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Europa, EEUU y las multinacionales | 2-October-2014

Poco ha trascendido al público de las rondas de negociaciones entre la Unión Europea y Washington. Pero la falta de transparencia no es la única queja de los críticos del TTIP –muchas ONG y partidos políticos–, que temen que los lobbies empresariales de un lado y otro del Atlántico se aprovechen de rebajar las normas y regulaciones en ambos bloques para acercarlos al denominador común mínimo.

New report takes on Obama administration defense of ISDS | 2-October-2014

The Obama administration’s precarious justifications for the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) regime may determine the fate of the transatlantic free trade agreement, said Public Citizen.

Leaked TTIP draft for chemicals sector reveals a toxic partnership | 2-October-2014

A leaked restricted access text for the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) from August 2014 from the European Commission confirms that negotiations continue to favour business interests over the protection of citizens’ health and of the environment.

US-Japan trade talks hit new farm exports snag | 2-October-2014

A Japanese government source said US negotiators staged a "hostage-taking" by suddenly threatening not to lift tariffs on Japanese auto parts unless Tokyo met US demands on agriculture.

S. Korea, Vietnam push to strike free trade deal this year | 2-October-2014

President Park Geun-hye said Thursday that South Korea and Vietnam agreed to make aggressive efforts to conclude a free trade agreement within this year as the two countries seek to further strengthen their ties.

Opposing sides on investor question face off at US-EU trade talks | 2-October-2014

Groups opposed to a clause of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership that they say is overly favorable to investors took their complaints to negotiators Wednesday outside Washington.

Business and NGOs divided over TTIP regulatory cooperation | 1-October-2014

While EU and US negotiators are meeting this week in Washington, business groups and civil society organisations have released contradictory statements about regulatory cooperation in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

Le Kenya plaide pour une conclusion rapide des Ape avec l’Union européenne | 1-October-2014

Le secrétaire du cabinet des Affaires étrangères du Kenya, Amina Mohamed, a appelé à la conclusion rapide de l’accord de partenariat économique (Ape) avec l’Union européenne.

Six steps to protect Canadians from flaws in China trade deal | 1-October-2014

Trade treaty expert Van Harten lays out ways FIPA governments can ’disclose, monitor, and limit the harm done by this treaty.’

Europe ’Awol’ from decisive EAC meeting on trade accord | 1-October-2014

The East African Community’s last-minute efforts to have negotiations of the contentious Economic Partnership Agreement concluded before today’s deadline were dealt a huge blow after European Union delegates failed to turn up for a decisive meeting in Nairobi last week.

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Key issues
  • Australia shouldn’t sacrifice food safety standards for free trade | 23-October-2014
  • Stronger plant variety protection may threaten the right to food | 22-October-2014
  • 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
  • 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
    Guatemalan court suspends "Monsanto Law" | 25-October-2014
    Alex : The biggest problem with ge seeds and the above mentioned re-seeding is that ge or gm plants produce infertile seeds so collecting seeds wont work as they will not germinate ,thereby allowing more seed to be purchased EACH CROP that needs to be plan ...
    Guatemalan court suspends "Monsanto Law" | 25-October-2014
    david schlosser: Do NOT let big American Agro-business bully you. Save your seeds and do as you have done for centuries. You are smarter than the Americans and every other nation that buys into the hype and grandness of Monsanto. Guatemala; show the world you will n ...
    Guatemalan court suspends "Monsanto Law" | 25-October-2014
    Toni: Good for you for standing up to Corporate Greed. Keep your people safe from the ooison they are trying to feed you. 1/2 of my family in the US has gotten cancer, all different kinds, all parts of the country. Don't let them bring it to you. It& ...
    TTIP Day One | 25-October-2014
    Spielburg: Brilliant video, if these types of deals are for the benefit of society, why must they be done in the dark? Do they think all people are stupid sheeple and must be treated as sheep? These big corporations are too big and too controlling. This needs ...
    Guatemalan court suspends "Monsanto Law" re: growing unauthorised seed | 25-October-2014
    M.G.: Countersue ! YES! They, (monsanto) just jumped your fence, and PLANTED THEIR SEEDS ON YOUR LAND! That is called TRESPASSING! You did not invite them, and they just did major harm by poisoning YOUR LAND. FRIKKING DO SOMETHING!!!!
    Guatemalan court suspends "Monsanto Law" | 25-October-2014
    Tom J. Deiters: I like to point out that it is the indigenous people of Mexico and Central American (predominantly called: The Maya) who more then 3000 years ago were able to hybridize two indigenous grasses into what is now called Maize (corn). It is a horrendous ...
    Guatemalan court suspends "Monsanto Law" | 25-October-2014
    Charles Batten: Not ONLY inHUMANE, it is CRIMINAL for monsanto to seek to patent property 'rights' over plant varieties. ESPECIALLY as they will NOT be exercising due control of the CONTANIMATION to other plants which WILL spread from 'their' do ...
    Guatemalan court suspends "Monsanto Law" re: growing unauthorised seed | 25-October-2014
    Toni: Corporations have deep pockets and an army of lawyers; individuals from a poor village don't stand a chance because they don't have the means to fight.

    TTIP Day One | 16-Oct-2014

    TTIP Jour Un | 16-Oct-2014