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Negotiations

Harper and Modi announce a Canada-India ’free trade’ agreement by September

17-Apr-2015rabble Efforts are being stepped up to conclude a Canada-India Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) by September, it was announced during Narendra Modi’s visit to Ottawa this week.

  • 17-Apr-2015 Tax-News.com
    Mexican Senate proposes FTA with Cuba
    Mexico’s Senate has urged the Government to boost economic relations with Cuba, with a view to the possible signing of a free trade agreement (FTA).
  • 17-Apr-2015 Tax-News.com
    Mexican Senate proposes FTA with Cuba
    Mexico’s Senate has urged the Government to boost economic relations with Cuba, with a view to the possible signing of a free trade agreement (FTA).
  • 17-Apr-2015 The Sun Daily
    [Malaysia] Govt still open to FTA with EU: Miti
    The government is still open to having the Malaysia-EU Free Trade Agreement despite it being stalled currently.
  • 17-Apr-2015 The Sun Daily
    [Malaysia] Govt still open to FTA with EU: Miti
    The government is still open to having the Malaysia-EU Free Trade Agreement despite it being stalled currently.
  • 16-Apr-2015 El Diario
    "El TTIP nos lo pondrá más difícil a las mujeres"
    La Alianza por una Cooperación Feminista Global alerta de que el Tratado Trasatlántico entre EEUU y Europa provocará una mayor desigualdad de género.
  • 16-Apr-2015 El Diario
    "El TTIP nos lo pondrá más difícil a las mujeres"
    La Alianza por una Cooperación Feminista Global alerta de que el Tratado Trasatlántico entre EEUU y Europa provocará una mayor desigualdad de género.
  • 16-Apr-2015 La Jornada
    El gordo problema de la gordura
    Yo siempre he sostenido que el grave problema de la obesidad se lo debemos al Tratado de Libre Comercio (TLC), que entró en vigor en 1994. A partir de entonces ingresaron al país una enorme cantidad de franquicias de alimentos chatarra.
  • 16-Apr-2015 La Jornada
    El gordo problema de la gordura
    Yo siempre he sostenido que el grave problema de la obesidad se lo debemos al Tratado de Libre Comercio (TLC), que entró en vigor en 1994. A partir de entonces ingresaron al país una enorme cantidad de franquicias de alimentos chatarra.
  • 16-Apr-2015 El País
    Cancela: Mercosur debe firmar acuerdo con la UE
    El vicecanciller José Luis Cancela, sostuvo ayer que el Mercosur "debe decididamente agotar esfuerzos" para "avanzar" en las negociaciones para la firma de un acuerdo comercial con la Unión Europea (UE).
  • 16-Apr-2015 El País
    Cancela: Mercosur debe firmar acuerdo con la UE
    El vicecanciller José Luis Cancela, sostuvo ayer que el Mercosur "debe decididamente agotar esfuerzos" para "avanzar" en las negociaciones para la firma de un acuerdo comercial con la Unión Europea (UE).
  • 16-Apr-2015 No al TTIP
    "El TTIP defiende los intereses del capital pero olvida a los millones de desempleados"
    El activista Tom Kucharz analiza el impacto que podría tener el Tratado de Libre Comercio entre la Unión Europea y los EEUU incidiendo en los efectos de la globalización y las políticas neoliberales.
  • 16-Apr-2015 No al TTIP
    "El TTIP defiende los intereses del capital pero olvida a los millones de desempleados"
    El activista Tom Kucharz analiza el impacto que podría tener el Tratado de Libre Comercio entre la Unión Europea y los EEUU incidiendo en los efectos de la globalización y las políticas neoliberales.
  • 16-Apr-2015 Plataforma Rural
    Llamamiento a la VII Semana Estatal de las Luchas Campesinas
    La Soberanía Alimentaria está gravemente amenazada por los tratados de libre comercio y las transnacionales.
  • 16-Apr-2015 Plataforma Rural
    Llamamiento a la VII Semana Estatal de las Luchas Campesinas
    La Soberanía Alimentaria está gravemente amenazada por los tratados de libre comercio y las transnacionales.
  • 16-Apr-2015 New York Times
    Deal reached on fast-track authority for Obama on trade pact
    The leaders of Congress’s tax-writing committees reached agreement Thursday on legislation to give President Obama “fast track” authority to negotiate an ambitious trade accord with 11 other Pacific nations
  • 16-Apr-2015 New York Times
    Deal reached on fast-track authority for Obama on trade pact
    The leaders of Congress’s tax-writing committees reached agreement Thursday on legislation to give President Obama “fast track” authority to negotiate an ambitious trade accord with 11 other Pacific nations
  • 16-Apr-2015 Le Monde
    CETA: What the leaked version reveals
    The most controversial provisions include the investor state dispute resolution mechanism (ISDS), an arbitral tribunal meant to settle disputes between governments and corporations.
  • 16-Apr-2015 Le Monde
    CETA: What the leaked version reveals
    The most controversial provisions include the investor state dispute resolution mechanism (ISDS), an arbitral tribunal meant to settle disputes between governments and corporations.
  • 16-Apr-2015 Al Jazeera
    Liberal allies of Obama: ‘Hell, no’ to TPP trade deal
    Liberal lawmakers, labor leaders and environmental groups took their insurgency against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal to Congress on Wednesday, staging a protest against the secretive pact on the Capitol Hill lawn and spending the day lobbying lawmakers to derail fast-track authority for the deal.
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  • 16-Apr-2015 Al Jazeera
    Liberal allies of Obama: ‘Hell, no’ to TPP trade deal
    Liberal lawmakers, labor leaders and environmental groups took their insurgency against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal to Congress on Wednesday, staging a protest against the secretive pact on the Capitol Hill lawn and spending the day lobbying lawmakers to derail fast-track authority for the deal.
    more

Key issues

European Left united to reform international arbitration tribunals

16-Apr-2015 Le MondeRather than abandoning completely the TTIP/TAFTA negotiations (and their little cousin CETA, an agreement between Canada and the EU) which is what a good part of civil society are calling for, the European Left wants to thoroughly reform this arbitral mechanism to limits its abuses.

Texts of agreements

26-Mar-2015  | TPP - draft investment chapter (2015) Text of 20 Jan 2015 as released by WikiLeaks
24-Mar-2015  | India draft model BIT (2015) Open for comment until 10 April 2015.
10-Mar-2015  | TiSA: EU negotiating mandate (2013) As published by the European Council on 10 March 2015

Comments

17-Apr-2015  More Global Victims than ’The Preliminary Foray of The Wall St. Meltdown’
David E.H. Smith: Global Treaties Not about How Much Trade, but, How & Who to Trade with and ’Undermine’ AIIB. About as Reversible as ’Derivatives’. How Sure are
16-Apr-2015  Barriers to SA markets a concern for US
jack: Whatever you do, keep American food out of South Africa. You will become as sickly as the Americans. Feed yourselves, grow your own
9-Apr-2015  Mercosur puede quedar con las manos vacías
marcelo: Interesante la información acerca de la actualidad en materia de integración económica. En primer lugar la nota hace referencia a un informe.