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Sino-US investment treaty sees major progress | 18-December-2014

China and the United States are finalizing text checks on a bilateral investment treaty and will formally exchange negative lists at the beginning of next year


Propuesta de las Nuevas Disposiciones a Todos los Servicios de las negociaciones secretas del TISA | 18-December-2014

La AWP publica una copia bilingüe de la Propuesta de las Nuevas Disposiciones a Todos los Servicios y el Anexo de Servicios Profesionales del Acuerdo de Comercio de Servicios (TISA, por sus siglas en inglés).


Proposal of new provisions applicable to all services of the secret TISA negotiations | 18-December-2014

AWP releases a bilingual copy of the Proposal of New Provisions Applicable to All Services and the Annex on Professional Services of the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA).


TLC con Corea es otro atentado a la industria colombiana | 17-December-2014

Posición de las centrales obreras colombianas ante la Comisión Nacional de Concertación sobre el nuevo intento de ratificación del TLC con Corea del Sur.


La liberalización de servicios que pactan en secreto 50 países amenaza la privacidad | 17-December-2014

La liberalización de servicios podría suponer una amenaza para la privacidad de datos de los consumidores si salen adelante los planes de las partes que actualmente están negociando el Acuerdo sobre el Comercio de Servicios.


China said to signal lifting ban on imports of GMO corn variety | 17-December-2014

China has told traders and officials that it approved lifting a ban on imports of a genetically-modified corn variety that’s commonly grown in the US as trade talks between the two countries begin today.


Colombia: Congreso aprobó el tratado de libre comercio con Corea del Sur | 17-December-2014

Plenarias de Senado y Cámara le dieron vía libre al proyecto que suscribe el Tratado de Libre Comercio con Corea del Sur.


Les A.P.E ou la mort programmée de 90 % des Burkinabè | 17-December-2014

L’Accord de Partenariat Économique semble avoir fait l’objet d’un « deal » contre le « Développement africain » et les pays ouest-africains, dont le Faso, vont signer « l’acte de décès » le 1er janvier 2015.


New bilateral investment treaties will help India avoid arbitration | 17-December-2014

Bilateral investment treaties that the government of India will enter into from now on will have a provision preventing foreign investors to drag India to arbitration on any issues that have been settled by a judicial authority.


EU keen to take restart stalled BTIA negotiations with India | 17-December-2014

Faced with slowdown and recession in some of its key economies, the European Union has approached India for restarting negotiations on the stalled free trade agreement, a top official has said.


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Key issues
  • Why are weapons-makers excited by TTIP? | 19-December-2014
  • Why is govt in a hurry to pay TCC for Reko Diq? | 18-December-2014
  • Les sables bitumineux canadiens afflueront bientôt dans les carburants européens | 18-December-2014
  • Leak shows: Trade treaty TiSA could undermine national data protection regulations | 18-December-2014
  • Investor-State Dispute Settlement: The TTIP’s Achilles heel? | 18-December-2014
  • TISA negotiations: Yes to e-commerce, data flows, no to IPR, data protection? | 17-December-2014
  • recent multimedia

    Drafts and done deals
  • 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
  • TPP: draft IP chapter (May 2014) | 16-October-2014
  • Links
  • TTIP Information Network | 24-November-2014
  • La Quadature du Net: TAFTA documents | 21-November-2014
  • La Quadature du Net: CETA portal | 21-November-2014
  • India BIPAs | 28-October-2014
  • Stop TPP Action | 26-October-2014
  • RQIC | 22-September-2014

  • Comments
    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 ...
    The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and UK healthcare | 12-November-2014
    Nplima: Hi, Can you please explain a bit better your reasoning behind this statement: "The market liberalisation introduced by the 2012 Health and Social Care Act ensures it will be effectively impossible to take the NHS back into public hands if the E ...
    Guatemalan court suspends "Monsanto Law" | 9-November-2014
    Nell: Why are you saving seeds patented by Monsanto? Why are you using them?
    Paloma López: "Si no hay nada que ocultar, hagan públicos todos los documentos del TTIP" | 9-November-2014
    juan-hilario: Desde una mirada estrictamente lógica, a mi entender, el motivo por el cual no se hacen públicos los acuerdos con las multinacionales es porque desde la actual política europea se quiere tener una situación de liderazgo compartid ...

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