Negotiations

17 April 2015: International Day of Peasant and Farmer Struggle against Transnational Companies and Free Trade Agreements

30-Mar-2015La Via Campesina This April 17th 2015, La Via Campesina will focus its mobilizations on the impacts of Transnational Corporations and Free Trade Agreements on peasant and small-scale agriculture and national food sovereignty

  • 30-Mar-2015 Philippine Star
    EU pursues FTA talks with Philippines
    The European Union is pursuing discussions with the Philippines within the year for a possible free trade agreement as the country’s ongoing economic reform process shows readiness to commit to an ambitious bilateral deal.
  • 30-Mar-2015 Philippine Star
    EU pursues FTA talks with Philippines
    The European Union is pursuing discussions with the Philippines within the year for a possible free trade agreement as the country’s ongoing economic reform process shows readiness to commit to an ambitious bilateral deal.
  • 28-Mar-2015 Emerging Markets
    LatAm states look to trade in bilateral deals for regional agreements
    Latin American countries are increasingly looking at the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) as forming the foundation of a broader free trade area of Asia Pacific linking the 21 economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum.
  • 28-Mar-2015 Emerging Markets
    LatAm states look to trade in bilateral deals for regional agreements
    Latin American countries are increasingly looking at the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) as forming the foundation of a broader free trade area of Asia Pacific linking the 21 economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum.
  • 27-Mar-2015 Rebelión
    Del campo a las urnas: Debate y nuevas propuestas políticas para un mundo rural vivo
    En uno año marcado por las distintas citas electorales, Amigos de la Tierra, COAG, Plataforma Rural y VSF reunieron en Madrid a todos los grupos políticos para impulsar un debate productivo en torno al modelo agroalimentario más sostenible para nuestro país.
  • 27-Mar-2015 Rebelión
    Del campo a las urnas: Debate y nuevas propuestas políticas para un mundo rural vivo
    En uno año marcado por las distintas citas electorales, Amigos de la Tierra, COAG, Plataforma Rural y VSF reunieron en Madrid a todos los grupos políticos para impulsar un debate productivo en torno al modelo agroalimentario más sostenible para nuestro país.
  • 27-Mar-2015 Rebelión
    TPP, alertan entrega de soberanía a transnacionales
    Wikileaks filtró un reciente documento secreto del Acuerdo Estratégico Trans-Pacífico de Asociación Económica (TPP, por sus siglas en inglés) impulsado desde Estados Unidos, el cual revela la adquisición de privilegios y derechos por parte de los capitales extranjeros en detrimento de los nacionales
  • 27-Mar-2015 Rebelión
    TPP, alertan entrega de soberanía a transnacionales
    Wikileaks filtró un reciente documento secreto del Acuerdo Estratégico Trans-Pacífico de Asociación Económica (TPP, por sus siglas en inglés) impulsado desde Estados Unidos, el cual revela la adquisición de privilegios y derechos por parte de los capitales extranjeros en detrimento de los nacionales
  • 27-Mar-2015 Prensa Latina
    Critican negociación secreta de acuerdo transnacional en Perú
    La revelación de que el neoliberal Acuerdo de Asociación Transpacífico (TPP, en inglés), someterá a Perú a tribunales privados internacionales, motiva hoy crítica y preocupación por el secretismo de la negociación del tratado.
  • 27-Mar-2015 Prensa Latina
    Critican negociación secreta de acuerdo transnacional en Perú
    La revelación de que el neoliberal Acuerdo de Asociación Transpacífico (TPP, en inglés), someterá a Perú a tribunales privados internacionales, motiva hoy crítica y preocupación por el secretismo de la negociación del tratado.
  • 27-Mar-2015 Acción Ecológica
    Ecuador: Los sectores que se favorecen: brócoli
    Entre las hortalizas que se cultivan en el Ecuador, el más extendido es el brócoli, cuyo principal destino es la exportación.
  • 27-Mar-2015 Acción Ecológica
    Ecuador: Los sectores que se favorecen: brócoli
    Entre las hortalizas que se cultivan en el Ecuador, el más extendido es el brócoli, cuyo principal destino es la exportación.
  • 27-Mar-2015 Reuters
    Leaked Pacific trade pact draft shows investment carve-outs sought
    Australia’s medicine subsidies, Canadian films and culture, and capital controls in Chile would be carved out from investment protection rules being negotiated in a Pacific trade pact, according to a draft text released by Wikileaks on Wednesday.
  • 27-Mar-2015 Reuters
    Leaked Pacific trade pact draft shows investment carve-outs sought
    Australia’s medicine subsidies, Canadian films and culture, and capital controls in Chile would be carved out from investment protection rules being negotiated in a Pacific trade pact, according to a draft text released by Wikileaks on Wednesday.
  • 27-Mar-2015 EIN News
    EU and Vietnam hold twelfth round of FTA talks
    The talks focused on the outstanding areas of the proposed FTA such as goods (tariffs, rules of origin, non tariff barriers, export duties), services & investment, government procurement, state owned enterprises, IPR and geographical indications, and regulatory issues.
  • 27-Mar-2015 EIN News
    EU and Vietnam hold twelfth round of FTA talks
    The talks focused on the outstanding areas of the proposed FTA such as goods (tariffs, rules of origin, non tariff barriers, export duties), services & investment, government procurement, state owned enterprises, IPR and geographical indications, and regulatory issues.
  • 26-Mar-2015 Andina
    Embajada de la India espera que TLC con Perú se firme en segundo semestre del 2016
    El embajador de la India en el Perú, Manpreet Vhora, indicó hoy que las negociaciones para establecer un Tratado de Libre Comercio (TLC) con el Perú se iniciarían en la segunda mitad del año, previendo que la firma de dicho acuerdo comercial se concretará en el segundo semestre del 2016.
  • 26-Mar-2015 Andina
    Embajada de la India espera que TLC con Perú se firme en segundo semestre del 2016
    El embajador de la India en el Perú, Manpreet Vhora, indicó hoy que las negociaciones para establecer un Tratado de Libre Comercio (TLC) con el Perú se iniciarían en la segunda mitad del año, previendo que la firma de dicho acuerdo comercial se concretará en el segundo semestre del 2016.
  • 26-Mar-2015 Criterio
    NAFTA increased mass migration to the United States
    After Mexico, the United States and Canada signed the FTA, in the agricultural sector alone five million workers lost their jobs in Mexico and they were forced to migrate.
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  • 26-Mar-2015 Criterio
    NAFTA increased mass migration to the United States
    After Mexico, the United States and Canada signed the FTA, in the agricultural sector alone five million workers lost their jobs in Mexico and they were forced to migrate.
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Key issues

