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France and Germany to form united front against ISDS | 15-January-2015

The two countries are discussing throwing their combined weight behind a common position to exclude an Investor State Dispute Settlement mechanism from trade talks with the US

El TTIP, un peligro para los animales | 14-January-2015

El Tratado de Libre Comercio entre la Unión Europea y EEUU (TTIP) ajustará a la baja la ya insuficiente protección de los animales en su crianza, transporte y sacrificio en Europa, al facilitar la entrada de productos estadounidenses que no garantizan la protección animal básica.

Canada being sued for billions under NAFTA investor protections | 14-January-2015

Study charts foreign corporations’ growing use of NAFTA’s investor protections to sue governments over environmental and economic regulations

EU-US trade negotiations must be more transparent, as concerns are raised about clash with data protection rules | 14-January-2015

The European Ombudsman says the Commission must do more to "increase the legitimacy of the TTIP negotiations in the eyes of the public".

US: Members of Congress demand to see secret trade deals | 14-January-2015

US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and others, are demanding that trade representatives turn over a full text of the TPP trade agreement.

Japan targets Southeast Asia in jostle for regional economic sway | 14-January-2015

Japan is stepping up an economic charm offensive in Southeast Asia in the latest sign of rival efforts by leading powers to profit from the single market due to be launched soon in the populous region.

Les présidents ouest-africains soupçonnés d’avoir signé "en catimini" les APE | 13-January-2015

Une dizaine d’Etats de l’Afrique de l’Ouest auraient signé cet accord, presque en catimini, puisque l’information sur la signature est jusqu’ici tenue dans le plus grand secret.

Europe : la peur des tribunaux d’arbitrage | 13-January-2015

La consultation lancée par la Commission européenne au printemps 2014 sur les arbitrages d’investissement, et dont elle n’a rendu les conclusions que mardi 13 janvier, a livré un résultat sans nuances : l’opinion publique, aujourd’hui, n’en veut pas.

AGI divided over EPAs | 13-January-2015

Members of the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) are divided over whether the government should join other West African states to sign onto the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).

Unions intensifying attacks on new emerging free-trade pact | 13-January-2015

Just over two decades after lobbying unsuccessfully against the North American Free Trade Agreement, US labor unions are again voicing strong reservations to a proposed major trade-liberalization deal.

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Key issues
  • Socialising losses, privatising gains: How Dutch investment treaties harm the public interest | 29-January-2015
  • “Investment arbitration is now on Broadway, and the critics are not being kind” | 26-January-2015
  • Human rights in investor-State arbitration: The human right to water and beyond | 26-January-2015
  • New weaknesses: Despite a major win, arbitration decisions in 2014 increase the US’s future exposure to litigation and liability | 25-January-2015
  • PNG govt ordered to stop interfering in SDP | 25-January-2015
  • European Commission’s clever ruse to introduce corporate sovereignty regardless of ratification votes in EU | 25-January-2015
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    Drafts and done deals
  • EU-US FTA (TTIP) - draft regulatory cooperation proposal (Jan 2015) | 29-January-2015
  • EU-US FTA (TTIP) - draft regulatory cooperation proposal (Dec 2014) | 29-January-2015
  • NZ-Korea FTA (2014) | 22-December-2014
  • 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
  • Links
  • EFILA | 9-January-2015
  • EU negotiating texts in TTIP | 7-January-2015
  • No Association with Occupation! | 29-December-2014
  • TTIP Information Network | 24-November-2014
  • La Quadature du Net: TAFTA documents | 21-November-2014
  • La Quadature du Net: CETA portal | 21-November-2014

  • Comments
    Voici le rapport d’évaluation de l’accord de pêche marocain | 19-January-2015
    admin: Fixed the links, sorry!
    Voici le rapport d’évaluation de l’accord de pêche marocain | 19-January-2015
    aaczi26: Whoops, looks like something went wrong.
    Recipe for ruin: TTIP - the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership | 6-January-2015
    George Talbot: An impressed article nicely framed by John Hilary's video! In another article, George Monbiot defends the Clearing Union Keynes devised in 1941 to keep current accounts in balance to avoid debts building up and protectionism. Vetoed by the US, ...
    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 ...