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Registered lobbyists elbow their way back into TPP committees | 27-August-2014

New relaxed rules on lobbyists mean that Hollywood will now be able to exercise their influence on US trade policy more than ever.

Colombia - De seguir importación, el negocio lechero es inviable: Fedegán | 26-August-2014

Ante la crítica situación, los ganaderos dicen que el Gobierno debe tomar medidas para mitigar los riesgos provocados por el TLC con EU, o de lo contrario el sector es inviable y se afectaría 450 mil familias que viven de este negocio.

Perú: Se iniciaron negociaciones para tratado de libre comercio con la India | 26-August-2014

El viceministro de Comercio Exterior y Turismo, Edgar Vásquez, realiza una serie de reuniones con autoridades de la India con la finalidad de concretar el inicio de las negociaciones de un Tratado de Libre Comercio (TLC) entre ambos países.

Colombia: ¿Ya se nos olvidó el paro agrario de 2013? | 26-August-2014

El paro agrario se originó por el aumento en la competitividad de los productos importados de los diferentes tratados de libre comercio, pues en estos tratados no hubo medidas oportunas que cobijaran y protegieran tanto la economía agraria como la industria, otorgando total libertad a los países extranjeros, para comercializar sus productos en Colombia.

FTA benefits elude Kaesong | 26-August-2014

None of the companies operating in the Kaesong Industrial Complex are eligible for FTA benefits because of sanctions from developed countries against North Korea.

US trade officials give Guatemala more time to install labor overhaul | 26-August-2014

US trade officials on Monday said they would give Guatemala more time to implement a labor rights enforcement plan under CAFTA.

Accord commercial UE-Canada : le chapitre « Investissement » traduit en français | 26-August-2014

Le chapitre relatif aux investissements, avec notamment la partie relative au mécanisme de règlement des différends Etat-investisseur, étant traduit, ContreLaCour s’attache en ce moment à la traduction du projet de Traité dans son ensemble.

US cheesemakers raise stink over geographic labeling restriction proposals | 26-August-2014

Gouda, muenster and cheddar cheese are staples at delis and restaurants from New York to Vancouver. But if the final version of a cross-Atlantic trade agreement released earlier this month is approved, Canada will include them on a list of 173 food and beverage products barred from being sold under their common names unless they are produced in Canada or in the European regions for which they are named or commonly associated.

Trade deals from hell | 26-August-2014

T-TIP is worse than a distraction. It’s another manifestation of corporate capture of democratic government. As soon as T-TIP is given a decent burial, perhaps we can get on with the business of rebuilding an economy that serves people.

"No habrá freno a la privatización de los servicios públicos con el tratado comercial entre EEUU y Europa" | 25-August-2014

José Ramón Mariño, economista de Attac, anuncia la presentación de mociones en los ayuntamientos para lograr la paralización de las negociaciones del Acuerdo Transatlántico de Comercio e Inversión.

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Key issues
  • Indonesia’s termination of the Netherlands–Indonesia BIT: Broader implications in the Asia-Pacific? | 23-August-2014
  • 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
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    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
    Don’t let Americans put hormones and pesticides in our dinner, warns Jamie Oliver as he launches latest food offensive | 26-August-2014
    John: If the US government gets their way Europe is going to stay busy building more hospitals and graduating more doctors.
    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 ...
    TULF on TTIP | 23-Aug-2014

    AFTINET on ISDS | 13-Aug-2014