We’re hiring!
bilaterals.org and a new ISDS (investor-state dispute settlement) platform to be hosted at bilaterals.org seek to hire a coordinator for their work. This is a great opportunity for someone interested in working on a full-time, paid basis to support people’s struggles against so-called free trade and investment deals globally, through a job share for two separate but complementary projects.
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Negotiations

Is Europe the new frontier for US energy exports?

31-Aug-2015The Hill New techniques of oil and natural gas extraction in the United States have untapped large volumes of oil and natural gas. If the new free trade agreement with the European Union is ratified, most U.S. LNG producers will be able to export to Europe.


Key issues

Newly released emails reveal cozy relationship between U.S. trade officials and industry reps over secret TiSA deal

30-Aug-2015 Electronic Frontier FondationMultinational corporations have been more than thrilled to take advantage of secretive trade negotiations process to get their wish list of policies through the backdoor.

  • 29-Aug-2015 Financial Express
    Chafing at the BIT
    The government is looking to replace the Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements (BIPPA) with a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT),
  • 29-Aug-2015 Financial Express
    Chafing at the BIT
    The government is looking to replace the Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements (BIPPA) with a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT),
  • 29-Aug-2015 Electronic Frontier Fondation
    TISA and tech’s double standards on secret government Internet deals
    The stash of previously-secret correspondence about the Trade In Services Agreement (TISA) speaks volumes about the extent to which technology companies into the dangerous idea that trade agreements should be used to govern the Internet.
  • 29-Aug-2015 Electronic Frontier Fondation
    TISA and tech’s double standards on secret government Internet deals
    The stash of previously-secret correspondence about the Trade In Services Agreement (TISA) speaks volumes about the extent to which technology companies into the dangerous idea that trade agreements should be used to govern the Internet.
  • 28-Aug-2015 Rebelión
    La grandísima trinidad del sionismo imperial
    Gracias a Wikileaks se han ido conociendo los documentos originales sobre los tres “Tratados” que conforman “La Trinidad” para el nuevo orden mundial neoliberal.
  • 28-Aug-2015 Rebelión
    La grandísima trinidad del sionismo imperial
    Gracias a Wikileaks se han ido conociendo los documentos originales sobre los tres “Tratados” que conforman “La Trinidad” para el nuevo orden mundial neoliberal.
  • 28-Aug-2015 Rebelión
    TISA: Amenazante secreto ofensivo
    La discusión de las reglas de este acuerdo se enfocan –en la actualidad– al comercio de servicios que prestan ahora los gobiernos, según la red Internacional de Servicios Públicos (PSI), con sede en París.
  • 28-Aug-2015 Rebelión
    TISA: Amenazante secreto ofensivo
    La discusión de las reglas de este acuerdo se enfocan –en la actualidad– al comercio de servicios que prestan ahora los gobiernos, según la red Internacional de Servicios Públicos (PSI), con sede en París.
  • 28-Aug-2015 Holding Redlich
    Australian food labelling laws: changes and complexities for foreign trade
    Changes to Australian food labelling laws provide consumers with an increased understanding of the origin of their food. The challenge Australia faces is to ensure compliance with foreign investment trade agreements.
  • 28-Aug-2015 Holding Redlich
    Australian food labelling laws: changes and complexities for foreign trade
    Changes to Australian food labelling laws provide consumers with an increased understanding of the origin of their food. The challenge Australia faces is to ensure compliance with foreign investment trade agreements.
  • 26-Aug-2015 Asialyst
    Vietnam et Etats-Unis : une nouvelle ère stratégique ?
    Les relations entre Hanoi et Washington, ennemis d’hier, entrent dans une nouvelle ère. Au-delà du symbole, l’enjeu est la redéfinition des rapports de forces en Asie-Pacifique, avec la Chine au centre du jeu.
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  • 26-Aug-2015 Asialyst
    Vietnam et Etats-Unis : une nouvelle ère stratégique ?
    Les relations entre Hanoi et Washington, ennemis d’hier, entrent dans une nouvelle ère. Au-delà du symbole, l’enjeu est la redéfinition des rapports de forces en Asie-Pacifique, avec la Chine au centre du jeu.
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Texts of agreements

5-Aug-2015  | TPP: draft IP chapter (May 2015) As leaked by KEI on 4 August 2015
4-Aug-2015  | RCEP: draft IP text from ASEAN (Oct 2014) As published by KEI
4-Aug-2015  | RCEP: draft IP text from India (Oct 2014) As published by KEI
21-Jul-2015  | Brazil-Malawi ICFA (2015)

Comments

1-Sep-2015  Job opening: bilaterals.org and ISDS platform shared coordinator
Ellen Elmore: Hello, I am interested in your job posting. I have looked over your post and your website and I am curious to whom I should address my letter
29-Aug-2015  The perfect pinta vs. the TTIP trade tanker
SARAH: I am in New Zealand. We also have the same problems and we have the dreaded TPPA, which is the same as the TTIP. If all the farmers around the
29-Aug-2015  La grandísima trinidad del sionismo imperial
Josep Manuel Galán i Gimisó: Craso error;la inclusión del vocablo sionista;recuerda demasiado a Los protocolos de Sión ; dejando a la buena argumentación un rechazo