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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.


Namibia narrowly avoids missing EU trade deadline | 1-October-2014

African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states that have not ratified Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) with the EU will shortly lose their free EU market access. Namibia was one of the last to say it would sign up.


Kenya’s dilemma over EU trade talks holds | 1-October-2014

Kenya’s push for an expeditious agreement between the East African Community and the European Commission over the long dragging trade negotiations suffered a major blow as nothing had been signed by yesterday.


Hearings blunder offers glimpse into Juncker’s working methods | 1-October-2014

The European Parliament’s hearing of incoming Swedish trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom was supposed to be a no-brainer. Instead, it came to a vote.


Will Honduras’s new trade deal with Canada spur economic growth? | 1-October-2014

Contrary to what Canadian trade chief Ed Fast says, rising levels of trade have not led to increased prosperity in Honduras.


Centro de arreglo de controversias de Unasur funcionará en 2015 | 30-September-2014

La principal diferencia con el Ciadi será solucionar las discrepancias entre las partes -sin importar en qué momento- y no establecer una sentencia.


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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
    Kenya: Why we got a raw deal in EPA | 23-October-2014
    sam: Please be kind to your citizens who may not know the facts by being factual on all your observations. Let us build our economy and rely on the African continent for our markets , the EU will not be supportive, they have never been and will never be, ...
    Lenny | 21-October-2014
    Lenny: Je confirme totalement ce que vous exposez. Lenny calendrier photo
    Guatemalan court suspends "Monsanto Law" | 20-October-2014
    Hemi: For the Monsanto Law to have been passed initially smacks of corruption of those charged with protecting the very people the law would punish - shame, shame, shame. This is typical of Monsanto. Should a GE seed germinate, as a result of being wind b ...
    Document reveals EU bullied Ecuador into trade agreement | 16-October-2014
    Alan Adams: Good article. Informative. However, just a comment on wording: "Solidarity economy" does not equal "socialist Economy" Solidarity economy is a new, though largely indigenous concept.
    Corporations get lots, Canadians get little in CETA trade deal | 13-October-2014
    Arthur: So, you want elected governments to have arbitrary unrestricted power - in particular over the "greedy" corporations - to change the laws and policies at whim, as the government wishes - without the options for the "ruled over" c ...
    People, environment and democracy before profit and corporate rights | 10-October-2014
    Filip Rembiałkowski: Hello, I'm from Direct Democracy party in Poland. We are now discussing about officially supporting your anti-TTIP initiative. (this one http://www.bilaterals.org/?people-environment-and-democracy&lang=en ) Are you OK with that? Where can w ...
    The threat of CETA: trade, investment and workers’ rights | 10-October-2014
    David : lol, this is ridiculous...
    Guatemalan court suspends "Monsanto Law" | 8-October-2014
    Lynda MacHaila: There are criminals that go to a bank with a gun and, take money, they go to jail. There are others that commit crimes of grater consequence to individuals and to the world and, they make big money. Where is the wisdom that is in charge of our healt ...

    TTIP Day One | 16-Oct-2014

    TTIP Jour Un | 16-Oct-2014

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