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East Africans seeking to unlock trade talks with European Union | 25-August-2014

East African countries are scheduled to hold a meeting in September to resolve outstanding issues in order to conclude negotiations on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPAs) with EU.


Vietnam, EU expect to finish trade pact in October | 25-August-2014

Vietnam and the European Union are expected to complete negotiations on a free-trade agreement in October, officials said Monday.


Palmer’s China comments could scupper trade deal | 25-August-2014

The Abbott government in Australia was close to negotiating a free trade agreement with China. That is, until Clive Palmer got involved.


Russia asks Egypt to start negotiations on agreement with Eurasian customs union | 23-August-2014

Russia has asked Egypt to start negotiations to sign a free trade agreement with the Eurasian Customs Union, which groups Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus, said Minister of Trade and Industry Mounir Fakhri Abdel-Nour.


Un año cumple el TLC con la UE: más devastación económica, violación y negligencia con los derechos laborales en Colombia | 22-August-2014

La asimetría en las relaciones comerciales entre Colombia y la Unión Europea (UE) no puede ser más pronunciada: la UE es la agrupación política y económica más grande del mundo en términos del tamaño de su mercado, mientras Colombia, ocupa el puesto número 30.


Colombia: Ya hay déficit comercial para un año completo | 21-August-2014

El comercio exterior de Colombia completó, en junio, un año completo de déficit por primera vez en casi 5 años.


TTIP - Debate: European goals and fears | 21-August-2014

"Multilateral negotiations on the WTO level should be the norm, but at the moment this TTIP will actually set world standards and the rest has to follow," says Olaf Böhnke of the European Council on Foreign Affairs


El TLC Costa Rica - EFTA entró en vigor en Noruega | 21-August-2014

El Tratado de Libre Comercio entre Costa Rica y la Asociación Europea de Libre Comercio (EFTA, por sus siglas en inglés) entró ayer en vigor en Noruega, proceso que estará completo el 5 de septiembre en Islandia, informó una fuente oficial.


Guatemala: Ley Monsanto | 21-August-2014

Ese engendro de Ley determina la exclusividad de derechos de propiedad intelectual de semillas a empresas que las hayan patentado como propias. Después de que Guatemala suscribiera el Tratado de Libre Comercio con Estados Unidos debía establecer un sistema de protección de productores de variedades vegetales como un derecho de propiedad intelectual.


US ambassadors heart TTIP | 21-August-2014

US embassies across Europe are pushing the proposed US-European Union trade deal through bicycle tours and cash grants.


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Key issues
  • Newmont withdraws mining arbitration case against Indonesia | 28-August-2014
  • L’UE approuve des règles pour gérer les différends entre investisseurs et États | 28-August-2014
  • EU agrees rules to manage investor-state disputes | 28-August-2014
  • Indonesia’s termination of the Netherlands–Indonesia BIT: Broader implications in the Asia-Pacific? | 23-August-2014
  • Demand for cross-border movement of professional manpower increasing in FTA talks | 13-August-2014
  • Bear Creek announces its intent to commence an arbitration against Peru - Santa Ana dispute | 12-August-2014
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    Drafts and done deals
  • EU-Canada FTA (CETA) (consolidated draft, 1 Aug 2014) | 13-August-2014
  • EU-ECOWAS EPA (draft, Feb 2014) | 13-August-2014
  • Japan-Iraq BIT (2012) | 30-July-2014
  • Japan-Mozambique BIT (2013) | 30-July-2014
  • EU-US FTA (TTIP) - draft SPS chapter (June 2014) | 24-July-2014
  • Australia-Japan FTA (2014) | 13-July-2014
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  • Education and TTIP | 31-July-2014
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  • Comments
    Don’t let Americans put hormones and pesticides in our dinner, warns Jamie Oliver as he launches latest food offensive | 26-August-2014
    John: If the US government gets their way Europe is going to stay busy building more hospitals and graduating more doctors.
    US trade officials say it’s their way or the highway on TPP | 21-August-2014
    Bernard k. Gordon: The title of this report does not comport with the facts as contained in the report. The US acted in good faith, in a way specifically designed to promote sound environmental goals related to forestry. Those goals were supported by the U.S. Congress ...
    War of the FTAs | 21-August-2014
    Bernard k. Gordon: A biased and ill-informed report. Among many other problems, it misstates the original goals of the WTO, and it totally ignores the facts surrounding the creation of the TPP. It is in essence a scare-tactic report that does not warrant serious atten ...
    Africa’s "grand" FTA negotiation progressing well: SADC officials | 20-August-2014
    Professor Gilbert NMO Morris: Free Trade Zones, secured by Free Trade Agreements are as notoriously popular as they are infamously over-rated. The problem is not the intention of the designers. It is rather a lack of intention or design sufficiently imagined, implemented and man ...
    Don’t let Americans put hormones and pesticides in our dinner, warns Jamie Oliver as he launches latest food offensive | 19-August-2014
    John: In 1969 I worked in the USA for 6 months. During that time I gained a lot of weight which I lost after return to the UK. My GP claimed that it may have been due to the growth hormones fed to USA cattle getting into the human food chain which was dis ...
    EU-Canada trade deal leak ‘ridicules’ TTIP consultation, campaigners say | 15-August-2014
    anonymous: The notion that investors are greedy and governments and national courts work solely in people's interest is wrong. There are EU member states where corruption is rife and whose governments, legislatures and courts aren't trusted by their ...
    TTIP won’t let big banks wriggle out of regulations, EU negotiators insist | 12-August-2014
    Chris: Where does TiSA fit in? It would be easy to make such assurances about TTIP if the "more secret" TiSA services deal was in fact where the worst was hidden. Wikileaks published documents in June which show TiSA mandating a very high level o ...
    SADC signs EPA with EU | 11-August-2014
    Marc Maes: The above article makes the common mistake to confuse 'siging" and "initialling": initialling is done by the chief negotiators, signing by the governments and ratification by the heads of state usually after the approval of the p ...
    TULF on TTIP | 23-Aug-2014

    AFTINET on ISDS | 13-Aug-2014

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