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EU’s Malmstroem attempts to revive US trade talks | 19-November-2014

European Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem attempted Wednesday to breath new life into transatlantic trade talks that have been hobbled by opposition to one of the deal’s most controversial components.


AELE : Le libre-échange avec l’Inde devrait s’accélérer | 19-November-2014

Les ministres des pays membres de l’AELE (Suisse, Islande, Liechtenstein, Norvège) ont passé en revue l’avancement des négociations sur des accords de libre-échange avec plusieurs pays


FTA could ’lower mine safety’ | 19-November-2014

Mining groups fear standards could slip at Australian mines if Chinese companies are allowed to bring in their own workers.


China speeds work on ’negative lists’ to boost foreign investment - official | 19-November-2014

China has accelerated the process of freeing up inbound foreign investment by compiling a list of industries deemed to be off-limits, a high-ranking economic planning official said on Tuesday.


Leaked documents on TTIP | 19-November-2014

Leaked TTIP negotiating documents show that the EU is trying to protect European banks from strong American financial regulations.


Sacu committed to India negotiations | 19-November-2014

The Southern African Customs Union (Sacu) said on Tuesday it was still committed to negotiations with India over a delayed preferential trade agreement (PTA).


L’ALE Chine-Australie, un test important pour les autres pays industrialisés (INTERVIEW) | 18-November-2014

L’accord de libre-échange (ALE) Chine-Australie deviendra un test historique pour les autres pays industrialisés, a déclaré mardi le Conseil de commerce Australie-Chine (ACBC).


Georgia, EFTA to hold talks on free trade | 18-November-2014

The European Free Trade Association (EFTA) has decided to follow the EU and start talks with Georgia on a free trade agreement.


Accord de partenariat économique : La Roppa invite les chefs d’Etats de la CEDEAO à rejeter cet accord | 18-November-2014

Pour des organisations paysannes maliennes et ouest-africaines, l’Accord de partenariat économique avec l’Union Européenne porte les germes de la disparition pure et simple des économies ouest-africaines dans les cinq années à venir.


Chinese corporations allowed to sue Australian government under free trade agreement | 18-November-2014

The deal struck between China and Australia on Monday will contain an Investor State Dispute Settlement mechanism that will allow Chinese corporations to challenge the Australian government for "pretty much anything", say academics


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Key issues
  • Why are weapons-makers excited by TTIP? | 19-December-2014
  • Why is govt in a hurry to pay TCC for Reko Diq? | 18-December-2014
  • Les sables bitumineux canadiens afflueront bientôt dans les carburants européens | 18-December-2014
  • Leak shows: Trade treaty TiSA could undermine national data protection regulations | 18-December-2014
  • Investor-State Dispute Settlement: The TTIP’s Achilles heel? | 18-December-2014
  • TISA negotiations: Yes to e-commerce, data flows, no to IPR, data protection? | 17-December-2014
  • recent multimedia

    Drafts and done deals
  • TISA: Disposiciones aplicables a todos los servicios (borrador de abr 2014) y a los servicios profesionales (borrador de sep 2014) | 18-December-2014
  • TISA provisions all services (draft of Apr 2014) and professional services (draft of Sep 2014) | 18-December-2014
  • COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite FTA | 1-December-2014
  • 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
  • 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
    Colombia: En medio de opositores, TLC con Corea pasa a plenarias | 6-December-2014
    Guillermo Rodríguez Villegas: LA FARSA DE UN DEBATE Ayer asistimos los colombianos a un acto que más se pareció a la consumación de la democracia colombiana que a una acción de soberanía del Legislativo. Y lo digo porque creo en la división de los p ...
    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 ...
    ‘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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