Asean told to refocus on RCEP

27-Jun-2016The Nation Thailand and other Asean nations should review their stance on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and rather refocus on materialising the Regional Cooperation on Economic Partnership (RCEP), said former WTO chief.

ASEAN, geopolitics, RCEP, TPP

Key issues

TransCanada Corp moves forward with Keystone XL NAFTA challenge

27-Jun-2016 Financial PostTransCanada Corp. made good on its threat to challenge the rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline, filing a request for arbitration under NAFTA to recoup US$15 billion in damages from the U.S. government.

investor-state disputes | ISDS, natural resources, US

Texts of agreements

14-Jun-2016  | PACER-plus draft chapters (2013-2016) 17 leaked chapters dated from 2013 to 2016
25-May-2016  | TiSA - draft annexes (2015) As leaked by Wikileaks on 25 May 2016
4-May-2016  | UE-Tunisie (ALECA) - textes initiaux (avril 2016) Publié par la Commission européenne
3-May-2016  | EU-US FTA (TTIP) - draft text (April 2016) As leaked by Greenpeace


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