NZ-Korea FTA Select Committee provides Kiwis chance to break silence on ISDS

30-Mar-2015 ScoopThe Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade committee is now accepting public submissions on the NZ-Korea Free Trade Agreement, providing Kiwis with a rare chance to break the silence on the controversial investor-state dispute settlement provisions in that agreement and in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, according to It’s Our Future NZ.

  • 28-Mar-2015 Huffington Post
    Chevron’s "fight it out on the ice" strategy for Ecuador case is slipping, fast
    In Chevron’s massive international arbitration directly against the government of Ecuador, it has gotten everything it has asked for from the panel of arbitrators — until last week.
  • 28-Mar-2015 Huffington Post
    Chevron’s "fight it out on the ice" strategy for Ecuador case is slipping, fast
    In Chevron’s massive international arbitration directly against the government of Ecuador, it has gotten everything it has asked for from the panel of arbitrators — until last week.
  • 27-Mar-2015 Chemical Watch
    Germany worries about TTIP’s impact on environmental standards
    The German Federal Environment Agency (UBA) is worried that the stated aim of the EU-US negotiations for a free trade agreement to bring regulations and standards as close together as possible, may lower environmental standards in the EU.
  • 27-Mar-2015 Chemical Watch
    Germany worries about TTIP’s impact on environmental standards
    The German Federal Environment Agency (UBA) is worried that the stated aim of the EU-US negotiations for a free trade agreement to bring regulations and standards as close together as possible, may lower environmental standards in the EU.
  • 25-Mar-2015 Bellacio.org
    Los jornaleros de San Quintín: entre la explotación moderna y la resistencia social.
    Guillermo Castillo Ramírez “una sociedad que trata a los trabajadores y los migrantes como objetos, es una sociedad enferma”. Consigna de una manifestación pro-migrantes. "si no nos organizamos nosotros y nos defendemos, nadie lo va a hacer". Testimonio de un migrante jornalero. Frente al desdén, la movilización El martes 17 de marzo del presente año, después de dos intentos de negociación y como protesta para denunciar la explotación y hacer oír sus demandas de respeto a los (...)
  • 25-Mar-2015 Bellacio.org
    Los jornaleros de San Quintín: entre la explotación moderna y la resistencia social.
    Guillermo Castillo Ramírez “una sociedad que trata a los trabajadores y los migrantes como objetos, es una sociedad enferma”. Consigna de una manifestación pro-migrantes. "si no nos organizamos nosotros y nos defendemos, nadie lo va a hacer". Testimonio de un migrante jornalero. Frente al desdén, la movilización El martes 17 de marzo del presente año, después de dos intentos de negociación y como protesta para denunciar la explotación y hacer oír sus demandas de respeto a los (...)
  • 25-Mar-2015 Economic Times
    Cairn Energy seeks compensation from India on tax demand; Cairn India stock gains
    Cairn Plc is seeking compensation from the government of India for the steep fall in the value of its shares in Vedanta-controlled Cairn India, which it is not allowed to sell until it settles a controversial retrospective tax demand of $1.60 billion, under the UK-India Bilateral Investment Treaty.
  • 25-Mar-2015 Economic Times
    Cairn Energy seeks compensation from India on tax demand; Cairn India stock gains
    Cairn Plc is seeking compensation from the government of India for the steep fall in the value of its shares in Vedanta-controlled Cairn India, which it is not allowed to sell until it settles a controversial retrospective tax demand of $1.60 billion, under the UK-India Bilateral Investment Treaty.
  • 25-Mar-2015 Globe & Mail
    NAFTA ruling in Nova Scotia quarry case sparks fears for future settlements
    A NAFTA arbitration panel has ruled against Canada in a claim by a US company that wanted to develop a quarry in Nova Scotia, although a dissenting member of the panel warned that the decision will be seen as a “remarkable step backwards” in environmental protection.
  • 25-Mar-2015 Globe & Mail
    NAFTA ruling in Nova Scotia quarry case sparks fears for future settlements
    A NAFTA arbitration panel has ruled against Canada in a claim by a US company that wanted to develop a quarry in Nova Scotia, although a dissenting member of the panel warned that the decision will be seen as a “remarkable step backwards” in environmental protection.
  • 25-Mar-2015 Financial Times
    The flaws in the geopolitical case for the TPP
    There is an intuitive appeal to the geopolitical use of trade agreements. But quickly scanning the two main bilateral trade deals the US has signed over the past decade in the Asia-Pacific region, Australia and South Korea, it is hard to see much strategic impact.
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  • 25-Mar-2015 Financial Times
    The flaws in the geopolitical case for the TPP
    There is an intuitive appeal to the geopolitical use of trade agreements. But quickly scanning the two main bilateral trade deals the US has signed over the past decade in the Asia-Pacific region, Australia and South Korea, it is hard to see much strategic impact.
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Texts of agreements

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

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