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Negotiations

Indonesia raises non-tariff barrier to protect local batik against imports

31-Jul-2015Jakarta Globe Cheaper fabrics from Malaysia and China are flood in thanks to the ASEAN-China free-trade agreement.

  • 31-Jul-2015 teleSUR
    Peru: Trade agreements bolster exploitation
    Analysts say policies initiated under the Free Trade Agreement with the US have taken away labor rights for hundreds of thousands of working class Peruvian citizens.
  • 31-Jul-2015 teleSUR
    Peru: Trade agreements bolster exploitation
    Analysts say policies initiated under the Free Trade Agreement with the US have taken away labor rights for hundreds of thousands of working class Peruvian citizens.
  • 31-Jul-2015 Japan Times
    WikiLeaks alleges widespread US spying on Japanese government, major companies
    Anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks released a trove of documents Friday titled “Target Tokyo” detailing alleged US National Security Agency’s snooping on the Japanese government and businesses — just as negotiators from 12 nations, including Japan and the US, hope to wrap up the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
  • 31-Jul-2015 Japan Times
    WikiLeaks alleges widespread US spying on Japanese government, major companies
    Anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks released a trove of documents Friday titled “Target Tokyo” detailing alleged US National Security Agency’s snooping on the Japanese government and businesses — just as negotiators from 12 nations, including Japan and the US, hope to wrap up the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
  • 31-Jul-2015 AFP
    Espionnage à grande échelle des Etats Unis au Japon, selon Wikileaks
    Ces révélations arrivent à un moment embarrassant, alors que se négocie le partenariat transpacifique (TPP), accord de libre-échange en cours de négociation qui regrouperait 12 pays d’Asie-Pacifique.
  • 31-Jul-2015 AFP
    Espionnage à grande échelle des Etats Unis au Japon, selon Wikileaks
    Ces révélations arrivent à un moment embarrassant, alors que se négocie le partenariat transpacifique (TPP), accord de libre-échange en cours de négociation qui regrouperait 12 pays d’Asie-Pacifique.
  • 31-Jul-2015 Radio New Zealand
    TPP: Key admits medicine costs will rise
    Prime Minister John Key has conceded New Zealand will have to pay more for some medicines under the Trans-Pacific Partnership but he says it is in the country’s best interests
  • 31-Jul-2015 Radio New Zealand
    TPP: Key admits medicine costs will rise
    Prime Minister John Key has conceded New Zealand will have to pay more for some medicines under the Trans-Pacific Partnership but he says it is in the country’s best interests
  • 31-Jul-2015 Macro Business
    TPP negotiations come down to the wire
    With final negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement scheduled to conclude on Friday, there are a bunch of thorny issues still yet to be agreed on. Perspective from Australia.
  • 31-Jul-2015 Macro Business
    TPP negotiations come down to the wire
    With final negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement scheduled to conclude on Friday, there are a bunch of thorny issues still yet to be agreed on. Perspective from Australia.
  • 31-Jul-2015 Australian Financial Review
    TPP: Former WTO head Pascal Lamy says TPP benefits ’modest’
    The former head of the World Trade Organisation Pascal Lamy predicts agreement will be reached on the Trans Pacific Partnership trade talks this weekend, but says the significance of the deal has been over-hyped.
  • 31-Jul-2015 Australian Financial Review
    TPP: Former WTO head Pascal Lamy says TPP benefits ’modest’
    The former head of the World Trade Organisation Pascal Lamy predicts agreement will be reached on the Trans Pacific Partnership trade talks this weekend, but says the significance of the deal has been over-hyped.
  • 30-Jul-2015 Barbados Advocate
    Inequality and injustices of EPAs under fire
    The countries of Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific are not on equal footing with the European Union, and as such Sir Ronald Sanders is asserting that instead of calling for reciprocity, proportionality should be a principle embedded in the Economic Partnership Agreements.
  • 30-Jul-2015 Barbados Advocate
    Inequality and injustices of EPAs under fire
    The countries of Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific are not on equal footing with the European Union, and as such Sir Ronald Sanders is asserting that instead of calling for reciprocity, proportionality should be a principle embedded in the Economic Partnership Agreements.
  • 30-Jul-2015 The Sun
    Nigeria to lose $1.3trn on EPA agreement
    Stakeholders have warned the Federal Government against signing the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and European Union (EU), noting that Nigeria risks loosing about $1.3 trillion revenue if it signs the agreement.
  • 30-Jul-2015 The Sun
    Nigeria to lose $1.3trn on EPA agreement
    Stakeholders have warned the Federal Government against signing the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and European Union (EU), noting that Nigeria risks loosing about $1.3 trillion revenue if it signs the agreement.
  • 30-Jul-2015 The Sun
    Malaysia will not sign any TPP pact in Hawaii
    As pivotal negotiations in the making or breaking of the Trans-Pacific Partnership enter the final stretch, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry has stated that Malaysia will not sign any agreement during the current round of talks, which runs until July 31, and sought to reassure critics that it will stand firm on issues of sovereignty, government procurement, state-owned enterprises and the bumiputra agenda.
  • 30-Jul-2015 The Sun
    Malaysia will not sign any TPP pact in Hawaii
    As pivotal negotiations in the making or breaking of the Trans-Pacific Partnership enter the final stretch, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry has stated that Malaysia will not sign any agreement during the current round of talks, which runs until July 31, and sought to reassure critics that it will stand firm on issues of sovereignty, government procurement, state-owned enterprises and the bumiputra agenda.
  • 30-Jul-2015 China Daily
    China-ASEAN trade negotiations to be completed by year-end
    Negotiations to upgrade the China-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement are expected to be concluded by the end of this year. China will expand two-way investment in major sectors involved in the Belt and Road Initiative, including big-ticket projects involving global production, industrial parks and other cross-border projects.
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  • 30-Jul-2015 China Daily
    China-ASEAN trade negotiations to be completed by year-end
    Negotiations to upgrade the China-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement are expected to be concluded by the end of this year. China will expand two-way investment in major sectors involved in the Belt and Road Initiative, including big-ticket projects involving global production, industrial parks and other cross-border projects.
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Key issues

​Open source leader ’livid’ at TPPA software patent capitulation

31-Jul-2015 ZDNETNegotiations for the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement appear likely to undo New Zealand’s ban on software patents, showing "how disconnected the government and the negotiators are from the interests of New Zealanders."

Texts of agreements

21-Jul-2015  | Brazil-Malawi ICFA (2015)
21-Jul-2015  | ACFI Brasil-México (2015)
20-Jul-2015  | ACFI Brasil-Angola (2015)

Comments

24-Jul-2015  EU-CAN FTA - EU negotiating mandate (draft, 2007)
colleen: wrong article
16-Jul-2015  Ottawa, Kyiv ink trade deal during Ukrainian PM’s visit
Margaret Beresford: In one of the most self-serving of gestures that cost Canadian taxpayers not Harper. As he clearly myopically focused on the Ukrainian votes
5-Jul-2015  Impactos del acuerdo de libre comercio entre Colombia y la Unión Europea en las comunidades campesinas
Eugenia Hinestroza : Viviendo tantos años en Francia, conociendo muchos paises europeos por haber vivido en algunos de ellos y visitado el resto, veo a Colombia como