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Commission swamped by 150,000 replies to TTIP consultation | 24-July-2014

About 150,000 people have responded to the European Commission’s online consultation on the controversial investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) clause in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).


KITA releases FTA report in English | 24-July-2014

The Institute for International Trade, a think tank under the Korea International Trade Association, released a report in English on Korea’s free trade agreement policies, processes and communication strategies between governments and private businesses.


Ecuador: ¿La revolución termina, la noche neoliberal comienza? | 23-July-2014

En Ecuador tenemos una larga historia de resistencia a los Tratados de Libre Comercio (TLCs) pues país que ha firmado estos tratados fue afectada en su soberanía y la vida de los campesinos, pequeños productores, el ejemplo más reciente fue el paro agrario en Colombia.


Colombia y México celebran 20 años de TLC | 23-July-2014

El Acuerdo de Complementación Económica entre México y Colombia cumple 20 años de su firma, que se concretó el 3 de junio de 1994 y entró en vigencia el 1 de enero de 1995. Sin embargo, luego de un largo plazo de implementación, el panorama no es alentador para las exportaciones colombianas.


EE.UU. presiona a UE contra el ambiente | 23-July-2014

Documentos internos que acaban de ser divulgados indican que Estados Unidos intenta bloquear una propuesta de reglamentación de la Unión Europea (UE) sobre cambio climático, con el fin de obligar a los países europeos a importar petróleo no convencional que especialistas consideran particularmente dañino para el ambiente.


Malestar argentino por intento de la UE de negociar con Brasil | 23-July-2014

Si bien aún no en forma oficial, el Gobierno reaccionó a través de sus funcionarios a la propuesta de la UE de firmar un TLC con Brasil y cuestionó el intento de fragmentación del bloque en momentos, precisamente, de una negociación conjunta.


Misión hondureña viaja a Perú en agosto para "finiquitar" negociación de TLC | 23-July-2014

Una delegación de Honduras, encabezada por el subsecretario para Inversiones y Comercio Exterior, Melvin Redondo, viajará la primera semana de agosto a Lima para concluir las negociaciones para suscribir un TLC con Perú, informó hoy una fuente diplomática en Tegucigalpa.


SADC signs EPA with EU | 23-July-2014

Countries in the Southern African Development Community (Sadc) have signed the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union.


The Japan-Mongolia FTA is about cars, minerals and abductees | 23-July-2014

Mining is expected to become a much larger portion of their overall trade, with an investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) clause instituted to protect companies and allow them to seek compensation if government policy negatively impacts their investments.


CETA ‘should be initialed by September 25′: EU Trade Commissioner | 23-July-2014

The end of the Canada-EU trade agreement (CETA) technical negotiations are “in sight” and the deal should be initialed in time for a late September bilateral summit in Ottawa, EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht said Tuesday.


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    Drafts and done deals
  • EU-US FTA (TTIP) - draft SPS chapter (June 2014) | 24-July-2014
  • Australia-Japan FTA (2014) | 13-July-2014
  • EU-US FTA (TTIP) - draft EU energy proposal (June 2014) | 9-July-2014
  • TISA Financial Services annex (draft, April 2014) | 9-July-2014
  • EU-US FTA (TTIP) - draft services/investment offer (May 2014) | 13-June-2014
  • China-Iceland FTA (2013) | 27-May-2014
  • Links
  • #TTIP #TAFTA Watch | 22-July-2014
  • The consumer view on TTIP | 17-July-2014
  • Treat the treaty [FR/EN] | 16-July-2014
  • Stop the TTIP: European Citizen’s Initiative | 14-July-2014
  • Youtube > TTIP | 21-June-2014
  • NO 2 ISDS! | 17-June-2014

  • Comments
    What you should know about the unusual Jpepa | 6-July-2014
    edd nieva: In manufacturing companies using imported materials from japan from different local suppliers, what are the provision in Jpepa in paying taxes. We belong to automotive companies and one of our local supplier with Japanese material content already lo ...
    TTIP won’t let big banks wriggle out of regulations, EU negotiators insist | 3-July-2014
    margsview: All indications are that is exactly what the European Commission wants and will do (restrict negotiations between European and US financial entities to the exclusion of others). Then the lower international standards of regulations will allow the US ...
    Ukraine signs trade agreement with EU, draws Russian threat | 30-June-2014
    Andre: It is an excellent agreement that could serve as a model for better trade deals.
    EU and US insurers support including financial services market access and regulatory cooperation in TTIP | 30-June-2014
    Andre: After the outrageous BNP Paribas case of US extraterritorial enforcement of sanctions against third nations and the prosecution of European banks for the suprime mortgage regulatory failure on the US side there is really no credible base for that. A ...
    TTIP: le Luxembourg veillera au grain | 25-June-2014
    NonMerci: Luxembourg : Les députés de la Chambre vont débattre du Traité Transatlantique le 11 juillet — -> http://stoptafta.wordpress.com/2014/06/11/luxembourg-les-deputes-de-la-chambre-vont-debattre-du-traite-transatlantique-le- ...
    African countries feel cornered in EU trade negotiations | 7-June-2014
    none: African regional integration is obstructed by protectionist nationalist zero-sum stances between African countries themselves - not by EPA requirements. EU is not forcing anything on these countries - they are free to not conclude any FTAs with the ...
    Le Grand Traité Transatlantique (#TAFTA) expliqué aux nuls | 5-June-2014
    L’Indigné du Canapé: Bonjour @bilaterals ! Merci d'avoir relayé mon article sur votre site/agrégateur. J'espère qu'il a plu ! Néanmoins, j'aurais bien aimé voir citer le nom de mon blog sur votre site. En effet, Agoravox est ...
    Investor-to-state dispute settlement is a rigged system | 30-May-2014
    Marcin: Thank you for this excellent article.
    EJN condemns EPA | 13-Jul-2014

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