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Turkey-Peru free trade talks end without deal | 3-December-2014

Talks will continue next year as areas of friction — textiles and agriculture — continue to cause disagreement.


CETA : Les députés français veulent des garanties sur l’accord avec le Canada | 3-December-2014

En France, l’Assemblée nationale a adopté une résolution concernant l’accord de libre échange entre l’Union européenne et le Canada (CETA). Objectif : mieux préciser certaines clauses, en enlever d’autres et faire en sorte que les Parlements puissent le ratifier.


CETA’s fate may hinge on outcome of EU-Singapore trade ratification | 2-December-2014

The fate of Canada’s landmark trade agreement with the European Union, known as CETA, may hinge on an obscure case due to come before the European Court of Justice that relates to a similar deal the EU recently struck with Singapore.


European states, Malaysia seek free trade agreement | 2-December-2014

A third round of negotiations towards a broad-based free trade agreement between the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) states – Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Iceland, and Norway – and Malaysia took place in Geneva from November 25 to 28, 2014.


The poison in the EPA | 1-December-2014

Africa must seek other viable alternatives in its quest for economic development, argue the editors of Business Day in Nigeria.


Indian farmers, trade unions slam RCEP free trade talks | 1-December-2014

Activists say the RCEP free trade pact will damage Indian manufacturing, dairy and agriculture sectors


Nouvelles négociations en vue du RCEP à partir de lundi | 1-December-2014

La sixième série de négociations en vue du Partenariat économique global régional (RCEP), un accord de libre-échange entre 16 pays, aura lieu à Greater Noida en Inde cette semaine.


Africa regional blocs eye joint pact | 1-December-2014

Most of the clauses in the agreement — to be signed this month in Cairo — have been finalised, apart from the preamble and the rules of origin.


Sigmar Gabriel: ‘Germany will approve CETA’ | 28-November-2014

German Minister of Economic Affairs Sigmar Gabriel is clashing with his own party over the EU’s planned free trade agreement with Canada (CETA), calling on Bundestag members to approve the deal despite the controversial investor protection provision.


Self-driving cars sink the case for TTIP | 28-November-2014

The EU’s case for the Transatlantic trade and Investment Partnership is mostly about cars but fails to take into account what the industry will look like ten years from now.


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Key issues
  • Why is govt in a hurry to pay TCC for Reko Diq? | 18-December-2014
  • Les sables bitumineux canadiens afflueront bientôt dans les carburants européens | 18-December-2014
  • Leak shows: Trade treaty TiSA could undermine national data protection regulations | 18-December-2014
  • Investor-State Dispute Settlement: The TTIP’s Achilles heel? | 18-December-2014
  • TISA negotiations: Yes to e-commerce, data flows, no to IPR, data protection? | 17-December-2014
  • The TPPA and HIV treatment in Vietnam | 17-December-2014
  • recent multimedia

    Drafts and done deals
  • TISA: Disposiciones aplicables a todos los servicios (borrador de abr 2014) y a los servicios profesionales (borrador de sep 2014) | 18-December-2014
  • TISA provisions all services (draft of Apr 2014) and professional services (draft of Sep 2014) | 18-December-2014
  • COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite FTA | 1-December-2014
  • EU-SADC EPA (as of Sep 2014) | 4-November-2014
  • EU-Singapore FTA - draft investment chapter (Oct 2014) | 17-October-2014
  • TPP: draft IP chapter (May 2014) | 16-October-2014
  • Links
  • TTIP Information Network | 24-November-2014
  • La Quadature du Net: TAFTA documents | 21-November-2014
  • La Quadature du Net: CETA portal | 21-November-2014
  • India BIPAs | 28-October-2014
  • Stop TPP Action | 26-October-2014
  • RQIC | 22-September-2014

  • Comments
    Colombia: En medio de opositores, TLC con Corea pasa a plenarias | 6-December-2014
    Guillermo Rodríguez Villegas: LA FARSA DE UN DEBATE Ayer asistimos los colombianos a un acto que más se pareció a la consumación de la democracia colombiana que a una acción de soberanía del Legislativo. Y lo digo porque creo en la división de los p ...
    Madagascar: L’APE affecte la recette douanière | 27-November-2014
    Jacques Berthelot: Bien que je ne dispose pas du texte de l'APE définitif celui de l'APE intérimaire de 2007 prévoyait que le démantèlement des droits de douane ne commencerait qu'en année 6 après le début de la m ...
    ‘TTIP would destroy small businesses’ | 20-November-2014
    No2ISDS: Dearden got the arguments across well. This is an abomination and MUST not happen.
    Are Comesa, EAC, SADC realistic in plotting Africa’s free trade area? | 14-November-2014
    Samuel : The re-look on who the beneficiaries will be is lopsided and not entirely true. In fact the beneficiaries form an economic point of view will be the small economies who will have a wider scope of market for their products which are not yet over-conc ...
    Turkey could suspend membership in EU Customs Union over TTIP deal: Minister | 14-November-2014
    André: Many thanks for this article. It is nice that you illustrate the article with fruit and vegetables, but paradoxically fruit and vegetables from the EU are one of the items not covered by the customs union with Turkey. They are often subject to very ...
    The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and UK healthcare | 12-November-2014
    Nplima: Hi, Can you please explain a bit better your reasoning behind this statement: "The market liberalisation introduced by the 2012 Health and Social Care Act ensures it will be effectively impossible to take the NHS back into public hands if the E ...
    Guatemalan court suspends "Monsanto Law" | 9-November-2014
    Nell: Why are you saving seeds patented by Monsanto? Why are you using them?
    Paloma López: "Si no hay nada que ocultar, hagan públicos todos los documentos del TTIP" | 9-November-2014
    juan-hilario: Desde una mirada estrictamente lógica, a mi entender, el motivo por el cual no se hacen públicos los acuerdos con las multinacionales es porque desde la actual política europea se quiere tener una situación de liderazgo compartid ...

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