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Accord commercial UE-Canada : le chapitre « Investissement » traduit en français | 26-August-2014

Le chapitre relatif aux investissements, avec notamment la partie relative au mécanisme de règlement des différends Etat-investisseur, étant traduit, ContreLaCour s’attache en ce moment à la traduction du projet de Traité dans son ensemble.


US cheesemakers raise stink over geographic labeling restriction proposals | 26-August-2014

Gouda, muenster and cheddar cheese are staples at delis and restaurants from New York to Vancouver. But if the final version of a cross-Atlantic trade agreement released earlier this month is approved, Canada will include them on a list of 173 food and beverage products barred from being sold under their common names unless they are produced in Canada or in the European regions for which they are named or commonly associated.


Trade deals from hell | 26-August-2014

T-TIP is worse than a distraction. It’s another manifestation of corporate capture of democratic government. As soon as T-TIP is given a decent burial, perhaps we can get on with the business of rebuilding an economy that serves people.


"No habrá freno a la privatización de los servicios públicos con el tratado comercial entre EEUU y Europa" | 25-August-2014

José Ramón Mariño, economista de Attac, anuncia la presentación de mociones en los ayuntamientos para lograr la paralización de las negociaciones del Acuerdo Transatlántico de Comercio e Inversión.


Italy wants to declassify confidential papers on EU-US trade talks | 25-August-2014

Italy said on Monday it would push for the publication of confidential papers on controversial free trade negotiations between the European Union and the United States, in a bid to increase transparency.


Philippines: TPP technical consultations wrapped up by yearend | 25-August-2014

The Philippine government aims to finish technical consultations with member states of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by the end of the year before it can decide whether the Philippines will participate in the regional free trade agreement, an official said.


Kenya flowers at crossroads over EPAs trade talks | 25-August-2014

A senior Kenyan Government officer who wished not to be named confirmed that Tanzania has been dragging its feet in embracing the new EU trade deal. “This might prompt Kenya to sign the agreement alone," he said.


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.


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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
  • Links
  • TTIP-info-verkosto | 28-August-2014
  • TTIP-unfairhandelbar | 28-August-2014
  • TTIP Stoppen | 28-August-2014
  • #noTTIP | 28-August-2014
  • Education and TTIP | 31-July-2014
  • #TTIP #TAFTA Watch | 22-July-2014

  • Comments
    S&D Group president Gianni Pittella: "We oppose ISDS mechanism in EU-Canada trade deal" | 1-September-2014
    read: So, states should be allowed to inflict multi-billion dollar fines on corporations trough state institutions and courts, but corporations should not be allowed to sue governments for expropriation, backward-enforced laws and other populist transgres ...
    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 ...
    TULF on TTIP | 23-Aug-2014

    AFTINET on ISDS | 13-Aug-2014

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