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Gambia dropped from US trade program | 24-December-2014

The Obama administration has announced that Gambia is no longer eligible for trade benefits under AGOA amid growing concerns over the country’s LGBT crackdown and other human rights abuses. South Sudan is also dropped.


Sugar buyers’ slam NAFTA sugar pact, shift focus to Australia, Canada | 24-December-2014

A new US-Mexican government pact will limit supplies of sugar from Mexico via NAFTA and drive US manufacturers to seek supplies from Australia and Canada through the Trans-Pacific Partnership, according to the Sweetener Users Association (SUA), which represents candy makers like the Hershey and Mars.


México: El campo está desmantelado. El TLC desbarató a las comunidades rurales | 23-December-2014

El campo está desmantelado, esa es la realidad que se vive, al igual que todo el país, a tal grado que ahora hay que comprar alimentos al extranjero, porque los campesinos emigran a la ciudad. El TLC desbarató al ejido, comentó el obispo fray Raúl Vera López.


TTIP: Contra la gran amenaza fantasma (y II) | 23-December-2014

El verdadero objetivo del TTIP no es estimular el comercio eliminando los aranceles entre EEUU y UE. La principal finalidad es eliminar las “barreras” reguladoras (es decir, derechos y conquistas sociales) que limitan los beneficios potenciales de las grandes corporaciones.


National Chamber of Commerce of Bolivia requests process towards trade deal with EU be accelerated | 23-December-2014

The National Chamber of Commerce considers that before Bolivia becomes a full member of Mercosur, the country must conclude a trade agreement with the EU.


EE.UU. pide cuentas a Panamá por presunta violación al TLC | 22-December-2014

La importación de arroz desde Guyana a Panamá podría violar uno de los mayores Tratados de Libre Comercio (TLC) que mantiene el país: el acuerdo comercial con Estados Unidos.


Colombia: Empresarios caldenses cuestionan TLC con Corea por sus efectos negativos | 22-December-2014

Los empresarios en Caldas insistieron en sus críticas a la aprobación del Tratado de Libre Comercio con Corea, dados sus efectos negativos y las condiciones en las que fue aprobado, que evidencia desventajas para la industria nacional.


Cámara Nacional de Comercio de Bolivia pide acelerar acuerdo con la Unión Europea | 22-December-2014

La Cámara Nacional de Comercio (CNC) considera que Bolivia, antes de ingresar como miembro pleno del Mercosur, debe cerrar acuerdos comerciales con la Unión Europea (UE) porque luego será difícil negociar y se lo tendrá que hacer en bloque.


Corea: Nuevo TLC favorecerá ingreso de productos pesqueros vietnamitas | 22-December-2014

En una reciente reunión celebrada en Busan, en la que participaron el primer ministro de Vietnam, Nguyen Tan Dung, y la presidenta surcoreana, Park Geun-hye, los dos países concluyeron prácticamente las negociaciones para una TLC.


L’ALE Corée-Nouvelle-Zélande a été paraphé | 22-December-2014

La Corée du Sud et la Nouvelle-Zélande ont paraphé ce lundi leur accord de libre-échange (ALE) conclu le mois dernier


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  • “Investment arbitration is now on Broadway, and the critics are not being kind” | 26-January-2015
  • Human rights in investor-State arbitration: The human right to water and beyond | 26-January-2015
  • New weaknesses: Despite a major win, arbitration decisions in 2014 increase the US’s future exposure to litigation and liability | 25-January-2015
  • PNG govt ordered to stop interfering in SDP | 25-January-2015
  • European Commission’s clever ruse to introduce corporate sovereignty regardless of ratification votes in EU | 25-January-2015
  • Chevron’s battered image over Ecuador ecological disaster takes another hit in Davos | 23-January-2015
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    Drafts and done deals
  • NZ-Korea FTA (2014) | 22-December-2014
  • 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
  • Links
  • EFILA | 9-January-2015
  • EU negotiating texts in TTIP | 7-January-2015
  • No Association with Occupation! | 29-December-2014
  • TTIP Information Network | 24-November-2014
  • La Quadature du Net: TAFTA documents | 21-November-2014
  • La Quadature du Net: CETA portal | 21-November-2014

  • Comments
    Voici le rapport d’évaluation de l’accord de pêche marocain | 19-January-2015
    admin: Fixed the links, sorry!
    Voici le rapport d’évaluation de l’accord de pêche marocain | 19-January-2015
    aaczi26: Whoops, looks like something went wrong.
    Recipe for ruin: TTIP - the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership | 6-January-2015
    George Talbot: An impressed article nicely framed by John Hilary's video! In another article, George Monbiot defends the Clearing Union Keynes devised in 1941 to keep current accounts in balance to avoid debts building up and protectionism. Vetoed by the US, ...
    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 ...

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