Andrew Robb talks up China Free Trade Agreement | 20-October-2014

Trade Minister Robb went to talk about the looming China-Australia FTA with dairy farmers, but they wanted to talk about China buying Australian farmland and taking over their farms instead.


Taiwan confirms desire for free trade deal with Australia | 18-October-2014

Taiwan has confirmed its desire to forge a trade deal with Australia and rejected suggestions that mainland China could "meddle" in its efforts for deeper regional ties.


México: Demandan campesinos efectuar una "revolución ideológica¨" | 17-October-2014

Efectúan convención representantes de 40 organizaciones. Rechazan el TLCAN y las reformas estructurales; piden justicia para Ayotzinapa.


La protección de las inversiones, el TTIP y la nueva comisión europea | 17-October-2014

Es necesario seguir movilizándose para evitar un acuerdo del que la población poco puede obtener y para desenmascarar a una Unión Europea que cada vez oculta menos su talante conservador y neoliberal.


ONG de Colombia denuncian en Bruselas el acaparamiento de tierras por parte de multinacionales | 17-October-2014

Especialistas y campesinos colombianos denunciaron este jueves en un debate con eurodiputados que el Tratado de Libre Comercio (TLC) entre la UE y el país andino provoca despojos y concentración de tierras, a menudo por parte de multinacionales europeas arropadas por grupos paramilitares.


EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht warns ’no TTIP without ISDS’ | 17-October-2014

The European Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht has warned that there will be no free trade agreement between the EU and US without the controversial investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) clause.


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Key issues
  • Big Tobacco puts Uruguay on trial | 22-October-2014
  • Intellectual property protection is hurting Ebola victims | 21-October-2014
  • Indonesia challenges Australian cigarette packaging laws | 16-October-2014
  • The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: A brief history of an agenda for corporate plunder | 15-October-2014
  • ConocoPhillips files for arbitration against PDVSA for contractual compensation | 12-October-2014
  • Why climate litigation could soon go global | 11-October-2014
  • recent multimedia

    Drafts and done deals
  • 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
  • EU-Canada FTA (consolidated text, Sep 2014) | 26-September-2014
  • Links
  • RQIC | 22-September-2014
  • Stop TTIP-CETA-TiSA Day of Action 11Oct | 11-September-2014
  • TTIP-info-verkosto | 28-August-2014
  • TTIP-unfairhandelbar | 28-August-2014
  • TTIP Stoppen | 28-August-2014
  • #noTTIP | 28-August-2014

  • Comments
    Lenny | 21-October-2014
    Lenny: Je confirme totalement ce que vous exposez. Lenny calendrier photo
    Guatemalan court suspends "Monsanto Law" | 20-October-2014
    Hemi: For the Monsanto Law to have been passed initially smacks of corruption of those charged with protecting the very people the law would punish - shame, shame, shame. This is typical of Monsanto. Should a GE seed germinate, as a result of being wind b ...
    Document reveals EU bullied Ecuador into trade agreement | 16-October-2014
    Alan Adams: Good article. Informative. However, just a comment on wording: "Solidarity economy" does not equal "socialist Economy" Solidarity economy is a new, though largely indigenous concept.
    Corporations get lots, Canadians get little in CETA trade deal | 13-October-2014
    Arthur: So, you want elected governments to have arbitrary unrestricted power - in particular over the "greedy" corporations - to change the laws and policies at whim, as the government wishes - without the options for the "ruled over" c ...
    People, environment and democracy before profit and corporate rights | 10-October-2014
    Filip Rembiałkowski: Hello, I'm from Direct Democracy party in Poland. We are now discussing about officially supporting your anti-TTIP initiative. (this one http://www.bilaterals.org/?people-environment-and-democracy&lang=en ) Are you OK with that? Where can w ...
    The threat of CETA: trade, investment and workers’ rights | 10-October-2014
    David : lol, this is ridiculous...
    Guatemalan court suspends "Monsanto Law" | 8-October-2014
    Lynda MacHaila: There are criminals that go to a bank with a gun and, take money, they go to jail. There are others that commit crimes of grater consequence to individuals and to the world and, they make big money. Where is the wisdom that is in charge of our healt ...
    Guatemalan court suspends "Monsanto Law" | 7-October-2014
    ANde: and what kind of people support a company like this?? We all do!! look around your home and your closet Monsanto is written all over them unless you are very, very selective. We all need to stand up to this abhoracious (yes, my word) company.

    TTIP Day One | 16-Oct-2014

    TTIP Jour Un | 16-Oct-2014

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