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Park, Xi set to celebrate FTA in Beijing | 7-November-2014

Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi agreed to make the utmost effort to finalize ongoing negotiations for a free trade agreement (FTA) during talks in Beijing on Friday.


Putin labels Trans-Pacific Partnership US attempt to benefit from regional trade | 7-November-2014

The Trans-Pacific Partnership represents Washington’s bid to establish new trade and economic cooperation specifically for its own benefit, Russian President Vladimir Putin told China’s main media outlets in a Thursday interview.


China, ASEAN to accelerate upgraded FTA negotiations | 6-November-2014

China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will accelerate negotiations on upgrading the China-ASEAN Free Trade Area in 2015, a Chinese government official said on Thursday.


Beijing, Washington locked in FTA race | 6-November-2014

There appears to be a race between the United States and China to dominate the rules-setting game for trade by being the first to announce plans of realising a Free Trade Agreement for the Asia-Pacific — with billions of dollars in trade at stake.


Ecuador in a hurry to seal trade pact with Japan - minister | 6-November-2014

Ecuador’s Foreign Trade Minister Francisco Rivadeneira hopes to begin negotiations on a free trade agreement with Japan as soon as possible, he told Efe in an interview on Thursday.


Colombia: FTA negotiations with Japan progresses | 6-November-2014

The eighth round of negotiations for an Economic Partnership Agreement between Colombia and Japan took place last week in Bogotá.


TTIP: new Commission divided over the future of ISDS in EU trade policy | 6-November-2014

Jennifer Baker is joined by Richard More O’Ferrall, spokesperson for the Greens Group, to discuss the future of trade negotiations between the European Union and United States under the new Juncker Commission.


Brazil faces challenges in international trade | 6-November-2014

According to Demétrio Magnoli, Brazil must become a member of trade blocs to avoid isolation, but the ideological view of the Brazilian Workers Party prevents this.


TDM Call for Papers: CETA special | 6-November-2014

The editors of Transnational Dispute Management journal invite contributions to a special edition on CETA


Turkey could suspend membership in EU Customs Union over TTIP deal: Minister | 6-November-2014

Turkey could suspend its membership in a customs union with the European Union if its interests are not taken into account when Brussels signs a major trade deal with the United States, Turkish EU Affairs Minister Volkan Bozkir stated Wednesday.


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Key issues
  • Protecting profits over people | 25-November-2014
  • Investor-state dispute settlement and the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement | 21-November-2014
  • Modalities for investment protection and Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) in TTIP from a trade union perspective | 21-November-2014
  • Fight secret copyright deals: A global TPP teach-in | 20-November-2014
  • Les accords commerciaux criminalisent les semences de ferme | 19-November-2014
  • Trade deals criminalise farmers’ seeds | 18-November-2014
  • recent multimedia

    Drafts and done deals
  • EU-SADC EPA (as of Sep 2014) | 4-November-2014
  • 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
  • Links
  • TTIP Information Network | 24-November-2014
  • La Quadature du Net: TAFTA documents | 21-November-2014
  • La Quadature du Net: CETA portal | 21-November-2014
  • India BIPAs | 28-October-2014
  • Stop TPP Action | 26-October-2014
  • RQIC | 22-September-2014

  • Comments
    Madagascar: L’APE affecte la recette douanière | 27-November-2014
    Jacques Berthelot: Bien que je ne dispose pas du texte de l'APE définitif celui de l'APE intérimaire de 2007 prévoyait que le démantèlement des droits de douane ne commencerait qu'en année 6 après le début de la m ...
    HOW MUCH Would You SELL Your RIGHT to SUE "The GLOBAL CORPORATE ECONOMY" For? | 21-November-2014
    David E.H. Smith: TPP, CETA, C-CIT SHAREHOLDERS & NON Shareholders AWAIT SUPREME COURT of CANADA'S, et al, FINDINGS, et al, to PROCEED. FINDINGS OF HIGHEST COURTS of the TPP, EU NATIONS, et al, DIFFER FROM CANADA'S, et al? HOW to DISCOURAGE CORPORATE US ...
    ‘TTIP would destroy small businesses’ | 20-November-2014
    No2ISDS: Dearden got the arguments across well. This is an abomination and MUST not happen.
    Are Comesa, EAC, SADC realistic in plotting Africa’s free trade area? | 14-November-2014
    Samuel : The re-look on who the beneficiaries will be is lopsided and not entirely true. In fact the beneficiaries form an economic point of view will be the small economies who will have a wider scope of market for their products which are not yet over-conc ...
    Turkey could suspend membership in EU Customs Union over TTIP deal: Minister | 14-November-2014
    André: Many thanks for this article. It is nice that you illustrate the article with fruit and vegetables, but paradoxically fruit and vegetables from the EU are one of the items not covered by the customs union with Turkey. They are often subject to very ...
    The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and UK healthcare | 12-November-2014
    Nplima: Hi, Can you please explain a bit better your reasoning behind this statement: "The market liberalisation introduced by the 2012 Health and Social Care Act ensures it will be effectively impossible to take the NHS back into public hands if the E ...
    Guatemalan court suspends "Monsanto Law" | 9-November-2014
    Nell: Why are you saving seeds patented by Monsanto? Why are you using them?
    Paloma López: "Si no hay nada que ocultar, hagan públicos todos los documentos del TTIP" | 9-November-2014
    juan-hilario: Desde una mirada estrictamente lógica, a mi entender, el motivo por el cual no se hacen públicos los acuerdos con las multinacionales es porque desde la actual política europea se quiere tener una situación de liderazgo compartid ...

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