Negotiations

US to partially unveil key NAFTA proposal, talks seen dragging

25-Sep-2017Reuters US trade negotiators will only partially unveil new text on modifying a key chapter on investment under NAFTA, two well-placed sources said, underlying the cautious pace of talks that are supposed to wrap up by the end of the year.


Key issues

Farmland investments are finding their way to international arbitration

22-Sep-2017 IISDSwedish investor EcoDevelopment registered a claim at the ICSID against the Tanzanian government for revoking a land title amid concerns over the impact on local communities and a wildlife sanctuary.

Texts of agreements

14-Sep-2017  | EU-Japan FTA - EU negotiating mandate (Nov 2012) As released by the European Council
21-Jul-2017  | EU-Mexico FTA - EU text proposals (July 2017) All texts as available as of 18 July 2017
14-Jul-2017  | EU-Japan FTA - draft chapters (July 2017) 19 draft chapters, as released by the European Commission
28-Jun-2017  | EU-Japan - mandate (Jul 2012) As leaked by Greenpeace (in German)

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