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Negotiations

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29-May-2015Radio Mundo Real Fernando Gambera fue entrevistado por Radio Mundo Real durante el Seminario Internacional “TISA, los riesgos de los FALSOS atajos: miradas desde el Sur”, convocado el pasado 12 de mayo pasado por FESUR y la Internacional de Servicios Públicos.


Key issues

The EESC opposes ISDS in TTIP and CETA and calls for an International Investment Court

29-May-2015 EESCThe European Economic and Social Committee, in its opinion adopted on 27 May, opposes the inclusion of Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provisions in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) or in the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA), as it believes such a system has the potential to derail both agreements.

  • 28-May-2015 Congressional Research Service
    International Investment Agreements (IIAs): Frequently Asked Questions
    This report for US Congress answers frequently asked questions about US international investment agreements including provisions for investor-state dispute settlement.
  • 28-May-2015 Congressional Research Service
    International Investment Agreements (IIAs): Frequently Asked Questions
    This report for US Congress answers frequently asked questions about US international investment agreements including provisions for investor-state dispute settlement.
  • 28-May-2015 Live Mint
    Why India is not joining trade in services agreement
    Even though India has been insisting on negotiating services agreements in all ongoing bilateral trade agreements, including the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, to tap its rapidly growing young skilled workforce, it has so far desisted from joining a plurilateral trade in services agreement (Tisa) being negotiated among 24 countries.
  • 28-May-2015 Live Mint
    Why India is not joining trade in services agreement
    Even though India has been insisting on negotiating services agreements in all ongoing bilateral trade agreements, including the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, to tap its rapidly growing young skilled workforce, it has so far desisted from joining a plurilateral trade in services agreement (Tisa) being negotiated among 24 countries.
  • 26-May-2015 Reuters
    China-led lender adds urgency to Japan’s pursuit of pan-Pacific trade pact
    "If the new Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank goes ahead and TPP fails .... perception-wise it will hurt in the leadership contest for the Asia-Pacific," a Japanese government source told Reuters.
  • 26-May-2015 Reuters
    China-led lender adds urgency to Japan’s pursuit of pan-Pacific trade pact
    "If the new Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank goes ahead and TPP fails .... perception-wise it will hurt in the leadership contest for the Asia-Pacific," a Japanese government source told Reuters.
  • 25-May-2015 Korea Herald
    Korean government criticized for lack of transparency on ISDS suit
    While the South Korean government is facing its second international arbitration under the investor-state dispute settlement system, civic groups are demanding that the details should be made public as they could cost several billion dollars of taxpayers’ money.
  • 25-May-2015 Korea Herald
    Korean government criticized for lack of transparency on ISDS suit
    While the South Korean government is facing its second international arbitration under the investor-state dispute settlement system, civic groups are demanding that the details should be made public as they could cost several billion dollars of taxpayers’ money.
  • 25-May-2015 The Ecologist
    Stopping the corporate power grab — it’s not all just about TTIP
    In the rush to oppose TTIP we mustn’t lose sight of the context in which the deal is being negotiated — the hundreds of bilateral treaties that give corporations the right to sue in secret ’trade courts’.
  • 25-May-2015 The Ecologist
    Stopping the corporate power grab — it’s not all just about TTIP
    In the rush to oppose TTIP we mustn’t lose sight of the context in which the deal is being negotiated — the hundreds of bilateral treaties that give corporations the right to sue in secret ’trade courts’.
  • 18-May-2015 TV Campesina
    Fian: Sobre los Tratados de Libre Comercio
    Sofía Monsalve de Fian Internacional en entrevista habla sobre las amenazas más graves que enfrenta la alimentación y nutrición, en el marco de los Tratados de Libre Comercio, y que tiene que ver con el control que ejercen las Transnacionales sobre nuestros sistemas alimentarios, que además esta relacionado con el acaparamiento de tierras y aguas vinculados con fondos financieros, grandes empresas de agrotóxicos y del control de comercio.
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  • 18-May-2015 TV Campesina
    Fian: Sobre los Tratados de Libre Comercio
    Sofía Monsalve de Fian Internacional en entrevista habla sobre las amenazas más graves que enfrenta la alimentación y nutrición, en el marco de los Tratados de Libre Comercio, y que tiene que ver con el control que ejercen las Transnacionales sobre nuestros sistemas alimentarios, que además esta relacionado con el acaparamiento de tierras y aguas vinculados con fondos financieros, grandes empresas de agrotóxicos y del control de comercio.
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Texts of agreements

27-Apr-2015  | PACER-plus Trade in Services text (draft of April 2015) This is the leaked Draft Trade in Services text from the PACER Plus Intersessional meeting in Port Vila, 31 March - 02 April 2015.
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

28-May-2015  Sold down the Yangtze: Canada’s lopsided investment deal with China
margsview: As all of these privatizing trade agreements are unconstitutional, thus illegal can taxpayers refuse to pay taxes for non-representation of
17-May-2015  Against the Trans-Pacific Partnership
paris: Le programme commercial du président Obama est dédié à l’expansion des débouchés économiques pour les travailleurs américains, les agriculteurs, les
15-May-2015  Trans-Pacific Partnership: Democrats may have votes to block ’fast track’ authority
margsview: I still don’t get any of these agreements which with ISDS clauses virtually destroy federal governments, globally? Citizens will simply turn